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Today's News

  • The curing season

    In the wake of the summer drought, local tobacco farmers remain optimistic.

    While soybean yields are down and corn crops continue to be counted as a loss, tobacco looks better than it did the previous year for local farmers like Dean Clubb.

    “You won’t know till you put it on the scale,” Clubb said. “For quality tobacco it needs to get cured right, but it has remained remarkable given the drought.”

  • Small businesses are a big deal

    By Lance Minnis

     

    This being an election year, the economy is a constant topic on the news, in the blogs, around the counter and the dinner table.

    This is normal and usual, and for someone in my line of work, daily grist for my mill. However, the current state of our economy is not usual, and normal election year hype has given way to extraordinary partisan exaggeration centered on how to move forward towards growth and economic health.

  • Quiet county is buzzing with activity

    Henry County may look quiet, but if you explore the many things going on around this beautiful area, you will find variety and fun for all ages.

  • Homemade Pie and Ice Cream coming to Prospect

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    North Oldham residents with a sweet tooth will have a new place to grab a bite when a new dessert shop opens in Prospect.

    Popular local chain Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen will open in mid-October on U.S. 42 at the corner of River Road.

    Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle said the company has looked for a Prospect location for about four years — and thinks he found the perfect spot in the former Java Brewing Company.

  • Defense shines against Bellevue

    The script for the Henry County Wildcats’ second home game couldn’t have been more different from the first game.

    In the Wildcats’ win over Walton-Verona, the scoring came thick and fast from the opening kickoff.

    In Friday night’s homecoming win, the Cats and Bellevue Tigers had trouble finding the endzone. But the Cats got their offense going in the second quarter and then held on to win 13-6.

  • Rumbling through the Jungle

    It’s one of the biggest meets each cross country season. The Rumble in the Jungle at North Oldham draws some of the top runners and teams from around the state.

    Against some of those top runners, the Henry County cross country team turned in performances that pleased their coaches.

    “We had several runners set personal bests in this meet. Some by as much as a minute or more,” coach Victoria Michels said.

  • EHS spikes Western

    In a typical year, Portland Christian would be an easy volleyball win for the Eminence Warriors.

    So it was, perhaps, a bit easy for the Warriors to think they might be able to hold back a little.

    Eminence coach Stephanie Barrows believes her team went into their match against Portland with past performances on their mind, and the team held back. As a result, they fell 25-23, 25-19.

  • Despite loss, Henry shows guts at Carroll

    For one set, it looked like the Henry County Lady Cats were heading for a straight-sets loss at Carroll County.

    But the Lady Cats showed some intestinal fortitude and took the third game 27-25.

    Carroll then regained their composure and took game 4 to win the match.

  • Lady Cats drop three in busy soccer week

    Against one of the top teams in the state, the Henry County Lady Cats held their own for a few minutes Monday night.

    But the well-oiled, experienced Oldham County Lady Colonels hit their first goal 5:30 into the game, and the onslaught continued for the next 10 minutes as Oldham sliced the Henry defense apart with solid passing and pinpoint shots.

  • Grueling week wears down soccer Cats

    Five games in six days took its toll on the Henry County boys’ soccer team.

    After a day of rest on Sunday the Cats came home to play Spencer County. The Bears scored their first goal at the 33:45 mark from about five yards out. Spencer continued to attack and added two more quick goals and led 3-0 with 29:10 remaining in the first half.

    The Cats started getting into the game and had more possession after the third goal. Gavin Jameson had a good opportunity from 18 yards out that went off the crossbar at 23:30.