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Today's News

  • We must invest in our community

    Ricky Doyle

    GOP Candidate, County Judge Executive

    Scenic roads, beautiful landscapes, grazing cattle, friendly and hard-working people are just some of the reasons why I like living in Henry County.  Often we take for granted the many assets that this county has to offer, but if we want to bring more business into our county, we need to promote our county. All of us should have community investment in the future of our county’s growth.

  • Raising responsible children and youth

    All parents want their children to grow up to be responsible, self-sufficient adults, but the transition from childhood to adulthood—the teenage years—can be rocky for parents and children. It’s during this time that children often test parents’ limits and start requesting things like cell phones, later curfews and less adult supervision. This is also the time when many parents have to decide where they stand on many issues, financially and morally, and learn how to graciously and responsibly let go.

  • Henry County agriculture — by the numbers

    Folks, the results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture have just been released.

    I’ve had my own thoughts about how the new numbers might go, but it’s always good to work from the latest data, as reported to the National Agriculture Statistics Service by our landowners.

    The number of farms reported in 2012 was 869, down from 962 in the the 2007 Census, which bounced up from 883 in 2002. And while the average size of a farm didn’t change much, now 148 acres per farm compared to 152 in 2007, the big change is simply the number of acres in farmland.

  • 4-H communications and variety show results

    The 4-H Communications Event and Variety Show was held on April 10th at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service office.

    Those that competed in the speech category were: Jakob Beckley in the 15-year-old category with a speech entitled “Hemp” and the potential uses and increase to the American economy.

    Katherine Buckler’s speech in the 14-year-old category was on “Water Step” a new nonprofit movement to turn old shoes into water filtration systems in third world countries.

  • Clark blanks Raiders; Wildcats win 6-0

    The Henry County Wildcats defeated the visiting Trimble County Raiders 6-0 on May 13 behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Bodie Clark. Clark allowed four hits, struck out five and walked one on the way to a complete game victory. The Cats manufactured six runs on only three hits. Dylan Adams and Tyler Robbins led the offense with two RBIs each.

    The Cats generated their runs by taking advantage of four Trimble County errors and seven walks with good base running. They had eight stolen bases in the game.

  • Jones' shutout propels Warriors to victory

    The Eminence Warriors’ baseball team closed out the regular season with a win over the Burgin Bulldogs on Saturday but it didn’t come easy. The Warriors needed a stellar performance from pitcher Austin Jones and a single run in the fifth to notch their second victory of the Bulldogs this season.

    Jones struck out eleven, gave up four hits and walked five in getting the complete game victory.

  • Lady Cats fall to Oldham, Eastern

    The Henry County Lady cats wrapped up the regular season with a tough slate of games that included trips to Eastern High School and Oldham County before finishing with a doubleheader against Western Hills at home on Friday night.

    Eastern 16 HCHS 7

    The Eagles jumped on the Lady Cats for six runs in the first inning and never looked back as they pounded out 14 hits. The Eagles’ hit parade included seven doubles and two triples.

  • 8th Annual New Castle Lions Club Truck and Tractor Pull

    The New Castle Lions Club held its 8th annual Truck and Tractor Pull this past weekend. Although poor track conditions resulted in a cancellation Friday night, Saturday night’s pull went off without a hitch. Pullers from nine states made the trip to the fairgrounds to compete in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League sanctioned event. The event’s coordinator, Justin Atchison, was quick to point out all those who contributed to the effort, including the New Castle Lions Club members, Nate Buckler, Steve Davie, Camie Hagan and Michael Douglas.

  • Do you need something to do?

    Chris Brooke

    Editor

    “Do you need something to do?” ranks among the top questions that I hate to hear.

    Having that query posed to me probably means my features have twisted themselves into an expression of bafflement or irritation.

    As someone who likes to stay occupied and keep working towards goals, I want to avoid a lot of downtime.

    Fortunately for me, then, the business of setting up my new home means there’s been no shortage.

  • The time to come together is now

    This morning the dust is settling, and after a long campaign season,  we have discovered who the winners of partisan primaries are. Those who will advance to the general election in November, and a few who have actually won their elections.  
    To those who have won their primary and face no opposition in November, congratulations.  
    The time has come for winners and losers to come together and focus on fighting the common foe.