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Today's News

  • Warriors fall to Rebels

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors baseball season came to an end in the first round of the district tournament as they lost 6-2 to the Owen County Rebels at Henry County High School.

    Owen County scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

    The Rebels added a run in the bottom of the second.

  • Sports Briefs

     Wildcats Basketball Skills Camp

    The Henry County Wildcat Basketball Skills Camp will be held June 11to13 at Henry County High School from 9 a.m. to noon.

    The camp is for boys ages K-8 grade.

    The cost of the camp is $40. There is a $5 discount for siblings. Walk up registrations will be accepted. Campers will receive a t-shirt for their participation.

    Camp will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Campers may be dropped off at the HCHS gymnasium. Parents and guardians are invited to watch their camper in action at any time.

  • The wet spring could mean it’s hard to make hay

    Hay season is here, and due to our cold, prolonged spring weather, we could be having some troubles.
    The cold spring definitely pushed back the harvesting timelines for most hay and haylage producers. It has only been in the last few weeks that producers are starting to think about being in the fields.
    For many farmers in Henry County, preserved forages are almost a way of life, and it’s essential to profits on most farms. Without a high-quality hay, many farms will struggle this fall and winter.

  • Westerman joins family in Eminence, opens art studio and gallery

    Artist and photographer Kevin Westerman recently opened Westerman Art Studio and Gallery in downtown Eminence, which houses a working art studio and gallery space.
    Westerman’s work currently adorns gallery walls with pin-and-ink drawings, photographic prints and his latest love — acrylic pouring, a painting technique that creates uniquely patterned artwork.
    Westerman also accepts commissioned work.

  • Blade inducted into the Ordnance Hall of Fame

    Eminence native Victor Blade retired with a distinguished record in the U.S. Army in 2012 and on May 1 at Fort Lee, Va., the Army honored him in its 2018 Ordnance Hall of Fame for accomplishments during his 36-year career.
    The awards began in 1969 and the group recognizes retired veterans and civilians for achievements in the ordnance and logistics field who contributed positive and significant contributions to the Ordnance Corps.

  • Meet the new editor of the Henry County Local

    “I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart of the world,” said American publisher Henry Luce.
    That’s exactly why I wanted to become a journalist, too, way back when I was five years old. At that age, I was reading dozens of books a week, and while others were playing outside, I was observing and literally taking notes.
    Perhaps I was always meant to have this title: I am now the editor of your local news source, the Henry County Local.

  • No more Eminence Days or Ren Fair

    After today, I will no longer earn my living by attending jousts at the Ren Fair, high school dances or graduation or Campbellsburg Day.
    To echo Rev. Michael Duncan’s recent column on retirement, my exit within approximately four years of Melissa Blankenship hiring me was a foregone conclusion as soon as I accepted the position.
    Beth and I knew an extremely slim chance of being able to stay existed after she completed her medical school requirements at the University of Louisville.

  • Reckoning with Addiction: An ounce of prevention

    By John Inscore Essick

    Port Royal Baptist Church 

    Benjamin Franklin famously wrote that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  

    Franklin used this axiom in the early 1700s when pushing the city of Philadelphia to invest in fire safety and prevention.  

  • Will chickens come home to roost in Eminence again?

    A 10-year-old’s desire to keep chickens sparked a discussion about the ban on raising animals at the May 14 Eminence City Council.
    Reese Morgan, accompanied by family members, submitted the request in a letter along with copies of related ordinances from La Grange and Louisville for the council members to compare.
    The handwritten letter noted he would like to get three chickens for eggs.

  • Airmail coloring winners