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Today's News

  • Clean sweep gets standing ovation at Eminence Independent Schools Board meeting

    A standing ovation erupted during a recent Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) meeting, a gesture of appreciation for its new cleaning staff.

    Facilities Management Services (FMS) signed a contract with the district in October and began services in November.

    “Even in the short time (FMS) has been here, they’ve gotten the building in the best shape it’s been in over a year and a half,” EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry said.

  • Constable pleads not guilty to burglary charges

    A Henry County constable arrested in early January on burglary charges was arraigned in court earlier this month.

    Richard Jaehnigen, 31, pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary, second degree, and illegal possession of a legend drug, when he appeared in front of Judge Jerry Crosby on Jan. 17.

    His arraignment included bond requirements such as alcohol and drug assessment. Jaehnigen was also ordered no contact with Henry County Emergency Management Services or the EMS garage, where he was an EMT.

  • Shutdown over: USDA workers back on the job

    The federal government shutdown recently ended, after a month. As of Jan. 25, President Trump ended the shutdown without a deal from Congress and set a three-week deadline for negotiations to take place.

    If talks don’t conform to what Trump wants, the shutdown begin again.

    The only local federal agency affected by the shutdown was United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA) workers, who were furloughed after New Year’s and came back without pay on Jan. 22 on a limited capacity. 

  • Chamber of Commerce update

    BY Holly Kinderman

    Executive Director Chamber of Commerce

    Hello 2019! We are ready for the New Year.

    Twenty-eighteen was a wonderfully busy year for us at the Chamber, we have had some great programs, dinners, networking opportunities, ribbon cuttings, Ag Week and more. We have truly enjoyed getting out in the community and being a positive voice for Henry County.

  • Pulitzer-Prize winner from 100 years ago relevant today

    BY Stuart W. Sanders

    Kentucky Historical Society

    Citizens mired in apathy. International money and foreign agents influencing domestic politics. Americans ensconced in a bubble of prosperity and isolationism, unconcerned about other nations. Greed and self-interest dividing us, damaging our reputation abroad and superseding a love of country.

     Sound familiar? 

     Although these charges could appear in today’s headlines, a Kentucky newspaper editor wrote about them a century ago.

  • Henry County Public Library hires new director

    You could say it was “time” for Tony Jones to come to Henry County.

    He may not be from around here, nor live here–yet, but as the new director of the library, he already feels right at home.

    Jones took over the main role at the Henry County Public Library in January after Jessica Powell left for Oldham County.

    Growing up in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville, Jones never thought he would work for a library; he didn’t even like school. The library, he said, was a “punishment,” to him as a kid.

  • Wildcats beat Warriors, Trimble County

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors hosted Henry County Jan. 15 and fell to the Wildcats 70-31. The game started with both teams struggling to find some offense.

    The Warriors’ Bryce Sipes finally opened the scoring 1:12 into the game with a 15-foot baseline jumper.

    Trevor Hardin responded for the Wildcats 16 seconds later to start a 7-0 run that saw Henry County dominating the paint with a tip in by Dre Wright, another inside basket by Hardin and one free throw from Parker Stephens who was fouled while trying to score on a put back attempt.

  • Lady Panthers squeak by Eminence, 53-49

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Warriors got off to a slow start but came back to make a game of it when they traveled to Carroll County Saturday afternoon.

    The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 16-6 lead by the end of the first period.

    Eminence was able to shave two points off the lead by halftime and trailed 25-17 going into the locker room.

    Carroll County stretched the lead back to nine points at 42-33 going into the fourth period.

  • Lady Cats lose to Owen

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Owenton Jan. 16 to take on the Owen County Lady Rebels in an important district seeding game. Owen gradually pulled away from the Lady Cats for a 16-point win.

    Owen County led 15-11 at the end of the first period and outscored the Lady Cats 14-8 in the second period to lead by 10 points at halftime.

    Henry County cut the lead to seven at 31-24 and later cut it to eight at 35-27 but could get no closer as the Lady Rebels outscored them 10-8 to lead by 12 going into the final period of play.

  • Lloyd defeats Warriors

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors hosted Lloyd Memorial Friday night and came away on the short end of a 77-36 score.

    The Juggernauts scored the first 11 points of the game before Carter Stivers scored in the lane for the Warriors Lloyd followed that with another five-point run before Marshall Metten and Stivers scored on consecutive possessions to cut the lead to 16-6. But Lloyd scored the last seven points of the period to 23-6 going into the second period.