Today's News

  • Exploring different kinds of power

    This month during 4-H, school clubs students in the fourth and fifth grades have been designing balloon racers.  The activity is from the SET project books, which stands for Science, Engineering and Technology.  The idea behind the activity is to get students to explore different sources that could be used for power.  There was a discussion about using solar energy, electricity from wind turbines, electricity and batteries to help offset the use of gasoline in hybrid cars, and air fans that move fan boats across the water.

  • Millions have it and don’t know it

    In observance of Diabetes Alert Day (March 22), the National Diabetes Education Program and the Henry County Extension Service are encouraging people to take NDEP’s diabetes risk test at: ndep.nih.gov/resources/ResourceDetail.aspx?ResId=252 to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

    Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. It is estimated that nearly one-third of people with diabetes do not know they have the disease. An estimated 79 million adults are estimated to have pre-diabetes, placing them at increased risk for developing the disease.

  • Hoopla time is here again

    Monday morning after Selection Sunday is always my favorite morning of the year — time to pencil in those picks, which I’m certain are going to be 100-percent accurate with each guess. I nod with satisfaction as I scribble in teams to the right.

    Yes, it has arrived again.

  • Oldham County wins 8th Region tournament

    A packed gym inside Henry County High School watched the Oldham County Colonels handle Spencer County with ease last Tuesday night in the boys’ 8th Region championship game, winning 70-50 to claim the title and advance to the state tournament.

    Spencer was going after its first-ever trip to state, but instead Oldham will be making its 14th. Former Henry County coach Jason Holland earned his first ticket to the state tournament, and Oldham will be there for the first time since 2007.

  • Planning forage establishment in 2011

    The past few years have been rough going for forage establishment on many farms. Some springs have been really wet, and some falls have been terribly dry. Let’s hope this year we can get some decent windows of opportunity both spring and fall.

  • Justin Hartlage headed to Kentucky Wesleyan

    Henry County High School’s most productive wide receiver of all time who was also the top receiver in Class 3-A this season has decided on a college, picking Kentucky Wesleyan to continue his football career.

    Henry County senior Justin Harlage narrowed his list to just three schools — Kentucky Wesleyan, Pikeville College and Union College — and in the end went with the Panthers. He made it official with a signing inside the high school’s Media Room on Friday.

  • Henry golfer commits to St. Catharine

    Trent Lucas didn’t give playing golf in college much thought until Willie and Kathy Peyton told him it was an option this past fall — now the Henry County senior has signed with the St. Catharine College Patriots.

    Willie is the boys’ coach at HCHS, his wife Kathy is the girls’ coach, and both are familiar with St. Catharine coach Joan Rizer and her program. They talked to Lucas about playing for the Patriots, and he ended up taking that route versus attending Eastern University or Georgetown College and not playing golf.

  • Public Records

    Matthew Owen McCubbins, 40, Eminence, and Leslie Lee McCubbins, 30.
    Property Transfers:
    Alan D. and Maria S. Shepard, Georgetown Ind., to Stone Ridge Realty LLC, an Indiana limited liability company, Georgetown, Ind. Lot No. 20, Elmcrest Village Subdivision; fair cash value is $20,000.

  • Oldham ends Henry’s run

    Ending the season in dramatic fashion, the Henry County boys’ basketball team was close to advancing to the 8th Region tournament championship game but instead took a 34-32 loss to Oldham County in the semifinals on Monday night.

    The host Wildcats led for more than 29 of the 32-minute game, and were in front by 10 points with less than one minute remaining in the third quarter. But the Colonels, led by former Henry coach Jason Holland, closed the gap thanks to a 10-0 spurt in the final quarter and went ahead for good with 2:55 left in the game.

  • Wildcats beat Collins to advance to semifinals

    The Henry County Wildcats continued their postseason run last Wednesday night, dominating Collins for much of the game in a 52-49 win to advance to the semifinals of the 8th Region tournament.

    The Wildcats won their first district championship since 1971 one week earlier, and then started regional play with a win in the first-ever meeting against newly-formed Collins. The visiting Titans ended their inaugural season with an 18-12 record and an early exit in the postseason, while the Wildcats improved to 17-14 and continued on to the next round.