.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • A full report after my first Harvest Showcase

    Disclaimer: please read the following with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
    After attending my first Harvest Showcase, I must say I am disappointed.
    I didn’t have the opportunity to spend $20 dollars attempting to win an anemic gold fish in a plastic bowl. No chance to bust a few balloons for a Black Sabbath mirror or purchase a $5 plastic souvenir lemonade bottle which could’ve added to the shelves of useless cabinet clutter.

  • Stuck in the middle: caring for your kids and parents

    Many middle-aged adults are finding themselves caring and supporting two generations: their children and their aging parents. While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often can bring additional emotional, physical and financial stresses for caregivers as they try to balance a career, parenting and elder care.

  • Of mums and melons

     Interested in learning how horticulture production systems can be put to work on Henry County farms for marketable flowers and vegetables? At 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Extension Service will offer a short demonstration featuring a simple irrigation and fertilizer system for container mums, and a plasticulture system for watermelons.  Featured guest speakers include Steve Berberich and Ty Cato, UK Extension Horticulture Associates. 

  • Heat is fall sports biggest foe

    Summer is always a trying time for coaches. In addition to getting their teams ready for competition, coaches must get equipment ready and handed out, deal with last minute schedule adjustments, and get rosters ready for the media.

    Fall sports coaches have the additional burden of dealing with the heat; and this year has been one of the toughest in memory.

    Several coaches already have lost practice time because of high heat index readings and pop-up thunderstorms caused by the heat and humidity clashing with slightly unstable air masses.

  • It's all about attitude

    Talking to Tyus Ford and Ben Ingabrand for this week’s issue inspired me to get on my soapbox and preach a little bit in my column. I can see the eyes of many of my former athletes and students rolling into the back of their heads now.
    Coaches love to use the cliché, “It’s 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical.”
    There’s a reason that certain phrases become clichés — they’re usually true.

  • Peyton takes 3rd place at HCIT

    Playing against some of the top players and teams in the state motivated MacKenzie Peyton to bring her “A” game to the Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    “It makes me play better knowing that there are going to be better scorers in the tournament,” she said of the tournament, held at the Henry County Country Club. “A lot of these girls are my friends. It makes me feel good to know that I’m up there with them finally.”

  • Wildcats roll with the Tide

     

     

    "Alabama has the best football program in the nation and they are always competing for a national title. Why not learn from the best?” Thus spoke Ben Ingabrand on why he and Tyus Ford decided to spend four days in the hot Alabama sun at the Nick Saban football camp.

  • Hadden, Klempner complete Mussleman-Dunne tour

    Alex Hadden and Isaac Klempner finished 2nd and 3rd respectively on the Mussleman-Dunne Junior golf tour.

  • Vaughn wraps up busy softball summer

    Ally Vaughn just wrapped up a busy summer traveling across the country playing softball for the Louisville Lady Sluggers 18U Gold Team.

    The Lady Sluggers played against the top teams in the US. Vaughn said it feels like she has been gone from home all summer. Vaughn played in tournaments in Indianapolis, Denver, Chicago, New York City, and Oklahoma City. The Lady Sluggers compiled a record of 25 wins and 14 losses, including 4 losses to top 5 teams.

    The Sluggers finished the season ranked 23rd nationally.

  • Baughman brothers win National Parks

    Brothers Henry and Jim  Baughman teamed up to win the 89th National Public Parks Tennis Championships. Playing in the 70 and over division of doubles, they received a bye and then defeated Jerry Eddy and David Van Liere of Colorado in the semi-final, 6-3, 6-0 and Wayne Eishen and Height Redmon (who won 70 and over singles) of Colorado, in the final 6-2, 6-2.