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Today's News

  • HCPS elementary schools deemed very safe

    News Intern

    Henry County Public Schools’ elementary schools were deemed very safe through a series of multifaceted safe school assessments administered by the Kentucky Center for School Safety on March 11.

    It was a joint effort through the Kentucky School Boards Association, the Department of Education and the Kentucky Center for School Safety, according to Denise Perry, Director of Student Support Services for Henry County Public Schools.

  • That was one long car race

    Did I just watch 200 laps? That was the question I asked myself over and over Sunday evening. It wasn’t my first choice of the way I would like to spend a Sunday afternoon, but I ended up spending the day watching cars drive laps around (zoom), and around (zoom), and around (zoom), and around (zoom) — you get my point.

    There were some exciting moments with predictable crashes, drafting, passing and bumps, and in the end, I watched just about every lap of the Indianapolis 500. It was definitely a first for me.

  • Ladycats knock off Gallatin in opening round, 10-0

    Sports editor

    Nine different Henry County batters recorded hits, Kaitlyn Foree threw a strong game with 11 strikeouts and the Ladycats came away with a 10-0 win over host Gallatin County last Wednesday in the first round of the 31st District tournament.

    Henry scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two more in the bottom of the fifth to end the game with the 10-run rule and advance to the championship game the following night.

  • Wildcats knock off Owen Co. in opening round at districts

    Sports editor

    With the score tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Henry County baseball team kicked it in an extra gear to score five runs and put the opening-round contest against Owen County out of reach for the opposing Rebels.

    The 31st District matchup, which was held at Gallatin County High School last Tuesday, saw strong pitching from Tyler Cox, solid defense and clutch hitting. It accumulated to the 6-1 win for Henry, which moved the Wildcats to the championship game and gave them an automatic berth into the 8th Region tournament.

  • 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.