Today's News

  • To our veterans: Thank you!

    By Jon Park

    Memorial Day is the day we honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Those, who paid for our freedom with their lives. On Veterans Day, we honor those courageous men and women, willing to give all, who have stepped up when called, who have served our nation, protected our freedom, and returned home to their families, as Ronald Reagan said, “Champions of a noble cause.”

  • Reduction of road fatalities remains in our hands

    One of the more persistent challenges facing our country is finding ways to reduce the number of people killed or injured in a traffic accident.

    In one sense, we have come a long way. Four decades ago, for example, the number of highway fatalities regularly topped 50,000 a year, but the figures for 2011 were the lowest the United States has seen since 1949, a testament to tougher laws, safer roads, more focused enforcement and better technology in the cars and trucks we drive.

  • In Jesus, there are no little people

    By Michael Duncan

    Zacchaeus was a wee little man who climbed up in a sycamore tree to see Jesus (See Luke 19). Zacchaeus’ story made me think of two of my school friends.

  • Up the potential of an energy efficient HVAC

    It’s a common misconception that purchasing a new home heating or cooling unit will automatically lower your energy bills. However, this answer is not always so simple.

    Purchasing a new energy efficient heating or cooling unit should lower your energy bills. However, you may want to ask yourself if your home is prepared to fully realize the potential cost savings of a new energy efficient unit.

  • It’s time to ham it up

    It is time to sign up for the Country Ham Project. This project begins when the raw or green hams arrive at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service office, usually on a Saturday in the middle of January.
    When the hams arrive there are stations set up where youth and adults prepare the hams with a mixture of salt, seasonings and brown sugar. They are then wrapped and hung in the ham house until spring. Around spring break the 4-H member’s hams are cleaned and then rehung to go through the summer sweat.

  • Buchanan honored by Centre College

    Centre College dedicated an outdoor classroom in memory of Donald Buchanan Saturday as part of their homecoming weekend activities.

    Buchanan, a 1979 graduate of Henry County High School and a 1983 graduate of Centre College died in May 2011.

    A four-year letterman in football and basketball in high school, Buchanan won the Ross Wallace Award for outstanding male athlete of the year in 1978 and 1979.

  • Dream Season ends in Semis

    The Eminence High School volleyball team’s dream season ended on October 30 when they fell to an athletic Oldham County Lady Colonels’ team 3-0. Oldham County went on to defeat North Oldham 3-1 to take the regional championship and move on to the state tournament to be held at Valley High School November 8-10.

    The Warriors, who finished the season with a 22-3 record found the Lady Colonels’ size and athleticism too much to overcome but gave it a game effort.

  • Logsdon qualifies for state meet

    The Henry County cross country team traveled to Louisville Saturday to compete in the Region 3 Class 2A meet at Champions Park. Sophomore Josh Logsdon came through with a personal best time to qualify for the state meet.

    Coach Ricky Drawbaugh had prepared the runners for a flat course and let them know what it would take to get to regional. “I told the boys it would probably take 18 flat to qualify for state and Sydney would need 22:30.”

  • Warriors finish strong

    The Eminence Warriors football team traveled to Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon to take on the Oyler Hatmakers and ran into a team facing similar circumstances.

    The Hatmakers were caught short-handed by a rash of injuries as the Warriors welcomed back their top running back Shelby Armstrong who had missed the last game and a half with a knee injury.

    The Warriors scored early and often as they racked up 30 first quarter points and then watched as their young teammates got some valuable varsity experience.

  • Wildcats fall to Spencer County in Regular Season Finale

    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Taylorsville on Friday night to take on the Spencer County Bears who were honoring their seniors in the regular season finale for both teams and lost 19-0.

    The Wildcats found consistency on offense to be a problem. “We just couldn’t sustain any drives,” coach Jason Spencer said. “We haven’t had our full offensive backfield together much this year that makes it hard to get any consistency. With (quarterback) Brennen (Peniston) getting hurt in practice Tuesday it happened to us again.”