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Today's News

  • Paynter not left behind

    sports@hclocal.com

    When McKinley Paynter goes into a Henry County Youth Football League game, everything stops – literally.

    “When we put McKinley in the game, we have a play called McKinley Right,” New Castle Chiefs Coach Bobby Nation said. “He lines up in the running back position and the quarterback hands him the ball and leads him. He usually stops and waves at the opposing players and then runs down the sideline.”

  • 'Epitome of a Wildcat'

    sports@hclocal.com

    As Henry County said farewell to their senior football players Friday night, one senior who received a lion’s share of the love was not in uniform.

    Devin Annis has been the HCHS football team’s number one fan the last two years because of a connection with the coaches and players.

    “Devin has special needs,” his mother, Duana Annis said. “He is on the autism spectrum although we don’t like to use the ‘A’ word.”

  • Wildcats fall to Spencer County, 37-14

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted Spencer County Friday night in the final regular season game of the year. Two big plays and one key drive spelled doom for the Wildcats in the first half.

    The Wildcats’ first drive of the game stalled after they had made one first down, and Spencer County took over after a good punt by Trevyn Spencer at their own eight-yard line. On first and 10 the Bears’ Kadin Smith ripped off a 92-yard run to shock the Wildcats and their fans. The extra point made it 7-0 with 8:55 left in the first period.

  • Big second half sends Rebels past Warriors

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Owenton Friday night intent on showing the Owen County Rebels how much they had improved since last season and for one half looked well on their way to an upset of the Class AA school.

    The Warriors took the opening kick and drove down field to score on a 15-yard run by Eli Armstrong. Jared Golden threw to Luke Satterly for the two-point conversion and an 8-0 lead for the Warriors.

  • Eminence officials work with EIS students

    Two Eminence public officials, Mayor Drane Stephens and Police Chief Kevin Kemper, recently met with groups of Eminence Independent high, middle and elementary students to discuss topics relating to the city, according to teacher Rebekah Murphy. Students prepared questions for these two public servants about problems facing the community and also discussed possible solutions to eradicate some of these issues.

  • Work on Odd Fellows building to resume soon

    After a delay to get a commercial building permit for the Washington Lodge, officials working to get a new roof on the Odd Fellows’ building in New Castle expect construction to resume soon.
    Contractor Jeff Perry received the contract to put a new roof on the historic building after a heavy snowfall caused the old one to collapse about 18 months ago, recalled Jeff Thoke, the New Castle Main Street manager who’s also assisting the Odd Fellows.

  • Farm Service Agency makes changes to crop reporting, deadlines

    Farmers accustomed to waiting until June or July to file their acreage usage report to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) should note the deadline has moved up to Nov. 15, less than two weeks away, according to information from the Henry/Oldham FSA office.

  • Foree Animal Clinic achieves high mark

    Foree Animal Clinic has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Foree Animal Clinic earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

  • Woman’s club helps library one last time
  • Crusade honors New Castle