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Today's News

  • Woods giving back to his school

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    Many successful homegrown athletes leave Henry County and never look back. Zach Woods, however, returned home after a highly successful academic and athletic career at Centre College to do what others in the community had done for him.

    Woods, who graduated from Henry County High School in 1992, was a two-sport star for the Wildcats. He was a four-year varsity letterman in football as well as being a three-year varsity letterman for the basketball team. He was named the Ross Wallace Male Athlete of the Year in his junior and senior years.

  • Bullock to lead EHS volleyball

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    Morgan Bullock, a graduate of Franklin County High School and Campbellsville University, will be the new coach of the Eminence Warrior volleyball team.

    Bullock is leaving the Franklin County system where she was the head coach of the Elkhorn Middle School softball team and assistant coach for the Franklin County High School softball team.

    Before returning to Franklin County, Bullock taught at Green County High School where she was assistant basketball coach for the girls’ team.

  • Peyton rolling along

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    MacKenzie Peyton continues to play solid golf as her senior season at Henry County High School approaches. Since winning the Henry County Country Club Championship with a club record score of 67-76-143, last year’s state runner-up has competed in two tournaments.

    On July 19-20 in the Team Challenge at Old Bridge Golf Course in Danville, Peyton teamed with Kaitlyn Riley of Anderson County to shoot 65-67-132. The score was good enough for a tie for first.

  • McKee officiates jumior worlds

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    Jim McKee, third from right, of Turners Station, and nine other Kentuckians traveled to Eugene, Ore. July 23 through July 28 to officiate at the World Junior Track and Field Championships.

    The 10 USATF Kentucky officials were the highest total sent by any association to the contest.

  • Letter to the editor

     

    First, allow me to congratulate the committee who organized this year’s Harvest Showcase for another job well done.  

  • Misdirected ramblings and bad information

     

    In just the last few weeks, I’ve decided the only real advantage that GPS on a mobile device can accurately claim over a map is you don’t have to fold electronics after getting finished with them.

  • Appreciative of the opportunity, moving on

     

    When I came to Henry County, I couldn’t have been more excited. I had my first real job in my career and was moving to Louisville with my wife. 

  • Brits lead the way at soccer camp

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    Jamie Walsh and Chris Gartside traveled a long way to share their passion for soccer with young Henry County soccer players this week.

    Walsh, from Cardiff, Wales and Gartside, from Manchester, England, are teaching soccer skills across the country this summer as part of the Challenger Sports Program.

  • Inspiration abounds

    Inspiration abounds for the old guy

    A few weeks ago I mentioned that a couple of stories I did on local athletes combined with the pain I experienced refereeing some middle school basketball games had motivated me to get back on my bike and start exercising again.

    Well, almost a month later I have ridden about 10 times with most of the rides being only 10 miles long.

    At this point I’m sure some of you are thinking, “Only 10 miles. Are you kidding?”

  • Barrows steps down

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    Stephanie Barrows, who took over the EHS volleyball program five years ago and rebuilt it almost from scratch, has resigned.

    Barrows led the team from a record of 3-20 in her first year in 2009 to a record of 22-3 last year when the Warriors reached the semifinals of the regional tournament.