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Today's Sports

  • Opening week features county...

    Separated by just four miles, the Henry County-Eminence rivalry tipped off the high school basketball season on Friday night and will close the regular season exactly 11 weeks later.

    Playing at Eminence, the visiting Ladycats led for all but 1:27 of the game, easily winning 52-27. The two teams play again on Feb. 18, this time at Henry in what will be the season finale for both squads. Eminence has not beaten its cross-county rivals in the last 12 tries, dating back to 2005.

  • Basketball has arrived

    When the Eminence High School football players were dropping like flies with all the late-season injuries, Eminence basketball coach Chris Nethery was clenching his teeth.

    Secretly, I was too.

    More than half of the football players finished the year injured, and with most of those players playing both sports, Nethery is left trying to put the pieces back together.

    It’s typical at a school the size of Eminence, but is worse this year. Nethery described the scene as the most injuries he has had to start a basketball season.

  • Henry Baughman Tennis Complex...

    Henry Baughman Sr. once built his family a tennis court on their farm in Stanford. Now, 60 years later, one was built in his son’s name.

    Lindsey Wilson College officially opened the Henry Baughman Tennis Complex with a ceremony on Oct. 8. The $425,000 project included expanding the courts from three to six, and adding lights, bleachers and a new playing surface.

    Baughman made the lead gift to help fund the huge upgrade, and with his legendary tennis career was given the naming rights of the complex.

  • Finals set for the Kentucky...

    After 20 grueling weeks of high school football in Kentucky, including 15 weeks of Friday night games, the finals of the state playoffs are set for this weekend.

  • Three local athletes play in All...

    Henry County Middle School eighth-grader Mason Fish was cleared to play from a shoulder blade injury he suffered in October, and was a late addition to the East roster of the Kentucky Middle School Football Association All-Star Classic on Sunday, giving Henry County three total players.

    Fish joined Eminence teammates Austin Jones and Justin Mitchell in the second annual all-star game for the best middle school footballers in Kentucky. This marked the first time HCMS had a representative, while Corey Roberts represented EMS in the inaugural game last year.

  • County has lots to offer

    With the recent changes made to the Community Life Center, Coach D Park in Eminence, and the constant upgrades to the newest county park, in New Castle, the county is definitely providing the community with what it needs: places for its youth and nearby opportunities for all of the community.
    I encourage everyone to take advantage of these new additions in Henry County.

  • Mitchell, Jones to play as All...

    When the top middle school football players in the state line up to play in the annual Kentucky Middle School Football Association All-Star Game this Sunday, two Eminence players will be in the mix.

    Eighth graders Justin Mitchell and Austin Jones were both selected to play for Kentucky East, who plays the West team in Frankfort, at the Kentucky State University  field, this Sunday.

  • Local runners compete on...

    Racing against some of the top age-group runners in the country, Henry County had five athletes compete in the Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships at Masterson Station Park in Lexington all day Saturday.

    They raced for Team Kentucky — a mixture of some of the best in the state — on a day that featured 13 national-championship events. The youngsters from Henry County finished their school-affiliated seasons within the last few weeks, and Saturday’s Team Kentucky meet was the season finale for them this cross-country season.

  • Community Center gets huge...

    Replacing an old concrete floor with a shiny wooden one, and bringing in two new basketball goals, the Eminence Community Life Center has gotten a huge upgrade during the last few weeks, highlighted by the official opening last Monday morning.

    The floor and goals were finished one week earlier, but Monday signaled the first time action was seen on the court. The first bounce of the ball and bank shot sparked what should be an exciting move for the center, owned by Eminence Independent School and located next to the high school’s sports complex.

  • Spencer win secures Henry home...

    Thanks to a 41-8 win over Spencer County on Friday night, Henry County’s football team has secured home field advantage in the opening round of the Class 3A State Playoffs.

    The Wildcats scored the game’s first 28 points en route to a big lead in the first half. It came on Senior Night, Homecoming and the final district outing of the season. The seniors made sure this would not be their final time at home — they will play Moore High School on Nov. 5 in the playoffs.