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Today's News

  • An honest day's pay for an honest day's work

    It’s fair to say that we in the United States venerate the economic and the social value of people holding down a job.

    We hear monthly reports about the unemployment/employment rates. Educational efforts at the public school and the university level are both increasingly geared toward learning skills with an eye on students landing careers. I hear there are a few dozen workforce training programs that trickle down from the federal level.

  • Local Buzz, April 13, 2016

    Church Activities

    New Castle First Baptist Church will sponsor a dessert reception on Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the Naivasha Children’s Shelter, Director Kristen Lowry will share about the work of the shelter, which rescues, houses, feeds and educates young boys off the streets in Kenya. Donations will be welcome at the event to assist with the current needs of the shelter. For information on the shelter, visit www.ncshelter.org.

  • Lady Cats down Warriors, Lady Tigers

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats got on track with two runaway wins during spring break last week.

    Henry County came into the week with just two wins against nine losses but doubled their win total with an 18-0 win over Eminence and a 20-3 win over Bardstown.

    The Lady Cats used a big first inning against host Eminence April 5 to put the game out of doubt early.

    They scored 10 runs in their first at-bat as Warrior pitchers struggled with control problems and the Lady Cats took advantage with timely hits.

  • Wildcats go 4-1 on Florida Spring break trip

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats baseball team got over their mini-slump in a hurry by winning the last four games of their five-game trip to Fort Walton Beach.

    After starting their season 7-1, the Wildcats lost 8-0 to Owen County in their last game before traveling to Florida.

    In their first game in Florida they lost 8-1 to Crittenden County then reeled off three wins by wide margins before winning a close one with Campbellsville to finish the trip.

  • Warriors fall to Raiders, 12-4

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Trimble County Raiders Thursday night and got off to a good start with a run in the bottom of the first.

    Austin Perry led off with a base hit and stole second base. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a balk by the Raiders’ pitcher.

    Trimble County took the lead in the top of the second with two runs on a double and three singles. The Warriors limited the damage when A. J. Shaw made a diving stop at third base to get the final out with the bases loaded.

  • Brown to coach EHS basketball

    sports@hclocal.com

    Dale Brown has verbally accepted an offer from Eminence High School principal Angie Deckard to be the boys basketball coach at Eminence High School next season, according to EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry.

    Brown, who played for the University of Kentucky from 1991 to 1993, replaces long time EHS coach Chris Nethery who was notified in early March that his contract to coach the team would not be renewed for the 2016-17 season.

  • Kirk signs with Campbellsville soccer

    sports@hclocal.com

    HCHS senior Justice Kirk signed with Campbellsville University to play soccer Friday in a signing ceremony at the school.

    Kirk, a central defender for the Lady Cats, was the anchor of the defense throughout her high school career. That career included playing on some of the most successful teams in school history.

    Lady Cats soccer Coach Shelby Mings was instrumental in helping Kirk make the choice to play for the Lady Tigers.

  • Biologists search for barn owls

    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need the public’s help in locating as many barn owl nesting sites as possible to gain a deeper understanding of why the species has declined in the state, according to a news release. Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. Currently there are only about 50 documented nesting locations statewide.  

  • Activities sprout with spring weather

    Upcoming spring events and activities include:
    • Art and Craft Guild Show, Saturday, April 16
    The Art Guild will hold their annual Spring Art Show at the 4-H Center at the Henry County Fairgrounds.  
    This is a great opportunity to get those wedding and graduation gifts and to support our talented local artists and craftspeople. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Walker Bag Work Day, Saturday, April 16

  • Shoo away the fly known as spotted wing drosophila

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service