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Today's News

  • Public record for the week of May 7

    Grand Jury Indictments

    March

    Scott Johnson, Pleasureville. Johnson admitted trafficking heroin when police executed a search warrant for the home of Don Watterfield, Shelbyville. Johnson told police that his, “stash was at his grandfather’s home.” Johnson’s grandfather is Don Watterfield of Shelbyville. Johnson said that his stash was money and that he sells $30,000 per month of heroin.

  • Fiscal passes frugal budget

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    The difference between last year’s Fiscal Court budget and this year’s is a little over $311,000, but most line items are similar if not exactly the same as last year’s.

  • Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    Since it began, the Post Office’s national Stamp Out Hunger campaign has collected over one billion pounds of food, amassing 74 million pounds last year alone. But locally, only about 10 pounds was collected last year and Eminence Postmaster John Donnelly wants to change that – in a big way.

    “We’re hoping to get 1,000 pounds of food this year,” Donnelly said. “And I really think we can do it.”

  • A lifetime in Extension: Curtis Coombs

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Curtis Coombs may not have 50 years of experience, but Extension has still played a pivotal role in his life. The 26-year-old Coombs first started with 4-H when he was 10, showing cattle.

    “I started Extension in 4-H…that kinda led me in to start showing cattle,” Coombs said. “I bought a show calf. Then from there, I went to camp every year. I went to 4-H Camp five or six years as a 4-H’er. Then I went one year as a team leader.”

  • Eminence Art Club paints in broad strokes

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The art club at Eminence Independent School is learning what it takes to raise money. The club, directed by art teacher Robin McHone, is creating pieces of art to auction off on Thursday, May 8. The auction’s proceeds will help fund a field trip for the group.

  • Juniors selected for college program

    Several local high school juniors have been chosen to participate in this year’s Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP).

  • Lady Cats down Warriors

    Haley Miles’ towering three-run home run was the highlight of the Henry County Lady Cats’ 16-0 win over the host Eminence Warriors on April 23. Miles’ first inning blast landed atop the roof of a building several feet behind the left field fence and scored Mikaela Cline and Shelby Ray to make it 12-0.

    The Lady Cats added four more runs in the second inning while Paige DeBurger held the Warriors to one hit by Alexis Shields and a walk to Jayden Browning. Marissa Puckett also reached for the Warriors on an error.

  • Wildcats sweep Rebels with 5-2 win

    The Henry County Wildcats baseball team traveled to Owen County Saturday for a doubleheader against the Rebels and the Western Hills Wolverines and split the games getting an important 5-2 district win against Owen County and falling hard to the Wolverines, 15-0.

    HCHS 5 Owen Co. 2

    The Wildcats started the day with a good overall performance against the host Rebels who had their ace, Jarrod Ball on the mound.

  • Warriors drop slug fest to Iroquois 16-8

    The Eminence Warriors baseball team traveled to Iroquois High School to play the Raiders in what turned out to be an offensive breakout for both teams. Unfortunately a late-inning rash of errors and walks opened the door for the Raiders to pull away for the 16-8 win.

  • Cats finish second in NCKC championships

    The Henry County Wildcats boys’ track team finished as runners-up in this year’s NCKC Championships held at Carroll County on April 22.

    The Wildcats were led by Patrick ravens with first place finishes in the shot put and discus, Eddie Jones with a first place finish in the pole vault and fourth place in the 400-meter dash, Connor Finley with a first place finish in the 110-meter hurdles and second in the long jump and Cameron Johnson who had a second place finish in the triple jump, 3rd in the long jump and fifth in the 100-meter dash.