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Today's News

  • Pink Panthers compete

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    The Henry County Pink Panthers under-10 girls’ fast-pitch team were runners-up in the Shelby County double elimination tournament on June 25.

    Pictured are, front row, from left to right: Kaylee Foree, Grace Adams, Madison Sampson, Ella Ricketts and Alyson Richard. Back row: Coach Kristy Tingle, Gracie Brent, Morgan Brent, Ashlyn Tingle, MaKenzie Rosario, Rylee Mitchell and Coach Sarah Adams.

  • Tingle competes in horse show

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    Kaylee Tingle, age 12, of New Castle competed in the District 3 4H Horse Show in Frankfort. She and her quarter horse, Indecent Propozal, won several awards including Overall Reserve Grand Champion. They qualified to compete in the state show this month in Louisville.

  • Judy just won’t slow down

    Connor Judy got hooked on motocross racing and then hooked his two younger brothers too.

    Judy, 7, entered his first motocross race two years ago at the Oldham County Fair and hasn’t slowed down since. A neighbor told Connor about his son’s involvement in motocross racing. Judy received his first backyard quad for Christmas. Jodie Judy, Connor’s mother, said her son rapidly showed an interest in racing.

  • P’Ville debates basement

    Pleasureville City Commissioners had a contentious debate over the use of the Pleasureville City Hall’s basement during the June meeting with the Pleasureville City Clerk and Mayor.

    The basement has been used as a restaurant and currently houses a catering business, but without the consent of all the commissioners.

    Verna Stivers, Pleasureville City Clerk, said the commission approved renting the basement to former commissioner Gary Grigsby so he could run his catering business and have private dinner parties.

  • HC man files false report over crack debt

    A Henry County man was sentenced to 160 hours of community service after pleading guilty to making a false theft report against a man for a crack debt.
    Eric McCarthy, 33, of Pleasureville admitted that he knowingly reported a false burglary against a David Brooks for stealing his 50-inch television and a gun, according to a report by Kentucky State Trooper Zack Morris on March 16

  • Comer announces cash cow for Kentucky dairy farmers

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer introduced the Kentucky Proud milk brand ‘Udderly Kentucky’ Monday as a benefit for Kentucky dairy farmers and conscientious consumers.

  • Henry County native competes nationally

    Laura Broughton won the Miss Kentucky Plus America in March and now hopes to win the national Miss Plus America pageant.

    Broughton will compete in required categories: Elegant pant wear, evening gown and in the talent and fashion runway modeling categories.

  • When in the course of human events

    By Jon Park

    As I sit to write this, it is July 4, Independence Day. I am reminded that 237 years ago, 56 men who put their John Hancock to a piece of paper, signing what could have been their death warrant.

    Those now famous words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    Powerful words.

  • Session legislation went into effect in June

    At the end of each legislative session, there is understandably a lot of discussion about what the General Assembly has passed.

    Although not given as much fanfare, the early to middle part of summer is an important period as well, because – other than those relatively rare cases when there is a specific enactment date or an emergency clause – that is when all legislation actually takes effect. This year, that date fell on June 25.

  • A week out on the water just for the halibut

    Upon returning to our home in North Pole, Ala., after wintering in Henry County; we were invited to go halibut fishing with our friends, Rusty and Marie, on their boat. A week on the water? We hadn’t even unpacked our clothes! It took only a few seconds for me to say yes to the invitation. Really, now, who would hesitate more than a few seconds on an offer like that? A few quick loads of laundry; a night’s sleep and we were good to go.