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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Fall Sports Preview: EHS XC team has largest turnout in years

    Sports editor

    During the first week of practice in mid-July, coach Scott McClamroch was a little worried about the upcoming cross country season — his turnout was lower than expected and some of his top runners were not in the shape he was hoping they would be in. But by the end of the month, after the long-distance specialists started trickling in as school drew near, McClamroch was pleased with the numbers and the direction his program was headed.

  • Fall Sports Preview: EHS senior-dominated team ready for 11-man

    Sports editor

    When Steve Frommeyer hosted the annual senior dinner at his home last week, he could not believe the number of players that were there — forks and knives in hand ready to gorge on the traditional steak and sides.

  • Campellsburg police chief resigns post

    General Manager

    Starting Friday, the City of Campbellsburg will find itself without a police chief.

    Campbellsburg Police Chief Paul McDonald submitted his resignation to Mayor Carl Rucker last week, and the city council was officially notified during Monday night’s council meeting.

    Rucker told the council that when McDonald submitted his resignation, it was not a good day.