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Today's News

  • Eastern is holding Recess for Relay

    Ms. Powell’s 5th grade class is excited about Relay Recess Activities this week at Eastern Elementary.  This week we are focusing on teaching the students habits that will enable them to lead healthy lives.
    On Thursday and Friday we are having school wide survivor walks in the afternoon.  Students are working on posters and signs to honor those who have fought the battle against cancer.

  • N.C. Spring Fling approaches

    The 31st Annual New Castle Spring Fling honoring WWII veterans will be Saturday, June 8. There will be activities all day long until 10 p.m.

    We will start the day with breakfast at New Castle First Baptist Church, 5k run/walk, with applications available at New Castle City Hall.  If you pre-register in advance you will save money.

  • The Atchison Greenhouse has grown

    Not every young entrepreneur begins his career in the seventh grade, but Kyle Atchison bought his first lawn mower and started his business with 10 customers.  His business grew over the years to 35 lawns a week.  Realizing his future would be in this area, after high school graduation, Kyle attended Jefferson Technical College and earned his degree in the two-year horticulture program. 

  • Jury finds Joseph David Martin guilty, recommends 580 years

    A Henry County jury has convicted Joseph David Martin, 39, on every count related to charges that he had sex with an underage female over a three-year-period.

    The jury took three hours to declare Martin guilty after receiving the case Wednesday afternoon. Thursday, they took just 90 minutes to setence him to the maximum possible: 580 years.

  • Taylor Made act of kindness

    Shayn Straughn, a freshman at Henry County High School, was the recipient of a random act of kindness a couple of weeks ago.

    Straughn was on the Henry County golf team this past fall and has only been playing for a couple of years. Shayn describes his game as ‘a work in progress.’

    Like many young aspiring golfers, Straughn’s equipment was of the hand-me-down variety. You might describe his equipment as well worn if you want to be kind.

  • There is good in the world

     

     

    On Monday, April 15 I got a text in the midst of trying to write what felt like dozens of reports on baseball, softball and track. I was also distracted by the events in Boston like everyone else in the country that day.

    The text was from a former colleague. It said, “I may have a pretty good human interest story for you if you get the time to call this week.”

  • Henry sweeps in Cats' fight

    The Henry County Wildcats capitalized on errors in a doubleheader with Gallatin County, winning both games Saturday.

    The Cats got strong pitching from Seth Williams and Brad West and good defense to work out of a couple of jams on their way to a 7-0 win in the first game.

    After a scoreless first inning the Wildcats broke out for four runs in the second inning.

  • Freshman goes to the wall against Owen

    The Henry County Lady Cats needed a big catch from freshman left fielder Shelby Ray to hold on to a victory over host Owen County in a district seeding game last week.

    They got it.

    Owen County trailed 9-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh, but rallied for four runs and had the bases loaded with two outs when Ray snagged a deep hit that was destined to be a walk-off home run for the Lady Rebels.

    Coach Jon Kasten described the final tense moments:

  • EHS Student Athlete of the Week-Morgan Smith

    Morgan is a senior on the Warriors’ softball team.

     

    What are your hobbies?

    I like to read and play softball recreationally.

     

    What about non-school activities?

    I work at Dairy Queen.

     

    How about school clubs?

    Pep Club and Voice Team.

     

    What’s your favorite school subject?

    English.

     

    What’s your favorite music style/artist?

    I really like everything/Boyce Avenue.

  • HCHS Student Athlete of the Week-Austin Armstrong

    Austin is a senior on the Wildcats’ track team.

    What are your hobbies?

    Playing other sports, hanging with friends and fishing and hunting.

    What about non-school activities?

    I help with youth baseball when I can. I am in the Love-a-Child mentoring program and I help at elementary track meets.

    What’s your favorite school subject?

    English.

    What’s your favorite music style/artist?

    I like rap and some country/ I just listen to them all.