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Today's News

  • Peyton competes at Junior PGA

    MacKenzie Peyton competed in the PGA Junior Series tour event at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington on June 4-6.

    More than 50 girls from across the country competed in the 54-hole event.

    Peyton finished tied for 12th place after shooting 77-69-82 for a 228 total.

    Maddie Hamilton of Louisville and Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio, were tied for first place at 213 after completing the third round.

    Hamilton, who plays for Sacred Heart and is a regional rival of Peyton, won in a three-hole playoff.

  • Sharpshooters compete at Washington Co. Invitational

    Submitted

    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled to Chaplin, Ky. to compete in the Washington Co. Invitational on June 1. Once again, the Sharpshooters had big wins in every category.

    Results

    Shotgun

    12-14 age group-3rd place: Dylan Rankin

    15-18 age group-1st place team: Jacob Yount, Justin Yount, Jared Yount, Devin Hagan, Blake Jones

    Archery Bowhunter

    9-11 age group-1st place: Haley Hosey

    15-18 age group-2nd place: Jacob Yount

  • Camp SPIKE!

    The Henry County Lady Cats volleyball team hosted a youth camp for girls in second through 10th grades last week. The girls participated in various drills to improve the fundamental skills of passing, setting, serving and hitting. They also had fun games included each day including relays and dodge ball.

  • Sports Briefs

    New Castle Chiefs to hold signups

    The New Castle Chiefs youth football team signups will be July 8, 9 and 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. behind the Henry County Board of Education. Students in grades 2-6 are eligible. For more information contact Parker Howard at (502) 396-5573.

    Henry County Youth football signups

  • Henry County Mustangs win two more titles

    Submitted

    The Mustangs youth baseball team coached by Randy Berry traveled to Louisville to play in the Pink Bat Classic on Mothers’ Day weekend. The Mustangs won the tournament by winning all four games.

    The first game was against the Louisville Fire on Saturday and the Mustangs won 11-0. Jaydon Berry was the leading hitter in the game, going 4-4 with a double. Seth Hicks pitched a one-hit shutout.

  • Boy dies in ATV wreck

    An 11-year-old Henry County boy died Thursday, June 6, in an apparent ATV crash.
    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard declared Dylan Thurman of Pleasureville dead at the scene.
    Preliminary results of the investigation indicated Thurman was operating the ATV on his family’s farm when he crashed and was ejected from the vehicle.
    Kentucky State Police Detective Tim Moore is leading the investigation. Henry County EMS and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

  • Fassio doesn’t ask why

    Lt. Col. Mark Fassio didn’t feel sorry for himself when, on his birthday in 2012, he learned he had a rare form of cancer.

    Fassio — in a demeanor usual to those who know him — never asked why, but why not?

    Diagnosis

    In May 2012, Fassio went to Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange due to rectal bleeding. Physicians thought Fassio had an inflamed bowel and that an ulcer caused the bleeding and sent him home.

  • Preservation Pedal will wheel in HC

    Preservation Kentucky will have cyclists riding through Eminence and New Castle Saturday as part of the organization’s annual Preservation Pedal bicycle ride.

    Rachel Kennedy, Executive Director of Preservation Kentucky, said the annual event showcases the state.

    “We want to get people out of their cars and look at historic places in a different way,” Kennedy said. “We want to promote cycling, historic places and local businesses and their economy.”

  • Take 5 Pete Raymer

    Basic bio

    Born in Middletown in 1922.

    Attended school in Smithfield and New Castle.

    WWII veteran; served in the U.S. Army’s Coastal Artillery at Miami Beach and the Philippines.

    How did you end up in Henry County?

  • Youth loves her honey money

    Emily Bratton loves her honey money.

    Craig and Shannon Bratton saw an opportunity for their daughter when a previous owner left behind a beehive.  The family now has five beehives and looks for the bees and their daughter to continue thriving.