Today's News

  • Looking back

    To find out the last time the Henry County boys’ basketball team won a district championship — before this past year’s team claimed the 31st District crown — you have to search back 40 years, to 1971.
    The Wildcats beat the now-defunct Shelbyville Devils, 69-65, in the finals, thanks to a 25-point fourth-quarter performance from the Cats and 31 points from sharp shooter Mike West. It was all written about in the March 11, 1971 edition of the Henry County Local.

  • Derek Springate resigns as coach

    Todd Gilley was surprised on Monday morning when he opened an e-mail sent from Derek Springate, which the athletic director said was a letter of resignation from Henry County’s two-year head basketball coach.

    Springate has decided to back away from the program, effective Monday morning. Assistant coach Rick Schepman hosted practice on Monday, and the Wildcats are in need of a new head coach for this coming school year.

  • Record holder headed to Cumberland

    After leaving his mark behind at Henry County High School, Eric Phillips has decided to run cross-country and track at the University of the Cumberlands.

    Phillips, who graduated from HCHS earlier this month, picked the Patriots over Brescia University and Lindsey Wilson. The runner lowered two school records at Henry — 5,000 meters in cross-country, and 1,600 meters in track — during an impressive senior campaign that capped off one of the best-ever high school running careers in the county.

  • Scottsville, Central Hardin are state champs

    High school sports for the 2010-2011 season were officially finished on Saturday with the finals of the state baseball tournament as Central Hardin showed no mercy to Mercer County, easily winning 21-2 in a dominating performance.

    Allen County-Scottsville won the state softball tournament on June 11 in Owensboro, and one week later Central Hardin won the baseball title in Lexington.

  • Johnson: ‘I plan on winning’

    Playing under the lights and living what he considered a dream season, Lyndon Johnson spent his Friday nights last fall trying to win high school football games.

    While Jason Spencer will be in charge of the Henry County football program for this upcoming season, Johnson is keeping up his win-at-all-cost mentality. Now it’s something else he’s trying to beat — cancer.

  • Broadband becoming a common utility

    For a growing number of Kentuckians, broadband internet is given no more thought than any other utility. Like television and electricity, it’s just expected to be there.

    In fact, it can now be found in about 40 percent of the state’s homes. While that is positive, it’s becoming increasingly clear that we need to see that number grow. According to a Federal Communications Commission report, most states have moved ahead of us when it comes to providing access to this fast-speed connection.

  • Guest Column

    As Congress and the President continue to negotiate terms on the debt ceiling before the August deadline, some may ask: what exactly is the debt ceiling?

  • Local buzz for the week of June 22, 2011

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Blood Drive
    Blood Drive at New Castle Christian Church, 260 S. Main St, New Castle, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28.

  • Wedding: Bohannon

    Amy Michelle Lee of Pleasureville and Christopher Glenn Bohannon of Pleasureville were united in marriage on May 27, 2011. The wedding took place at 1 p.m. in New Castle and was officiated by John Logan Brent.

    The bride is a 1998 graduate of Henry County High School, a 2005 graduate of The Hair Design School and 2009 graduate of Pj’s College of Cosmetology. She is currently employed as Co-Director and Instructor at Pj’s College of Cosmetology in Crestwood. She is the daughter of James and Dana Lee of Bethlehem.

  • 93rd birthday: Nadine Glenrose Roberts Wilson

    Nadine Glenrose Roberts Wilson celebrated her 93rd birthday on June 13, 2011, with family and friends at Homestead Nursing Home.  She was born June 13, 1918, to W.B. and Lou Lily Roberts of Shelby County. She had four brothers and five sisters. She was married to Harry Lee Wilson for 60 years. They had three children, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.