Today's News

  • April 19, 1989: Wildcats walk past Warriors with narrow 8-7 victory

    Usually when the Eminence Warriors and the Henry County Wildcats meet on the diamond, the game features plenty of hitting and action. The first contest between the two rivals had plenty of action but the Wildcats took advantage of eight walks given up by the Warriors to take a narrow 8-7 victory.

  • Magisterial district lines to be redrawn

    According to the 2010 census, population in Henry County didn’t grow as much as it shifted from east to west.
    Growth in the county was very low, about 300. But the population shift was considerable.
    Because of that population shift, the county must redraw its magesterial district lines. The lines, while redrawn this year, would not take effect until 2013.

  • Holy Branch Gourds: A family affair

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester
    General Manager
    Holy Branch Gourds started, as so many things do, as a children’s project.
    Bonnie Lander already had a passing interest in painting gourds, but she turned that interest into a project for her children when they were young. But, as so often happens, as the children aged, they got interested in other things.
    The business formally began in 1983, and has grown from painted gourds to... just about anything.

  • Public Records for the week of July 20, 2011


    Stacey Leigh Scales, 27, Eminence, to Jeremy Scott McLane, 36, Eminence.

    Sylvia Darlene Ernst, 36, New Castle, to Timothy Dwayne Bartley, 48, New Castle.

    Elizabeth Carolyn Barber, 49, Pleasureville, to Charles Douglas Quire, 52, Pleasureville.

    Stephanie Dawn Cravens, 34, New Castle, to Jeremy Thomas Decker, 34, Crestwood.

    Stephanie Louise McClure, 25, Georgetown, Ind., to Robert Theodore King IV, 24, Eminence.

  • Come on out and have breakfast with us!

    Things are really busy at the Chamber. Summer brings so many fun things to do in Henry Co. Coming up on July 30 is the Harvest Showcase, and the committee for this great event is planning for bigger and better things.

  • Henry jobless rate drops below 9%

    Henry County was one of 99 counties in the state to experience a drop in unemployment rates from May 2010 to May 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    Henry’s unemployment rate dropped almost a full percentage point, from 9.5 in May 2010 to 8.6 in May 2011.

    Regionally, Trimble County experienced the most improvment, going from 13.3 percent in May 2010 to an even 10 percent this year. Conversely, Spencer County recorded the lowest decline — changing 0.1 points.

  • Businesses hit and miss during race week

    By Jeff McKinney
    Kentucky News Content Service

    The inaugural Quaker State 400 brought mixed results for businesses near the Kentucky Speedway, with some left wondering why the expected windfall fell short.

    Tricia Houston, owner of Napoleon Grocery & Deli and Napoleon Ridge Farm in Napoleon about eight miles from Sparta, was among those disappointed in the results.

  • LHC group is bringing disc golf to Henry County

    In just a few months, a new sport will begin at Harry Hill Park.

    The 2011 Leadership Henry County class revealed its unique project at the June 28 Henry County Chamber of Commerce meeting — they want to bring disc golf to Henry County.

    Two members of the class, including New Castle Christian Church Pastor Tommy Lanham, are disc golf enthusiasts, and introduced their classmates to the idea. When it came time for the group to decide on a project, someone suggested the group look at creating a disc golf course in Henry County.

  • Peyton repeats as HCCC women’s champ

    In a near repeat from 2010, MacKenzie Peyton won the Henry County Country Club’s Women’s Championship for the second straight year.

    Peyton, who will be a freshman at Henry County High School this year, shot a two-day total of 155, improving on her score from 2010 by one stroke.

    And Brad Goss extended his championship record with his 15th straight title. Goss shot a two-day total of 141, also one stroke better than 2010.

  • MARCH 10, 1993: Lady Warriors win District Championship

    By Tom W. Smith

    SHELBYVILLE, Ky — The bigger they are the harder they fall. That old phrase was given some meaning Friday evening when the “nobody” Eminence Lady Warriors beat the “somebody” Shelby County Lady Rockets 57-46 to earn their first ever District Championship.

    Going into the contest against the Litrating’s number 11 team, the Lady Warriors were 15 point underdogs to the Lady Rockets. But a tough defense became too much for the hosting Shelby County girls to handle.