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Today's News

  • Old Drennon Road to get maintenance again

    General Manager

    A road less traveled, and seemingly forgotten for more than a decade, again will receive county maintenance.

    During the Henry County Fiscal Court’s October meeting, Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod told the court that a portion of Old Drennon Road was still considered part of the county’s road system.

  • Searching for the missing link

    There is something that just doesn’t feel right about this school year. So far, I’ve covered every type of game. I’ve covered wins. I’ve covered losses. I’ve covered nail biters. I’ve covered blowouts. By now, I’ve interviewed coaches hundreds of times, talked to players and written too many stories to keep count. Until Saturday night, I couldn’t put my finger on that something that is missing. Now I can.

  • Schools hit by triple whammy of illnesses

    Staff writer/photographer

    An unpleasant witch’s brew of illnesses is making Halloween week scarier than usual for local school students and their parents.

    Local officials say they suspect a triple whammy — stomach virus, the flu and strep throat — are responsible for increased absences in local schools.

    Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Sonny Fentress said there were more than 60 absences Monday following a fairly quiet start to the year.

  • Hilliard is here to HELP

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mike Hilliard’s business, Hilliard Enhanced Learning Programs HELP in Campbellsburg offers unique merchandise and training materials to professionals in fire/rescue, EMS, law enforcement, military, medical, public service and construction.

    “We are a one-stop training shop,” he said.

    Hilliard and his wife/business partner Melanie both are seasoned veterans in the emergency response field.

  • Title IX public forum

    Henry County High School will host a 30-minute Title IX Public Comment Session this Thursday in the HCHS office from 5 p.m. until 5:30. Everyone in the community is eligible to attend the public forum to discuss matters related to equal rights in athletics. For more information, contact the high school at (502) 845-8670.

  • Carve out a good time for Halloween

    Staff writer/photographer

    In just a few days, ghouls and goblins, comic book heroes, lady bugs and more will descend upon Henry County.

    Halloween festivities kick off on Friday with the Haunted Halloween at the Highland Renaissance Festival from 6 until 8 p.m.

    The event is cosponsored by the city of Eminence and Highland Renaissance.

    Admission is one non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food pantry.

    Organizer Shawn Bright said he hopes for a huge turnout.

  • Thanks for Fall Fling help

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to the recent New Castle Fall Fling on Oct 3. Thank you for braving the winds. I would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for helping us put on the annual New Castle Fall Fling: Walmart — LaGrange, Jerry Durrett, Steve and Rhonda Heightchew, Peggy and Chuck Cox.

    I would like to thank our bands, Legacy and Longshot for keeping us entertained throughout the day.

  • Couple claims P&Z discrimination

    General Manager

    A New Castle couple recently charged with violating a Henry County Planning and Zoning ordinance now is circulating a petition for the removal of the agency’s enforcement officer.

    Bob and Ann Cook, who live on Scobie Lane, claim Greg Derossett is discriminating against them because they are disabled.

    Bob Cook said Monday their disabilities stem from a 2005 accident on Shelbyville Road in which they were hit both from the side and head on.

  • HC Cats will be back to DeSales in two weeks

    Cassey Fischer placed fifth in the girls’ varsity race, Eric Phillips placed 14th in the boys’ varsity race and the Henry County Cats got the opportunity to test out the same course their regional championship will use two weeks later.

  • Wildcats remain perfect in District Four

    Outside of a mark in the win-loss column, there wasn’t much at stake for the Henry County football team in Friday night’s game at Spencer County. The Wildcats had already secured the regular-season District Four championship and were already guaranteed to be at home in at least the first round of the Class 3-A State Playoffs.

    But the Wildcats moved the football for 30 first downs, finished with 253 passing yards and had 445 total offense en route to a 33-20 victory over the host Bearcats. It was just the effort coach Chris Engstrand was looking for.