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Today's News

  • Lady Cats finish regular season on a sour note

    By Greg Woods

    Sports Editor

    As they wrapped up the last week of regular season play, the Henry County Lady Cats squared off against two tough opponents.

    And those two opponents — Trimble and Franklin Counties — handed the Lady Cats two losses, bringing their regular season to a close at an overall record of 6-24, but a district record of 5-3.

  • HCHS sets personal records, season best times

    The Henry County Cross Country team competed at the Titan Cross Country Classic on Saturday and found the course to their liking as several runners had personal records or season best times. Sophomore John Bates led the boys’ team again this week after shattering his old personal record last week at the tough Capitol View Classic. This week he lowered his personal record by 5 seconds to 19:59. Freshmen Josh Logsdon and Cameron Morgan, and 8th grader Brandon Handley all lowered their personal records significantly.

  • EHS runners getting stronger

    The Eminence Warriors cross country team competed last week in three meets. On Oct. 2nd they ran in the NCKC meet at Trimble Co., on the 3rd they competed once again at the Archives course in Frankfort and on Saturday they competed in the Titan Cross Country Classic at Collins High School.

  • Cats fall to Owen; faced Carroll County in district tournament Tuesday night

    On Oct. 3 the Owen County Rebels came to visit the Wildcats to make up a game that had been postponed due to lightening the previous week. The Rebels came out on top 9-0.

     “We had some unfortunate things happen,” Coach Bobby Jameson said. “Gavin (Jameson) and Jacob (Buckley) both got hurt and couldn’t finish the game. Jacob came out with 20 minutes to go and Gavin with about 10 minutes to go.

  • Budget crunching

    Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams wants all students to have the same starting line when it comes to education.

    The Henry County Public School Board’s budget hasn’t changed much from the tentative budget set a few months ago. That budget projects this year’s revenue to be down by $711,083.

    The three main factors for this decrease: 3.4 percent decrease in state general fund revenue, a 27.9 percent decresease in federal general fund revenue, and a 60 percent in other reciepts, according to Abrams.

  • Bring us Your Old Devices for BYOD

    Campbellsburg Elementary Principal Mark Johnson knows many of his students may never travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art but he hopes with the Bring Your Own Device initiative, they will be able to see the art inside of it.

    But he needs a little help.

    “We need people to donate their old or unwanted iPods, iPads or iPhones to our students,” Johnson said. “We are learning how to use technology in the class room and I want Campbellsburg Elementary to be the center of it.”

  • Henry County residents part of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. In this second article of a Civil War series, an escape involving two Henry County residents and the famed Confederate rogue officer John Hunt Morgan.

    A graduate of Transylvania University, Morgan reached fame after Gen. Braxton Bragg selected Morgan to lead a cavalry division into Kentucky. Bragg’s plan for Morgan’s rough riders included tormenting the Union supply lines, disrupting railroads and depots.

  • Unsung heroes in the county’s past

    I
     have recently started on another bit of history in the county that continues to interest me: the Civil War. The farther I look into the history of the county the more intriguing history I find.
    In last week’s edition, I wrote about Capt. I. N. Johnston of Pleasureville. Johnston was one of the officers who was instrumental in carrying out the great escape from Libby Prison. More than 100 people escaped through a tunnel dug in the company of rats that regularly climbed over the freedom seekers as they worked in shifts digging.

  • Safely store and dispose of prescription medications

    The week of Sept. 23-29, The Partnership at Drugfree.org launched the Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year effort to raise public awareness about and curb prescription drug abuse.   Most of us will take a prescription medication at some point in our lives. It’s important to remember that medicine a doctor prescribes you is only intended for your use.

    Here are some tips for safely storing medication:

  • Why join 4-H? Because it’s good for you

    October is the month to begin the new program year in 4-H.  School clubs in the fourth and fifth grades across the county have started and afterschool as well as project clubs have begun or will begin in the next few weeks.  There are so many reasons to join 4-H that I thought I would share a few in hopes that as a youth or as a parent, you may consider joining in the 4-H Youth Revolution of more than 140,000 members strong in the commonwealth of Kentucky.