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Today's News

  • Homemaker activities for everyone coming up in the fall

    The fall is the start of another year of Extension Homemaker and other activities.  Everyone is welcome to attend any of the programs listed here.

     

  • Class investigates paper planes for science
  • Coomes becomes a WKU ambassador

    Western Kentucky University’s Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) recently welcomed 14 new members, including a senior from New Castle, bringing the membership total to 21 after the graduation of senior members, according to a news release.

  • Henry County FFA members become leaders

    From July 17 to 21 in Hardinsburg,  the Henry County FFA chapter attended the first-ever sixth week of the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center with 12 other counties, according to a news release. 

  • What does Labor Day mean for working Kentuckians?

     Labor Day is a day off for many workers. But what is Labor Day, and what does it really mean for America’s workforce? 

  • Huge cuts could result if retirement systems aren’t fixed

    Bringing about a flurry of facts and a storm of misconceptions, Kentucky’s pension crisis has become one of the most dominating news stories in recent months. 

    One thing is for certain: if our state pensions are not addressed in the very near future, we will face huge cuts in state funding. 

    Education, Medicaid and other government services would likely be affected — a risk our state is not in a position to take.

  • Republican leaders call for pensions solution

    Kentucky’s pension systems are in critical condition. While certain state retirement plans are arguably in “better shape” than others are, every system is severely underfunded and rapidly spiraling downward towards a single outcome: no more money to pay Kentucky’s retirees.

    Understandably, retirees and those nearing retirement are concerned. Over the past 10 years, Kentucky’s pension systems have lost more than $7 billion in value. 

  • EHS Warriors batter Berea Pirates, 58-0

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors opened their home schedule with an eight touchdown romp over Berea Friday night to go to 2-0 on the season. 

    The Warriors fumbled away their first possession on a punt return that gave Berea good field position at the Warriors’ 15-yard line. But the EHS defense pushed the Pirates offense back and they finally got to run their offense after most of the first period had passed.

  • Lady Cats improve to 3-0

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats moved to 3-0 on the season with two dominating performances last week.

    After having two games cancelled by the threat of severe weather, the Lady Cats were anxious to build on the momentum of a season opening 5-2 win over Spencer County when they took on Holy Cross at home Thursday night.

  • Wildcats fall to Panthers

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats faced an uphill struggle all night when they traveled to Carrollton Friday night to take on the Carroll County Panthers. Henry County’s inability to hold on to the football cost them repeatedly and in the end turned a close game into 41-24 defeat.

    The Wildcats trailed 20-18 after Tyler Raisor threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Zack Foree with 1:46 left in the third period.