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Today's News

  • Henry County agriculture — by the numbers

    Folks, the results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture have just been released.

    I’ve had my own thoughts about how the new numbers might go, but it’s always good to work from the latest data, as reported to the National Agriculture Statistics Service by our landowners.

    The number of farms reported in 2012 was 869, down from 962 in the the 2007 Census, which bounced up from 883 in 2002. And while the average size of a farm didn’t change much, now 148 acres per farm compared to 152 in 2007, the big change is simply the number of acres in farmland.

  • 4-H communications and variety show results

    The 4-H Communications Event and Variety Show was held on April 10th at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service office.

    Those that competed in the speech category were: Jakob Beckley in the 15-year-old category with a speech entitled “Hemp” and the potential uses and increase to the American economy.

    Katherine Buckler’s speech in the 14-year-old category was on “Water Step” a new nonprofit movement to turn old shoes into water filtration systems in third world countries.

  • Pleasureville man dies after Sunday wreck

    A 73-year-old Pleasureville man died Tuesday in the aftermath of a two-vehicle collision on Elm Street Sunday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Four people in all were stat-flighted to area hospitals Sunday afternoon following the head-on collision on Elm Street outside of Eminence.

    Troopers said Tuesday afternoon that Claude Holmes had been pronounced dead at U of L Hospital as the result from the injuries he had received in the accident.

  • Port Royal man killed in Friday morning wreck

    A 24-year-old Port Royal man has been killed in a 5:27 a.m. Friday crash on Highway 193, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Authorities identify the driver as Derick Ouellette as the investigation by Trooper Zack Morris continues.

    The preliminary investigation shows the vehicle had been traveling north on Highway 193 when it left the road, possibly due to wet road conditions.

    The vehicle struck a tree and then overturned multiple times before coming to a rest.

  • Clark blanks Raiders; Wildcats win 6-0

    The Henry County Wildcats defeated the visiting Trimble County Raiders 6-0 on May 13 behind a strong pitching performance from sophomore Bodie Clark. Clark allowed four hits, struck out five and walked one on the way to a complete game victory. The Cats manufactured six runs on only three hits. Dylan Adams and Tyler Robbins led the offense with two RBIs each.

    The Cats generated their runs by taking advantage of four Trimble County errors and seven walks with good base running. They had eight stolen bases in the game.

  • Jones' shutout propels Warriors to victory

    The Eminence Warriors’ baseball team closed out the regular season with a win over the Burgin Bulldogs on Saturday but it didn’t come easy. The Warriors needed a stellar performance from pitcher Austin Jones and a single run in the fifth to notch their second victory of the Bulldogs this season.

    Jones struck out eleven, gave up four hits and walked five in getting the complete game victory.

  • Six Cats make state

    The Henry County Wildcats’ track team represented itself well at the Region 3 AA championships on May 13 at Christian Academy of Louisville. The boys’ team finished fifth and had four individuals qualify for the state meet, which will be held on Friday at the University of Kentucky track and field complex. The girls’ team had two state qualifiers.

  • Lady Cats fall to Oldham, Eastern

    The Henry County Lady cats wrapped up the regular season with a tough slate of games that included trips to Eastern High School and Oldham County before finishing with a doubleheader against Western Hills at home on Friday night.

    Eastern 16 HCHS 7

    The Eagles jumped on the Lady Cats for six runs in the first inning and never looked back as they pounded out 14 hits. The Eagles’ hit parade included seven doubles and two triples.

  • 8th Annual New Castle Lions Club Truck and Tractor Pull

    The New Castle Lions Club held its 8th annual Truck and Tractor Pull this past weekend. Although poor track conditions resulted in a cancellation Friday night, Saturday night’s pull went off without a hitch. Pullers from nine states made the trip to the fairgrounds to compete in the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League sanctioned event. The event’s coordinator, Justin Atchison, was quick to point out all those who contributed to the effort, including the New Castle Lions Club members, Nate Buckler, Steve Davie, Camie Hagan and Michael Douglas.

  • Do you need something to do?

    Chris Brooke

    Editor

    “Do you need something to do?” ranks among the top questions that I hate to hear.

    Having that query posed to me probably means my features have twisted themselves into an expression of bafflement or irritation.

    As someone who likes to stay occupied and keep working towards goals, I want to avoid a lot of downtime.

    Fortunately for me, then, the business of setting up my new home means there’s been no shortage.