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Today's News

  • Bill Covington is a good man

    The past five years or so have been very difficult watching from the sidelines as my father's name is tarnished in newsprint and court proceedings. My father's voice was silenced allowing for no comment because of legalities. Though I can't speak on his behalf, I feel it is imperative that those in Henry County understand the positive contribution and sacrifice he brought to this small community.

  • Locals make long trek to celebrate Papal mass

    General Manager

    Saturday morning, several Henry County residents embarked on a 30-hour road trip. Jason Harris, Henry County Middle School math teacher, said it was a trip well worth the time.

    They were on a holy pilgrimage of sorts. Their destination? New York City’s Yankee Stadium.

  • CASA - a great way to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

    As the Henry County CARE Team prepares for their 10th Annual Celebration KIDS event, we looked for an agency to feature in highlighting Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention in Henry County. We immediately thought of our friends at CASA. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are building their program in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties. We would like to thank CASA volunteer, Mary Jo Robb, for taking time to explain more about the program. Here are her answers to our interview questions

    Can you briefly explain the CASA program?

  • Judge rules for county in garbage case

    General Manager

    A Circuit Court judge issued a ruling declaring the county’s mandatory garbage ordinance franchise fee was legal and not unreasonable, ending a four-year legal battle for the Henry County.

    The case began the Henry County Concerned Citizens filed a class action law suit in 2004. At the time, attorney William Sturm said he and his clients felt the mandatory garbage collection ordinance and exclusive franchise agreement with Rumpke were “illegal and invalid” and should be declared unconstitutional. In her ruling, Conrad disagreed.

  • Eminence Elementary receives $31,005 Crumb Rubber grant

    With national and local playground injuries on the rise, Eminence Elementary Administrators have chosen crumb rubber tire surfacing rather than the current wood mulch to prevent playground injuries, save money and increase lost instructional time due to falls to the surface on the elementary playground.

  • Relay for Life events

    Mark your calendars for the following fundraisers all held in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society:

    • The United Citizens Bank Relay For Life team is raffling two beautiful Mother’s Day baskets. Tickets are $1 each or seven for $5 and are available at any of the Henry County locations. The drawing will be at noon on Friday, May 9 at the Campbellsburg office. You do not have to be present to win.

  • Ground broken for 'unique' playground

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    On the one year anniversary of his death, many said Michael Brent surely would be smiling down upon the scene April 17 in the new Henry County Park.

    It was there that four shovels pierced the grassy ground in a ceremonial gesture for what will, one day, be a very unique playground.

    The playground will be one that all children, those who are able bodied and those who are not, will be able to enjoy.

  • Ladycats turn the corner

    Sports editor

    Lately, the Ladycats have seen high-quality pitching from Kaitlyn Foree, backed by near-perfect defense and bats that have come alive — all accumulating to five straight victories for the Henry County softball squad.

    As of last week, when the Ladycats tacked on four more wins, the Cats have officially turned the corner, which they hope will propel them to another North Central Kentucky Conference championship, another 31st District title and a chance to play for their first regional crown.

  • Two county athlets ranked in State - Crawford and Berry

    Sports editor

    Two track and field athletes from the county were ranked in the latest addition of the Kentucky High School State Track Ratings, which ranks the top eight athletes in each event in all three classes.

    Henry County’s Brittany Crawford was ranked third among Class 2A girls in the 100-meter hurdles, while Eminence’s Ed Berry was ranked second among Class A boys in the high jump. Crawford finished second in the 100-hurdles at the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships last spring and Berry finished eighth in the high jump.

  • Warriors continue track season at Christian Academy Invitational

    Sports editor

    The Eminence track team had just five athletes compete at the Harry Greschel Christian Academy Invitational over the weekend, but still managed to bring back to Eminence some eye-popping results.

    The 400-meter relay team of Ed Berry, TJ Cooper, Trey Lindsey and Tihon Durrett placed third; Berry won the long jump, placed second in the high jump and fifth in the triple jump; Cooper finished fifth in the high jump; and Jon Reed placed 16th in the long jump. In just their second track meet of the season, it was a good day for the Warriors.