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Today's News

  • A day with a veteran

    Herschel Raymer contests that in his 88 years, the best night’s sleep he ever had was on a feather bed mattress in a deserted German home.

    Cold European weather, the lack of provisions and inadequate heat in the staging tent city Cigarette Camps in Le Havre, France, were part of an estimated 3 million American troops’ experience in World War II. Raymer, like many others, just considered it part of his duty.

  • Drivers shouldn’t buck deer issue but stay alert

    It’s the time of year for deer testosterone to kick in, and wildlife officials urge the human population not to treat that scenario lightly.

    “I know people get tired of hearing us say the same old thing year after year, but, really, when they [male deer] get to chasing females, anything can happen,” Kentucky Fish and Wildlife deer biologist David Yancy said.

  • No fair, Pleasureville

    Oh, Pleasureville.

    I can’t say after Monday night’s meeting that I’m surprised, really.

    Disappointed, but not surprised. And that, in itself, is a fairly sad commentary on what happened.

    You see, you had a chance to do something good. You had a chance to do something that really matters. You had a chance to lead the way in Henry County.

    But you sat on your hands, looking quietly and somewhat awkwardly at the table while the motion to approve a fairness ordinance died for lack of a second.

  • Public Record for the week of Nov. 6

    Property Transfers

    Samuel and Anne Eyle, Shelbyville, to Brad Fisher, Bethlehem. 200 Casey Lane, Bethlehem; $375,500.

    Darryl and Kimberly Huckleberry, Pleasureville to Jeff and Teresa Burton, Lancaster. Property in Henry County; $16,000.

    Pamela and George McDannold, Eminence, to Pamela McDannold, Trustee of the Pamela P. McDannold Revocable Living Trust. Lot located in Tolle Court, Eminence, fair market value is $141,300.

  • 1838: 50 acres of land bought for $200

    By Hammer Smith

    Years Ago

    At the November session of the Henry County Court it was ordered that John Owens, Robert Webb, James Dunn and Daniel Sandford or any three of them being first duly sworn view and mark an alteration proposed by John Violett in the road from Vanhorn’s            to intersect the Sullinger Warehouse Road.  The examination was to be done fairly and impartially and the convenience and inconvenience listed in the report of the committee to the court.

  • The Caplinger House

    The Henry County History Center can celebrate its mission of preserving the past for the future as the center’s house turns 150 this year.

    James Nelson Caplinger built the house, which houses the Henry County History Center, in 1863. Caplinger built two additional exact houses in New Castle for each of his three daughters.

  • Wildcats power past Panthers 36-21

    The Henry County Wildcats used a familiar offensive pattern in the second half to pull away from the Elizabethtown Panthers in a 36-21 victory.

    The Cats were down 14-12 at halftime, but came out for the second half and pounded the Panthers defensive line with their power running game. That running game led to two long scoring drives and victory.

  • WARRIORS WIN DISTRICT

    After 20 years of waiting Eminence Warriors sports fans can celebrate a district championship.

    In front of a raucous home crowd on Oct. 24, the Warriors’ volleyball team defeated the Carroll County Lady Panthers 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 to take the 31st District Championship and set off a celebration that has been a long time coming.

    The last time the Warriors celebrated a district title in any sport was in 1993. Then, the Warriors girls’ basketball team defeated the Shelby County Lady Rockets for the 30th district championship.

  • Warriors fall to Frankfort

    The highly rated Frankfort Panthers came to Eminence Friday night and proved why they are a contender for the State Class A title this year, defeating the Warriors 58-0.

    The Panthers came into the game with a record of 6-2. Their only losses were to two larger schools — Bullitt East, 21-7, and Franklin County, 51-36. The Panthers beat Shelby County 27-14 and enjoyed blowout victories over district foes Paris and Bracken County.

  • Lady Cats nipped by Lady Braves

    As 31st District champions, the Henry County Lady Cat soccer team hosted the Grant County Lady Braves on October 20 in the first round of the 8th Region tournament. The Lady Cats came out and gave a strong performance against a team that had beaten them 4-1 earlier in the season, but eventually fell 2-1.

    Neither team created many chances during the opening 10 minutes but with 28:22 remaining in the half, the Lady Cats struck first.