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Today's News

  • Builders raise new sanctuary in Smithfield

    A new sanctuary for Smithfield Baptist Church soars toward the heavens after a week of work by the Baptist Builders, Blake-Moore Construction and church members.
    Having long ago demolished the sanctuary that dated back to 1871, the beginning of construction on Aug. 8 released a lot of pent-up prayers. Members decorated the framing and the foundation with Bible verses, personal messages and children’s hand prints in many magic marker colors.

  • Taking care of veterans should be a priority

    One of the ongoing challenges our country faces is making sure our veterans receive the full benefits they have rightfully earned.

    Unfortunately, as we discovered during a legislative meeting earlier this month, there are still some who are either unaware of what is available or who have become mired in bureaucracy.  The good news is that, thanks to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), we are making great strides in closing these twin gaps.

  • I'm going to need a giant can of hairspray

    Donald Trump and I have something in common, and it’s not the size of our bank accounts.

    Much like Trump, I, too, will report for jury duty this week. However, I won’t arrive in a limo, I won’t be allowed to park in a no parking zone and there won’t be any paparazzi there to capture my entry into the courtroom. 

  • Local Buzz, August 26, 2015

    Church Activities and Services

    Franklinton Baptist Church will have a community picnic and entertainment at the Franklinton Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 29. Entertainment will be provided by Eminence Singers and Magician Terry Kelly. The meal will begin at 5 p.m. and the entertainment at 6 p.m. 

  • Public Records, August 26, 2015

    KSP arrests

    Kody R. Smith, 22, Owenton — arrested Aug. 12 at Citation Lane, Campbellsburg, by Trooper Sudduth for robbery, first

    Darrin A. Owens, 31, New Castle  — arrested Aug. 13 at 1659 LaGrange Road, New Castle, by Trooper Dykes for execution of a bench warrant

  • Warriors trounce Trimble

    sports@hclocal.com

    What a difference a year makes.

    Last season the Trimble County Raiders mauled the Eminence Warriors 43-0. Friday night the Warriors returned the favor with a 52-12 victory on the Raiders’ home field in the season opener for both teams.

    Freshman Eli Montero ran for 190 yards on 12 carries and caught two passes for 61 yards to lead a potent Warrior attack.

  • Wildcats down Lincoln

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Stanford Friday night to open the 2015 high school football season against Class 5A Lincoln County and came away with a 28-21 victory.

    The Wildcats opened up a 28-7 lead to begin the third quarter, only to see the Patriots come back to within a touchdown before the quarter ended. But the Wildcats used stifling defense and ball control offense in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

  • Lady Cats soccer open with two wins

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats opened their season at home on Aug. 17 with a 5-1 victory over the Spencer County Lady Bears.

    Both teams got off to a slow start with Henry County dominating possession through the first 10 minutes but creating few chances.

    Spencer County began to grow into the game from about the 30-minute mark and scored the first goal at 20:46 on a header from a corner kick.

  • Wildcats soccer down Gallatin

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats soccer team opened the 2015 season with a pair of home games and came away with a 7-2 loss to Spencer county in the first game and a 4-2 win over district rival Gallatin County in the second game.

    The Wildcats suffered from a slow start against the Spencer County Bears in the season opener.

    The Bears scored their first goal with 30:42 left in the first half and went on to score three more goals in the next 11 minutes to take a commanding lead.

  • HC volleyball split pair to open

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats opened their volleyball season on the road in Louisville against the Waggener Wildcats Aug. 18 and won 25-22, 25-14.

    Coach Kara Capps said the team opened slowly before coming together and pulling out the win.

    “The first set was kind of sticky,” Capps said. “We were getting used to playing with each other on the court and we had some miscommunication at times. But the second set, we really came and controlled our side of the court.”