Today's News

  • Quilt show: An artistic expression

    By Brad Bowman


    Donna Duncan travels around from schools to community events showing off quilts more like works of art than the traditional quilts your grandmother made.

    In the A New Box of Crayons Trunk Show, Duncan presents and displays 31 quilts inspired by the new box of crayons theme.

  • Public Record for the week of Feb. 5


    Baquan M. Sledge, 25, of Detroit arrested on I-71 at the 30-mile marker northbound, Pendleton on 1/27 by Trooper Morris and charged with operating on a suspended OLN; failure to wear seatbelt; failure to produce insurance card.

    Mohammed Ahmad J. Althmi, 34, of Cincinnati arrested on I-71 at the 37-mile marker northbound, Campbellsburg on 1/29 by Trooper Jodry and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia; failure to produce insurance card.

  • Wildcats fall to Gallatin, 61-53

    When the Henry County Wildcats hosted District 30 rivals Gallatin County on Jan. 28, poor free throw shooting by the host Wildcats was their ultimate downfall. Henry County hit just 10 of 25 free throws for 40 percent while the visiting Wildcats hit 24-32 for 75 percent.

    “We missed 15 free throws and lost by eight points,” Coach Enoch Welch said. That tells the whole story.”

  • BUSY week end with close loss to Beth Haven

    The Eminence girls’ basketball team had a busy week, playing four games in five days last week. The week started with a 43-8 loss at KCD on Jan. 27 followed by a 60-13 loss at West Jesamine. On Thursday the Warriors hosted cross-county rivals Henry County and fell 50- 15 and ended with a 42-33 loss to Beth Haven on Friday that showed that the Warriors’ offensive game is improving heading into the final weeks of the season.

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    The Bearcats got off to a strong start and were ahead 14-4 at the end of the first period.

  • Lady Cats defeat Warriors

    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Warsaw on Jan. 29 to take on the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats and fell 58-37. The Lady Cats trailed by just nine points at the break but a slow start in the third quarter sealed the game for Gallatin County.

    In the first period the Lady Wildcats jumped out to a 13-5 lead but Henry County came back in the second period and played them evenly. The Lady Wildcats were only able to add one point to their lead going into the locker room.

  • Third time not a charm for Warriors

    The Eminence Warriors found themselves in an unusual situation when they hosted the Owen County Rebels on Jan. 29. The game was the third straight in which the Warriors and Rebels had faced off because of a scheduling fluke and bad weather.  The Rebels won a regular season matchup on Jan. 16 by a score of 57-44. They defeated the Warriors 72-71 in the first round of the All A Classic on Jan. 22 and then came back to Eminence after both teams lost games due to weather cancellations to play again a week later.

  • Couple acquitted

    By Brad Bowman


    A jury in Henry County District Court acquitted Bob and Ann Cook in a county ordinance case spanning five years with a possible 365 violations.

    Years of paperwork with motions for dismissal on both sides, complaints filed with the state over Henry County’s building and zoning permit process and numerous continuances have made for an exorbitant legal process.

  • Eastern Elementary String Program gets donations


    Bruce Scott wanted to level the playing field for students who want to pursue music.

    Scott, a retiree who plays cello in the Louisville Philharmonia Orchestra, took an instructional course on repairing violins. Last week, he donated two restored violins to Eastern Elementary Arts and Humanities teacher Amy Knight.

    Equipped with new rosin and a case, the refurbished violins look new and are ready to play a reel.

  • Bonus plan ordinance created for New Castle


    Employees in the city of New Castle have received bonuses in the past, but now there will be an ordinance in place to structure those year-end and anniversary bonuses.

    “It was okay that we had given bonuses. It wasn’t illegal,” said Mayor Denny Benham. “We just didn’t have an ordinance that addressed it.”

  • Six More Weeks

    By Brad Bowman


    With another round of winter weather, Henry County and the surrounding region saw totals Monday ranging from 3-8 inches of snow accumulation. At the time of press, Henry County is expected to have another bout of rain, freezing rain and possible snow hit the area Tuesday night.

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman for District 5, Andrea Clifford said rain negates most preparatory work crews can do.