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Today's News

  • Hey parents, can you spare a dime?

    Staff writer/Photographer

    Due to a sharp rise in food and fuel costs, Henry County and Eminence school districts will raise food service prices across the board for the 2008-09 school year.

    “I think it’s all driven by fuel prices,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. He theorized that vendors have to submit higher bids when they must drive the extra miles to locales outside metro Louisville. “Transportation costs have really hurt us.”

  • Lace up your shoes, it's Relay time

    News Intern

    The Henry County High School football field and track will come alive this Friday, June 27, as Henry County will host the 14th annual Relay for Life celebration.

    “If the weather is good, we’ll have at least 2,000 people there,” Earl Holmes, Jr., committee chairman, said.

    Henry County Relay for Life raised over $120,000 last year and over $125,000 in 2006. The 2008 goal is $120,000.

  • Kasten resigns as HC softball coach

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    Shortly after winning his 100th game on the diamond, Jon Kasten decided to step down from his coaching position for Henry County’s softball team.

    Kasten will back away from the program after leading the Ladycats to a 17-14 season, the 31st District title and a third straight appearance in the 8th Region tournament, where the squad lost to Shelby County (8-5) in opening-round action.

  • Cancer survivor thankful for Relay

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    “It seems like everyone in Henry County has been touched in some way,” Brenda Raake said quietly.

    A long-time participant in the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life, Raake found herself in need of the group’s support after being diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2005.

  • Possible tower location debated

    General Manager

    After several months and turnover in personnel representing Verizon Wireless, the Henry County Fiscal Court again is considering county property for placement of a cell phone tower.

    Initially, the site proposed for the location of the tower was 50 feet away from youth athletic fields.

    The new site, according to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, is 150 feet away from the fields.

  • Nationals come from bottom bracket to claim HCYBL

    The Nationals erased four earlier losses to the Renegades with two surprising wins at New Castles field Monday night to claim the championship in the Henry County Youth Baseball Leagues 11- and 12-year-old division.

    The Renegades beat the Nationals to win the title last summer, then followed with a perfect season that included four more wins over the Nationals two in the regular season, one in the annual Spring Fling Tournament and one in post-season action that dropped the Nationals to the losers bracket.

  • Idea for stories, anyone?

    Im at a crossroad. I can either write about past athletes, teams or coaches like Ive done the past three summers or choose another un-thought-of topic that I just cant grasp yet. Im hoping you can help me out a bit.

  • Henry County makes its return to All

    For the first time since the turn of the century, Henry County High School will get its chance to shine against some of the smaller schools across the state in the All “A” Classic, which includes tournaments held annually in most of Kentucky’s high school sports.

  • Kasten resigns as HC softball coach

    Shortly after winning his 100th game on the diamond, Jon Kasten decided to step down from his coaching position for Henry County’s softball team.

    Kasten will back away from the program after leading the Ladycats to a 17-14 season, the 31st District title and a third straight appearance in the 8th Region tournament, where the squad lost to Shelby County (8-5) in opening-round action.

  • New KSP Post 5 captain brings 22 years of experience

    News Intern

    When he was young, Dean Hayes had two goals.

    “The first goal was to be a major league baseball player and the second goal was to be a state trooper,” Hayes said.

    After 22 years with the Kentucky State Police, Hayes was named the new commander at KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg.