Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 2, 2009

    Wednesday, Sept. 2

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Next Step Family Program will meet at New Castle Elementary from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning with this Wednesday. Contact Brandi Corbett at (502) 845-0307 for more information.

  • 1,000 points of ‘Ouch!’

    Staff writer/photographer

    How would you like to get a free flu shot?

    On Tuesday, Oct. 6, you might just get your chance. The vaccines will be administered by the North Central Health District at Henry County High School that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. But act fast — only 1,000 vials of the vaccine are available, according to Bruce Owens, director of the Henry County Department of Emergency Management.

    The shots are part of a disaster training exercise, and participants must be 18 or older.

  • Sports Briefs


    For those interested in joining, the Henry County cross-country team is practicing at Harry Hill Park daily following school. The team is open to elementary students from New Castle, Campbellsburg and Eastern, along with students at Henry County Middle School and Henry County High School. The first meet is Sept. 5 with the season lasting until October for the younger runners and November for the high school runners. For more information, contact Greg Woods at (502)845-8670.

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  • Berry takes Honor Flight to D.C.

    Staff writer/photographer

    Last Saturday, Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. stepped onto a jet chartered by Honor Flight Network Bluegrass Chapter. He and 37 other World War II veterans from Kentucky were flown to Washington, D.C., for a visit to the World War II memorial.

    Only four of the 38 didn’t require the use of a wheelchair for the walking tour. “I can walk,” he said, “but not all day.”

  • Cats 2nd at tourney

    Playing against one of the strongest fields assembled this golf season, the Henry County girls’ team shot a 356 and finished runners-up in the Bullitt East Tournament at the Tanglewood Golf Course on Saturday.

    Ally Vaughn made the top-10 list on the leader board with a solid 85 for 18 holes, was named to the All-Tournament Team, and combined with her teammates to finish just three strokes behind Notre Dame‘s 353.

  • Henry Co. guts out another win

    Overcoming a lightning delay, a potential momentum shift and an out-of-sync offense, the Henry County Wildcats slayed the Dragons last Friday night with a 13-0 win over South Oldham for a 2-0 start to the season.

  • Bethlehem hands EHS first loss

    Heading into the second half on Friday night in Bardstown, the Eminence Warriors were determined not to let the football game against Bethlehem get out of control as they were trailing 33-6 at the break. It didn’t.

    Neither school reached the end zone during the final two quarters with the Bethlehem Eagles hanging on to their 33-6 advantage until the final horn sounded. While EHS coach Steve Frommeyer was not happy with the final score, he was pleased that his squad was able to progress throughout the game.

  • Campbellsburg teacher creates a ‘mighty mess’

    General Manager

    There’s a little bit of Lisa Hibbs in Allie Doogledorf.

    It’s just one small reason Hibbs, a 25-year-old first grade teacher at Campbellsburg Elementary School dedicated her first book, “Allie Doogledorf and the Mighty Mess,” to her mother. “She’s the one who had to deal with me growing up,” Hibbs told the students of the school.

  • High school construction to be completed by end of month

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams can’t wait to show off the bigger, better high school.

    “I hope it’s something the whole community will be proud of,” he said.

    Abrams said Wehr Constructors and the school’s maintenance crew are busy putting finishing touches on the project.

    Last to be completed on the interior are five new science classrooms and the auditorium. “Everything will be completed by the end of September,” he said.

  • Dyer wins Men’s Invitational with 146 for 18 holes

    The scores were not as low as last season but they were just as close at the Henry County Country Club Men’s Invitation on Aug. 22-23.

    Rusty Dyer shot a 2-over-par 146 for 36 holes, just one stroke better than Jim Richardson at 147 and three strokes better than Brad Gross at 149. Scotty King was fourth at 151 and Vincent Vaughn was fifth at 153. Vaughn won last year’s tournament with a 135.

    “We tried to make it tougher this year with pin placements and the layout,” Golf Pro Neil Uhl said, after pointing out the 11-stroke difference.