Today's News

  • Kentucky’s prison statistics are sobering

    Early this year, Kentucky got a sobering wake-up call when the Pew Center on the States said we had the nation’s fastest-growing prison population in 2007.  While most states saw their numbers rise by less than five percent from the previous year, ours went up 12 percent.

  • Story was not ‘news’

    I could not believe it when I flipped the Henry County Local paper over and read the bold headline about the unfortunate death of a local businessman and friend.

  • Coach Chris Engstrand and East take 20-14 loss in East/West All-Star Game

    Chris Engstrand and the East All-Stars were in position to win the annual Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association All-Star Game at Holy Cross High School Saturday, but the East squad threw an ill-timed interception late in the fourth quarter and ran out of time as they took a slim 20-14 loss to the West.

  • Death was a tragedy, but headline offensive

    I fully understand that the business of journalism relies on sensationalist headlines and scandal. But I’d like to take this small space to remind you of where it is you are trying to do business. Henry County is a (sometimes unfortunately) place where most people know the story long before this paper is printed. For you, it is sometimes difficult to realize your place here, but it was no more apparent than when I read your article concerning Michael Wells on the front page of the Dec. 17 paper.

  • Local resources make good on New Year’s resolutions

    Well, here we go again…a new year…a fresh start with more good intentions and the pledge to spend more time with the family, begin healthier habits, get organized or begin that “read the Bible in a year program.” Don’t worry, this is not another one of those motivational columns that promises to help you reach all those lofty goals you have set for yourself. This is, however, a column written by your community anti-drug coalition that is dedicated to strengthening the families of Henry County.

  • Dear Santa letters take me back

    For several years now, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of helping type Santa letters.

    And I don’t say that tongue in cheek — I do enjoy them. Though some can be hard to read, and typing the letters exactly as the children have written them can be tough, more often than not they are entertaining and in some cases quite touching.

    Several years ago, I remember when the Pokeman craze hit — there were about as many spelling options for Pokeman as you can imagine — and none of them quite right.

  • Eminence boys drop first two at Gallatin Invitational

    Playing through some setbacks, the Eminence boys’ basketball team dropped its first two games at the Gallatin Steel Invitational over the weekend, and played two more games Monday and Tuesday to close out the four-day stretch in the annual invitational.

    The Warriors lost to Gallatin (80-32) Saturday and to Meade County (69-43) Sunday. They then played Ludlow on Monday and closed out the invitational with another opponent on Tuesday — which had not been determined as of Monday afternoon.

  • Headline, story were insensitive

    It was with dismay that this week’s Local had a front page headline about the death of a Henry County man. Death anytime is so sad, but at this time of year, it is worse. The family will never celebrate another Christmas season without remembering the loss of that loved one, and it will be a bittersweet memory for them.

  • Tillett's 3-pointer lifts Henry County over Owen in thriller

    With just three seconds on the clock in Thursday night’s thriller between the host Henry County Wildcats and Owen County, Steven Tillett took a pass from Brad Taylor and sank a 20-footer to put the Cats ahead for good, 53-51.

    In a district showdown that came down to the final seconds, Henry was able to come away with the slim win to improve to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in district play. Meanwhile, Owen dropped to 2-3, 0-2.

  • Students test quality of Little Kentucky River

    Staff writer/photographer

    For months Eminence High School science students have been testing the quality of Henry County’s portion of the Little Kentucky River. They report that the river is healthy which is good news for this area’s watershed.

    A watershed, also known as a drainage basin, is defined on Wikipedia as “where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea or ocean.”