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Today's News

  • HCHS student-athlete of the week

    Derek is a senior on the Wildcats’ basketball team.
    What are your hobbies?
    Farming.
    What about non-school activities?
    AAU Basketball, 4-H Club-showing livestock, HC Youth Coalition, New Castle Baptist Church youth Group, Love-a–Child program.
    How about school clubs?
    FFA, FBLA, NHS, Beta Club and FCA.
    What is your favorite school subject?
    Science.
    What’s your favorite music style/artists?
    Country/Carrie Underwood.
    What’s your favorite sports teams/ athletes?

  • One cold night

    Logan Smith knows what it’s like to be homeless.

    Before finding her real dad and having a home again, Smith played the piano at a jazz-themed McDonald’s in Indiana for tips to eat. The experience and lessons learned compelled Smith to lead a homeless awareness senior project for Eminence High School seniors.  Smith doesn’t take anything for granted.

  • Bethlehem to unveil new stamp

    Each year, the U.S. Postal Service produces special Christmas stamps. This year is no different — one of this year’s Christmas stamps is based on the Holy Family.

    And each year, a select few post offices get to conduct stamp dedication and unveiling ceremonies. This year, Bethlehem Post Office will be one of those locations. Friday afternoon, the post office will reveal the Holy Family stamp.

  • The Smoke Docs: curin’ what ails ya

    Henry County’s Smoke Doctors want to cure your hunger and help collect food for families in Henry County.

    What started off as a small business venture for three Henry County High School football coaches has expanded to offer a carryout menu for county residents.

    Cofounder Tony Moffett said continued local support keeps the sauce flowing and the barbecue smoking.

  • November is diabetes month; events set for Saturday

    For much of her life, Judy Bender of Smithfield was the caretaker.

    She took care of others — her parents, her husband, a handful of foster children.

    But three years ago, it was time for Bender to take care of herself: she was diagnosed with diabetes.

    It came as a surprise to Bender, 69. Her doctor told her that diabetes can be one of the changes associated with aging.

  • Lost, then found

    Lee and Betty Peyton saved not just her great-great grandfather’s family home, but a piece of Henry County history from certain deterioration.

    Water compromised the roof of the house and the south wall started to separate from the structure, cracking the seams of brick fashioned on site when Betty Peyton purchased her great-great grandfather’s home in the late 70s. With the aid of a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Commission, Peyton restored the house to its former glory.

    Structure

  • Healthier options

    Local restaurant owners joined Henry County Judge Executive for a diabetes proclamation on Monday, in celebration of World Diabetes Day (Nov. 14).

  • Rand wins reelection; Massie wins 4th dist.

    State Representative Rick rand won what became a relatively narrow race, defeating two-time challenger T.K. Broecker, 8,587 to 6,326 in the three counties Rand covers — Henry, Oldham and Trimble.

    Rand easily won Henry (3,988 to 2,457) and Trimble Counties (2527 to 990), but lost in Oldham County (2879 to 2072).

    For the U.S. House, 4th District seat — vacated by Republican Geoff Davis earlier this year, Republican Thomas Massie handily defeated Democrat Bill Adkins, 178,983 to 99,912 statewide. In Henry, Massie led Adkins 3,540 to 2,423.

  • Cards end Cats' season 53-20

    The Henry County Wildcats football team traveled to Wayne County Friday night to take on the 9-1 Cardinals in the first round of the KHSAA Class 3A playoffs. The Cardinals came away with a convincing 53-20 win to move on to the second round against Louisville Central. For the Wildcats the season ended at 3-8.

    The Wildcats came out of the first quarter with a 7-6 lead but Wayne County’s balanced offense and strong defense took a toll in the second, putting the game away with 26 unanswered points.

  • From cross to the Boss

     Today’s column is going to be a bit eclectic. I want to talk about two of my favorite things: cross country and Bruce Springsteen. Some of you are already saying to yourselves; why are you going to write about a rock and roll singer in a sports column. To that I respond: be patient we’ll get to that a little later.

    Measuring success

    Cross country season ended for local athletes this week. Henry County hosted the Class AA Regional meet Saturday and, alas, did not have any runners qualify for state.