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Today's News

  • Peyton wins tourney; Commits to South Alabama

    sports@hclocal.com

    MacKenzie Peyton traveled to Birmingham, Alabama last week to compete in the Birmingham Junior Open golf tournament on June 30 and July 1.

    Peyton shot an even par 72 on the first day to lead by a whopping nine strokes going into the final round.

    Peyton started the second day a little wobbly when she double-bogeyed the second hole.

  • Howard great; USA, not so much

    sports@hclocal.com

    Tim Howard, the United States National Team goalkeeper, gave one of the great performances in the history of the World Cup in the team’s 2-1 loss against Belgium on July 1.

    It doesn’t say a lot for the rest of the team that the goalkeeper had to make a mind-boggling 16 saves and we still lost 2-1.

  • Henry County Fair Motor Sports

    People came out in droves for a variety of tractor pulls, horse pulls and mud sports last week.

    A large crowd turned out for the Mud Run and Mud Bog races on Thursday night to watch the mud fly and to see if the trucks could stay on the right track. The Mud Bog went on into the wee hours of Friday morning.

    The tractor and truck pulls featured some old fashioned deadweight pulls and antique tractors as well as modern tractors and trucks.

  • Sports Briefs

    Ray, Mertz in softball tourney

    Shelby Ray, daughter of Robbie and Denise Miskell of Port Royal and Savannah Mertz, daughter of Steve and Peggy Mertz of Eminence competed in the “Kings Island College Showcase” in Milford, Ohio the weekend of June 28-29.

    They competed in the 16U division, which had 24 teams from across the United States. Shelby’s team, Louisville Select, represented girls from five different school districts and placed eighth in the tournament. Shelby has racked up 19 RBIs so far this season for the Select.

  • Henry County Hustlers
  • Kurtz runs in Great Buffalo Chase
  • Youth Catfish tournament

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club held their annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 21. More than 50 children of all ages were on hand to “catch the big ones.” Skill levels ranged from “never having fished before” to “just about ready to turn pro and hit the circuit”.

    Results:

    Boy’s Winners:

    Biggest Fish: Michael Brown

    Most Fish Caught: Jaxon Scriber

    Most Total Pounds Caught: Hunter Chipman

    Girl’s Winners:

    Biggest Fish: Carrie Booth

  • Henry County Fair Draft Horse Pull
  • Hey Henry County, they're talking about you

    Are you one of those people whose ears burn when others mention you in conversation? Does that same weird sensation extend to the times when you hear somebody talking about your locality?

    In my case, somebody mentioning my birthplace of Evansville, Ind., can still perk up my ears, even after 20 years of being gone. 

  • I believe...I doubt...I’m okay

    Michael Duncan

    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

    “You sure do have a lot of doubts for a man who is supposed to be a preacher.”

    I never knew if the man who said that was upset with me, surprised, or trying to give me a nudge toward not pursuing ministry. Perhaps he was trying to do all three.

    It was in 1974, and I was preaching a revival near Hardinsburg, Kentucky, at a church pastored by one of my seminary friends.