Today's News

  • Salvation Army to hold kettle drive at DQ Bowl

    General Manager

    Don’t adjust your calendar, thermostat or watch if you head for this weekend’s Dairy Queen Bowl at Henry County High School.

    In addition to football, football and more football, attendees will see something generally reserved for November and December — Salvation Army collection kettles.

    Yes, it’s still August.

  • ‘A gift from God’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Pastors at Drennon Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church have ministered to its flock since 1862. Just eight weeks ago members welcomed a new clergyman into their fold.

    Reverend Corey Beatty came to the small historic church by way of Louisville’s Northeast Christian Church, which had a congregation of about 3,000, and La Grange Christian Church where he was being groomed as associate pastor for its 100 members. Around 35 souls call Drennon Christian Church home.

  • Looking forward to future headlines

    Surprisingly, students in the county are already roaming the hallways from class to class. Even more surprisingly, though, is the fact that fall sports have already kicked off and are about to get in full swing.

    I know I say this every year, but I can’t believe it’s that time of the season once again. And this year I mean it more than ever. When I was in school, Aug. 26 always fell on the first week of school — I know that because that’s my birthday. Now, the opening day comes sooner and sooner each August, and before long I think it could reach July.

  • The people’s exhibit: Kentucky River history

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though no travel has been allowed on the Kentucky River in Henry County since 1985, some of the river’s bustling past is preserved at the Henry County Historical Society.

  • Can tougher schedule equate to tougher football team?

    Entering his fourth season as the head coach at Henry County High School, Chris Engstrand has his Wildcats primed for another run in Class 3-A, District Four and hopefully a long stay in the state playoffs. But this year he’s taking a different path to the finish line.

  • Students getting their ACTs together

    General Manager

    If the scores are any indication, students in Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools are getting their ACT together.

    In just the second year of mandatory testing of all Kentucky juniors, the ACT scores in both districts increased. For Eminence, that increase was substantial, with a 1.6-point increase in the composite score, while Henry County enjoyed a smaller increase of 0.4 points.

  • Boys want to repeat a winning season on the greens

    For the first time since the 1990s, the Henry County Wildcats won more golf matches than they lost last fall when they went 8-3-1 and met or exceeded all of their preseason goals. Now, as the boys enter their second week of matches for the 2009 campaign, their sights are set on another winning season.

  • Can you spare a $10 spot?

    General Manager

    Real estate property taxes in Eminence could increase soon, though the impact on homeowners is expected to be minimal.

    During last week’s Eminence City Council meeting, City Clerk Sandra Doane recommended the rate recommended by the state is 29.9 cents per $100 assessed value, a 0.1-percentage point increase. That change, Doane told the council, equates to $10 more per year for a $100,000 home, or an increase of 83-cents per month.

  • HCPS board of education to hold tax rate hearing

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Henry County Public School district will hold a public hearing at the Henry County Board of Education tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. to hear comments on a general fund tax levy. The annual increase provides a four percent raise in revenue for schools.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams said contrary to some public perception this is not a four percent tax increase.

  • Campbellsburg student to see the world for a semester

    Staff writer/photographer

    When you think of a 750-student co-ed college cruise, what comes to mind? A lot of hard studying and modest clothing, right?

    Okay, maybe not. But Cameran Smith of Campbellsburg said that is exactly the kind of cruise she will participate in this fall, although the semester-long international cruise wasn’t on her radar until June 10.