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Today's News

  • Rankin began career with vehicle enforcement

    By Steve Doyle

    Landmark News Service

    Todd Rankin, the newest officer with the Simpsonville Police Department, may be familiar to some folks around Shelby County even before he puts on a uniform.

    Rankin, a former officer with Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement and most recently with Eminence Police Department, swore Wednesday morning that he never had fought a duel and would uphold the duties in his official ceremony before Mayor Steve Eden at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • Tintype is a piece of Henry History

    Tintype photographs populated the personal landscape of the Civil War era and most of the mid to late 1800s. 

    A Henry County resident recently purchased a tintype with the name of a Henry County resident Rosa (Rose) Timoney Hermans. Octacvia Tacy Lewis gave birth to Timoney in 1854 in Athens, Ohio. Timoney married James Hermans and lived in Eminence. Hermans died Feb. 11, 1932, in Henry County. No further photographic evidence can be found to ascertain whether the person in the tintype matches the same county resident named on the tintype’s paper case.

  • Take 5 with Sharon Bright

    Eastern 1-8th grade

    Henry County High School Graduate

    Married 38 years

    Two children

    B.A. Kentucky State University
    Masters UofL

    Rank 1 UofL

     

    What made you decide a career in education?

    I was very involved with the youth at my church. My husband said that I should think about going into teaching.

  • Earl “Hammer” Smith to receive Patrick Henry Award

    Earl Thomas “Hammer” Smith is the seventh winner of the Patrick Henry Award presented by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Eminence Rotary Club and the Henry County Historical Society. Hammer’s contributions to Henry County cover many years and range from teaching social studies at Henry County High School to being mayor of New Castle and serving on both the volunteer fire department and emergency squad.

  • Vaughn Wins Henry County Invitational

    The Henry County Country Club hosted the Henry County Invitational men’s golf tournament on Saturday and Sunday. More than 70 players competed in seven different flights with Vincent Vaughn taking the title in the Championship flight.

    Vaughn shot 72 on Saturday but came back to fire a 3-under par 69 on Sunday to win the tournament by four strokes over David Jasper of Prospect and Aaron Tingle of Bedford. It was Vaughn’s fourth consecutive win in the annual tournament.

    Jasper beat Tingle in a one-hole playoff for second place.

     

  • Lady Cats golf drops Owen

    The Henry County Lady Cats golf team hosted the Owen County Lady Rebels on Aug. 20 and came away with a 180-185 victory against one of their biggest local rivals.

    MacKenzie Peyton led the way with her personal best score on the front nine at the Henry County Country Club. Peyton had four birdies and five pars to shoot a 4-under 33, taking individual honors over Shelby Power of Owen County who shot a 38.

  • Lady Cats soccer fall to Spencer, Bourbon

    The 2013 soccer season opened roughly for the Henry County Lady Cats, who fell to Spencer County 8-0 and Bourbon County 6-0.

    The Lady Cats hosted the Lady Bears in their Aug. 20 opener and gave up the first score on a  Spencer County shot from 18 yards out with 34:15 to play in the first half.

    Henry County then played on even terms with the talented Lady Bears until just 2:11 remained in the first half when Spencer County got their second goal from 15 yards out on a breakaway.

  • HCHS Student Athlete of the Week-Molly Williamson

    Molly is a junior on the Lady Cats’ volleyball and softball teams.

    Parents: Pat and Jennifer Williamson.

    What do you do for fun?

    Play summer softball, pageants and hunt.

    How about school clubs?

    Pep Club, TSA, FCA.

    Favorite school subject and why?

    Chemistry. It comes natural to me and I’m going into the science field.

    Favorite TV shows?

    Lizard Lick Towing, Catfish the TV Show.

    Favorite Movie?

    Transformers.

    Favorite music style/artist?

  • EHS Student Athlete of the Week-Hayden Hoofman

    Hayden is a senior on the Warriors’ football and basketball teams.

    Parents: Keri and Ron Hoofman.

    What do you do for fun?

    Play golf; hang out with friends and work.

    How about school clubs?

    Senior Beta, pep club.

    Favorite school subject and why?

    Math. I like to figure stuff out and how it works.

    Favorite TV shows?

    Sports Center, Duck Dynasty, History Channel.

    Favorite Movie?

    Armageddon, Seven Pounds.

    Favorite music style/artist?

  • Coach's Corner-Steve Galyon

    Basic bio

    Age

    59

    Birthplace

    Born in Knoxville, Tenn.

    High School

    Oak Ridge High School

    College

    Carson Newman College

    Teaching position

    Media/Journalism

    Coaching background

    Baseball/Cross Country/Golf/A.D.

    Family

    Wife Charlene; sons Matthew and Jason; 5 grandchildren

    Outside interests?