Today's News

  • Early Henry settler to be honored in Indiana

    Staff writer/photographer

    More than a century after his death, a former Henry County resident will be honored with a military headstone.

    Joseph Hawkins Fitzgerald, a founding member of Drennon Springs Baptist Church will be honored this weekend at another Baptist church in Dearborn County, Indiana where he is buried.

    More than 150 years after his death in 1854, a military headstone will be erected at Fitzgerald’s grave.

  • Are you ready to make a difference?

    Staff writer/photographer


    The Friends For Michael Spinal Cord Injury Organization has been making a difference in Henry County for more than ten years.


    This year FFM President, and founder, Cindy Norton said the FFM will participate in USA Weekend’s National Make A Difference Day for the first time.


  • Boys' soccer team plays final game of inaugural season

    Sports editor

    It was a season full of firsts for the Henry County boys’ soccer team, which accumulated with a 9-0 loss to Shelby County in the Wildcats first try in the 16th District tournament Monday night.

  • Oh so close

    General Manager

    Each year when Commonwealth Accountability Testing Results are released, New Castle Elementary School Principal Barbara James compares her school to others.

    “I look at La Grange Elementary, because their demographics are similar,” she said, noting that the scores tend to run close to one another. “They have a whole lot more staff, smaller class size — a 15-to-1 student to teacher ratio — an assistant principal and full time counselor.”

  • Boards of education have five total seats on ballot

    Staff writer/photographer

    Between the two school districts in Henry County, there are five seats up for grabs Nov. 4.

    Candidates for Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education are George Armstrong III, Danny Fisher and Ben Coomes.

  • Auditor looking at pool money

    General Manager

    Down, but not out, the Eminence swimming pool will not go quietly into the night.

    The city is under investigation by the state Auditor of Public Accounts regarding the money raised to repair the pool. And one candidate for the city council claims the city lied in its response to the auditor’s office.

  • Future looks bright for girls' soccer after first varsity year

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Ladycats ran into the best team they have played all season Monday night, which also happened to be the opening round of the 16th District tournament and the season finale for the Cats’ inaugural season.

  • Say no to misleading candidates

    When I read the letters to the editor in the Henry County Local last week, I was very impressed that Mr. (Howard) Roberts and Councilman (Shawn) Bright chose to shed the light on tactics used by one of this year’s candidates for the Eminence City Council. It is, in my opinion, that her tactics have proven the type of council member she would be. I personally believe that neither the people, nor the City of Eminence, can afford to have this type of leadership! The decisions that we make on election day are of the upmost importance.

  • Return of the paper ballot

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry Countians cast their ballot in November, the results will be tabulated — and reported — much faster than in previous years.

    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson was in New Castle last week to demonstrate the new paper ballot voting machine Henry County voters will use for the first time this fall.

  • Lady Warriors end season on high note despite the 2-0 loss

    Sports editor

    Eminence’s volleyball team put up a good fight in its final match of the season, but came up just short as host Anderson County sent the Lady Warriors away after two games Monday night in the opening round of the 28th District tournament.

    Eminence, the No. 4 seed, played the underdog role well in the opening game of the best-of-three series, holding the early lead and building it to 11-7 midway through the eye-popping start. Anderson, the No. 1 seed, then used a couple of spurts to even up the scoreboard and open up its own lead.