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Today's News

  • Warriors edge Gallatin, Williamstown

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors had a good week last week with wins over two teams that had beaten them previously and a 114-point outburst against Evangel.

    The biggest win of the bunch was a home district win over Gallatin County who had defeated the Warriors by 25 points in the first game of the season.

    EHS 70 Gallatin 66

    Gallatin County came into the game at Eminence with an unblemished district record and that 25-point win over the Warriors in hand.

  • Wildcats pound Panthers, squeak by Lloyd

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats picked up their second win of the season over the Carroll County Panthers Jan. 3. They pulled out to a 20-point lead late in the fourth period before emptying their bench and seeing the Panthers make a late push to close within 10 points at 62-52.

    The Panthers got off to a good start, taking a 5-0 lead in the first minute of the game. But Henry County answered with a Zach Hinkel basket inside and a 3-pointer from Devin McIntosh to tie it at 5-5.

  • EHS girls drop two games

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Williamstown Wednesday night to play the Lady Demons and came out on fire.

    The Warriors hit four 3-pointers in the first period and led 20-9 going into the second period. Faithe Axline had two 3-pointers and a two-pointer to lead the Warriors’ opening onslaught.

    Eminence continued to score at a fast pace in the second quarter but Williamstown began to heat up as well. Eminence outscored the Lady Demons 15-14 in the second period to lead 35-23 at halftime.

  • Lady Cats fall to Carroll, 50-40

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats made a better showing than in their first encounter when they hosted Carroll County Jan. 3.

    In the first game between Henry County and the Lady Panthers, it was all but over early as Carroll County cruised to a 48-22 win. This time, the Lady Cats were within single digits and the Lady Panthers were calling timeouts late in the final period before pulling out a 50-40 win.

    The Lady Panthers jumped out to a 6-0 lead before two Kaylee Tingle drives to the basket made it 6-4.

  • Abrams to lead state retired teachers

    Saying it was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up, Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) Superintendent Tim Abrams recently announced he will retire at the end of this school year to become the executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA).
    Coincidentally, he will be following familiar footsteps into the role. Currently Dr. Bob Wagoner holds the position with KRTA, but had been the superintendent of HCPS 15 years ago, when Abrams was tapped to be his replacement.

  • The untold story of a WWI hero

    The memory of Fielding Vories Meek carried on in Smithfield well after he died on a World War I battlefield, a medic trying to save the lives of American soldiers.
    An often-repeated story recalls his last day working on the family farm on Giltner Road before shipping off to join the medical corps.
    As recorded in “Henry County, Kentucky, 1798-1995” by Ruth Clark, Meek put on a brave face for his family members as he helped store hay bales.

  • Suspect in stabbing killed after chase

    An argument between stepfather and stepson ended tragically last Wednesday night when Richard Jackson was killed by a police officer in Indiana.
    At about 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, Kentucky State Police (KSP) received a call from a home on La Grange Road just outside New Castle. The caller said Emmet Pendleton, 55 of New Castle, had been stabbed in the head and the suspect, his stepson Richard Jackson, had fled the scene.
    “As far as we know it was a domestic,” KSP Trooper Joshua Lawson said.

  • Shots fired in Sulphur fight, 3 hurt

    A fight between two men Sunday night sent three people to the hospital, two with gunshot wounds to their legs.
    Shortly after 5 p.m. on Jan. 8, Kentucky State Police (KSP) responded to a residence on Hollow Tree Road in Sulphur. Gloria Campbell, 59 of La Grange, had been shot in the leg and a second victim, William Miller, 39 of Carrollton, had also been shot in the leg and had fled the scene, according to Trooper Joshua Lawson of KSP.

  • School briefs for Jan. 11, 2017

    Martin and Vogel earn their degrees

    Among the University of the Cumberlands’ 606 graduates receive their degrees Dec. 23 were two local students.
    The graduates from Henry County included:
    • William Martin of New Castle, who earned a master of arts in education degree.
    • Michelle Vogel of Campbellsburg, who earned a master of arts in education degree.

    Smith graduates from Linsey Wilson

  • Clubs will provide activities during the winter

    This month several 4-H clubs for those 9 to 18 years old will start up again.
    These clubs are usually held during the winter months when student activities are fewer and weather is not as agreeable for being outside.
    Sewing Club begins meeting regularly on Mondays and Thursdays starting Thursday, Jan. 19.
    This club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Extension office.  
    Through this club, 4-H youth will learn how to operate a sewing machine and learn the basic sewing tools.