Today's News

  • 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.

  • Drennon ride to benefit local man

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    Renee Shaw of Pleasureville says her husband Doug is lucky to be alive.

    On Aug. 15, Doug Shaw was involved in a farming accident that left his pelvis broken in several spots. He also suffered a broken right shoulder blade and two broken ribs.

    “With all the fractures in his pelvis.” she said, “he had two pins in each side and an external fixator bar to hold the pins.”

  • Eminence inducts its fourth class to the Hall of Fame

    Sports editor

    The fourth class of the Eminence High School Hall of Fame was recognized at halftime of the high school football game Friday night and officially inducted the following day. It includes two current EHS football coaches, two former superintendents, a librarian, a school board member, a golfer, and a former teacher and coach.

  • Slinging Dirt

    Wasn’t enough dirt slung into the Eminence swimming pool recently?  Now, let’s check back with Paul Harvey for the rest of the real story.

    In a letter to the editor a former councilman finally confirmed that the city is indeed “planning” on building a new firehouse ... duh!

  • It's about the personal challenge

    I am waist deep in lake water with mud squishing underfoot as the starter says “Go!” I start mad paddling as 100 other arms make a unique turbulence on all sides.  Three people bump into me and I see only their goggles, caps and hands.