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Today's News

  • Ladycats already show progress

    Sports editor

    The Henry County Ladycats jump started their 2007-08 season at the Lady Spartan Invitational last week. And although it took a while to get the entire engine firing, by the end of the three-game, round-robin style tournament, the Cats were already showing progress from just three days earlier.

    Now, coach Todd Gilley said, the young squad has to continue to get better.

    Henry opened its season with a loss to Garrard County (64-40) on Wednesday, before losing to Sayre (37-26) on Thursday and defeating Model (48-38) on Saturday to start the season at 1-2.

  • Vote yes on Liquor by the Drink

    The City Council of Eminence is going to vote on liquor by the drink sales and the citizens of Eminence are wondering if liquor by the drink is the right move. Every town that is about to become a city has pondered the same question and they all have approved liquor by the drink sales. All neighboring cities — Carrollton, Shelbyville and LaGrange have liquor by the drink.

  • Students need support for trip to Spain

    Henry County High School is expanding its borders for learning to Spain. Thirteen students will be spending their Spring Break traveling across Spain, in an intense ten day educational tour of the country.

  • Wildcats split opening-week games for 1-1 start

    Sports editor

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team opened last season with a 1-1 record, then went on to celebrate one of its best campaigns in school history with a 19-11 mark and 8th Region Tournament appearance.

    Last week, with new faces and minus six seniors from last year’s squad, the Wildcats repeated with a 1-1 opening-week mark. Now, they hope to survive the early-season road games ahead and repeat last year’s success.

  • Christmas greetings from the Chamber

    It is that time of year again when agonizing decisions must be made—what to give those special people in your life. We hear on the news about the crowded malls and highways, and we dread looking for that one gift that will stand out from the rest. The Henry County Chamber of Commerce wants you to know you do not have to look far for gifts that will please the most discriminating.

  • Thank your for help with Light Up New Castle

    Light up New Castle is now a memory. We had some small glitches but it was a success overall. This is the first year in many years that the festival committee was in charge of the Light Up festivities. We saw some things that we will do differently next year and some things we want to add next year. I want to thank the following individuals and businesses who helped with this past weekends Light Up.

  • Open your heart to a child

    ‘Tis the season to give, Christmas time, when we all open our hearts. If you are looking for a way to keep your donations in Henry County and help our children (our future) at the same time, the Henry County CARE Team has a program called Love-A-Child Mentoring that matches children in need of mentoring with adult volunteer mentors.

  • Toughest sport? My money's on......

    When Travis Farmer finished his cross-country race at the Shelby County Invitational on Sept. 1, with blood running down his shin from being spiked and was obviously tired from the grueling 3.1-mile grass course he had just completed, he looked over at me, took a deep breath, and said: “You should write about what sport is the toughest — I know it’s cross country.”

  • Opening the Eminence Swimming Pool

    Happy Holidays!

  • State playoffs end this weekend

    Sports editor

    While the high school basketball season in Kentucky is just getting started, the football season will wrap up with state playoff championship games this weekend at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

    In Class A action, Lexington Christian (11-3) and Beechwood (12-2) will play at 11:30 a.m. Friday, followed by Class 3-A Belfry (14-0) and Central (9-5) at 3:30 p.m., and Class 5-A Highlands (14-0) and Bowling Green (13-1) at 7:30 p.m.