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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of February 24, 2010

    Wednesday, February 24

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    The Henry County Band will be selling Little Caesar’s Pizza, cookie dough and pie kits through March 5. You may order from any band student or email Margie at mfassio@insightbb.com to place your order. The proceeds from the fundraiser go toward the purchase of music, repairs and supplies needed by all students.

  • County gets sports store

    Like many others in Henry County, Jason and Libby Warner had to make countless trips outside of the county to buy sporting equipment. Jason said there were weeks when Libby had to make four separate drives to Dixie Highway to buy needed youth gear. So they decided to do something about it.

    Starting this Saturday, the Warners, along with John and Missy Wheeler, will officially open All American Sports in New Castle. I know I’m excited by the announcement.

  • District tourneys start this week

    After a hectic finish to the basketball regular season due to the snow, Kentucky high schools are scheduled to open district tournaments this week.

    The top-two teams from each district statewide advance to 16 regional tournaments, and each region champion moves on to the Sweet 16. The four county teams — Henry County High School boys and girls, and Eminence High School boys and girls — are part of the 8th Region, while Henry plays in the 31st District and Eminence in the 30th District.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race Sponsored by PBI Bank

    The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishing at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Due to Daylight Saving’s Time, which falls during the event, the finishing time has been pushed back one hour to get in the total 24 hours.

  • Survey ranks HC 41st

    Henry County is the 41st healthiest county in Kentucky, according to a recent study.

    For the first time, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Project/University of Wisconsin has assigned a health ranking to every county in the United States.

    Counties are compared to all other counties within a state to come up with the rankings. According to the study’s data, Henry County ranks 41st among Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • State, county may replace mailboxes

    General Manager

    For some county residents, it’s as much a frustration as the snow itself.

    As the snow clears, they discover that their mailbox is no longer there, seemingly knocked off or otherwise damaged by a snow plow.

  • Thanks to the folks who cleared the way

    Last week, as snow continued to fall, covering not just the landscape but the roads, I was one of those lunatics in the car and on the road — I had to work.

    I fell madly in love with our car last week, as its four-wheel drive held true, and there was nowhere I couldn’t go.

    But still, it was the hard, long, and undoubtedly cold work of a select group of folks that really helped make it possible.

    They had a job that, at times, had to be incredibly frustrating, as snow fell faster than it could be plowed, and then drifted back in tidal waves.

  • Ladycats win county showdown

    Compared to the first time the Eminence girls’ team played cross-county rival Henry County 12 weeks ago, Henry’s head coach Todd Gilley said Eminence has a “much improved basketball team.”

    But Gilley’s squad was on fire last Friday night as the Ladycats knocked down 11 3-pointers and cruised in for a 71-26 victory. The Cats, who also beat Eminence 67-13 in the season opener on Dec. 3, has now won 11 straight games over Eminence dating back to January 2005.

  • ‘Final exam’ for Cats this Wednesday

    Finishing up the regular season with wins over Williamstown and Trimble County, the Henry County boys’ basketball team is now ready for post-season action to start this Wednesday.

    Coach Derek Springate said each team in Kentucky is even at 0-0 and all that really matters are the district tournaments, which start this week. Henry plays Owen County (at Gallatin County High School) in the 31st District tournament on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Springate is stressing to his players the importance of putting the regular season behind them and focusing on Owen.

  • EHS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

    Eminence High School senior Jordan Fairchild will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament inside EHS this Saturday to raise money for Haiti. The tournament, labeled Hoops 4 Haiti, starts at 3 p.m. and costs $5 per player. The winning team receives $75. Donations are also being accepted.