Today's News

  • 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.

  • Public Record for the week of July 3


    Todd J. Upchurch, 42, Smithfield, and Jenny R. Duncan, 38, Smithfield.

    Zachary M. Samad, 31, New Castle, and Jamie A. Overholt, 32, Pomona, Fla.

    Pedro Hernandez, 36, Shelbyville, and Rhonda Hernandez, 38, Shelbyville.

    Micbael Scott Luttrell, 33, Eminence, and Melissa Dawn Luttrell, 31, Eminence.

    Richard Thomas Payton, 33, Eminence, and Cresta L. Payton, 31, Eminence.

  • Years ago in Henry County

    One July 3, 1813, Chestley Vest posted a marriage bond of 50 pounds in order to secure a license to marry Elizabeth (Eliza) Dean, daughter of John Dean.  David Taylor signed as surety on his bond.  The wedding, presided over by the Rev. Thomas Vandever, Minister of the Gospel, was held on July 4, 1813.

    175 Years Ago

  • Lt. Col. George Martin Jesse: The rest of the story

    Editor’s note: Because of space constraints in last week’s Local, the article about Henry County Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee suffered immense editing. Here’s what was left out.


    After Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee’s defeat at Mt. Sterling, he recruited another company of 103 men. The company made its way from Shelby County south toward Nelson County. Lt. Allston joined Jessee with 50 recruits from Shelby and Oldham County and lost five men during a skirmish with federal forces near Bloomfield.

  • One day left to check out the exhibit hall

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you have one night left to see the biggest and best display we have had in years. There are hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 individuals.
    If you miss the fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For more information call us at 845 — 2811.