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Today's News

  • Best friends Payton, Sailings heading to Asbury

    Surrounded by friends and family, Henry County High School seniors Jared Payton and Austyn Sailings signed with Asbury University Monday afternoon.
    After signing, Sailings joked that he was following Payton to the small Wilmore-based University.

    But the joke was only partially tongue-in-cheek. Payton and Sailings have been friends “practically since birth,” an observer noted.

    Payton said he chose Asbury in part because the small school felt like a good fit, and that he would fit in well there.

  • Comeback Cats take NCKC

    The Henry County Wildcats last week won the NCKC tournament, largely on come-from-behind wins, to continue a hot streak that began April 27.

    Since that game — a 5-4 win over Grant County that, technically, began on March 19 — the Cats have won eight of their last nine games.

    The lone loss in that streak came on Monday last week in a 4-1 loss. The week was capped with a 8-5 win over Trimble County to take the NCKC crown.

    After comeback wins against Walton-Verona and Owen County, the Cats squared off against the Raiders of Trimble County.

  • Track Cats to send two to state meet

    When the dust settled from last week’s regional track meets, three Henry County Wildcats earned their way into the state meet.

    The Cats hosted the Region 3 Class AA meet last week on their newly refurbished track. The region is a tough one, with teams from North Oldham, South Oldham and Collins, each of which had a strong showing. Top finishers qualified for the state meet, which will be Saturday, May 18, at the University of Louisville track.

  • Lady Cats on a late season run, win 3 of last 4 games

    Heading down the home stretch of the softball season, the Henry County Lady Cats wrapped up a 3-1 week with a dominant win over Simon Kenton.
    Saturday, the Lady Cats hosted a round robin competition.

    Henry County opened the day with a tight 5-4 win over Grant County.

    The game was close throughout, but the Cats nearly gave it away in the top of the seventh when Grant County scored two unearned runs to take a 4-2 lead. The Lady Cats came back to rally for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to snatch the victory.

  • EHS plays ‘best game of season’ against Gallatin

    At the beginning of the season, the Eminence softball team’s goals included their first win over a district rival under head coach Bill Covington.

    Last week, at Gallatin County, they achieved that goal.

    From the outset, Eminence played a solid game, and went on to beat Gallatin 14-6.

    “We hit the ball, we caught the ball,” Covington said. “We limited our mental errors, and we just had a good, all-around game.”

  • Local Buzz for the week of May 16

    Arts &crafts

    Cedar Lake Lodge’s annual arts and crafts fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19. For more information please call (502) 222-7157, ext 1151.

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church services

  • Eminence considering downtown Wi-Fi

    The Eminence City Council is again looking to upgrade its downtown with free Wi-Fi for local businesses and city residents in the downtown area.

    Derrick Jeffries, an AT&T employee, gave a presentation on a proposed Wi-Fi system from the company Firetide that would cover one square mile of the city. Like many places offering free service, there would be a user agreement page with rules and conditions for using the service.

  • Linton enters plea in theft spree

    A Pendleton woman who was indicted earlier this year for the part she alledgedly played in a two-day, four-car theft spree in November 2011 entered a guilty plea in Henry County Circuit Court last week.

    Elizabeth Linton, 26, of Pendleton was charged with theft by unlawful taking, a class D felony, for taking a 1987 BMW from Hans Kallenberger on Sulphur Road. 

  • HCSO’s new office to open June 4

    Residents can expect the Sheriff’s office to be fully moved to the former Henry County Health Department building by June 4 for public services and a secure environment.

    Instead of the open room office presently in the courthouse, the sheriff’s new office will have more controlled areas to separate the public administrative and law enforcement services.

  • Renaissance Fair Reopens for Seventh Season

     

     

    If you ever wanted to experience life in medieval times, The Kentucky Renaissance Festival can entertain and educate the knights and nobles in your family as it opens for its seventh season on June 2.

    Opening week two new attractions will debut at the fair. Roundtable Productions will have live jousts and other combat demonstrations in contrast to the fair’s first fairy troupe.