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Today's News

  • Schools expect dip in scores

    On Friday, the Kentucky Department of Education will release test results from its new Unbridled Learning Model, ranking schools and districts based on scores.

    The model’s design will place only 30 percent of the state’s schools in a distinguished status leaving 70 percent of state’s schools in a ‘needs improvement’ category.

  • Election 2012

    Smithfield

    Ruth Clark

    How long have you been on the council?

    Came on, I think to replace someone, 3 or 4 years.

    What do you want to accomplish in your city in the next two years?

    Well, I’d like to see a little growth. That’s a long shot, maybe, but you can always hope. I’d like to see the town clean, and taken care of. I enjoy the park and hope people that will make use of it.

    What are the biggest difficulties Smithfield faces as a city?

  • Wildcats claw past Panthers

    With few exceptions, the Henry County Wildcats defense put on a clinic last week at Elizabethtown.

    The Cats traveled to Elizabethtown on Friday and came away with a 21-7 district win against the Panthers.

    The early going was tough for the Cats as E-town struck first at 10:12 into the game on a 52-yard touchdown run by Panther quarterback Josh Williams. Henry County head coach Jason Spencer said the touchdown was the result of two missed assignments. The extra-point attempt was good and the Panthers took an early 7-0 lead.

  • One foot? No problem

     

     

    When you meet Matt Sallee you quickly realize that you are talking to a young man who, as normal as he wants to be, is extraordinary.

    Sallee is an 8th grade football player and track athlete at Henry County Middle School. And he has a prosthetic leg.

  • Back in the saddle

     

     

    It’s been awhile since I wrote a column. Two months to be exact.

    It’s not because I have run out of opinions. That’ll never happen.

    It’s not because I’ve run out of embarrassing stories to tell on myself. Unfortunately that’ll never happen either.

  • Turnovers doom Warriors in 70-14 loss to Frankfort

    For 1.5 quarters the Eminence Warriors hung tough against the highly regarded Frankfort Panthers on Friday.

    But a late second quarter scoring spree by Frankfort doomed to the Warriors to their worst defeat of the season. The final score was 70-14.

    But with 2:43 left in the 2nd quarter Eminence trailed by 8 points at 22-14.

    A series of turnovers allowed the Panthers to score 27 points in just 2:42 and at halftime, what had been a competitive game became a rout as Frankfort went into the locker room leading 49-14.

  • Sports Briefs

    Youth Basketball Signups

    The Henry County youth basketball teams will hold sign ups from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27, at the Henry County Middle School Gym. Students in grades K-8 are eligible.  For more info contact William Peyton at 321-7776.

    Baughman earns No. 1 southern ranking

  • First Deer Harvest

    Calen Rae Martin, 11, of Smithfield, a 6th grade student at Henry County Midddle School, harvested her first doe in Nelson County with L. B. Moore, her uncle. The doe field dressed at 90 pounds. It was killed the evening of Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Personal records fall at Woodford County Invitational

    In a final tune-up before regional championships come to Henry County on Nov. 3, the Wildcats cross country team set several personal records Saturday at the Woodford County Invitational.

  • EHS Student-Athlete of the Week Ben Smith

    Ben is a senior on the Warriors’ football team.
    What are your hobbies?
    I like to hunt and fish and do pretty much anything outdoors-related.
    What about non-school activities?
    Church of the Annunciation Youth Group, Henry County Youth Coalition.
    How about school clubs?
    Beta, Ag Club, FCA, Spanish Club, Academic Team.
    What’s your favorite school subject?
    Chemistry.
    What’s your favorite music style/artist?