Today's News

  • Holiday Closings

    • The Henry County Courthouse and Annex Building will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.


    • Revised hours will be posted at each local post office for hours of operation during the holidays. Eminence post office will be closed at noon on Wednesday, November 25, closed all day on Thursday, November 26 and will close at noon on Friday, November 27.


    • The Henry County Local will be closed on Thursday, November 26 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • A look at the upcoming HCHS boys' basketball season

    When Derek Springate officially started his basketball tenure at Henry County High School on Tuesday night, the first-year head coach was just hoping his players were on the same page.

  • Adopting can be hard but worthwhile

    During my relatively short time in newspapers, I’ve been welcomed into countless homes.

    I’ve been welcomed into homes great and small, opulent and sparse. I’ve been welcomed into homes by those who are sick and dying, and by those who are healthy and living life to its fullest.

    And last week, I was welcomed into the home of Tony and Connie Hernandez. Theirs is a home full of love, life, joy and laughter.

    The family is, to put it simply, amazing.

  • Community Calendar for the week of December 2, 2009

    Wednesday, December 2

    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. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Eastern Elementary will have their SBDM council meeting at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM council meeting will be held in the middle school conference room.

  • Six-year-old asks Santa to help children at Kosair Children’s Hospital

    Staff writer/photographer

    Six-year old Tonya Puckett of Bethlehem asked for a lot of toys in her letter to Santa Claus this year, but not for herself.

    “She said she wanted Santa to take care of the sick kids at Kosair,” mother Tina Beasley said.

    Beasley said her daughter has shown a desire to help children with illnesses before.

  • Santa needs a few little helpers

    Staff writer/photographer

    HCPS Family Resource Center coordinator Renata Ingram said this year’s Christmas for Kids initiative is well underway.

    Christmas for Kids provides for children of all ages whose families need help during the holiday season. “We have 95 children eligible,” she said.

    Preparations for this year’s program began in September.

  • Kentucky’s long term care crisis for the elderly

     Kentucky is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions regarding the long term care needs of our elderly and disabled citizens. The public is invited to attend an open discussion with local legislators sponsored by the Area Agencies, AARP, and the Kentucky Assisted Living Association to be held at:

    Twin Oaks Assisted Living Facility at 98 Adams St., New Castle, Wednesday Dec. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. (502) 845-7524

  • The 2009-10 season tips off this week

    Christian Laettner reminds me each year that basketball season is here. It never fails.

    Each November I get fired up because the NBA is in full swing and men’s college basketball is just beginning. So I make a trip to the basement to paw my way through dozens of old basketball tapes to spike my excitement.

    Of course I have to watch the 1996 Kentucky team win the national title. I have to watch an old game of Michael Jordan playing for the Bulls. And I have to watch, gulp, that Kentucky-Duke game from 1992. I can’t help it!

  • A look at the upcoming EHS boys' basketball season

    Playing more games during the off-season than ever before and growing physically, the Eminence boys’ basketball team has matured from the final game in February to this week’s season opener.

    In his second season as the head coach after taking over the program from Keith Blackburn, Chris Nethery has been very pleased with his team’s progression. The Warriors, who never before played a full summer schedule, played around 35 games during the summer and a majority of the players added around 15 more games with AAU basketball.

  • Teddy Bear Tree still taking donations

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just one week remains to adopt a Tri-County Community Action Agency Teddy Bear Tree recipient.

    Teddy bears will be available through Friday, Dec. 9, at Cook’s in Eminence. A table is set up at the front of the store by the pharmacy.

    Family Services Coordinator Margaret Mullins said there are still at least 25 children who need the community’s help.