Today's News

  • Rucker takes over as P&Z administrator

    Jody Rucker replaced former Planning & Zoning Administrator/Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Derosset on Dec. 8.

    The 43-year old was born and raised in Eminence and now lives in Pleasureville with wife Melinda, daughter Madison, 14, and son Jeremy, 10.

    He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University as a real estate major with a degree in business.

  • Community Calendar for the week of January 5, 2011

    Wednesday, January 5
    Eastern Elementary SBDM will meet at 4:30 p.m. in the school library.

    Thursday, January 6
    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • My own Christmas story...

    I admit: I broke a Christmas tradition this year, and I’m not too thrilled about it. The streak has ended.

    For the first time in a long time — so many years that I actually have no idea when — I did not watch “A Christmas Story” in its entirety. Yes, I know, this is not acceptable and will never happen again.

  • Lineup change sparks Warriors, coach says

    After a 47-36 loss to Somerset in the opening game of the Monticello Holiday All “A” Shootout last Monday night, Eminence head coach Chris Nethery decided to juggle the lineup in an attempt to spark his boys’ basketball team.
    It worked.

  • Henry County Invitational Tournament this week

    In the only holiday tournament in the county this year, the Henry County boys’ basketball team is hosting the Henry County Invitational this week.

    The eight-team tournament started Tuesday and lasts all day Wednesday and Thursday inside Roy L. Winchester Gym. It marks the first time the HCIT is being played in a few years, which used to be one of the premier early-season tournaments in the area.

  • Wildcats win just one of four at Holiday Classic

    Henry County boys’ basketball coach Derek Springate said it was an up-and-down performance for his Wildcats at the Arby’s/KFC Holiday Classic at McCreary Central last week, where his team won just one of four games on four consecutive days.

    The Wildcats lost to Calvary Christian of Florida on Monday (71-66), Miami Senior of Florida on Tuesday (81-56) and Wayne County on Wednesday (94-62) before closing the tournament with a win over Rockcastle County on Thursday (64-48).

  • The best presents aren’t under the tree

    It’s been awhile since I was able to spend Christmas with both parents and my siblings.

    Since coming to Henry County we’ve been deterred by weather and ill-timed car problems.

    You see, it’s about a four-hour drive to get to my dad’s home in Western Kentucky — there’s no direct route, and the path is easily made treacherous by the slightest amount of snow.

    Mom’s place is only about 2.5 hours away, a much easier trek, mostly by interstate.

  • Vaughn scores 53, hits 11 threes in three-day stretch

    Junior sharp shooter Ally Vaughn scored a combined 53 points in three games last week but the Ladycats struggled as a team, winning one of three in the Pinkham Lincoln-Mercury Christmas Tournament at John Hardin High School over a three-day stretch.

  • Magness, Hartlage are Honorable Mention

    According to head coaches across the state, Henry County seniors Luke Magness and Justin Hartlage were two of the best football players in Kentucky this season.

    The Courier-Journal’s 2010 All-State Football Team was announced the day after Christmas, and both Magness and Hartlage were selected All-State Honorable Mention. There were 165 coaches who voted for the players, who were split into First Team, Second Team, Third Team and Honorable Mention.

  • Looking back

    With the General Assembly set to start its legislative session early next week, now is the ideal time to take a look back at what has happened since the last one ended.