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Today's News

  • Henry County Youth Football League results

    New Castle 32, Eastern 6: Ethan Tuggle scored four touchdowns and the New Castle Chiefs defeated the Eastern Colts, 32-6,  in the varsity division of the Henry County Youth Football League.

    Tuggle ran the opening kickoff back 60 yards for the game’s first touchdown to give the Chiefs the early lead. The Colts answered when Jacob Watson scored on a 50-yard run to tie the game at 6, which held for the rest of the first quarter.

  • Put me in coach ... I’m ready to play!

    Legendary Basketball Coach John Wooden once said “I could never consider a day perfect, unless I could do something for someone knowing that they could never repay me”.

  • HCHS golfers third at North Central Kentucky Conference Championship

    The Henry County boys’ golf team did not equal last year’s surprising second-place finish at the North Central Kentucky Conference Championship, but head coach Steve Dent said he was pleased with the Wildcats’ third-place outing after he saw the results.

    Dent missed the tournament held at Fairway Golf Course in Owen County last Saturday, which left Greg Woods to fill in. Woods is the head coach for the Henry cross-country team, is certified to be a high school coach and agreed to take the team to Owen to go against the conference schools.

  • Soaring unemployment rates mark six month anniversary of the stimulus

    Back in February, President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised that by passing their economic stimulus package, we could provide a “jolt” to our economy and create jobs “immediately.” 

    In a report on the stimulus’ first one hundred days, Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the stimulus had already “saved or created” 150,000 jobs and that “an additional 600,000 jobs” were expected to be created in the next 100 days.

  • Ladycats get tested with busy weekend

    Following the first two weeks of the season, Jon Kasten said the Henry County volleyball team had the talent but the one area his players needed to improve in was their aggressiveness. After playing seven games during a three-day stretch, he no longer feels that way.

  • It’s back " the third annual Fall Fury

    This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 12 to 5 p.m. As always, there will be great Christian music, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks as well as lots of fun inflatable activities for the young and young at heart.

    Our special guest this year will be Jay Montgomery and his strength ministry. We hope your family will come out to see the power of God both through his hands and through his heart. We are also excited to announce that WJIE will be out to help with free give aways and promotions.

  • It’s an 0-3 start for Lady Warriors

    It is another 0-3 start for the Eminence volleyball squad, but new coach Stephanie Meadows says it’s a big improvement from previous seasons with her team putting up a bigger fight and hanging much closer to its opponents.

    The Lady Warriors lost to Gallatin County on Aug. 10, Owen County on Aug. 11 and Spencer County on Aug. 19 — all three matches were 2-0 in the best-of-three series. The one area Eminence needs to improve in is confidence, which was evident in its up-and-down play during the opening two weeks.

  • ‘A hole in my heart’

    Staff writer/photographer

    What would you pay to keep your child safe from a bully?

    What if you could get that knowledge for free?

    This evening local parents will have an opportunity to learn strategies to help protect their children from the newest kind of bully — the cyberbully.

    Vermont resident John Halligan’s 13-year old son was bullied by classmates both in school and online. Doubtless, he wishes he was spending this evening catching up on Ryan’s college life. Ryan would be 19 now.

  • Women have made great strides, have a long way to go

    In 1921, when Boyd County voters made Mary Elliott Flanery the first woman in the South to be elected to a state legislature, she did not lack confidence about the work ahead.  “I can hold my own with the boys when I get to Frankfort,” she is quoted as saying.

  • What are our limits?

    After watching Usain Bolt of Jamaica vaporize the world records for the 100- and 200-meter sprints at the World Track and Field Championships in Berlin last week, I threw my hands in the air and said no more. There’s no way a human can run faster than those times. Or, I thought after a pause, is there?