Thursday, December 30
Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.
The County Kickers Line Dancing group meets on Thursday nights at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building in New Castle. Lessons are held for beginners from 6 to 7 p.m. and advanced lessons follow from 7 to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $20 per year. For more information contact Darlene Tipton at (502) 750-0954 or (502) 947-5160.
Jim McKee of Port Royal was recently selected as one of the top track and field officials in the country, being named in a top-five list out of the 18,000 to 20,000 who were eligible.
At the National Convention for Track and Field on Dec. 3 at Virgina Beach, McKee and four others were listed as potentials to win the Charles Ruter Award, which recognizes the top official in the country. There were 30 who were originally selected, and that list was eventually narrowed down to just five before the winner was named at the convention.
Henry County got off to a perfect start in 31st District play last week, beating Carroll County (67-46) on the road Tuesday and Owen County (56-42) at home on Friday.
The two wins gave the boys’ basketball team a 2-0 start against district teams and propelled them to the top of the district standings against Owen (4-2 overall, 2-1 district), Gallatin County (2-3, 1-1) and Carroll (2-3, 0-3). Henry is 2-2 after opening the season with losses to Western Hills and Walton-Verona and the two district wins.
If the snow stays away long enough to play, the local high school basketball teams will be participating in area tournaments during winter break from school.
The snow that has blanketed Henry County the last week left seven games in the county either delayed or canceled, and is threatening to disrupt even more entering the new year. Between Henry County High School and Eminence High School, there are six tournaments scheduled for the break. Additional snow is expected this weekend.
The Warriors were trailing Martha Layne Collins by just two points midway through the second quarter last Tuesday night when they strayed away from their game plan, allowing the newly-formed high school to pull away to an easy 71-37 win.
Without the strong inside presence of Samantha Congleton in the Western Girls Holiday Classic on Saturday, the Eminence girls’ basketball team dropped two games within a few hours of each other.
Congleton had to miss the day with a strained knee, but coach Carter Martin said he expects her back this week. Her absence on Saturday was felt as the Lady Warriors lost two games in a combined score of 102-55.
Dropping their first two 31st District outings of the season, the Henry County Ladcyats evened up their basketball record at 2-2 and lost a pair of important early-season games.
Jessica Booher combined for 28 points in the two-game stretch to lead the Ladycats, but the Cats lost to Carroll County (43-35) last Tuesday night on the road and to Owen County (64-46) on Friday at home. They play Gallatin County later in the season, and all three teams a second time to seed the district tournament, which Henry hosts in late February.