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Today's News

  • Hall named HC Teacher of the Year

    After being named Henry County Public Schools’ districtwide Teacher of the Year on March 16, Kelly Hall, who teaches second grade at New Castle Elementary, reflected on the great educators who inspired and influenced her.
    Hall, who also attended New Castle Elementary as a student, called herself a late bloomer, because she only decided to become a teacher herself after working as an aide beside other educators.

  • Flurry of bills move on for passage

    A flurry of activity stemming from committee meetings and the passage of bills marked a short but intense week six of the Kentucky General Assembly. Although the Senate was only in session from Monday to Wednesday of this week, committee meetings still met during the later part of the week to give final hearings to a few select bills.

  • Kentucky moving closer to federal ID cards

    The 2017 session is coming down to the wire, with major legislation still left to consider on two “concurrence” days next week. After March 15, we recess until March 29 and 30, when we reconvene for our final two days to review any gubernatorial vetoes.

  • Get involved: choose not to be a silent bystander

    The most recent election and ensuing political climate has, at times and arguably, led to negative after-effects for our nation, our citizenry and even our personal relationships. However, I would like to point out one positive result of the eventful political season – community involvement.

  • Local Buzz, March 15, 2017

    Church Activities

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will be celebrating Senior Citizens Day on Sunday, March 26, at 11 a.m. for those 65 years of age and older. Following morning service lunch will be provided. 

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will not  have 9:45 a.m. Sunday School or 11 a.m. morning worship service on Sunday, April 9.  However, on April 9 Pleasant View Baptist Church will be the guest at Centennial Baptist Church for both Sunday School and the 11 a.m. service.

  • Public Records, March 15, 2017

    Arraignments March 2017

    Joshua Ricketts – pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (heroin); drug paraphernalia – buy/possess; and possession of marijuana

  • Lady Cats win first game in extra innings

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats opened the 2017 softball season with a home game Friday night against Bardstown Bethlehem and came away with a 13-12 win in eight innings. The Lady Cats had hot bats despite the chilly weather as they slugged 13 hits.

    Claire Young had two hits and five RBIs and Lilly Golden contributed three hits and two RBIs to lead the offense. Sydney Raisor had two hits and four runs scored.

  • Warriors fall to Generals in season debut

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors opened the baseball season with a home game against the Thomas Nelson Generals Friday night and came away with a 7-4 loss despite taking an early lead.

    Marshall Metten got the Warriors off to a good start in the bottom of the first after pitcher Jared Golden struck out three and gave up one hit in the top of the inning.

    Metten, a freshman, smacked a two-run home run to centerfield with one out and fellow freshman Matthew Hamilton on second base. It was Metten’s first at-bat in a high school game.

  • 36 degrees? Play ball!

    Jon Kasten of HCHS and Tye Lawson of EHS are pretty clever for athletic directors. A certain local sportswriter sent a somewhat desperate email to them Friday that was supposedly from the weather-related illness coordinator of the KHSAA.

    The email attempted to make them believe that games for Friday had been cancelled due to the new KHSAA wind chill index, similar to the heat index table used to decide whether fall sports teams can play or not when it is hot as blazes in mid-August.

  • Dickey brings experience to HCCC

    sports@hclocal.com

    Mike Dickey has many years of experience managing golf courses throughout Indiana and he is bringing that experience to the Henry County Country Club as their new golf pro.

    Dickey was born and raised in Anderson, Ind., and attended Indiana Central College (now Indianapolis University) on a basketball scholarship. He took up golf while in college and grew to have a love for the game.

    After graduating, Dickey began a teaching career that lasted just one and a half years before he started his career in golf course management.