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  • Learning lessons from our youngsters

    “Kids these days!”

    You usually hear that cliché with a harrumph at the end. It is a cliché that I have never liked to hear. For one thing, the person using it is usually someone who I am sure has forgotten the naughty things they did as a youngster.

    For another thing the person using that phrase might want to stop and look in the mirror. After all, who is responsible for making kids the way they are if not the adults surrounding them?

  • HCHS, EHS swim in regionals


    The Henry County and Eminence swim teams competed in the regional meet held at Woodford County Friday and Saturday with encouraging results for the young teams.

    “All the Henry County relay teams scored points at the meet,” Coach Tom Coons said. “All the swimmers had best times in their events. “They had a great first season.”

    “Bo Kasten made the finals in the 500 freestyle and 100 buterfly. In the finals, Kasten finished eighth in the 500 freestyle and ninth in the 100 butterfly.

  • A better future starts with you

    Maybe you think others will do it, you don’t have the time, you can’t get off work, it’s none of your business or you’ll let the teachers do it.

    Whatever the objection, as little as one hour per week may make the difference in the life of a middle or high school student.

    Those lucky enough with family to spend time, encourage and care for children in their own orbit may not understand the enormity of the need.

    But it’s right here. Right now. In Henry County.

  • A past colored by prejudice

    My first contact with people of color was with migrant workers from Mexico who came each year to New Madrid County, Missouri, to pick cotton.

    They came in old buses and even older trucks. They showed up each morning at our cotton fields, carrying their long sacks which they dragged from their shoulders, stuffing them full of cotton.

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  • Wildcats hit triple digits against Warriors


    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Eminence Warriors Friday night and put on an offensive display not seen by Wildcat fans since 1991. On Feb. 2, 1991, the Wildcats scored 100 points against Owen County in the third-place game of the All A Classic. That Wildcat team lost as the Rebels scored 104 points in the game.

    This time the Wildcats put up 102 points and it was good enough for a 33-point win over their district rivals.

  • Warriors rally vs. Walden for 2nd win


    The Eminence Warriors hosted Walden and came back after falling behind by as much as 13 points in the second half to defeat the Wolverines.

    Both teams started slowly on the offensive end with Walden keeping a small lead throughout the first period. Leading 9-8, Walden completed a 3-point play late to lead 12-8 going into the second period.

    The offenses picked up in the second period but the game stayed tight.

  • Lady Cats beat Commanderettes


    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Springfield Saturday to take on the Washington County Commanderettes and came away with their 15th victory of the season, 40-34.

    The Lady Cats played stifling defense in the first half to take a commanding lead and then held on for the victory.

    HCHS outscored Washington County 11-6 in the first period and then held them to just two points in the second to take a 19-8 lead into the locker room.

  • EHS falls to Owen, Spencer


    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Owen County for a district matchup with the Lady Rebels Saturday and played much better than in their previous two games with them but ultimately ran out of gas as they fell 56-38.

    The game was tight early on and the Warriors managed to go into the second quarter tied at 11. Owen County improved their offensive production in the second period and led at halftime 30-22.

  • Public Record - Feb. 6, 2019


    Zachary Kerns, 20, Campbellsburg — arrested Jan. 28 for failure to appear

    Brian Bernotas, 42, Campbellsburg — arrested Jan. 29 for operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoke license and failure to wear seatbelts

    Jessica Walker, 32, New Castle — arrested Jan. 31 for assault, fourth