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Today's News

  • McKee Calls Nationals

    Submitted

    Jim McKee of Port Royal worked the USATF Jr./Sr. Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, June 20-23. McKee was the assistant chief umpire for the event which determined who would represent the U.S. in the World Championships in Moscow Aug. 10-18.

  • Hadden Leads Player of the Year Standings

    Alex Hadden continues to play good golf in the 11-12-age division of the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour. Since June 11 Hadden has won two events and placed second in three others.

    On June 11 Hadden shot 39 in the 9-hole event at The Bull at Boone’s Trace Golf Club to finish second.

    On June 13-14 he won the 18-hole event at Long Run Golf Course shooting 38 on the first day and 36 on the second day for a 2-over par 74.

  • Sports Briefs

    Coed Softball Tourney

    Oddz-N-Endz softball is hosting a 1-pitch coed softball tournament Friday, July 5, at Harry Hill Park. The cost is $125 per team and signup deadline is July 3.

    For more info call Paul Hanley at 502-930-8008.

    Colts Cheerleading signups

    The Colts cheerleading signups will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, Pleasureville firehouse.

    HC Cross Country practice begins July 15

  • Yankees Win

    Submitted

    The Yankees won the Henry County Youth baseball league 8-10-year-old tournament by beating the Rockies 8-2 in the final game. The Yankees also went unbeaten in the regular season. Pictured above are, front row, left to right: Blake Neuman; Second row: Gregory Sharp, Ryan Lucas, Griffin Spencer, Reed Neuman, D.J. Webb; Third row: coach Todd Peyton, Brandon Graves, Trevor Hardin, Will Peyton, Caden Kephart and Coach Anthony Lucas; and back row: Coach Greg Sharp.

  • Public Record for the week of July 3

    Divorces

    Todd J. Upchurch, 42, Smithfield, and Jenny R. Duncan, 38, Smithfield.

    Zachary M. Samad, 31, New Castle, and Jamie A. Overholt, 32, Pomona, Fla.

    Pedro Hernandez, 36, Shelbyville, and Rhonda Hernandez, 38, Shelbyville.

    Micbael Scott Luttrell, 33, Eminence, and Melissa Dawn Luttrell, 31, Eminence.

    Richard Thomas Payton, 33, Eminence, and Cresta L. Payton, 31, Eminence.

  • Years ago in Henry County

    One July 3, 1813, Chestley Vest posted a marriage bond of 50 pounds in order to secure a license to marry Elizabeth (Eliza) Dean, daughter of John Dean.  David Taylor signed as surety on his bond.  The wedding, presided over by the Rev. Thomas Vandever, Minister of the Gospel, was held on July 4, 1813.

    175 Years Ago

  • Lt. Col. George Martin Jesse: The rest of the story

    Editor’s note: Because of space constraints in last week’s Local, the article about Henry County Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee suffered immense editing. Here’s what was left out.

     

    After Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee’s defeat at Mt. Sterling, he recruited another company of 103 men. The company made its way from Shelby County south toward Nelson County. Lt. Allston joined Jessee with 50 recruits from Shelby and Oldham County and lost five men during a skirmish with federal forces near Bloomfield.

  • One day left to check out the exhibit hall

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you have one night left to see the biggest and best display we have had in years. There are hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 individuals.
    If you miss the fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For more information call us at 845 — 2811.

  • The only thing transparent is us

    Obama’s honeymoon just expired. I might be a little late to the party, but trust me I brought a gift.

    The recent NSA’s circus/scandal with its estranged young bride Eric J. Snowden has even received criticism from of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin said he didn’t want to deal with the Snowden issue because, “It’s like shearing a piglet — too much squealing, too little wool.”

  • SCOTUS: A solution in a search of a problem

    By Joe Yates

     

    How can they be so wrong one day and so right the next? The key here is the word ‘they’—it generally means four versus four, with Justice Anthony Kennedy making the difference.