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Local News

  • Turkey season at HCHS softball field

    While many local hunters were out in their blinds Saturday morning, one clever turkey decided it would be safer to hide in plain sight amongst the enemy. A wild turkey invaded the Henry County softball field during the first inning of the Lady Cats’ game with Manual.

  • Southern States loses civil lawsuit

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    After two weeks of testimony, a Henry County jury awarded the widow of Michael Guse over $6 million in damages stemming from his death in June 2008 following the explosion of a propane tank at his workplace.

  • Lawsuit threatens library services

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    An ongoing lawsuit against libraries in the state of Kentucky could have drastic effects on the Henry County Public Library, according to a statement of impact released Monday by Library Director Jessica Powell.

  • A lifetime in Extension: the Younts

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Extension, for many people, is more than just an extracurricular activity, or something to take up time on the weekend. For Katie Sue Yount and her husband, Robbie, Extension is an integral part of their lives and careers. Katie Sue began her work with Extension when she first got out of college.

    “It was something that I could apply for,” she recalled. “It was my first job.”

    Yount started out in Boone County. When she received her appointment, though, it was in Henry County.

  • Annie, Get Your Gun

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Irving Berlin’s classic stage play “Annie Get Your Gun” will be coming to Henry County High School Thursday night. Starring Danielle Toy and Caleb Potts as Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, the show is about the romance that blossoms between two sharpshooters who travel with an old west shooting show.

    For Toy, this is her first lead role.

  • Foree Animal Clinic celebrates 25 years

    Foree Animal Clinic PLLC is earning recognition for practicing the gold standard of veterinary medicine for 25 consecutive years.

    Since 1989, Foree Animal Clinic PLLC has voluntarily submitted itself to the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Standards of Accreditation. Achieving accreditation by AAHA is an important milestone to delivering quality pet care.

  • County roadwork planned for 2014

    By Melissa Blankenship

    Publisher@hclocal.com

    While many miles of county roads need attention, which roads in the county will be resurfaced next year under the 5th District Rural Secondary Recommendations was the primary topic of discussion at the Henry County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday night.

  • If you can dodge a wrench...

    Youth Coalition hosted a dodgeball tournament over the weeknd for high school students. Over the course of the school year, Youth Coalition, or YoCo as it has come to be called, sponsors a number of substance-free alternative activities designed to provide youth with a safe, fun place to spend their Friday and Saturday nights. The organization is student-led and supported primarily by parent volunteers.

  • Defense attorney questions indictment

    Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    The attorney for James P. McFarland of Sulphur, argued against almost every element of his client’s indictment at his arraignment Thursday, leading up to a request that his client be released to a drug treatment program on his own recognizance.

  • Businesses on track

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Eminence City Council reported on Monday night that residents will soon be able to enjoy the world-famous burgers, fries and shakes of fast food mega chain McDonald’s. The restaurant, whose construction has been a fixture in the middle of town for the last few months, is officially slated to open to the public on the morning of Thursday, May 29.