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Today's News

  • Grease is the word for Henry County's spring show

    The world of 1950s Chicago Greasers will come alive onstage April 23 through 26 in the John W. Smith Jr. Auditorium at Henry County High School.  
    While most famous for the movie version starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, Grease began its life as a highly successful stage musical.  
    When the original Broadway show closed in 1980, the 3,388 performances made it the longest running musical to date.  

  • Guild's craft show, farmers' market spring up

    April showers bring May flowers, and we certainly should have a great showing of May flowers.  
    I hope all is well, and that business is thriving after the winter storms we endured.  
    I am happy to welcome a new member to the Chamber.
    Keller Williams/Bluegrass Homes and Farms with Tommie Tingle and Linda Jackson Bailey are ready to serve your real estate needs.  
    You can reach them at (502) 379-1490 or by e-mail tommietingle@kw.com.  
    While they are affiliated with Keller Williams, their focus is on Henry County.  

  • On the run from zombies

    New Castle Service Park was invaded by the walking dead Saturday. Henry County Middle School sponsored its first Spring Zombie Attack 5K, at which runners were provided streamers to carry through the race that zombie middle school students tried to snatch away from them. The zombie that collected the most streamers was promised a prize. Monies raised from the event will be used to provide end of the year activities for the school.HCMS Principal and avid runner Zach Woods avoided zombies Dillon Hoskins and Dawson Allen with a nifty spin move.

  • Lady Cats go to 4-0 in district play

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats started last week with a tough loss to Western Hills before defeating two district opponents. They then travelled to Florida where they split games with two highly regarded teams in the Florida Beach Bash on Sunday.

    Western Hills 2 HCHS 1

    The Lady Cats hosted Western Hills March 30 and played one of their best games of the season against a quality opponent in the Lady Wolverines.

  • Wildcats pummel Central, Eminence

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcat baseball team managed to get two wins last week before the rains came and wiped out the rest of their scheduled games for the week.

    On March 30 the Wildcats defeated Central 17-7 and the following day they defeated county rival Eminence 24-3.

    HCHS 17 Central 7

    The Wildcats fell behind 4-0 in the top of the second inning but rebounded with five runs in their half of the inning to take the lead.

  • EHS softball falls to Carroll

    spots@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors softball team traveled to Carrollton March 31 to take on the Carroll County Lady Panthers and came away with a 9-2 loss.

    The Lady Panthers scored two runs in the first and one run in the second and third innings to jump on top 4-0. They added two more in the fourth inning and looked like they would pull away from the Warriors, but Eminence came back to get two runs in the fifth to make it 6-2.

  • EHS falls to Valley, Carroll

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Louisville March 30 and took on the Valley Vikings in their third game of the season.

    The Warriors fell 8-1 but showed marked improvements in the game.

    The Warriors scored first in the top of the first inning when Mitchell Metten singled, stole second and third base and then came home on a Cole Lawson hit.

    Valley got three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

    After a scoreless second inning for both teams, Valley added a single run in the third and fourth innings.

  • Two track Cats compete at Central

    Submitted

    Henry County High School track athletes Patrick Cravens and Cameron Johnson competed in the Lenny Lyles Invitational Track Meet at Central High School March 31 and came away with impressive results against some of the top teams in the area.

    Cravens finished third in the discus with a throw of 112 feet, 2 inches and fifth in the shot put with a distance of 39 feet, 2 inches. Cravens was second among all Class 2A competitors in the shot put and first among all 2A competitors in the discus.

  • Tips to speed up fruit ripening

    For most people, the upcoming months signal the arrival of fresh, seasonal produce, which promises eating at its finest. However, sometimes that produce isn’t as ripe as you need it to be.
    Some produce that has traveled a great distance is picked while it is still green and will not be ripe when it reaches the store. For some fruits, you can speed up the ripening process at home.
    Common fruits that can be ripened at home include bananas, cantaloupe, peaches, pears, pineapples and tomatoes.

  • Announcing the 4-H communications event winners