Today's News

  • Lady Cats avenge Gallatin loss

    The Henry County Lady Cats were still smarting from an 11-0 spanking at the hands of Gallatin County when they took the field against the team from Warsaw on Wednesday, April 25.

    The pain reliever for that spanking would be a defeat over their district rivals in the first round of the North Central Kentucky Conference tournament.

    And that’s exactly what they did, despite finding themselves in a hole early. They fought back to get the 5-4 victory in extra innings.

  • Warriors 2-1 in tough week

    In a steady rain, the Eminence Warriors put a 13-2 hurtin’ on Bardstown High School last week.

    “We played in a steady rain, which is never fun, but the girls stayed focused and played really well,” head coach Bill Covington said.

    The Warriors got out to an early lead, and built upon it in the shortened game. Morgan Smith had two hits, Kelsie Craigmyle had a hit; Brenna Raisor had a hit; and Shelby Dees, Covington said, hit the ball well. The team’s defense was strong, he added, and the team committed just one error.

  • Cats take two against Grant

    Picking up where they left off on March 19, the Henry County Wildcats swept a double-header against Grant County on Friday.

    The first game on the night was a continuation of a game that began on March 19, but was suspended due to darkness after eight innings tied at 4-4. The Wildcats had had a 4-1 lead going into the seventh but allowed three runs in the inning to force the game into extra innings. After a scoreless eighth inning the umpires stopped play.

  • Track Cats take third, fourth at NCKC

    As they squared off against their area rivals, the Henry County girls track team took fourth place, despite a pair of first place finishes. The boys team took third place, also despite a pair of first place finishes.

    Freshman Destany Crawford won the 100-meter hurdles and eighth grader Teagan Fish won the 400-meter dash to lead the girls team.

  • EIS unveils partnership with Bellarmine University

    Tuesday morning, Eminence Independent Schools revealed a project they said was two years in the making.

    Eminence High School juniors and seniors will soon have the opportunity to take college courses at Bellarmine University for free.

    Juniors and seniors with qualifying ACT scores in math, English, reading and science can earn a dual high school and college credit while attending classes at Bellarmine’s campus.

  • Local Buzz for the week of May 2

    Arts &crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered

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


    Church services

    Henry Christian Church will host the annual National Day of Prayer service in joint effort with Second Baptist Church of Campbellsburg and New Castle Apolostic Church. The service will take place at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at Henry Christian Church.

  • ‘30 ft. is my living room’

    Twenty years ago, Paula and Brad Crawford talked about how one day the road in front of their home would need to be rebuilt.

    The couple both worked with the EMS in New Castle and knew a change was needed.

    “I have seen many wrecks. We knew Henry County was growing and with traffic coming from out of Oldham County traffic was going to get busier,” Crawford said.

    It’s going to be hard for Paula Crawford to let go of the house her and her late husband Crawford built in 1981.

  • Fiscal Court considers $5.8m budget

    With a few relatively minor changes, the Henry County Fiscal Court has approved the first reading of the 2012-2013 county budget.

    One key change for the county will be a continuing decline in revenue for EMS.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent told the court that EMS revenue is down about $250,000 from where it was in the past. Three years ago, he said, revenue was over $600,000 just for EMS, thanks primarily to non-emergency transports.

    As the economy worsened, the number of those transports dropped.

  • Lack of manpower key in N.C. ordinance

    As the mercury rises, so does the need to do lawn care and enforce city ordinances for those that don’t.
    In April, the New Castle City Commission held first reading of an ordinance creating a citation officer position during its last meeting to enforce such city ordinances. As the commission looks into the position, it also will consider solutions from other cities.

  • Home, ‘Sweet Home’

    Defoe, once known as ‘Sweet Home,’ had four grocery stores, a post office and two blacksmith shops.
    The idyllic town was formed on part of the Low Dutch Tract originally purchased by Dutch settlers looking to preserve their language, culture and religion without English influence.
    The town’s legacy has been recorded much like family history:  with personal recollections and affection. Three sources, two from the past and one from the present gave insight into a town left behind in the path of modern progress.