Today's News

  • Five generations with the same name

    The Henry County Historical Society recently received a packet of genealogical materials from Myrtle Rucker Carroll of Portland, Tenn., concerning the lineage of the Rucker Family of Defoe.

  • Ladycats are in it to win it

    Sports editor

    The Ladycats’ defense kept them in it and their offense won it last Thursday night as Henry County’s softball team came away with a thrilling 5-3 win over Grant County.

    It took an extra inning and a heroic hit by Taylor Clark to seal the win for the Ladycats, who were trailing 3-0 after the second inning, tied the game during a big fourth-inning bat, and went ahead in the bottom of the eighth.

  • KERA about to reach 20th anniversary

    A little less than a year from now, our state will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Kentucky Education Reform Act, widely considered to be one of the most important laws ever adopted by the General Assembly.

    The legislation filled more than 900 pages, and within them were about 30 distinct ideas that, like the inner workings of a clock, depended on each other for reform to work.

    It was a bold step at the time, but an array of national studies since then has repeatedly shown that our students have made significant strides in less than a generation.

  • Check us out on Twitter!!!


    Check out the Henry County Local’s sports department Twitter account at www.twitter.com/hcsports. It is updated throughout the week with upcoming sporting events, results and news. The account is mainly used for Henry County-related postings, including the high schools in the county — Henry County High School and Eminence High School.

    Twitter is a service that allows on-line communication through the exchange of short sentences. There are only 140 characters allowed with each posting, which keeps them quick and simple.

  • Baughman wins Bocage

    Henry Baughman of Smithfield won the 70-and-over singles title of the 41st annual Bocage Invitational Category 2 National Tennis Championships in Baton Rouge, LA.


  • EPD cracks concession capers

    Staff writer/photographer

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 19, someone broke into the Eminence Independent Schools ball park concession stand, taking merchandise stored within and leaving a big mess behind.

  • It’s tornado season in the Midwest

    This is the time of the year when cold Arctic air frequently meets warm Gulf air thereby spawning the tornados that plague the Midwest. Kentucky gets its share, which concerns me. Growing up in New York, there just weren’t any tornados. The Wizard of Oz afforded the sum total of my knowledge about those swirling winds and I was quite impressed at an early age by their capacity for destruction. Since then, I lived in Kansas long enough to gain serious firsthand knowledge.

  • Fiscal Court approves first reading of 2009/2010 budget

    General Manager

    Flat revenue and a substantial increase in the county retirement are among the more significant items in the proposed Henry County budget, but that wasn't what generated the most conversation in a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

    In the draft budget, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent projected no change in the amount of property tax to be collected in 2009/2010, which remains budgeted at $595,000 for the next fiscal year.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 29, 2009

    Wednesday, April 29

    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 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Thursday, April 30

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4 p.m. New members welcome.

  • Student arrested after making threats

    General Manager

    An Eminence student is being held at a juvenile detention center after being arrested Wednesday, April 29.