Today's News

  • EHS falls to Henry 13-2

    When the Eminence Warriors took the field at Henry County last week, the game started nearly perfect.

    Brandon Mitchell, leading off, hit the game’s first pitch out of the park for a home run. Unfortunately for the Warriors, that was the game’s lone highlight.

    Eminence got two more runners on in the inning but failed to push across another run.

    Austyn Sailings opened the scoring for Henry County in the bottom of the first when he walked to first, stole second, stole third and then advanced home when the throw to third was off the mark.

  • Lady Cats power past Owen, 15-6

    Early in their game against Owen County on April 10, the Henry County Lady Cats found themselves in a hole.

    The Lady Cats scored a run to open the game, but Owen County struck back with five runs in their half of the first inning.

    But the Lady Cats came back, adding two runs each in the second and third innings. The Rebels briefly took the lead again in the bottom of the third inning, but the Lady Cats negated that, scoring 10 more runs the rest of the game, to take the 15-6 win.

  • Eminence digs deep, finds confidence in Gallatin win

    With a 2-5 record, the start of the Eminence Warriors baseball season has been a little lackluster.

    But Warriors’ head coach Mark Payton sees glimmers of hope ahead.

    “I think our pitching and our defense are our strengths right now,” he said. “What needs to improve is our competitiveness and our focus.”

    Against Gallatin County on Thursday, April 12, the Warriors seemed to lose that focus, if just for a moment before going on to win their first Class A tournament game, 8-7.

  • Warriors pull out 4-3 win over LCA

    In previous seasons, it might not have turned out this way.

    Thursday afternoon, the Eminence Warriors pulled out a 4-3 win against Lexington Christian Academy.

    “We didn’t play particularly well, but we still found a way to win,” head coach Bill Covington said.

    The team lacked focus, Covington said, striking out nine times in the game — the poorest batting performance of the season. “We have not done that the entire year, even against some decent pitchers,” he said.

  • Youngest members shine for Cats’ track team

    In their latest venture, a home meet on Tuesday April 10, some of the Henry County High School track team’s youngest members roared the loudest.

    Freshmen Destany Crawford and Jesse Mann got 1st place finishes in the 100-meter hurdles and pole vault, respectively, to lead the team.

  • Morris gets a turkey

    Chance Morris shot this 25lb 11 inch beard 1” spears turkey on a family farm this past Sunday, April 8. Chance is a sixth grade student at Henry County Middle School.

  • Baughman wins

    Henry Baughman won the 75 and over singles title in the Southern Hardcourt Tennis Championships, in Augusta, Ga., this past weekend. Baughman was seeded No. 1 and got a first-round bye, then defeated Jack Myers (Ga.) 61,-6-2 in the semi-finals. He defeated Dick Briggs (Ala.) 6-0, 6-1 in the finals for the championship.

  • Local Buzz week of April 18

    Arts and Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Henry County Arts and Craft Guild meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Henry County Extension Office. For more info call (502) 845-4560.

    Church Services

  • Passing the budget is job No. 1

    During even-year legislative sessions, no other bill gets more attention than the budget, which is understandable, because no other bill directs so many of the General Assembly’s priorities.

    Even so, that doesn’t undercut the importance of other legislation also set to become law, and as my colleagues and I prepare to wrap up the 2012 Regular Session this coming Thursday, there are more than a few of these bills that deserve mention.

  • We should support our local farmers

    Last week I met and talked with a few local farmers. I interviewed tobacco and corn farmer Mark Roberts who works on a large production scale; and people on the smaller scale like Ed Nelson, who sell at local farmers markets. Nelson considers being called a farmer a compliment.

    Paul Tokosh is in between the large and small production scale. He works 16 acres growing pears, apples and asparagus. He also grows blackberries, strawberries and blue berries. He sells to Hilltop produce in Shelbyville and goes to several other counties before also selling here.