Today's News

  • Student of the Week: 5th grader Mia Hall from New Castle Elementary


    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. I don’t really know why. It’s fun. I like doing multiplication and division.

    Do you have any pets?

    Three dogs: Henry, Oscar and Mookie.

    Two cats: Buddy and Town-Town.

    What do you do for fun?

    Play with animals. I throw their toys and we play fetch. They run after them. We play by the creek and the woods. I like to jump on my trampoline.

    Have a favorite movie?

    The Hunger Games.

    Like any particular music?

  • Your choice and your vote are a part of your duty

    By Jon Park

    I recently read a post on Facebook that basically said there are those who are willing to sit out the election next November, if their candidate does not win the primary.

    And that is how we ended up with four more years of Barack ‘I have a pen and a phone’ Obama, and ‘Get Over It’ Beshear.

    In the last gubernatorial elections, there were those who did not care for, then, Sen. David Williams’ demeanor, and sat home.

  • Who else should be in your paper?

    I have an affection for Henry County and most know it.

    Growing up here and having family here, I have enjoyed the trust and confidence from many in the county that an outsider may not immediately get.

  • 3-year sex abuse case settled in circuit court

    By Brad Bowman


    Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced a Henry County man to five years in three-year-old sex abuse case.

    Samuel Cooper, 36, of Lockport, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges involving at the time a 15-year-old female family member.

    On Nov. 20, 2011, a domestic disturbance was reported at 2700 block of Harpers Ferry Road in Lockport. Kentucky State Police came to Cooper’s residence where an argument had escalated over accusations Cooper molesting a family member.

  • Take 5 with Juanita Lashley

    Basic bio

    Eminence native.

    Eminence High School graduate.

    Work History

    Belknap, Louisville secretary in Buying Department Four. Oct. 17, 1983 started in Henry County Clerks Office under Rhonda Carpenter.

    Appointed to Henry County Clerk 2001.

    What was it like

    taking over as Henry County Clerk?

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be in this position. I had worked for Rhonda Carpenter for 18 years. She was a great person, mentor. I can’t say enough about Rhonda.

  • County wants to be work ready

    By Brad Bowman


    County leaders want to improve the quality of life and economics in county by pursuing the Kentucky Work Ready Communities program.

    The certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assists prospective employers that the local workforce has the acquired skills for staffing staff jobs and positions they may need to fill.

  • Lady Cats down Owen, fall to Carroll

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Owen County Lady Rebels on Friday night in an important district seeding game and came away with 45-40 win after playing a near-flawless second quarter.

    After getting off to a good start the Lady Cats led 14-11 at the end of the first period. But the first period was only a hint of what was to come.

    The Cats held Owen County scoreless in the second period while scoring another 14 points to take a 28-11 lead into the locker room.

  • Cats split district games

    The Henry County Wildcats have played in Carroll County’s gym almost as much as they have played in their own gym after playing three games in the North American Stainless tournament and then returning to take on Carroll County for the third time in less than a month and second time in less than a week on Jan. 8.

    The Wildcats won the third matchup by its narrowest margin over the Panthers this year by a score of 55-47.

    The Cats had to put on a furious rally to pull out their third victory over the Panthers.

  • Warriors fall to Gallatin, North Oldham

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Warsaw on Jan. 8 to take on district rival Gallatin County in their first game in ten days and fell to the Wildcats by nine points.

    The Warriors trailed throughout the game but it was close all the way with the greatest margin coming at the end of the third period when Gallatin County hit a three to take a 12-point lead.

  • Warriors lose to Fraize, Newport

    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team traveled to Frederick Fraize High School in Cloverport on Friday night to take on the Lady aces and fell 36-13.

    The Warriors were playing with a depleted lineup that took time to adjust to new roles.

    Emily Bryant is out for the season with a knee injury and Shelby Claxton has yet to be cleared to return from an illness. Another player left the team for personal reasons leaving Coach Zach Adair trying to plug holes in his starting lineup.