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Today's News

  • Take 5: Pat Wallace

    Basic Bio

    Harrodsburg native
    Graduated from Mercer County High School
    EKU bachelor’s in History and English
    HCHS English Teacher
    Executive Director Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    How did you end up teaching in Henry County and later at the chamber?

  • Smith-Berry hosting Susan G. Komen benefit

    There will be a Halloween Bash Benefit for the Susan G. Komen Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery on Drennon Road in New Castle. Come out and enjoy Halloween fun with a costume contest and enjoy dinner from 5-6 p.m. and music by Melody Resurrection. Tickets are $25 plus tax, with 20 percent of the cost of each ticket donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information call 845-7091.
     

  • Campbellsburg bristles about economic development payment

    Campbellsburg will honor its commitment of $2,500 per year toward economic development in Henry County, though the commission had reservations about doing so.

    In September, Mayor Rex Morgan expressed concern about an invoice the city had received from Kentucky Connected, the six-county regional economic development group.

  • County update: Economic development

    By John Logan Brent
    Henry County Judge-Executive

    Like most rural Kentucky communities, Henry County’s local economy is very diversified. Agriculture, construction, retail, and industry make up the bulk of our private sector economy. The state of Kentucky and a majority of counties, including ours, have economic development programs in some form. Though the state and counties use the term “economic development” in a broad sense, it almost always means the recruitment and expansion of industry.

  • I need to work harder at connecting

    This was written during the autumn of 1988.

    At times over the past several years, I’ve attempted to square up the rounded corners of my life, to clean up the accumulation of broken, dead limbs in the yard, the coating of dust on the top of the door that never gets wiped off.

  • Domestic violence is a nationwide problem

    On a typical day across the country, our domestic violence programs help more than 64,000 victims, 1,100 of whom live right here in Kentucky.

    But lack of funds, space and personnel mean another 10,000 have to wait for the services they need, including almost 90 here in the commonwealth.

  • Once known as the Village Inn, house home to haunting history

    Many ghost stories contain a common thread.

    A tragic thread of love lost or the violence of the criminally insane commonly haunt the past, but these two haunts supposedly continue in the present under one roof.

    Thomas Smith known as the ‘Mercantile Prince of the West’ was born in 1790 when Kentucky was still part of Virginia. His father Nicholas Smith married Mary Jones and settled on 500 acres near New Castle. Smith inherited the farm from his father, but took an interest after his education in trading.

  • Wildcats come back to beat Hawks 20-14

    The Henry County Wildcats opened district play on the road against LaRue County on Friday night and after starting slowly came back to beat the Hawks 20-14.

    Neither team could get on the scoreboard in the first quarter although the Cats had a long touchdown run by Mason Fish called back due to a penalty.

    The Hawks got on the board with 7:13 left before halftime on a short touchdown run after a long drive.

    On the ensuing possession the Cats started to drive down field before an interception stopped their momentum.

  • Peyton 2nd in State

     

    After finishing with 4 birdies and two bogeys for a 2-under 70 on the opening day of the Kentucky state high school golf tournament at Bowling Green Country Club, MacKenzie Peyton found herself tied for second place with Maddie Hamilton of Sacred Heart and three shots behind playing partner and friend Grace Rose of West Jessamine High School.

  • Warriors keep on rolling

     

    The Eminence Warrior volleyball team ran their record to 18-2 with a win over Portland Christian at home on Thursday night. The Warriors celebrated senior night by downing the Lady Eagles 25-15, 25-17.

    The Warriors got off to a good start with Emily Coomes getting a tip at the net, GaiLynn Carroll serving an ace and Coomes getting a block to give the team a 3-0 lead. The Warriors gradually built the lead until it reached 13 points at 19-6. The Warriors’ service game was on as they had eight aces in the opening run.