Today's News

  • Kodiak moment: Local man bags bear, part 2


    In last week’s edition Steve Chappell watched in horror from a distant vantage point as a large Kodiak bear charged toward his unknowing son and friend. In this week’s second part Chappell has another close encounter that ends in success.

  • Sparky's Boys need help

    Fantasy sports have taken the country by storm since the advent of the internet.

    I have been involved in fantasy baseball since well before all the leagues were put on the web.

    In fact, there was some resistance amongst the old codgers in the Bluegrass Baseball League when it was suggested that we bring our game into the modern era. Some didn’t want to stop meeting every year for the draft. They liked that we got together and actually sized up the competition face-to-face.

  • Storm romp past Trybe


    The Kentucky Storm football team suffered a tough 40-6 loss just one week ago in their home opener against the Knoxville Knights. It was not how the team wanted to show off their game to the fans of Henry County.

    This week the Storm came out and played with a vengeance from the opening kickoff to defeat the Indy Trybe 38-0 and show the home fans that they are better than the display from a week ago.

  • Stanley, Rabourn make all-star teams

    Henry County High School softball players, Aly Stanley and Madison Rabourn were named to the Kentucky Softball Coaches’ Associations senior and junior all-star teams, respectively.

    Rabourn played this weekend for the West team consisting of players from the First through Eighth Regions. Stanley played for the Senior West team.

  • Lady Cats basketball camp
  • Henry County unemployment rate hits 4.3 percent

    Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between April 2014 and April 2015, but rose in Union County, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
     Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 3.4 percent. It was followed by Fayette and Oldham counties, 3.6 percent each; Scott and Shelby counties, 3.7 percent each; Boone and Owen counties, 3.8 percent each; and Anderson, Campbell, Jessamine, and Spencer counties, 3.9 percent each.

  • One last time: Wallace says good-bye as director

    As most of you know, this is my final article from the Chamber, but my replacement, Paul Cole, will continue to keep you updated on happenings in the Chamber and communities.  
    It has been a pleasure to be allowed to broadcast to the public, through the Henry County Local, the many good things going on with our members, and I will miss doing what I could to promote Henry County.  
    Don’t forget to check out Campbellsburg Day this coming Saturday.  
    The Chamber will assist with the ribbon cutting at the beautiful community center.  

  • Wathen completes Marine training

    Pvt. Dylan Wathen, formerly of Henry County, graduated from United States Marine boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, on Friday May 29, 2015. He is currently stationed at Camp Geiger, North Carolina, in Marine Combat Training. His mother is Martha Smith from New Castle.

  • Thomas-Payton engagement


    Debbie Thomas, Pleasureville, would like to announce the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Thomas to Todd Payton, son of Maurice Payton, New Castle and the late Minnie Payton.
    Jennifer is receiving her Bachelor Degree in criminal justice from IWU and is employed with KHESLC.
    Todd works for Luther Luckett correctional facility.
    The wedding will take place Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Shelby Hills Farm.  
    Invitations will be sent.

  • Cattlemen’s association will meet June 22

    The Henry County Cattlemen will meet here at the Extension Office on Monday, June 22, for their regular meeting at 7 p.m.  
    The meeting will be sponsored by P.B.I. Bank.  
    The program will relate to market news and will be presented by Jodie Inman with the Federal Marketing Program and Tim Dietrich with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Animal Marketing Division.  
    Please call the Henry County Extension Office to register as soon as possible.

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