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Today's News

  • Say yes to cheese
  • Walk for health, win a bike

    Brianna Way and Ty Lyons were the winners in the Bike Give-Away in the drawing for the 20/40-Mile Club.  This club is for students who walk behind the school on their own free time (recess), trying to walk at least 20 miles during the school year.  Every student who met the goal of 20 miles was entered in the contest for the drawing. More than 64 students walked at least 20 miles throughout the year.  All together Eastern students walked more than 1,000 miles this year.  

  • Twins win 11-12 year old tournament

    On May 22, the Spring Fling was completed. The 11-12 year old Twins ended up undefeated in the spring fling against the Shelby County Astros, 5-3.

  • Wildcats have 28 Academic All-State Members

    The Kentucky Academic All-State teams were announced this week. The Henry County High School boys’ basketball team had 10 players make the first team with a 3.75 GPA and six players made Honorable Mention with a GPA between 3.25 and 3.75.

    The girls’ team had nine first team members and three make honorable mention.

    Boys’ first team Academic All-State:

    Coleton Aneszko, Jacob Buckley, Robbie Cruse, Dakota Estes, Jackson Jeffries, Landon New, Brennen Peniston, Brad West, James Wundrak and Austin Young.

  • Moore crosses another finish line

    Mckenzie Moore never let circumstance stop her.

    Moore’s childhood doctors didn’t have an optimistic outlook for her life.  Her graduation from Henry County High School last week exemplifies Moore’s determination to not let anything stop her.

    Mckenzie’s mother, Bridget Moore, said her daughter never took no for an answer.

  • The Greatest Generation

    Henry County residents will have the opportunity to thank World War II veterans at the New Castle Spring Fling Festival in June.

    About 12 WWII veterans will be take part in a parade on June 8 honoring them for their service and sacrifice with a meet and greet accompanied by a collection of WWII memorabilia.

    “This is a chance for residents to come out and say thank you, if nothing else,” said Jeff Thoke, New Castle Main Street Manager. “These guys have some amazing stories and a huge part of history still living here in the area.”

  • Take 5 with Martin Washburn

    Basc Bio

    Henry County High School Graduate

    25 years at Safety Kleen

    Pleasureville Fire Chief since 2002

    Deputy Director of Emergency Management

    Why did you want to be fire chief?

  • FDs to vie for $8k grant

    Rather than the $5 deed fee increase they had requested, fire departments in Henry County will split about $16,000 annually.

    In April, the court considered the request along with three scenarios presented by Judge-Executive John Logan Brent. Among those proposals was an option that would create two $8,000 grants.

    The court voted last week to go with that option in a 3-3 vote, with Brent breaking the tie. Magistrates Scott Bates, Roger Hartlage and Nick Hawkins voted against the proposal.

  • Outstanding Educator — HCPS: Paula Petree

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce honored Paula Petree as an outstanding educator for Henry County Public Schools.

    Basic Bio

    Lived in Henry County since age 11.  Graduated  from Henry County High School and Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands).  

  • Cats Fall to Owen in District

    What was a pitching duel Monday night turned into a 7-2 loss in the 31st District Tournament for Henry County.

    The Cats’ Alex Miles and Owen County’s Jarrod Ball duked it out from the mound until the Rebels broke the game open in the seventh inning with four runs.