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Today's News

  • Henry County has its share of spooky spots

    Staff writer and photographer

    Henry County is home to plenty of folklore and spooky spots. In honor of Halloween, here are three goose bump inducing stories:

    "Eliza" the ghost of the Henry County Courthouse

  • From kicking a soccer ball to a football

    Three steps back. Two steps over. Go for it.

    That's all Matt Doane thinks about before a Friday night kick - all he wants to think about. In the blink of an eye, the football is snapped by Clint Nutter, placed on the ground by Travis McClanahan and booted into the air by Doane, who more than likely will send the ball sailing between the crossbars. The three-step routine is all Doane has time to think about, which suits him just fine.

  • Council pulls STAR requirement from ordinance

    General Manager

    In a special called meeting Thursday, Oct. 25, the Eminence City Council adjusted an ordinance that would permit liquor by the drink sales in the city. The second and final reading of the ordinance could be held in November.

    The council omitted, however, a provision that would have required businesses who sell alcohol to participate in the STAR program.

    Council member Shawn Bright said he'd received several calls about the possibility of requiring STAR training.

  • Oct. 31 already? Really?

    Usually, Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year. When early October rolls around, I usually already have a costume picked out. And when the day finally arrives, Im more than ready to squeeze my way into the scary, funny or odd-looking costume, put on the makeup (typically, its the only time of the year I wear makeup), and bring out my best acting skills to portray the character Im dressed as.

  • Sweep the county clean Saturday

    General Manager

    If the litter along county roadways is any indication, Mountain Dew may be the most popular beverage in the county.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said Monday that during the annual Henry County Clean Sweep roughly 80 percent of the litter picked up each year is a plastic bottle, typical a 16-ounce soda bottle.

    "And of those, the most popular drink of choice, by far, is Mountain Dew," he said. "It's absolutely amazing. It must be the drink of choice in Henry County."

  • Henry County Saddle Club hosting final show

    Henry County Saddle Club

    The Henry County Saddle Club is holding the final horse shows for the year this weekend at the Henry County Fairgrounds. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the club will have its regular horse show with two trail classes (obstacle course) added to the show schedule. These classes will begin at 10 a.m., with the regular point show beginning at 2 p.m. There will also be a silent auction proceeding the trail classes. All proceeds from the show will benefit the new fairground concession stand. So come on out and help support the county fairgrounds.

  • Seven EHS players score in 54-6 thrashing

    Steve Frommeyer tried to spread things out against Evangel Christian on Saturday, but the long-time Eminence football coach didn't expect things to go as smooth as it did.

    When the four quarters came to an end, 20 different Eminence players made tackles, 12 ran the football and seven reached the end zone. The lopsided eight-man game left Eminence ahead 54-6, which improved its record to 5-5 and dropped Evangel to 0-7.

    "We decided to spread things out and let everyone have a chance," Frommeyer explained. "It was a good opportunity for our younger kids to get in the game."

  • Vote Fletcher For Governer

    Four years ago, our Commonwealth was faced with an immediate $300 million deficit; Medicaid faced an immediate $500 million shortfall and was cutting eligibility for programs like senior care; and Kentucky's tax code was outdated, which treated the poor more harshly than most any other state in the union.

  • HCHS to hold annual veterans day event

    Henry County High School will conduct its annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. The event will be held in the high school gymnasium and is scheduled to include a bagpiper, an Army rifle detail, and a video tribute to POWs, active duty soldiers, and those Killed-In-Action. All veterans, their families, and general members of the community are cordially invited to attend; admission is free.

  • Patrick Henry Award Dinner tickets now available

    The Patrick Henry Award Dinner is Nov. 10 at 6:30 at the Henry County Middle School. Any who wish to honor John W. Smith. Jr. for his tremendous service to not only the education of the children in the Henry County Public Schools, but also his commitment to our communities are invited to attend. Tickets are $20 for a delicious dinner prepared by the Henry Co. Public School Catering Staff. Sliced turkey breast with dressing and gravy as well as roasted round of beef ajus' with vegetables, salad and dessert will make a great Saturday evening dinner.