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Today's News

  • ‘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.

     

  • Tornado Drill

    At 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 the National Weather Service will conduct its 2010 tornado drill throughout Kentucky.

    Henry County Emergency Management services will participate by conducting drills in all county schools as well as factories and businesses.

    HCEM also is offering public awareness presentations about storm preparedness to nursing homes, schools and other agencies on request.

    For more information, contact manager Bruce Owens at 845-4916.

  • Youth Baseball Signups

    The Henry County youth baseball signups will be held Feb. 25 and March 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the 4-H Center inside the Henry County fairgrounds, and again on March 6 from 9 a.m. until noon. Ages range from six to 15.

  • EHS drops final four

    The Eminence boys’ basketball team dropped its final four regular-season games to enter the postseason with a 5-20 record.

    The Warriors, who played Shelby County in the opening round of the 30th District tournament on Tuesday night past deadline, lost to Bellevue (68-61) last Wednesday, Beth Haven (66-41) on Thursday and Berea (53-35) on Saturday for the 5-20 mark.

    Chris Nethery said his squad did improve throughout the course of the season but they never developed that killer instinct.

  • Court drops, reduces charges against grandma

    Staff writer/photographer

    The charges against a woman who was charged in the death of her infant grandson have been changed.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney William Crowley moved to amend charges against Donna Cull Simpson in last week’s Henry County Circuit Court.

    Simpson was charged, along with ex-husband David Cull, with reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence in the Feb. 14, 2008, death of the couple’s two-month old grandson.

  • A dream come true

    Staff writer/photographer

    Trey Hernandez is young for a senior at 17 years.

    Height and weight-wise, the Eminence High School senior doesn’t measure up to the big men on campus either, but his grit and determination make Hernandez a young man to watch.

    When Hernandez was nine, his family vacationed on Key West. That’s where he first saw an F-15 fighter plane, and a dream to fly military planes began to take shape.

  • If it’s got a computer, he can fix it

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools proudly boasts their own one-man geek squad.

    As Information Technology Specialist Larry Jesse said he fixes anything in the district that has a computer in it.

    “I’m fixing cable TV, telephone services, e-mail and internet,” he said. “and end up fixing the HVAC.”

    HCPS Chief Information Officer Nikkol Bauer said he services all HCPS schools.

  • Cassey Fischer Second Team All-State

    The only athlete from Henry County to be named All-State First Team, Second Team or Third Team during a fall sport in 2009, sophomore Cassey Fischer has been listed on the Second-Team All-State.

  • Wildcats over Warriors, again

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team beat Eminence 49-38 on Saturday night for its second win over its cross-county rival this season and eighth straight dating back to February 2006. But, on a night when Eminence answered most of Henry’s spurts, it wasn’t as easy as the score indicates as the streak was close to being snapped.