Today's News

  • Youthful teams bode well for the future



    The theme throughout the fall season has been youthfulness.

    I know I have repeated that often in these pages over the past three months, but the numbers just don’t lie. I went through the end-of-season rosters of all 11 local sports teams and came up with a grand total of 21 seniors playing fall sports at Henry County and Eminence.

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  • Paynter, Phillips seting in at the University of the Cumberlands

    Eric Phillips is a 2010 graduate of Henry County High School and is a sophomore at the Cumberlands.

    Phillips is in his second year on the Patriots’ cross country team. This year, Phillips was part of the top seven runners for the Patriots which means he counted in the team scoring. Phillips set a personal record in the 8000-meter (about 5 miles) run on Sept. 15 in the Cedarville Invitational with a time of 27:34. He ran in the mid to low 28 minute range most of the season.

  • EHS Student-Athlete of the Week

    Madison is a junior on the Warriors’ volleyball team.
    What are your hobbies?
    Horseback riding.
    What about non-school activities?
    Henry County Youth Coalition, Southeast Christian- Collide group.
    How about school clubs?
    Junior Beta, Voice Team, Pep Club.
    What is your favorite music style/artist?
    I listen to just about every kind of music. I’m really into Bruno Mars and a new artist named Ed Sheeran right now.
    What’s your favorite school subject?

  • HCHS student-athlete of the week

    Derek is a senior on the Wildcats’ basketball team.
    What are your hobbies?
    What about non-school activities?
    AAU Basketball, 4-H Club-showing livestock, HC Youth Coalition, New Castle Baptist Church youth Group, Love-a–Child program.
    How about school clubs?
    FFA, FBLA, NHS, Beta Club and FCA.
    What is your favorite school subject?
    What’s your favorite music style/artists?
    Country/Carrie Underwood.
    What’s your favorite sports teams/ athletes?

  • One cold night

    Logan Smith knows what it’s like to be homeless.

    Before finding her real dad and having a home again, Smith played the piano at a jazz-themed McDonald’s in Indiana for tips to eat. The experience and lessons learned compelled Smith to lead a homeless awareness senior project for Eminence High School seniors.  Smith doesn’t take anything for granted.

  • Bethlehem to unveil new stamp

    Each year, the U.S. Postal Service produces special Christmas stamps. This year is no different — one of this year’s Christmas stamps is based on the Holy Family.

    And each year, a select few post offices get to conduct stamp dedication and unveiling ceremonies. This year, Bethlehem Post Office will be one of those locations. Friday afternoon, the post office will reveal the Holy Family stamp.

  • The Smoke Docs: curin’ what ails ya

    Henry County’s Smoke Doctors want to cure your hunger and help collect food for families in Henry County.

    What started off as a small business venture for three Henry County High School football coaches has expanded to offer a carryout menu for county residents.

    Cofounder Tony Moffett said continued local support keeps the sauce flowing and the barbecue smoking.

  • November is diabetes month; events set for Saturday

    For much of her life, Judy Bender of Smithfield was the caretaker.

    She took care of others — her parents, her husband, a handful of foster children.

    But three years ago, it was time for Bender to take care of herself: she was diagnosed with diabetes.

    It came as a surprise to Bender, 69. Her doctor told her that diabetes can be one of the changes associated with aging.

  • Lost, then found

    Lee and Betty Peyton saved not just her great-great grandfather’s family home, but a piece of Henry County history from certain deterioration.

    Water compromised the roof of the house and the south wall started to separate from the structure, cracking the seams of brick fashioned on site when Betty Peyton purchased her great-great grandfather’s home in the late 70s. With the aid of a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Commission, Peyton restored the house to its former glory.