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Today's News

  • Fall Sports Preview - Expectations are high as Cats want to build from last years historic run

    Sports editor

    Last year’s Henry County High School football team celebrated one of its best seasons on record with an impressive 9-4 mark, regular-season and post-season district championships, and the school’s first two playoff game victories.

    A year later, the Wildcats return a majority of their top players, add a few new faces and have a new set of goals that includes surpassing last season’s historic run.

  • Library News for the week of August 20, 2008

    Story Time

    Regular story time programming will resume Monday, September 8 at 10 a.m. Story Time will be held every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Story Time is a programming for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. Each session includes read-alouds, songs, rhymes, games and more and concludes with a special craft. Story Time is a great opportunity to practice early literacy skills while making new friends in a fun environment. For more information, call the library at (502) 845-5682.

    Baby-and-Me

  • Vandals strike pool property

    General Manager

    The vandals, it seems, have an issue with Eminence Mayor Jim Petitt. Whether that grudge extends to the city council or the city police department isn’t clear.

    At 2:40 a.m. Friday, Eminence Police Officer O.C. Jones was on patrol when he found the Eminence Pool bathhouse was vandalized. The message was targeted primarily at Eminence Mayor Jim Petitt, and scrawled in large, red letters.

    “Jim “Hitler” Peitt you and your gestipo must go,” the message read.

  • Rod & Gun club provides year round recreation

    Staff writer/photographer

    Close-to-home vacation destinations are a great idea for saving money in a tight economy, but how about a recreational spot families can use year-round for one reasonable membership fee?

    The Henry County Rod & Gun Club, located off Sunnyside Drive between Eminence and Smithfield, is a 12-acre retreat with a nine-acre, fully-stocked fishing lake. There also are plenty of camping spots and a clubhouse.

  • 2008 Olympics - in the blink of an eye

    Don’t bother calling it swimming anymore. You might as well call it Phelpsing.

    Many of us, by now, might be tired of hearing Michael Phelps’ name, or seeing him up on the gold medal platform, or hearing that yes, yet again, he’s broken another world record.

    If you blinked the other night, you missed an incredible end to a good race (better even than the 4X100-meter freestyle relay).

  • Fall Sports Preview: Runners training hard for season

    Sports editor

    With the first meet less than three weeks away, the Henry County cross country team is increasing their mileage and tempo to make sure they are ready to toe the starting line at the Shelby County Invitational Sept. 6.

    The squad, which started practice July 15 with a low turnout before growing in size as the school year approached, has been training at Harry Hill Park in preparation for fall races.

  • Fall sports ready to start back up once again

    As I rub my chin in puzzlement, I can’t help but think: is it already that time of the year again? Time for the high school football teams from across the state to kick off their seasons; time for the volleyball squads to work on that perfect bump-set-spike routine; time for the golfers to get out the driver; time for the cross country runners to increase their mileage before toeing the starting line; and time for the soccer players to put more oomph in their kicks.

  • Fall Sports Preview: Boys ready to start first season

    Sports editor

    Becoming the first high school boys’ soccer team from the county will be no easy task, but one the Wildcats are up for as the season fast approaches.

    Following in the footsteps of the girls’ soccer team — which started last fall with junior varsity and continous this season with varsity — the boys will field a high school squad for the first time at Henry County High School. Each of these players are diving head first into varsity action, and are making history along the way.

  • Fire strikes lodge

    Staff writer/photographer

    What lay heaviest on the minds of New Castle firefighters responding to a fire in the roof of Simpson Masonic Lodge #189, at 35 North Main Street, was the fire’s potential to spread to an entire block of adjoining older buildings.

    At 1:36 p.m. last Thursday, dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 5 put out the call that flames could be seen coming from the back of a building on Main Street in New Castle.

    The New Castle Volunteer Fire Department responded just moments later.

  • Fall Sports Preview: Golfers get a jump start to season with impressive scores

    Sports editor

    When Steve Dent came out for the first day of golf practice July 15, he noticed his players were shooting well — way better than the same time last year, Dent said. Apparently, the players took it upon themselves to improve their game in the off-season, which is already showing in early-season matches.