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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sports Briefs

    Eminence Youth Basketball

    The Eminence youth basketball team of the North Central Kentucky Sports Conference will have signups and a team meeting at the Henry County Library Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. Parents are required to attend.

    Cornhole Tournament

    There will be a cornhole tournament this Saturday at Harry Hill Park to raise money for 17-month-old Alyssa Louden, who was recently diagnosed with Hurlers disease. Signups will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. First prize will receive two sets of cornhole boards and two sets of bags. The entry fee is $20 per two-person team.

  • Garrett Black heads to All 'A' state tournament

    Amazing. Wonderful. Super. Fantastic.

    These were just a few of the words Steve Dent used to describe his Henry County Wildcats after their showing at the 8th Region All A Classic Boys Golf Tournament last Thursday at Cardinal Hills in Bedford.

  • Promising seasons

    Sit back, relax, chill for a little while. From the looks of things, Eminence and Henry County fans will have plenty to stand up and cheer about when the lights come on Friday nights.

    Following the easy opening-season victories over the weekend, a lot of questions were answered that are brought with unpredictable starts to always unpredictable football seasons. Most of those answers were in favor of the Warriors and Wildcats.

  • Family set to celebrate life

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Dec. 13, 2006, in Naples, Fla., a brain aneurysm cut short the life of 35-year old Brandon Browning, devastating his close-knit Henry County family.

    What the family did in the traumatic hours following his death was nothing short of heroic. Their unselfish decision to donate his organs gave hope to three other families whose loved ones were living on borrowed time.

    On Sunday, Sept. 7 two of the three recipients will join Browning’s family and friends in a “Celebration of Life” to honor Brandon.

  • Henry County dominates in first game out, 40-0

    Following Henry Countys 40-0 victory over Ludlow High School late Saturday night, the Wildcats collected the Henry County Dairy Queen Bowl trophy and hoisted it into the air at midfield.

    If this season opener was any indication of the direction Henrys football program is headed during the next 10-plus weeks, it should be a year full of feel-good moments for the Wildcats, who are coming off one of their best seasons in school history.