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Today's News

  • Labor Day marks end of summer and so much more

    At their core, the major American holidays are bound by a common thread: They remind us of who we are and what we stand for, each and every year.

    While the Fourth of July celebrates our founding and freedom, Memorial Day and Veterans Day call on us never to forget the high price paid for those enduring gifts.  Thanksgiving gives us a moment among loved ones to appreciate the many good things in our lives, and on Labor Day, which arrives this weekend, we pay tribute to the hard work that made our nation what it is today.

  • Investing in a town's past better positions it for the future

    When 18 S. Main Street in New Castle was still up for grabs, I seriously considered buying the classic commercial core building.

    I stumbled upon the auctioneer one day, sat in the first floor commercial space, shooting the breeze with him about real estate. With his blessing, I glanced around the still-equipped business with all the fittings and fixtures set to go with the building, and then climbed the stairs to make a more careful study of the apartment on the second floor.

  • Local Buzz, Aug. 31, 2016

    Church Activities

    Homecoming 2016 at Point Pleasant Christian Church, 4724 South Property Road, will be held Sunday, Sept. 11. Potluck from 5 to 6:15 p.m., music from 6 to 8 p.m. by Miller’s Folly Bluegrass Band and Tim Harper. Activities for children will include hula hoops, face painting and bubbles. There is a giveaway and a yard sale but everything is free with donations accepted for PPCC.  

  • Public Records, Aug. 31, 2016

    Grand Jury Indictments, August 2016

    Joseph Blandford, DOB 08/08/1975, Eminence – three counts wanton endangerment, fist degree, police officer; wanton endangerment, first degree; assault, fourth degree, domestic violence; leaving the scene of an accident; and reckless driving

    Ricky Lee Penick, DOB 12/14/1964, Edgewood – burglary, first degree; assault, second degree; assault, fourth degree; and persistent felony offender

  • Wildcats pounce on Panthers early for win

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats scored on three of their first four possessions and then used a stifling defense to beat the host Carroll County Panthers Friday night.

    Carroll County received the opening kick and failed to make a first down when they were thrown for a 10-yard loss on a sweep play on fourth and five.

  • Pirates walk the plank vs. Warriors

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors played with a running clock in the fourth quarter for the second consecutive week as they overwhelmed the host Berea Pirates Friday night to run their record to 2-0 on the season.

    A combination of good defense giving them good field position and a mix off running and timely passing led to six Warrior touchdowns.

    The Warriors rushed 26 times for 200 yards and threw four times for 132 yards.

  • HCHS draws with Chargers

    By Greg Woods

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Jeffersontown Chargers Aug. 24 and came away with a 1-1 draw despite dominating possession and getting off 19 shots in the game.

    The Wildcats’ defense, which has allowed numerous goals in the past three games, was also much improved as they allowed only one goal by the Chargers.

    But that goal, at 29:11 of the first half, looked like it might be enough to send the Wildcats to a fourth straight loss to open the season.

  • EHS loses heartbreaker

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors volleyball team hosted Carroll County Thursday night in their first district showdown of the season, and after three sets looked like they were on the way to a win.

    But Carroll County came storming back from a 2-1 deficit to win in five sets, 26-28, 25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 15-9.

    The first set of the match was a seesaw battle that each team appeared to have won on several occasions.

  • Cross Country Cats run at Trimble meet

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County cross country team traveled to Trimble County Park Saturday for their first meet of the season and came away with some impressive results despite a hilly course and hot, humid conditions.

    Eighth-grader Keegan Kurtz led the Wildcats varsity with a 16th place finish in the field of 124 runners. Kurtz’s time for the 5k race was 20:16. Seventh-grader Griffyn Spencer was the next Wildcat to cross the line in 24th place with a time of 20:43.

  • Lady Cats tie Cougars

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats soccer team traveled to Louisville Thursday to take on the Holy Cross Cougars and after falling behind twice came away with a draw.

    The Cougars went up 1-0 early in the first half when a Holy Cross player received a through ball and found herself one-on-one with Henry County goalkeeper Alison Johnson.

    Megan Abney tied the score later in the half when she split the defense and got herself one-on-one with the Cougars’ keeper.