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Today's News

  • No child restraint device? No good excuse

    When I was a child, cars were not equipped with shoulder harnesses, only lap belts, and child safety seats had yet to be invented.

    I remember clambering over back seats to take a nap in the rear compartment of the station wagon. I remember sitting literally on the edge of the front seat gazing out the windshield at stars and the roadside scenery whizzing by seemingly inches from my face.

    It was fun, and luckily we were never in a wreck.

  • Henry County Olympians

    Tiny Pieces Inc., of New Castle, was recently represented by three children at the Kentucky State Special Olympic Equestrian Competition at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Oct. 4. All from Henry County, Jessica Hall, 9, Idarion Graham, 8, and Jared McBurney, 8, each participated in two classes in the Western Riding Division. Jessica earned a bronze medal (3rd) and a 4th place finish; Idarion earned a 5th place finish and a bronze medal (3rd) and Jared earned 4th and 6th place honors.

  • Wildcats run away with opening-round win

    The Henry County Wildcats scored 35 points in a big second half Friday night against Moore and came away with a convincing 57-27 win in the opening round of the Class 3-A state football playoffs.

    The Wildcats, who improved their overall record to 9-2, finished with 424 yards rushing, moved the chains for 27 first downs and had a number of players step up when they needed them the most. They host Elizabethtown this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the second round.

  • A history of violets

    Staff writer/photographer

    Local artists, artisans, farmers and merchandisers will populate more than 30 booths at the 17th Annual Extension Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Henry County 4-H Fairgrounds building.

    A wide variety of jewelry, paintings, candles, woodworking, photography and textiles will be represented.

    This year Pam Coombs has a few unusual things to sell.

  • After the storm

    Staff writer/photographer

    H.S. “Doc” Williams and June Shipp were without electricity at their Smithfield home for ten days following January’s ice storm.

    Besides leaving the couple without power, the heavy ice took down limbs from many of the farm’s mature trees.  “It took the tops off maples and walnuts,” Shipp said. “He (Williams) was out checking the damage and decided to make logs.”

  • Warriors XC closes out season at regional

    Because of ill-timed injuries and illnesses, the Eminence cross-country team had just three athletes compete at the Class A, Region Five meet Saturday at Trimble County Park, and none of them qualified for the state meet.

  • Council to consider last call change

    General Manager

    For now, New Year’s revelry in Eminence Bars will end as soon as Time Square’s giant glittering ball touches down.

    Monday night, Debbie Ball, of Rhinestone’s Bar and Grill, asked the Eminence City Council to consider extending the hours alcohol can be served in city limits to 2 a.m. on the New Year holiday only.

  • Phillips and Fischer are headed to state meet

    As expected, the Class 2-A, Region Three cross-country meet Saturday at McNeely Lake Park was the toughest region in Class 2-A, and one of the toughest in the entire state. Henry County’s Cassey Fischer and Eric Phillips escaped out.

  • The joy of giving

    Staff writer/photographer

    Naomi “Lolly” McGrew carefully unwrapped a piece of chocolate candy she retrieved from the multi-colored trick-or-treat bag in her lap. She also received a Halloween necklace and pin. McGrew’s favorite gift by far, though, was a book.

    “We gave her a book about a horse named “Chase,” Sharai Smith and Krystin Moody said.

    This Halloween transaction was, as usual, between a grown-up and children, but not in the traditional sense.

  • Teams play at home

    When teams across Kentucky open the football state playoffs this weekend, both schools in Henry County will be playing at home for the first time. Yes, I will be going back and forth between the two games. And yes, I am definitely excited.