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Today's News

  • In remembrance of a friend named 'Bo'

    My childhood friend, Vinis “Bo” Kelly, Jr., died May 6. We became friends when I was in the second grade and Bo was in the third.

    Bo initiated the friendship. I never knew why. I wish I had asked him.

    I do know what gave rise to our friendship. It was a schoolyard bully and his cronies.

    The bully and his cronies shall remain nameless. Perhaps over time, they grew up to be good men.

    They were not good boys. For today, I will refer to them as “B and Company.”

  • Fog covered site of fatal accident

    An accident on Highway 421 near its intersection with Highway 202 just on the edge of New Castle claimed the life of a Shelbyville woman early Friday morning.
    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard pronounced Patricia Washburn, 56 of Shelbyville, deceased at the scene after her car collided with a loaded recycled metals truck just after 5 a.m. Pollard confirmed that Washburn was wearing her seatbelt.
    The driver of the Stone Transport Inc. truck, John Tyler Murray, 31 of Alexandria, was uninjured and fully cooperative with officials on the scene.

  • More pupils leads to EIS budget growth

    Both the Eminence and Henry County school districts recently presented their tentative budgets for the 2016-17 school year to board members. While one district’s budget changed very little from last year, the other is experiencing significant growth.
    In just two school years, the budget for Eminence Independent Schools has increased by $1.35 million dollars. Superintendent Buddy Berry attributes nearly all of that increase to growth in student enrollment.

  • Library kicks off summer reading program

     The Henry County Public Library kicked off their summer reading program with “Super Saturday” on June 4. The day-long event offered games, crafts and activities in an effort to get children of all ages excited about reading and learning through the summer months.

  • Henry County Relay for Life is set for June 17

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s annual Relay For Life will make strides to help fight cancer on Friday, June 17, according to organizers.

    The event will last from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will take place on the track at Henry County High School.

    Different teams comprised of members from the community, some from churches and businesses, will compete in an effort to raise the most money.

  • Wildcats bow out in 8th region semifinals

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats faced the Simon Kenton Pioneers in the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournament May 31 and lost 7-3.

    Simon Kenton defeated the Shelby County Rockets 5-1 in the first round while the Wildcats knocked off South Oldham, one of the regional favorites, 6-1.

  • Lady Cats fall to North Oldham in region

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats fell to the North Oldham Lady Mustangs, 5-0, May 30 in the first round of the 8th Region tournament at Trimble County High School.

    Lady Mustangs’ pitcher Madisyn Eads confounded the Lady Cats’ hitters all day as she pitched a one-hitter. Eads stuck out nine batters and walked three.

    Haley Miles broke up Eads’ no-hit bid with a single to lead off the seventh inning.

  • The Greatest will be missed

    As a young boy I watched Muhammad Ali in amazement. Not just for his incredible boxing skills but also for his brash, hilarious speaking style. Ali could dazzle in the ring with his incredibly quick feet and hands. Outside the ring he was incredibly quick with his dazzling wit.

    He was a trash talker before it was cool. But it was more than the way he taunted opponents and reporters. He made up simple rhymes that said so much. In another life he could have written campaign ads and commercial jingles.

  • 2016 spring sports review

    sports@hclocal.com

    The spring sports season wrapped up last week with Henry County baseball’s exit from the regional tournament in the semifinal round against Simon Kenton. As the summer break begins, it is time to look back at the teams that graced the playing surfaces of our local schools this spring.

    HCHS baseball goes deep in postseason

    The last couple of weeks of baseball season were filled with high drama on the diamond for the Henry County Wildcats.

  • Wreck claims life of Shelbyville woman