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Today's News

  • Wildcats shut down Bearcats again, 8-1

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    The Henry County Wildcats had another week of rained out games but managed to play well in the one game in between weather systems last week. Henry County defeated the Kentucky Country Day Bearcats 1-0 on April 25 in Louisville when Jaydon Berry pitched a shutout. Berry was back on the mound again Thursday and gave up one unearned run as the Wildcats had an easier time with the Bearcats this time around.

    Henry County allowed the Bearcats a run in the top of the first inning on a single, a two-base error and another single.

  • Warriors' comeback falls short

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    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Fort Knox May 2 to take on the Eagles and lost by one run after falling behind early and coming back to make it a close game.

    Fort Knox jumped on the Warriors for four runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second to take a 6-1 lead. The Warriors’ only run in that stretch came in the top of the second when Trey Gregory singled and came home on a hit by Alec Spraybury.

  • EHS beats Frankfort

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team used two big innings at the plate to secure a victory over the Frankfort Lady Panthers May 5 in Frankfort.

    Eminence jumped on top 2-0 in the second inning. Amiya Hunt singled with one out, stole second and advanced to third on a single by Maddie McKinley. Bella Stringer brought both runners home with a double to centerfield.

  • HCHS' Jameson signs with Thomas More

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    Henry County High School senior Gavin Jameson signed a letter of intent Friday to play basketball for the Thomas More Saints next year in a ceremony in the Henry County High School Library.

    Jameson, an all-region selection for the Wildcats this year, will join former teammate Austin Young on the Saints’ roster next season.

    When asked about his opportunity to play at the collegiate level, Jameson said, “I’m just ready to get down there and start playing.”

  • HCHS track hosts all-comers meet

     

    The Henry County High School track team won both the boys and girls competitions at home May 3 in an all-comers meet with Trimble County, Iroquois and Eminence.

    Several Wildcats won events, but the performance of the day was turned in by Connor Finley who ran the 110-meter hurdle race in 16.1 seconds to beat two competitors from Trimble County. It was Finley’s best time of the season.

  • Campbellsburg is off to the races
  • Breaking out the derby hats

    Last Thursday, students at Eminence Elementary School donned their best Derby hat creations for their annual Derby Hat Parade. Classes left the school and walked through the center of town, waving as they went. The grand marshal was kindergarten teacher Sarah Morgan, who is retiring after 38 years in the classroom.

  • In the early days of football, Pleasureville had its own cheating scandal

    In the days when football rivalries loomed large and lots of money changed hands in wagers, teams like the Pleasureville Athletic Club might try anything to win, including dishonest tactics, according to author Mike Grimes.
    When professional football remained in its nascent phase, sports fans could still attend games played by colleges or by social clubs and civic groups. Even smaller communities, such as Pleasureville and New Castle, had many athletic clubs and American Legion posts could find 11 men to compete over the pigskin, according to Grimes’ research.

  • Primary still has races to be decided

    Though the Republican Party has already held its presidential primary in Kentucky, Henry County voters can still participate in the election process in the May 17 primary.
    Besides the opportunity to select a nominee for Kentucky’s junior senator from both parties and the Democratic Party’s contest for president, the ballot will feature a race to fill the unexpired term on Henry County Fiscal Court in the 4th Magisterial District.

  • Hunger loosens its grip

    Fewer Henry County residents are going hungry as efforts to supply food assistance have filled in many of the gaps, according to information from two local food pantries.
    Food insecurity has been a significant challenge for a large segment of Henry County’s population, according to the recently released Map the Meal Gap, conducted by Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks. The nationwide study drilled down to find how many people in every county and state suffered from a lack of access to enough food for all household members to lead active, healthy lives.