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Today's News

  • Take 5 with Hammer Smith

    Basic bio

    Earl Thomas ‘Hammer’ Smith

    BA Social Studies from EKU

    Graduate degree from WKU at Louisville.

    HCHS social studies teacher, 1961 to 1966

    Director of pupil personnel 1966 to 1989

    Served as New Castle Fire Chief

    Volunteer resident researcher at the Henry County History Center. 

     

    Did you ever discipline students while a teacher?

  • Area residents relay Boston marathon experience

    By Drew Nichter

    Landmark News Service

    The Oldham Era has heard from friends and family members of several local runners who competed in today’s Boston Marathon.

    Kathy Riley, of Crestwood, is in Boston with friends Ashli Collins and Andrea Faulk who ran the race.

    Riley said the two runners crossed the finish line just moments before the blasts rocked the area. Fortunately, both are safe and unharmed.

  • State Police warn of new phone scam

    Landmark News Service

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.

    But in Trimble County and the surrounding area, the elderly still seem to be prime targets, and Sheriff Tim Coons is hoping to get the word out to prevent local residents from falling victim to scammers.

    The most recent scam involves a young male calling the home of an elderly person or couple and claiming to be a grandson.

  • Scientific studies prove nature has healing power for your health

    By Candy Clarke

    Spring is here; the flowers are blooming, the wonderful world of nature is constantly changing, and the fish may be biting. The sun is shining, a gentle breeze is blowing and the water is warm. That’s reason enough for me to hook up my little boat, loaded with fishing poles and  a picnic lunch, and head for the nearest body of water. It has the makings of a perfect day. What more could you want?

  • Lady Cats roll in Beach Bash

    The Henry County Lady Cats continued to slug their way past opponents in Florida last week.

    After dropping their first game on March 31 to Corbin and defeating LaRue County April 1, the Cats won two games on Thursday against North Hardin and Breckinridge County before wrapping up the week on Friday with a victory over Fern Creek.

    The Cats put up 29 runs in the three games and got a pitching gem from Krista DeBurger against Breckinridge County.

     

    HCHS 6,
    Breckinridge County 1

  • Cats take 2nd in Valley Invitational

     

    After a water-logged March that allowed the Henry County baseball team to play just three games, the Wildcats opened April with seven games in one week.

    The Cats played four games in the Valley Invitational to start the week and then played three games in two days in the Henry/Shelby Wood Bat Classic over the weekend.

  • State gets back-toback titles

    Little old Kentucky has to be prouder than ever of its basketball heritage. Last year the University of Kentucky dominated the basketball scene with one of the best teams to ever wear the blue and white.

    This year, the Louisville Cardinals dominated the postseason on its way to the school’s third national title. That makes 11 NCAA national championship trophies that reside in the Bluegrass State.

    In a state of 4.3 million people that is a pretty impressive showing on the basketball scene.

  • Wildcats finish strong at North hardin

    The Henry County track team had a strong showing on Saturday at the North Hardin Invitational as several athletes set personal records or got season best performances.

    Eddie Jones set a personal record by 1.5 feet in the pole vault and set another personal record in the 200-meter run.

    Cole Nelson continued to lower his 400-meter dash time with another personal record of 54.78.

    Austin Armstrong was second in the discus, set a personal record in the 200-meter dash and had a season best in the high jump.

  • EHS Student Athlete of the Week-Kelsie Craigmyle

    Kelsie is a senior on the Warriors’ softball team.

    What are your hobbies?

    Hang out with friends.

    What about non-school activities?

    I work at the Henry County Library.

    How about school clubs?

    Senior Beta, chorus, STLP.

    What’s your favorite school subject?

    English.

    What’s your favorite music style/artist?

    All kinds of music/All artists.

    What’s your favorite sports teams/athletes?

    UK and UL/none.

  • HCHS Student Athlete of the Week-James Pollard

    James is a senior on the Cats’ baseball team.

    What are your hobbies?

    Hunting, fishing and shooting sports.

    How about school clubs?

    I just try to concentrate on school work when I am at school.

    What’s your favorite school subject?

    History.

    What’s your favorite music style/artist?

    Country/Hank Williams III.

     

    What’s your favorite sports teams/athletes?

    Reds and UK/J. T. Riddle second baseman at UK.