Today's News

  • HCHS to Western Hills: 'He’s OUR coach now!'

    The chant said it all: He’s our coach now.

    In a game as physical for the Cats as it was emotional for the Wolverines, the Henry County student section poured salt on a wound: they reminded the Western Hills players and fans that the man leading the home team Wildcats didn’t belong to the Wolverines anymore. The chant began in the fourth quarter, as Henry County worked its way toward a 71-62 win.

  • Injuries plague Warriors in opening week; EHS is 1-2

    In the closing seconds of a close game, Evangel Christian drove the lane, tossing up a layup that could have tied the game, forcing overtime with Eminence.

    Brandon Mitchell had none of it, and swatted the shot away, picking up his seventh block.

    The Warriors howled and thumped their chests, and walked away with a squeaker of a win: 56-54 over Evangel Christian.

    “It was a game of runs,” Eminence head coach Chris Nethery said. “We were up by 8, 10 points (about) three times, and kind of gave it back.”

  • More tips for winning the coupon game

    The 12-week rule

    Generally, sales will repeat themselves every 12 weeks and it usually takes about 12 weeks worth of inserts to accumulate the coupons needed to take advantage of the sales. What you want to do is purchase the number of items that you and your family will use in three months.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Dec. 7

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    Henry Christian Children’s Church will be performing their Christmas play “The Great Christmas Giveaway” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

    New Castle United Methodist Church will have its Christmas Cantata beginning at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11.

  • Campbellsburg couple save owl; rescue organization to release bird

    It’s unusual to see an owl in the daytime, so Bobby Heitzman was surprised one early fall morning to see a great horned owl sitting on the fence in his back yard on Second Street in Campbellsburg.

    So he urged his wife, Kathy, to get her cell phone and take photos of the bird from the kitchen window, where he was standing.

    After Kathy took a few shots, Bobby opened the back door. The bird didn’t move, so he suggested she try to take some through the open doorway. When the bird still didn’t move, Kathy continued to move toward the fence.

  • Lockport man charged w/sexual crimes

    A report of a domestic disturbance in the 2700 block of Harpers Ferry Road in Lockport on Nov. 20 led to the arrest of a Henry County man on charges of first-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse.

  • Pleasureville commission squabbles over pay

    After a 45-minute discussion that mirrored a family fued, the Pleasureville City Commission voted to amend the ordinance that dictates the salary for the city clerk.

    The discussion, which was extremely testy, centered around the pay for City Clerk Verna Stivers, and included accusations by Stivers that a commission member was discriminating against her.

    Stivers’ salary has been set at $27,168 for at least the last two years. That amount exceeds the cap on her pay, which is set by city ordinance at $25,000.


    HCMS seventh-grade hoops

    HCMS 21, East Oldham 35

    Before the Wildcats went on the holiday break, two away games were scheduled with very good teams. 

    The first with East Oldham started very slow and sluggish scoring only 9 points in three quarters of play.  Team defense was not good initially and there were too many turnovers. 

  • Beware of the small bites — they add up to big calories

    Continuous tiny tastes of food throughout the coming days from now through the New Year can result in unwelcome weight gains.  Alice Henneman from the University of Nebraska has a short video, “Tiny Tastes Can Total Big Calories over the Winter Holidays,” that shows how bites can add up to excess pounds.  You will enjoy watching it if you can here on YouTube.com.

    But if you can’t here is the jist of the video.

  • 4-H beekeeping essay to focus on community effects

    The topic for the 2012 beekeeping essay, sponsored by the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc., is “The results of honey bee pollination in my community.” Active 4-H youth can compete to win three awards, at amounts of $750, $500 or $250. 4-H’ers are encouraged to consider the scope of plants, food crops, trees, habitats and animals that are positively affected by honeybee pollination.