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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 14, 2008

    Wednesday, May 21

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Thursday, May 22

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

    There will be a local emergency planning meeting at the Pleasureville City Hall at noon. Officers only.

  • Ninth Annual Jonathan Adams Memorial 5K Run and one-mile Walk this Monday

    The 9th Annual Jonathan Adams Memorial Run/Walk will be held this Monday — Memorial Day — starting at Eminence’s pool parking lot.

    The one-mile walk will start at 9 a.m., followed by a 5K run at around 9:30. The cost for participation is $10, and t-shirts will be given to the first 100 registered. There will also be door prizes that are supplied by many area businesses that sponsor the event each year. Proceeds go towards the Crusade for Children.

  • Baughman wins Southern Tennis Championships

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the prestigious Southern Open Tennis Championships — a Category II National Tournament in the men’s 70-and-older division in Jackson, Miss., May 15-18.

    In his first matchup, Baughman defeated Willis Anderson of North Carolina (6-4, 7-6). Anderson is currently ranked No. 2 in the 9-state Southern. Baughman then defeated Courtney Henderson of Texas (6-3, 6-2) in the semifinals, and Nick Mackarenko of Georgia (6-4, 6-0) in the finals. Mackarenko is the former No. 1 ranked player in the Southern.

  • Rockets blast away from EHS

    Sports editor

    The Shelby County Rockets scored four runs in the first inning, 16 in a big second, then added nine more in the third and two in the fourth for a dominating 31-0 performance over Eminence in the opening round of the 30th District tournament.

    Monday’s convincing win advanced Shelby to the district finals this Wednesday against either host Spencer County or Anderson County, while Eminence ended its season at 3-17 with its final chapter written to a disappointing year.

  • Welcome a new face to Henry County

    Driving down winding Kentucky backroads with the windows down while listening to music, laughing, the new $5 footlong deal at Subway restaurants, the smell of fresh cut grass, anxiously awaiting new episodes of Lost and Desperate Housewives, Espaol, meeting new people, writing...and these, Henry County, are just a few of my favorite things.

  • Dees returns from Gatton academy

    News Intern

    Instead of spending her senior year at Eminence High School, Kassidy Dees enrolled in the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Her experiences at the academy led to not only academic growth, but personal growth as well.

  • 31st District tourneys postponed to Tuesday

    Sports editor

    The Henry County baseball and softball teams were scheduled to open the 31st District tournaments Monday night, but were pushed back a day due to the heavy rain they swept through Gallatin County and left the fields a mess.

    If the weather allowed, the teams opened district play Tuesday night instead, with the finals scheduled for Wednesday.

  • Relay for Life event is set for June 27-28

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

  • Farmer named Cadet of the Year

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Competition was stiff at Henry County High School recently as eight cadets in the Air Force JROTC program went before a panel of four judges in hopes of being named Cadet of the Year.

    Larry Farmer, a senior at Henry County High School, won the title and the coveted bragging rights as well.

  • KSP arrest two in connection to Smithfield home invasion

    General Manager

    Kentucky State Police have arrested two men they believe to be involved in a May 2 home invasion near Smithfield.

    On Thursday, May 8, KSP Detective Steve Goodale arrested Johnny Lee Gibson, of Henryville, Ind., with one count of first degree robbery, one count of first degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment. That same day, he charged Eminence resident Robert Gordon Bryant, 47, with one count each of first degree robbery, first degree burglary and first degree kidnapping.