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Today's News

  • Simple things can make a day bright

    Last week was not much fun in the Priester household.

    Two of our vehicles went down to various problems within a 24-hour period.

    The adventure to pick Derek up from the bike mechanic’s shop was, well, lengthy and frustrating. What should have been a 2.5 hour “quick” trip, turned into more than four.

    Then, the next morning, as I drove our truck in to get a repair, it overheated.

    On Tuesday. Our busiest day of the week.

  • Henry County Youth Football League

    Campbellsburg  27, Eastern 8: The Campbellsburg Bengals defeated the Eastern Colts, 27-8, in the varsity division of the Henry County Youth Football League on Saturday.

  • Cats take first loss of season

    Friday night’s showdown between Henry County and visiting Anderson County left one team perfect and gave the other its first loss.

    The Henry Wildcats scored on their opening drive, then gave up 42 unanswered points as Anderson left New Castle with a 42-7 win and an undefeated 4-0 record through five weeks. Henry is 4-1.

  • Boys’ golf team thrilled at recent play, coach says

    With three more wins tacked on to its record last week, the Henry County boys’ golf team continues to surprise its coach and surpass expectations.

    The Wildcats defeated Carroll County at the Henry County Country Club last Monday, 174-229, held off Gallatin County by just one stroke on Tuesday, 172-173, and received a forfeit win over Louisville Collegiate on Thursday when that squad could not field a full four-person team. Coach Steve Dent said he was impressed with his players last week, as he has been the two weeks leading up.

  • EHS senior gets late start for good reason

    Staff writer/photographer

    EHS student Annabel McKee said she is working hard to catch up after missing several days at the beginning of her senior year, but she’s not complaining.

    Because of a friendship that bridged time and continents, McKee spent the last three weeks of summer break in Sweden.

    It was a reciprocal invitation from McKee’s mother’s past.

    “When my mom was in high school her family had an exchange student,” she said.

  • HC Ladycats aim toward regional tourney

    Kathy Peyton hopes she has her team primed for a top-two regional tournament performance, which would qualify the Henry County Ladcyats for the state golf tournament for the first time in school history. The Cats, who finished tied for third last September, will get that chance this Monday when they travel to the Midland Trail Golf Course in Louisville.

  • Celtic Fest kicks off Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    Celebrating celts will once again make merry at Kentucky Celtic Fest ‘09 on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire grounds in Eminence.

    Festival co-founder and organizer Liza Hendley-Betz said the festival, which celebrates Irish, Scottish and English heritage celebrates its fifth anniversary.

    Music is one of the first orders of business, and there will live music throughout the festival.

  • Henry County Youth Football League

    Eastern 30, Eminence 14: The Eastern Colts defeated the Eminence Redskins 30-14 on Saturday in the varsity division of the Henry County Youth Football League.

    On the opening drive, the Redskins’ Austin Perry scored and the pass conversion was complete from Mitchell Metton to Jake McKenley.

    The Colts’ Johnathon Suter scored first for his team on a 15-yard pass play from Dylan Mayer. The points-after attempt from Mayer to Suter was good to tie the game.

  • Sports Briefs

    Cross-Country

    Both Henry County and Eminence cross-country teams competed at the Carroll County North Central Kentucky Conference meet last Tuesday at General Butler State Park.

    Eric Phillips led Henry with a fourth-place finish in the boys’ varsity race, while Shelby Potter led Eminence with a 23rd-place finish in the girls’ varsity.

    Check below for complete results for both schools. Both teams competed at an Owen County NCKC meet Tuesday and will have this weekend off.

    HC Volleyball

  • Cats take 9-2 loss against tough J-town soccer squad

    The Henry County Wildcats faced some adversity in last Tuesday’s soccer game versus Jeffersontown, but they played straight through it despite a 9-2 loss against a squad that defeated Henry with the mercy-run rule earlier in the season.