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Today's News

  • NCES Fun Run to send books to eastern Ky.

    Jessica Wilkerson’s class at New Castle Elementary has been holding a drive to send books to students in eastern Kentucky who are without, according to a news release. They have collected over 2,000 books.
    Now the class will raise the funds needed to send those books to Eastern Kentucky schools through a Christmas Fun Run. The cost is $10 for ages 13 and up, and $7 for kids 12 and under.  

  • Warrior Madness

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors boys and girls basketball teams were introduced Friday night with a lot of fanfare and then some on-court action.

    The lights were dimmed and a large video screen was used to introduce the players while music blared through the speakers for both teams before their respective intra squad scrimmages.

    Lucky fans were given gifts during a raffle drawing at halftime of both games.

    EHS girls guard Kenya Vargas was pumped up for the action as she warmed up before the scrimmage.

  • Local Buzz, Nov. 23, 2016

    Church Activities

    The Trimble County Hymn Sing is set for Thursday, Dec. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at Pleasant View Baptist, 489 Wise’s Landing Road in Bedford. The public is invited.

  • Public Records, Nov. 23, 2016

    Grand Jury Indictments, Nov. 2016

    Sean D. Rosell, DOB 08/21/1992, Carrollton – four counts of wanton endangerment, first degree (police officer); fleeing or evading police, first (motor vehicle); fleeing or evading police, first (on foot); assault, third dåegree (police officer); four counts of criminal mischief, second degree; resisting arrest; reckless driving; and persistent felony offender, second degree

  • Talking turkey in Kentucky

    This week, our families and friends will sit down at the dinner table to celebrate Thanksgiving, the oldest of the American-based holidays.

    Nearly 400 years have passed since the most famous of these harvest feasts was held by the Pilgrims and Native Americans.  It didn’t become the holiday we recognize today, though, until President Washington and then President Lincoln helped solidify its place on the calendar, which Congress finalized in the 1940s by declaring it to always be on the fourth Thursday of November.

  • Welcoming a new member of the family

    This year in time for the holidays, Beth and I decided to give ourselves a present. We adopted. 

    Perhaps it’s not the greatest outcome of all time for our new little one — he’s consigned to a small box for several hours most days; he eats like a pig, has already doubled in size and chews like a fiend; and strangers may well point and laugh at his antics.

  • Biggest Blue fans: Mathis and Watts

     

    Editor’s note: We did an informal survey via Facebook to find out who the biggest UK fan in Henry County is. After nominations closed Friday the “sports department” sat down to analyze the data and came up with a tie. Linda Sarrett Mathis, a teacher at Henry County High School, and Darlene Watts of Eminence are such ardent fans that we could not deny either the right to be called the Biggest Big Blue Fan.

    Watts and Mathis did not take the traditional course towards big Blue fandom.

  • Cold weather means it's hoops time

    Cooler temperatures have finally arrived and that is a good signal that it is time to focus the local hoops scene. It also doesn’t hurt the University of Louisville football team imploded against Houston ending the national title dreams of local pigskin fans. And if you watched the first period of the UK football game against Austin Peay… well that would make any sports fan long for a round leather ball.

  • Meet the Wildcats

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County boys and girls basketball teams put on a show for their fans Thursday night at the third annual Meet the Wildcats introductory scrimmage.

    The night featured the introduction of not only the teams, but also a brand new video board hanging on the west wall of Roy L. Winchester gymnasium.

    The screen was used as part of the introduction of the players and to help get the Wildcat faithful fired up for the upcoming season.

  • Extension to offer a four-hour self-defense class

    Although no one wants to think about the dangers in the world around us, the fact is that they are closer than we think.
    For example, there are 57 registered sex offenders in Henry County and another 171 in the surrounding counties.
    According to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, in the United States, one in six women have experienced an “attempted or completed rape” and most rape victims are under 18 when first assaulted.