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Today's News

  • HC Ladycats prepare for softball season as the 'team of the unknowns'

    There will be more than softballs flying through the air when the Henry County Ladycats take to the field this season - it will also be filled with question marks.

    Returning just three starters from last year's team and losing six key seniors, the Ladycats are young and needing experience. But it doesn't mean they won't have another successful campaign under the guidance of Jon Kasten, rather they will start the season as the team of the unknowns.

  • Board votes to allow Hillz-N-Hollarz to reopen

    General Manager

    Two gates and fencing.

    That's all that prevents the reopening of the Hillz-N-Hollarz off road vehicle park. After a nearly hour long discussion among the Henry County Planning and Zoning's Board of Adjustments Monday night, Hillz-N-Hollarz property owner Fred Snider, adjoining property owner Bill Heady and Planning and Zoning Administrator Greg Derossett were slated to meet Wednesday morning to review exact placement of two gates and associated fencing. The fencing is intended to prevent trespassers from going around the gates.

  • Community Calendar for March 26, 2008

    Wednesday, March 26

    Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12.

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children's Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Thursday, March 27

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

    Friday, March 28

  • Henry Hoopla

    After the first two rounds of this year's Henry Hoopla contest, five contestants are tied for first place with 48 points each — Roy Coy, Sami Jo Jennings, Sara Justice, Darrell Hayden and Kenny Baker. After the front runners, there are 11 contestants tied with 47 points each, including last year's champion Harold Frazier. Frazier is sitting in a good spot with all four of his Final Four teams remaining in the hunt: North Carolina, Kansas, UCLA and Texas.

  • Madness in March back once more

    It's that time of the year once more - time to put on your dancing shoes for the Big Dance, ready yourself for some March Madness, and sharpen your pencils for the Henry Hoopla contest.

    March is here, and the madness in the air feels so good. It's time to brace yourself for the unexpected over the next few weeks, which will provide enough entertainment to keep us smiling for the next 11 months.

    As for me - now that Selection Sunday has passed - the excitement will keep me drooling for a while. Can someone get me a napkin, please?

  • Local teen lands job with highschoolplaybook.com

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    When Brandon Goodwin clicked the send button to submit his application to WLKY-32 on Oct. 27, he never thought his on-line resume would be chosen among hundreds of Kentucky and Indiana students for the newly established highschoolplaybook.com - a website run by Channel 32 that features high school sports.

    He sure was wrong.

  • FFM added to Kentucky Running 5K Race Series

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    When the runners participating in this year's edition of the Friends for Michael 5K Race toe the starting line Sept. 27, there should be lots of new faces taking their marks and much faster runners up front.

  • Rockets escape with another 8th Region title

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    In dramatic fashion, the Shelby County Rockets stormed a comeback against Gallatin County last Wednesday night in the 8th Region tournament finals - erasing a five-point deficit in the closing 30 seconds to come away with a slim 49-48 victory at Henry County High School.

    The Gallatin Wildcats looked destined to earn their first trip to the Sweet 16 since 1959, but instead allowed the Rockets their 16th trip to the Big Dance and second in the previous three seasons.

  • Caught in the eye of a Big Blue storm

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    While the University of Kentucky men's basketball team was opening its SEC tournament against the Georgia Bulldogs, Mike and Sandy Appleman were trying to get reception on an old radio sitting beside them in their hotel room. For the Henry County couple, along with family members Jim and Jeanie Appleman of Ohio, it wasn't what they had envisioned just a few days earlier.

  • Pleasureville without police chief again

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    The City of Pleasureville finds itself without a police chief after Patrick Stucker resigned his position March 3.

    The resignation came almost two months after Stucker was placed on paid leave during the Pleasureville City Commission's January meeting. At that time, Commissioner Pam Whitaker made a motion that Stucker be suspended with pay for 60 days, or until a hearing could be held regarding allegations that if true would bring the city into disrepute, she said at the time.