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Today's News

  • Lady Cats defeat Carroll and Atherton

     sports@hclocla.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Carrollton April 17 for an important district seeding game and came away with a hard-fought one-run win.

    Henry County got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning. Jerika Randall doubled to right field to lead off the inning. With one out Randall advanced to third base on a passed ball. With two outs Gracie Golden laid down a bunt for a base hit that brought Randall home.

  • Zoning change could allow in craft distillers

    With one distillery that will attract tourists to Defoe and a separate warehousing operation setting up in an industrial park, Henry County has recently become attractive to the spirits industry.
    In case other distilling related facilities want to locate in agriculturally zoned areas, the Henry County Fiscal Court held the first reading of an amendment to the zoning ordinance that would allow them in as a conditional use.
    The topic came up during the planning and zoning report during the April 17 meeting, when Judge-Executive John Logan Brent explained the motivation behind the change.

  • Students help distribute Dare to Care food to community

    As soon as the truck finishes offloading its cargo, a small army of students converges on the boxes. With minimal direction, some students start setting up tables, while others begin to tape empty boxes. Still more grab plastic shopping bags and begin to parcel out onions from 50-pound bags into individual portions.

  • Eminence recognizes its leaders of the month
  • Wash hands to avoid Hep A

    Hepatitis A, a highly contagious infection that targets the liver, is on the rise in Kentucky.
    Although no cases have been confirmed in Henry County, North Central District Health Department Environmental Director David Cammack urged caution.
    “We’re so close to Louisville, which is experiencing an outbreak, that we want to get the word out to educate people about what’s going on,” he said.
    According to Kentucky’s Department of Public Health, 214 cases were reported in Jefferson County alone as of April 16. One person has died from the disease since the outbreak began.

  • National Day of Prayer event
  • Judge-executive signs a proclamation for Ag Week
  • Reckoning with Addiction: Insuring your health

    By John Inscore Essick

    Towards the end of each calendar year my wife and I sit down to assess our health insurance options for the upcoming year.
    As a cancer survivor with no employer-based health insurance option, the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, has made health insurance both possible and relatively affordable for my family. But simply having health insurance doesn’t solve everything.

  • Louisville man may face child pornography charges

    There’s a question on the minds of a prosecutor in the case of a 37-year-old Louisville man accused of trying to lure local teens for sex over Instagram, according to a discussion in court April 12.

    After a citizen’s report of a suspicious man hanging around Coach D Park and talking to a group of 12-year-old girls, Eminence Officer Phillip Parham tracked down a suspect through his use of a bank card at a local fast food restaurant.

  • Wildcats band together to search for solutions to school violence

    Sophomores Sydney Bastin and Alyssa Wilson created the Henry County High School Wildcat Walk-up to stand with students on the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings that ended 13 lives. Students across the country walked out of classrooms at 10 a.m. to honor those killed in school halls, cafeterias and classrooms.
    Unlike those protests, Bastin and Wilson wanted to discourage angry chants and violent images at marches convened during class time, opting instead for a positive, quiet and non-disruptive event held before the first bell rang.