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Today's News

  • News Briefs for September 3, 2008

    “Celebration of Life”

    A “Celebration of Life” event will be held in honor of Brandon Browning on Sunday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at the Pleasureville City Hall. Celebrate with family and friends in remembering Brandon as he has helped saved the lives of three individuals by being an organ donor. Meet two of the three people that received his organs and join in celebrating the lives he saved. For more information about this event please contact Missy Beckley at (502) 845-2529 or (502) 514-2548.

  • Ladycats end county showdown, 25-5 and 25-13

    For the first time this season, Henry County and Eminence met on the volleyball court last Tuesday night as the host Ladycats controlled the scoreboard from the start and cruised in for the 2-0 win in the best-of-three series.

    Henry never trailed during the county showdown and ended the match ahead 25-5 and 25-13. The Ladycats improved their early-season record to 3-2 with the win, while the Lady Warriors dropped to 0-5. For Eminence, a team trying to rebuild after a 2-19 season, the nerves might have got the best of the young but usually enthusiastic players.

  • Runners to open XC season at Shelby County Invitational

    When Saturday morning arrives, the Henry County and Eminence cross country teams will be loading buses to take the short trip to Shelbyville to run in the Shelby County Invitational season openers for both squads in the second week of races across Kentucky.

    The Shelby Invitational will offer elementary, middle school, junior varsity and varsity races on a challenging course located across the street from East Middle School. The annual meet features some of the top schools from around the area.

  • Ladycats going to state for first time with 8th Region All 'A' Classic victory

    For the first time in a long time, Henry County High School will have a team playing in an All A Classic state tournament when the Ladycats take to the golf course against some of the top smaller schools across the state Sept. 13 in Richmond.

    Henry had been ruled ineligible to play in the All A Classic since 1999, but after the guidelines were changed to allow the smallest 125 schools to play in various tournaments, regardless of size, Henry became eligible this school year.

  • Help is available for food, clothes

    Several groups provide help with food costs

    As food costs rise, some Henry County residents find themselves unable to purchase enough food to feed their families.

    The Henry County Life Enrichment Center in New Castle is a place where families can receive a free bagful of nonperishable groceries. Sadly that bag has not been as full lately.

  • Boys' soccer team 0-2 but close to first win, coach says

    After starting last Mondays soccer game a little flat, the Henry County Wildcats turned the tables to come out aggressive in the second half which helped them play more even with host Spencer County and close the gap on the scoreboard. But in the end, after 80 hard-fought minutes, the Wildcats came up short, 5-3.

    For the Wildcats, a first-year team trying to build a program from scratch, they have started the season at 0-2 with their opening loss to Waggener the week before. Henry played much better the second time out, especially in its second-half turnaround.

  • Porter trial is delayed

    General Manager

    The trial of a local police officer on charges of harassing communications is on hold — for now.

    Alan Zaring, attorney for New Castle Police Chief John Porter, filed a motion to suppress evidence Friday in District Court.

    Porter was charged in April with harassing communications after a former babysitter, Christina McLaughlin, filed a criminal complaint.

  • FIRE DESTROYS NAPA STORE

    General Manager

    An Eminence man has been charged with arson in connection with a weekend fire that destroyed an Eminence business.

    The fire is still under investigation by the Kentucky State Police and their arson investigator.

    Michael Wells, 46, was arrested Saturday night in La Grange and charged with third degree arson, disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening in connection with the fire that destroyed Eminence Auto Parts/NAPA Saturday night.

  • Eminence uses a very strong second half for 44-16 victory

    After the Eminence Warriors backpedaled during the second quarter, when Beth Haven managed to squeeze in its only two touchdowns of the game, they went full-speed ahead during the final two quarters to turn their 22-16 halftime lead into a 44-16 runaway victory on both teams season openers Friday night at EHS.

    For Eminence, it was a start to what looks to be a very strong season, led by 10 seniors and a few standout playmakers.

  • H.C. Arts and Crafts Guild show to be held Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    Need a new painting behind the sofa? A one-of-a-kind gift? Want to get some of your holiday shopping out of the way early this year?

    The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild’s 9th Annual Show will take place Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new location for this year’s show is the Henry County Fairgrounds 4-H Center, U.S. 421 in New Castle.