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Today's News

  • Dream wranglin'

    Cowboy Leslie Fender doesn’t wrangle cattle. He’s wrangling a childhood dream.

    Residents traveling through Eminence last week on Wednesday morning might have caught a glimpse of Fender’s quarter horse Angel untied, patiently waiting in a parking space for Fender to finish his breakfast. The scene of a horse outfitted with saddlebags parked next to an El Camino made for quite a juxtaposition.

  • Hunting with heart

    Robbie Aldridge hunts for his family, not for sport.

    Deep in the hills and hollers, along the tributary commonly known as Six Mile Creek, Aldridge hunts on his family’s 52-acre farm.

    Dawn barely touches landmarks known to Aldridge’s family like Fool’s Holler and the site of the Salem schoolhouse, a location marked only by a well. Aldridge can trace his family roots back 200 years in the area where he hunts.

  • Courthouse roots date to 1799

    The historic commission report entering the Henry County Court House, jail and warden’s house on the National Register of Historic Places tells just one part of the courthouse and connecting buildings’ history.

    The present courthouse and adjoining jail entered onto the registry in 1977, but the original site and government of Henry County had its first meeting at the home of Richard Rue on July 22, 1799. New Castle wouldn’t incorporate for another 18 years.

  • County to absorb garbage increase

    In a 5-1 vote, the Henry County Fiscal Court voted last week to leave garbage rates as they are — $19 — for county residents.

    For the last three years, the court has voted to absorb the price increases — which are set in the county contract with Rumpke — in an effort to prevent price increases on residents.

  • Roadside cleanup

    Nearly 400 Henry County citizens turned out Saturday, November 3, to assist with Henry County’s annual roadside litter clean up. Working under the direction of Henry County Planning & Zoning and Henry County Solid Waste Department, these citizens cleaned over 150 miles of Henry County roads. Through the efforts of 25 teams, over 1,000 bags of trash were collected.

  • HCHS grads enjoy brotherhood at TMC

    Erick Butler, Cody Hinkel and Luke Magness took different paths to the Thomas More Saints, but the former Henry County Wildcat teammates are playing football together again for the first time in four years.

    Butler, a sophomore, played his first year at Thomas More after one year at Pikeville College. Butler left Pikeville after his freshman year and sat out a year before transferring to Thomas More.

  • Memo to ESPN: It's not The Shot, It's the Stomp

     

     

    The college basketball season got under way last week and already the Duke Blue Devils have ruined our victory lap.

    Fear not Wildcat fans.

    When you look at the room for growth that the Wildcats have as compared to the veteran Blue Devils it should warm your heart. Duke will not get a whole lot better this year. Kentucky will.

  • EHS Student-Athlete of the Week-Cornelius Sanford

    Cornelius is a junior on the Warriors’ football and basketball teams.

    What are your hobbies?
    Hanging out with friends and playing basketball.

    How about school clubs?
    Senior Beta and Pep Club.

    What’s your favorite music style/artist?
    R&B and Hip Hop.
    I like Kirko Bangz. He is from Houston and went to the same high school that my mom taught at.

    What’s your favorite sports teams/athlete?
    Texas for football and North Carolina for basketball.

  • HCHS Student Athletes of the Week- Shelby and Sydney Abrams

    Shelby and Sydney are seniors on the Lady Cats’ basketball team.
    What are your hobbies?
    Shelby: Going to the lake (Taylorsville) and going to UK football and basketball games.
    Sydney: Hanging out with friends and going to the lake.
    What about non-school activities?
    Relay for Life team co-captains, New Castle 1st Baptist Church Youth Group, and Henry County Youth Coalition.
    How about school clubs?
    FBLA, FOR Club, KYA/KUNA, Pep Club, Beta, Student Council, National Honor Society and FCA.

  • Can’t we all just get along? Yes!

    Now that the election is over, I feel a void in my life.

    The criticism of another’s position, the constant heated debate between family members filled with a heavy dose of vituperation has since dwindled into anemic soliloquies where no one listens but the speaker.

    Don’t worry I ‘m not going to rant about my political position nor demand any reader to understand what I think sound public policy should look like.