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Today's News

  • Buddy's Barbershop

    General Manager

    Marion Earl "Buddy" Mobley sat quietly in the easy chair of his shop, flipping through pages of a newspaper.

    A customer, who had left minutes before walked through the door again, this time to pay Mobley for his haircut.

    "I've been in the barbering business 55 years and never been beat out of a haircut yet, Mobley said.

    Later, a young man walked in, and asked Mobley if he knew how to do a fade.

    "Yeah, I know how to do that, he responds.

  • Thanks to all for help in Sydney Alveys recovery

    It has been almost one year since Sydney's tragic accident changed our lives forever. Although we have faced many challenges, the past 12 months have been filled with as much laughter as tears. We are so thankful for the recovery Sydney continues to make and we know none of it could have been possible without the love, prayers, support and generosity of family, friends, neighbors and strangers.

  • HCIT in action

    If you build it, they will come.

    I'm not talking about a baseball diamond in the middle of a corn field - like in the 1989 film Field of Dreams - but a high school basketball gym in the middle of New Castle. Long before the movie was released, before Kevin Costner became a household name and before the if-you-build-it line became a catch phrase, there was a gymnasium built.

    And after it was built, they did come.

  • Shorthanded Warriors no match for Restoration Christian

    The Eminence Warriors were without their head basketball coach, two starters and first player off the bench last Friday night at Restoration Christian School in Sellersburg, IN.

    And it showed on the court as the Warriors took an 87-34 loss and dropped their overall record to 1-5.

    Eminence starters Nelson Hedges and Dallas Roberts missed the game, along with six-man Brock Roberts. Keith Blackburn was also absent on the sideline after receiving two technical fouls the previous outing.

  • Martin not worried about scoreboard in team's 0-6 start

    The Eminence Lady Warriors dropped three more basketball games last week, which gave them a 0-6 start to the 2007-08 season and 50 losses in the previous 52 tries.

    But coach Carter Martin, who took over the struggling program a year ago, isnt concerned with the win-loss columns right now. Instead, hes concerned with the squad getting better, and prepping the young team for games down the road.

    "The scores might not indicate what the team is learning," Martin said, "but from a coaching perspective, I see a little bit of improvement each game, which is a good thing."

  • Wildcats earn first district win ... 68-57 over Carroll

    For the first time this season, the Henry County Wildcats played with intensity all four quarters last Tuesday night against the visiting Carroll County Panthers. And in the end, it led to a 68-57 win over Carroll in the Wildcats' opening home game of the season.

    Henry put three players in double figures - Cody Hinkle with 23 points, Cari Dunaway with 13 points and Ben Roberts with 10 points - and forced Carroll into 21 turnovers in the up-and-down game. The Wildcats were ahead by as many as 21 points late in the third quarter, and cruised in for the 11-point victory.

  • Ladycats run out of steam against district champs

    With six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter last Monday night, the Henry County Ladycats cut their deficit to just three points against the defending 31st District basketball champions Carroll County. Playing on the comforts of their home court, the Ladycats were right where they wanted to be.

    But the 39-36 score was as close as the Cats would get as Carroll's suffocating defense held Henry in check for the rest of the game and its offense used a 13-0 run to pull away to a convincing 52-36 win.

  • Every golfer's dream

    Marty Kaelin of Louisville hit a lifetime shot last Tuesday afternoon at the Henry County Country Club when he aced the No. 2, par-3 hole for his first ever hole-in-one.

    It was the shot of his career for the 81-year-old Kaelin, who plays three days per week at the HCCC, and one he's been waiting a long time for.

    "After 51 years of playing, it was definitely a surprise," Kaelin said an hour after landing the perfect shot.

  • Decking the walls

    General Manager

    The library of New Castle Elementary School was mostly quiet, except for the sound of a brush dab-dab-dabbing at the walls. It was the sound of growth.

    In just a few hours, a large tree grew from floor to ceiling, with branches spread out over the tops of some of the library’s bookshelves.

    Among those branches was a treehouse some of the school’s older students recognized as the Magic Treehouse. Its creator, Pam Morrison, painted the tree in a little less than a day.

  • Ag economy boomed in 2007 say ag economists

    Landmark News Service

    Record high grain prices, record cash receipts, record net farm income and new opportunities to market farm products here and abroad spelled a booming agriculture economy for 2007, University of Kentucky ag economists told farmers and the press gathered at the annual Farm Bureau meeting in Louisville last week.