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Today's News

  • On the run from zombies

    New Castle Service Park was invaded by the walking dead Saturday. Henry County Middle School sponsored its first Spring Zombie Attack 5K, at which runners were provided streamers to carry through the race that zombie middle school students tried to snatch away from them. The zombie that collected the most streamers was promised a prize. Monies raised from the event will be used to provide end of the year activities for the school.HCMS Principal and avid runner Zach Woods avoided zombies Dillon Hoskins and Dawson Allen with a nifty spin move.

  • Lady Cats go to 4-0 in district play

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats started last week with a tough loss to Western Hills before defeating two district opponents. They then travelled to Florida where they split games with two highly regarded teams in the Florida Beach Bash on Sunday.

    Western Hills 2 HCHS 1

    The Lady Cats hosted Western Hills March 30 and played one of their best games of the season against a quality opponent in the Lady Wolverines.

  • Wildcats pummel Central, Eminence

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcat baseball team managed to get two wins last week before the rains came and wiped out the rest of their scheduled games for the week.

    On March 30 the Wildcats defeated Central 17-7 and the following day they defeated county rival Eminence 24-3.

    HCHS 17 Central 7

    The Wildcats fell behind 4-0 in the top of the second inning but rebounded with five runs in their half of the inning to take the lead.

  • EHS softball falls to Carroll

    spots@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors softball team traveled to Carrollton March 31 to take on the Carroll County Lady Panthers and came away with a 9-2 loss.

    The Lady Panthers scored two runs in the first and one run in the second and third innings to jump on top 4-0. They added two more in the fourth inning and looked like they would pull away from the Warriors, but Eminence came back to get two runs in the fifth to make it 6-2.

  • EHS falls to Valley, Carroll

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Louisville March 30 and took on the Valley Vikings in their third game of the season.

    The Warriors fell 8-1 but showed marked improvements in the game.

    The Warriors scored first in the top of the first inning when Mitchell Metten singled, stole second and third base and then came home on a Cole Lawson hit.

    Valley got three runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.

    After a scoreless second inning for both teams, Valley added a single run in the third and fourth innings.

  • Two track Cats compete at Central

    Submitted

    Henry County High School track athletes Patrick Cravens and Cameron Johnson competed in the Lenny Lyles Invitational Track Meet at Central High School March 31 and came away with impressive results against some of the top teams in the area.

    Cravens finished third in the discus with a throw of 112 feet, 2 inches and fifth in the shot put with a distance of 39 feet, 2 inches. Cravens was second among all Class 2A competitors in the shot put and first among all 2A competitors in the discus.

  • Tips to speed up fruit ripening

    For most people, the upcoming months signal the arrival of fresh, seasonal produce, which promises eating at its finest. However, sometimes that produce isn’t as ripe as you need it to be.
    Some produce that has traveled a great distance is picked while it is still green and will not be ripe when it reaches the store. For some fruits, you can speed up the ripening process at home.
    Common fruits that can be ripened at home include bananas, cantaloupe, peaches, pears, pineapples and tomatoes.

  • Announcing the 4-H communications event winners
  • Eminence pre-school screening and Kindergarten registration set

    Screenings for Eminence Preschool will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday April 16 and Friday April 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eminence Elementary School.
    If your child will be 4 years old by August 1, he or she can be screened for EIS preschool program. Screening is necessary for placement so it is important to bring your child with you.
    Three-year-old children with a disability or developmental delay can be screened as well.

  • Students get creative for conservation

    The 2014 theme for the Conservation Art and Writing Contests, sponsored by the Farm Bureau Federation and Henry County Conservation was “protecting Kentucky’s soil.”
    All Henry County students from first through 12th grades are encouraged to enter. There were 761 entries for the art contest and 54 for the writing contest.
    The conservation district awards cash, certificates and tee-shirts to all winners.
    Henry County Conservation art and writing contest winners include:
    County winners for art include: