Today's Sports

  • The heart of Eighth Region...


    The Roy L. Winchester gymnasium on the campus of Henry County High School sits obscured from view by recent additions but is still the epicenter of the Eighth Region basketball tournament every March.

    Formerly known simply as the Henry County High School gym, it was the largest basketball arena in the region and one of the largest built purely for high school sports in the state. It has hosted 53 consecutive Eighth Region basketball tournaments.

  • Madison Rabourn signs with Union...


    Former Henry County High School softball player Madison Rabourn signed a letter of intent to play for Union College next year in a ceremony held in the Henry County High School Library Thursday.

    Rabourn batted .395 with five home runs, 11 doubles and 27 RBIs this season for the Lady Cats. Rabourn anchored the defense at shortstop this season after playing mostly first base and outfield in previous years. She has overcome serious ligament injuries in both knees to continue to play softball at a high level.

  • Baird relives Olympic torch...


    Growing up in Eminence, Jason Baird played sports from the time he was a small child, but he probably never expected to play even a small role in the Olympics. That all changed when he was selected to be an escort for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay as it wound its way through Kentucky on route to Atlanta.

  • Another season just around the...

    It seems almost impossible that the high school fall sports season is almost underway, but high school teams across the county started practices this week in preparation for the 2016 season.

    For many of the coaches of the local football, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross country teams, it is a time of optimism, anticipation, preparation, anxiety and questions.

    Questions range from personnel decisions to formations to what new faces will show up to when are the new uniforms coming?

  • Sports Briefs

    Team Jeanie softball tourney

    The Team Jeanie softball tournament and benefit day will be held at Harry Hill Park Saturday, July 30, from 12 to 10 p.m.

    Contact Dee Dee New to register for the softball tournament at 655-0883.

    Proceeds from the tournament and benefit day will go to help pay for a wheelchair van for Jeanie Miskell who has multiple sclerosis.

    For more information go to the Team Jeanie softball tourney and benefit day Facebook page.

    Klempner finishes second in tourney

  • Henry County Fair Draft Horse...

    Lighweight Division

    1. Yoder and Hatfield

    2. Davis Purvis

    3. Jason Abell

    4. Clonch and Traylor

    5. Casey Lavin

    6. Clonch and Traylor 2

    7. Jones, Powell and Rand

    Heavyweight Division

    1. Hatfield, Yoder and Sanford

    2. Powell and Mahoney

    3. Powell and Ethington

    4. Rand, Jones and Powell

    5. Junior Boling

    6. Trey Beckley

  • Henry County Fair motor sports...

    The Henry County Fair offered motor sports action of all kinds last week. Whether you are a fan of dirt drag racing, mud bogs, tractor pulls or demolition derbies, there was plenty of mud, sweat and cheers to go around.

  • 1996 torch relay a "Golden...


    Twenty years ago two local athletes, Sarah Fischer of Campbellsburg and Jason Baird of Eminence, were chosen to be escorts during the Olympic torch’s relay through the state on the way to Atlanta for the 1996 Olympics. This week we will relate Fischer’s memories of that day. Next week Baird will tell the story of his brush with Olympic glory.

    Sarah Fischer, now Sarah Golden, was an 18-year old high school student set to graduate in just days.

  • Sharpshooters bring home more...

    Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

    The Henry County Sharpshooters YHEC team traveled to Bardstown on June 18 to compete for the state championship and returned the senior division trophy to Henry County for the fifth straight year. The junior team also repeated as state champions for the second year in a row.

  • Summitt's legacy more than...

    Legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt’s passing has brought a huge amount of attention to her reign as one of the most successful women’s basketball coaches in history.
    The number of wins and the number of titles has been used in every article summing up her incredible career. But the number that strikes a chord with me is the 100 percent graduation rate of her players.