Today's News

  • Peyton, 13, Pepsi Player of the Year

    Three area golfers competed in Kentucky’s Pepsi Junior Golf Tour this summer, and came back with impressive results against their age groups.

    MacKenzie Peyton, 13, finished first overall in the 13-15 division, Isaac Klempner, 9, was second in the 10-and-under division, and William Peyton, 6, was fifth in the 10-and-under division. MacKenzie Peyton played in 10 tournaments that counted toward scoring plus the Pepsi Tournament of Champions; Klempner played in five tournaments plus the Pepsi Tournament of Champions; and William Payton played in five tournaments.

  • It’s a ‘mental game’ for EHS

    On the volleyball court, the Eminence Lady Warriors are headed in the right direction compared to where they were last year — the fundamentals have drastically improved, and they have the players to get the job done. But the one area coach Stephanie Meadows is concerned with, she cannot see on the court.

    Through the first two weeks of the season, the Lady Warriors are 1-4 with a win over Evangel Christian and losses to Brown, Gallatin County, Shelby County and Anderson County. The big concern Meadows has is her team’s mentality. 

  • La Grange man dies in ATV wreck

    Staff writer/photographer

    A La Grange man is dead after an ATV accident in Henry County Saturday evening.

    Timothy James, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard.

  • Not the start the Cats wanted

    Friday night’s disappointing 54-24 loss was not the start the Henry County football team was looking for as the Wildcats watched an early lead vanish, gave up 27 points in the second quarter alone and lost all the major statistical categories.

    Holy Cross, a 1A football program that returned most of its key players from last year’s 6-6 squad, spoiled Henry’s opening-game hopes in the Dairy Queen Bowl. It was the first time Henry had lost its opener since 2006 when this year’s seniors were eighth graders.

  • Eastern teachers make pitch for new technology

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eastern Elementary School will soon get a technological leg up thanks to the hard work and planning of faculty and students.

    A group of teachers made the case for classroom technology at the August meeting of the HCPS school board.

  • Fall Fling is Oct. 2

    The 11 th Annual New Castle Fall Fling is Saturday, October 2 from 10 am til 4 pm.  We will have arts & crafts, flea markets, exhibits, food booths, live entertainment, children’s activities, farmer’s market, citywide yard sales, quilt show, car, truck and tractor show, and much more. 

  • It’s the second program win for the Henry boys

    The 1-0 win over Owen County last Thursday night marked just the second time that the Henry County boys’ soccer team has celebrated a win, and gives the Wildcats a 1-1 start to their third season.

    The Wildcats opened 2010 with a 7-0 loss to Fairdale last Tuesday before beating Owen two days later in two road games. Henry was 1-8-1 in the inaugural 2008 season, beating Carroll County, and 0-8 last fall. Owen joins Carroll as the only two teams Henry has beaten through 20 games.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 25, 2010

    Wednesday, August 25

    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.

    Resume assistance at Henry County Library at 10:30 a.m.

    The Campbellsburg Elementary School Site-Based Council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    Thursday, August 26

  • Ironman this Sunday!!!

    The Louisville Ford Ironman has finally arrived, and I’m not really sure how to feel about it. Part of me wants to smile at the world, and part of me wants to go hide in a lonely ditch.

  • Experimental Virtuoso

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ronnie Eddins is a quiet man, one of very few words until the subject of Kentucky Bourbon is introduced.

    Then he waxes rhapsodic over the perfect alligator char on good white oak barrels and the fruity, nutty-maple taste of aged Bourbon whiskey.

    Eddins has worked at Frankfort’s Buffalo Trace Distillery almost 50 years, though he says when he got the job in 1961 he didn’t really even want to work there.