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Today's News

  • HC track competes at state

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    Henry County High School track athletes Morgan Miller, Cameron Johnson, Patrick Cravens and Connor Finley traveled to Lexington Friday to compete in the 2015 Kentucky State Track Championship.

    Miller was the only female competitor for Henry County. The senior cleared eight feet on her third attempt but barely brushed the bar off in her three attempts at eight feet, six inches to finish in 12th place.

    Finley finished first in his heat of the 110-meter hurdles and 12th overall with a season-best time of 16.76.

  • Gallatin defeats Warriors

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    The Eminence Warriors baseball team faced Gallatin County in the first round of the district tournament May 18 and fell to the Wildcats 10-0 in six innings.

    The Warriors were held to one hit in the game and Gallatin County had 14 hits.

    But the statistics were deceptive as Eminence hit several hard balls right at the defense and Gallatin County got the benefit of several bloop hits that found empty space. The Wildcats played almost flawless defense while the Warriors had two errors.

  • EHS girls fall to Carroll

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team traveled to Owen County on May 18 to take on the Carroll County Lady Panthers in the 31st District tournament. The Lady Panthers prevailed 7-1.

    Carroll scored a run in the bottom of the first. After the leadoff hitter reached on an error, the second batter put down a successful bunt to put runners on second and third. The number three hitter doubled to drive home the game’s first run.

  • Storm fins home in Henry County

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    The Kentucky Storm semi-pro football team is entering its third year of existence and has finally found a place to play in Henry County.

    The team has been based in Henry County for the past two years but did not have a football field to play on in the county. The first season, the team played at Daniel Field in Shelbyville and last year they played at Flaget Field in Louisville.

    This year the team will play at the football field in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park in New Castle.

  • Sharpshooters win big at Spencer

    Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled with 24 team members to Taylorsville on Saturday, May 16, to compete in shotgun, archery, .22 rifle, air pistol, and .22 pistol at the Spencer County Invitational. The competition drew participants from surrounding counties and was the first competition of the season.

    The Sharpshooters had a successful day, with numerous team members bringing home trophies, including some first-time winners.

    The next competition will be at Washington County June 6.

  • Saying good-bye to Eminence High
  • Veterans honored with Memorial Day service

    On Memorial Day, the Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary presented a program to honor those who had served in our country’s military. Rain moved the program from the Courthouse Lawn to the New Castle United Methodist Church, but the program itself moved the hearts of those who attended.

  • We Care holds sign-ups May 28

    A representative of the We Care energy-saving program through LG&E and KU will sign-up those eligible for assistance at the Henry County Help Center May 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    We Care offers weatherization and conservation advice at no cost to those who qualify, according to information from the program.
    Energy conservation efforts can include air and duct sealing and insulation; attic and wall insulation; water heater insulating jackets; energy-efficient water devices; heating and central air conditioning tune-ups; and more.
    Those eligible include:

  • Henry County’s Biggest Loser produces lots of winners

    Henry County’s Biggest Loser went through a make-over during it’s eighth season, according to a news release from community organizer Mona Huff.
    Based on the popular television show about weight control, Biggest Loser found success in helping participants take off many pounds, only to gain weight back later.
    So, organizers made the decision to change the focus from weight loss to focus on learning healthy lifestyles, the news release said. Losing pounds might be slower, but the end results would be more beneficial over the long term.

  • Director to seek more involvement in Chamber

    Paul Cole’s tenure as director of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce will be all about encouraging involvement.
    After living in his adopted community of New Castle for two years, he saw the opportunity to give back and to become more involved himself.
    When he follows retiring Pat Wallace beginning July 1, Cole hopes to attract more members and get more people involved in the organization.
    Born in New Marion, Ind., Cole had already been acquainted with this area when he and his wife bought a home in Henry County in 2012.