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Today's News

  • Maddie Hensley wins HCIT golf tourney

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Lady Cats’ golf team hosted the Henry County Invitational Tournament Monday at the Henry County Country Club after opening the season Saturday in the Lady Rocket Invitational. The team showed dramatic improvement on their home course just two days after teh first tournament.

    Maddie Hensley improved by 15 strokes to win the tournament with a 71.

  • College Update: Fischer thrives at Campbellsville

    sports@hclocal.com

    Former Henry County High School track athlete Cathryn Fischer continued her career this year at Campbellsville University where she ran the 400-meter hurdles for the Tigers.

    Fischer, who ran the 300-meter hurdles in high school as well as competing in the long jump and the 4x400-meter relay, finished second in the Mid-South Conference Championships in her inaugural season of running the longer distance.

  • Storm Down Spartans

    sports@hclocal.com

    After three consecutive close losses, the Kentucky Storm got back to winning ways Saturday as they defeated the visiting Kentucky Spartans at Bicknell Park in New Albany in a game that was closer than the final score indicated.

    The Storm got a huge break to open the game when the Spartans fumbled on their first play from scrimmage. But they couldn’t take advantage and the Spartans made them pay on their second possession.

    The Spartans drove down field and scored on a five-yard pass play to make it 6-0.

  • Keeping it in the family

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    Savannah Bramblett will be at the helm of the Eminence Warriors’ volleyball program this season. Bramblett was an assistant coach with the team last season.

    She graduated from Eminence High School in 2011.

    After graduation, Bramblett worked at Joy’s Learning Center where she started as an assistant teacher and worked her way up to head teacher of a preschool class before the Center shut down this spring.

    “I truly have a passion for working with kids,” Bramblett said.

  • Tindle to lead road dept. after Baxter

    Thanks to unusually destructive July storms, Kenny Tindle reported to work as Henry County Road Department supervisor two days early to help clean up the mess.
    Swollen streams not only flooded homes in Sulphur, they tore out bridge approaches, exposed culverts and peeled up large expanses of pavements on county roads after rain events July 14 and July 17.
    Though not scheduled to assume the managerial position from the retiring Glenn Baxter until the following Monday, Tindle helped make the most heavily damaged roads passable again by working on temporary fixes.

  • Odd Fellows to kick off fund drive

    August looks like a busy month for the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Washington Lodge #1513 in New Castle.
    Along with the organization’s 143-year-anniversary Parade and Homecoming Aug. 15, the lodge will host several state officials Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. to kick off the fundraising drive to save the historic building the Odd Fellows have owned since 1886.

  • Extreme Camping

    Jason Hunt knows exactly where he spent 2014’s polar vortex, when an arctic stormfront chilled Henry County to minus 4 degrees and stiff winds made it feel like minus 25 degrees.
    Despite the cold and 10 inches of snow, Hunt felt cozy camping out in a lean-to he built himself next to a campfire on a 123-acre farm in Bethlehem.

  • EPD makes arrests in theft case

    A report of a distinctive-looking air compressor being stolen helped the Eminence Police Department make two arrests in a string of burglaries from the city’s west end, according to Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    While he and Officer John Bailey discussed several theft reports, a complaint about the air compressor being taken also came up. Along with the brand, color and dual tanks, the compressor had writing by its owner on top.

  • 4-H members win state communications awards

    By Cathy Toole

     

  • Aug. 2 to 8 is National Farmers Market Week

    USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 2 through Aug. 8, 2015, as “National Farmers Market Week.” This year marks the 16th annual National Farmers Market Week in honor of the important role that farmers markets play in local economies. Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate thousands of our nation’s farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make them possible and the communities that host them.