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Today's News

  • HC Ladycats win third straight championship

    Sports editor

    In perhaps its greatest feat yet, the Henry County softball team completely dominated the 31st District this season in route to its third straight 31st District championship.

    The Ladycats 10-0 win over Owen County in the finals last Thursday night left them a perfect 9-0 against district opponents and, more impressively, they outscored the three opponents 107-0.

  • Relay for Life events

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

  • A fond farewell

    News Intern

    The New Castle Elementary School community bid a fond farewell to three long time taechers Thursday afternoon.

    Jennifer Peniston, Mary Roberts and Judy Sanders will retire this year after a combined 89.5 years at the school. The trio also takes with them a total of more than 100 years of overall teaching experience.

    “We’re just three Henry County girls,” Peniston said.

  • Speedway has new owners, better chance to lure big time race

    Landmark News Service

    It began as a dream a decade ago when Jerry Carroll announced plans to build a $130 million auto racing track in Gallatin County.

    The dream intensified in 2005 when Carroll began trying to lure a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to Kentucky Speedway. Last week, it appeared as if the dream would become a reality when Speedway Motorsports Inc., owner of seven NASCAR Sprint Cup tracks, and Bruton Smith, SMI Chairman, announced they had reached a deal with Carroll to purchase Kentucky Speedway.

  • Renaissance Festival opens Saturday

    News Intern

    Deep in the forest of Eminence lies a world of kings, wenches, jousting, kilts and good times.

    The Highland Renaissance Festival, opening this Saturday, allows families and people of all ages to lose themselves in 14th Century Scotland and experience life as it once was.

  • Cats send four athletes to KY state track meet

    Sports editor

    After the last runner crossed the finish line at the Class 2A, Region 3 Championships last Tuesday afternoon, the host Henry County squad had four athletes earn automatic bids to the Kentucky State Track and Field Championships.

  • HCHS senior projects are worthwhile

    Thank you for your coverage of the Henry County High School Senior project program.

    I was asked to help judge one night of the student presentations. I was impressed by the evidence of hard work by both the teachers involved and the students themselves. The respect the students showed the judges was complete.

    The school system should be applauded for their support of the senior project. I am grateful to have seen a bit of the results and hope more in the community will be so fortunate.

    Tanya Berry

    Port Royal

  • Willis is Post 5 Trooper of the Year

    News Intern

    Kentucky State Trooper Seth Willis, of Milton, was recently named the 2008 Post 5 Trooper of the Year. However, there is more to the man than the badge.

    Willis said there are essentially four squads within Post 5. The sergeant of each squad chose a trooper and then all of the command staff decided between the four final candidates.

    “I was kind of shocked at first. It was kind of humbling, I mean there are other guys that have been working for a long time and guys that I look up to and I was selected,” Willis said.

  • Campbellsburg annexation on hold

    General Manager

    Annexation of property near Campbellsburg, including property north and west of I-71, was put on hold last week by the city.

    Mayor Carl Rucker said there may be a procedural issue that did not exist the last time the city annexed property, though he did not indicate what that issue is.

  • I'll leave the grilling to somebody else

    I have a confession to make. I cannot master the grill.

    But I have to start out by saying that, as many people know, I’m a fiercely independent person. I like to learn how to do things, and out of necessity have learned to fix toilets, do minor electrical work, change my own oil and so on.

    But this weekend, I learned one thing that truly stumps me. It must be that I’m just not built to do it.

    Grilling.