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Today's News

  • Playing with pros

     

     

    Few athletes in Henry County have made it as far in the professional sports world as Steve Olsen who played football and baseball at Henry County from 1984 to 1988.

    Olsen  — a high school pitcher and quarterback — played baseball for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels from 1988 to 1991 and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1991.

  • Gross, Paul are HCCC Club champions

    The Henry County Country Club hosted its club championship Saturday and Sunday. Buddy Gross won the men’s championship flight with a 36-hole total of 143. Carolyn Paul won the women’s championship flight with a score of 170.

    Sixty men competed in four flights during the two-day event. Gross shot 69 on the opening day to trail Vincent Vaughn by one stroke going into the second day. Gross came back on Sunday to shoot 74 while Vaughn shot 77 to get the comeback victory by two strokes. Jimmie Simpson was third after shooting 73-78-151.

  • Lady Cats charge through thre tournaments

    The Henry County Lady Cats golf team has hit the ground running with five golf tournaments in the first week of the season.

    After competing in the Shelby County Invitational and Henry County Invitational Aug. 3 and 5, the Lady Cats played in the Grant County Invitational on Aug. 6.

    MacKenzie Peyton followed up her runner-up finish in the Henry County tournament with another second place finish at Grant County. Peyton shot 77 and was beaten for the top spot by Nadine Innes of Ryle by one stroke.

  • Sports Brief-Cornerstone Christian Fall Basketball Camp

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a fall basketball camp from Sept. 7 to 28, a total of four Saturdays.

    Chris Armstrong and current college coaches will lead the camp.

    The camp will focus on individual instruction, offensive moves, ball handling, shooting, passing, defensive techniques and agility.

    The ages are kindergarten through 5th grade, and will meet 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Sixth through 12th grade both boys and girls will meet from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Feed your head don’t starve on fairy tales

    By Joe Yates

  • Sequestration is more of an axe than a scalpel

    We may be a little more than halfway through 2013, but in Washington and state governments across the country, the focus is increasingly on federal actions taken in 2011.
    The issue can be summed up in one word: sequestration.

  • People who mattered throughout life

    By Michael Duncan

     

    I am not sure how old we have to be before we begin to figure out that there were a lot people — most of them, according to those who determine who is important, quite “insignificant” — who have made very significant contributions to our lives. A trip a few weeks ago to see my mother led to my thinking about people—people who have contributed to who I am.

  • Reasons to bone up on calcium

    ]There are 206 reasons we need to consume sufficient amounts of calcium during our lives. Do you know why?
    It is because calcium helps build and maintain each of the 206 bones in our bodies. Calcium also helps us develop strong teeth. And a small amount is needed for regulatory functions such as maintaining a normal heart beat.
    From birth to age 20, our bones are in an active growth phase. During the first 10 years of growth, most of a child’s dietary calcium goes to develop strong, dense bones and permanent teeth.

  • Having tomato problems this summer?

    One of the greatest pleasures many gardeners have is their bounty of tomatoes. Right off the vine, under some cottage cheese, or sliced thick over a big juicy grilled hamburger, anyone who loves fresh tomatoes is in a bit of heaven right now. But tomatoes don’t always grow with no problems, and we’ve had a lot of tomato questions this year. Let’s take a few moments to discuss some of the problems, causes, and some solutions.

  • Mathis-Fisher

    April Raisor and Brandon and Adam Fisher would like to announce the engagement and up coming marriage of their parents, Bradley Lynn Fisher and Becky Mathis. The wedding will take place on Sept. 2, at Elk Creek Vineyards. Invitations will be sent.