Today's News

  • Sophia Brooklyn Rice

    Allison Rice and Ben Risinger of Smithfield announce the birth of their daughter, Sophia Brooklyn Rice, born Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Baptist Hosptial East in Louisville. She weighed 6 pounds, 8.3 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Grandparents are Ann Pott, Smithfield, Robert Rice, Eminence, and Evonna and David Risinger, Taylorsville.
    Great-grandparents are Sharon and Larry Potts, Smithfield, Julie Brice, Eminence, and Brenda Risinger, Turners Station.

  • Schroeder starts at shortstop for KSU

    Ben Schroeder, a 2011 graduate of Henry County High School and a former infielder for the Wildcats, recently completed his sophomore year as the starting shortstop for the Kentucky State Thorobreds.

    Schroeder batted leadoff and played in all 43 games for KSU. He batted .250 on the season, stole 25 bases in 30 attempts and scored 31 runs. Schroeder got 32 free passes that helped him to a .390 on base percentage.

    Defensively, Schroeder had 159 chances on the season and made 19 errors for an .881 fielding percentage.

  • The All-American

    Henry Countians have an All-American in their midst and most don’t know it.

    David Drury, who was a Deaf School All-American at the Kentucky School for the Deaf in 1981-82 lives with his wife Betty, also a KSD graduate, in the southeastern corner of the county.

    The couple has lived on Fawn Lane, a small gravel road off U.S. 421 for nearly ten years. They have a dachshund, Penny that responds to some sign language.

  • Kentucky Storm fall to Nightowls on late field goal, 31-28

    The Kentucky Storm semi-pro football team hosted the Ohio Valley Nightowls on Saturday and fell 31-28 when the Nightowls converted a field goal with 14 seconds left in the game.

    The Storm had one last chance to win after taking a short kick and starting on their own 40-yard line. Timmy Gay scrambled to the 30-yard-line before going out of bounds with seconds remaining. Gay’s last-second desperation heave to the end zone was picked off on a leaping one-handed grab to end the game.

  • Local Youth attend Camp One


    Avery Stivers and Andrew Rodgers, 4th grade students at Eminence Elementary, joined former Kentucky Wildcats greats and current NBA players, Patrick Patterson, John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins and Darius Miller for basketball instruction at the inaugural Camp One in Lexington from June 10-13. Campers learned fundamentals of basketball discipline, teamwork, goal setting, utilization of good habits and good character development. In picture: Stivers and Rodgers with their team and John Wall.

  • HC Hustlers compete in Shelby


    The Henry County Hustlers softball team participated in the Shelby County Youth Softball league this summer. Front row, left to right: Callie Derossett, Rylie Hunt, Kennedy Brown, Jenna McIntosh and Macy Hall. Second row: Sara Welch, Emily Herbert, Sophia Isaacs and Abigail Roberts, Lindsey McIntosh. Back row: Coaches Mike McIntosh, Greg Derossett and Joe Brown.

  • McKee Calls Nationals


    Jim McKee of Port Royal worked the USATF Jr./Sr. Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, June 20-23. McKee was the assistant chief umpire for the event which determined who would represent the U.S. in the World Championships in Moscow Aug. 10-18.

  • Hadden Leads Player of the Year Standings

    Alex Hadden continues to play good golf in the 11-12-age division of the Musselman-Dunne Golf Tour. Since June 11 Hadden has won two events and placed second in three others.

    On June 11 Hadden shot 39 in the 9-hole event at The Bull at Boone’s Trace Golf Club to finish second.

    On June 13-14 he won the 18-hole event at Long Run Golf Course shooting 38 on the first day and 36 on the second day for a 2-over par 74.

  • Sports Briefs

    Coed Softball Tourney

    Oddz-N-Endz softball is hosting a 1-pitch coed softball tournament Friday, July 5, at Harry Hill Park. The cost is $125 per team and signup deadline is July 3.

    For more info call Paul Hanley at 502-930-8008.

    Colts Cheerleading signups

    The Colts cheerleading signups will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, Pleasureville firehouse.

    HC Cross Country practice begins July 15

  • Yankees Win


    The Yankees won the Henry County Youth baseball league 8-10-year-old tournament by beating the Rockies 8-2 in the final game. The Yankees also went unbeaten in the regular season. Pictured above are, front row, left to right: Blake Neuman; Second row: Gregory Sharp, Ryan Lucas, Griffin Spencer, Reed Neuman, D.J. Webb; Third row: coach Todd Peyton, Brandon Graves, Trevor Hardin, Will Peyton, Caden Kephart and Coach Anthony Lucas; and back row: Coach Greg Sharp.