Today's News

  • February rains cause a few washouts; flooding bypasses Henry

    When the sun broke through the clouds Monday morning and caused Lockport to be shrouded in a steamy haze after on-again, off-again showers and storms over a week, three neighbors gathered around two pickups noted the rain came in from the right direction to largely spare the Kentucky River community.
    Days before, Feb. 22, water had already overtopped the lock and dam at Lockport with the levels reaching 32 feet.
    Before the wet weather subsided the river would reach as high as 36.5 feet by Feb. 26, after quickly rising by at least two feet on Feb. 25.

  • Survivor wants to revive Relay

    A cancer diagnosis in 2016 floored Chesi Woods initially, but she transformed the worst thing in her life into a positive when she volunteered to chair Henry County’s Relay For Life. Instead of wallowing in pity, Woods said she decided to actively pursue her ultimate goal – to stop the killer that has taken so many people.

  • Equal Education

    Before integration in the 1960s, teachers at the Merriweather and King Street schools in Eminence taught African-American students barred from whites-only educational facilities in the city.
    The Merriweather school was created by the Rosenwald school system funded by Jewish entrepreneur Julius Rosenwald, co-owner of Sears, Roebuck and Company. After the Civil War, the organization gave thousands of dollars to offer what was thought at the time an equal education for African-American children in the segregated south barred from white schools.

  • EIS student faces terroristic threat charge

    An Eminence Independent Schools student received a verbal threat Feb. 20 and school officials, who said they were already on “high alert” due to numerous recent school shootings, took action to deal with the situation.
    In a communication shared through One Call automated message system and Facebook, Superintendent Buddy Berry told the community, “We assure you that the threat was dealt with in a swift efficient manner. School will be on regular schedule tomorrow with a strong officer presence to assure the students a safe and conducive learning environment.

  • Courthouse could shift to Cooks in June

    When the renovation and expansion of the Henry County Courthouse begins, all functions and services will move to the old Cook’s building in Eminence, according to the Administrative Office of the Courts’ manager of facilities.
    Though a few of the lease details have yet to be settled at this time, state officials set the date of June 1 for the 14,475-square-foot building to be ready for court to convene at the temporary facility, according to the AOC’s Danny Rhoades.

  • Warriors wallop Wolverines, 74-63


    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Walden Wolverines in their final home game of the season and celebrated senior night with an 11-point victory.

    Both teams got off to a slow start after senior night festivities but Trey Gregory’s put back got the Warriors ahead with 5:52 left in the first period.

    After Walden tied it, Josh Dotson scored on a layup to give the Warriors the lead for good.

    The Warriors finished the opening period leading 10-6 before opening up the offense in the second period.

  • EHS girls defeat Villa Madonna, 50-39


    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team travelled to northern Kentucky Friday night to take on the Villa Madonna Blue Lightning and came away with a win that was more lopsided than the score indicates.

    Eminence jumped out to a 26-9 lead after one period of play as senior Tavi West exploded for 14 points in the opening quarter. West hit three 3-pointers in the opening frame.

  • Lady Cats down Trimble


    The Henry County Lady Cats took on the host Trimble County Lady Raiders Feb. 13 and came away with a seven-point victory in a low-scoring affair.

    Henry County led by three points at 9-6 after the first period. Their defense was even stingier in the second period as they outscored the Lady Raiders 8-2 to lead 17-10 at halftime.

    The Lady Raiders improved in the third period and outscored Henry County 12-6 to pull within one point going into the final period of play.

  • Wildcats lose to Trimble, Iroquois


    The Henry County Wildcats travelled to Bedford Feb. 13 to take on the Trimble County Raiders for the third time this season. The Wildcats had won the previous two meetings between the teams but the third time was the charm for the Raiders as they defended their home court with a 51-44 victory.

  • These doctors want to prescribe a cigarette tax for Ky.

    February marks American Heart Month, a time when people are encouraged to take charge of their health and enact a heart-healthy lifestyle to help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. And while several factors can increase a person’s risk for developing heart disease, Kentuckians in particular are vulnerable because of our high smoking rates, which are among the highest in the nation.