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Today's News

  • Local Buzz, July 27, 2016

    Church Activities

    The Trimble County Hymnsing will be held 7 p.m., Aug. 4, at the Callis Grove Campground off New Hope Road and 421 in Bedford. 

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will host a Community Youth Choir Workshop and Concert for youths ages 5 to 18. The workshop is Saturday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road. The concert is Sunday, July 31, at 4 p.m. at the Collins High School Auditorium. 

  • Public Records, July 27, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Bobby Beckley, 61, Pleasureville — arrested July 19 on Sulphur Avenue in Eminence by Trooper Sturgill for terroristic threatening, third degree

    Roger Wilson, 32, Louisville — arrested July 19 on Pendleton Road by Trooper Dykes for flagrant non-support

  • Jim McKee retiring as USATF official

    sports@hclocal.com

    Twenty years ago Jim McKee began officiating track meets to help Henry County track Coach Linda Sarrett. His children, James and Kelly, were on the team in the throwing events and Jim was always around. Sarrett asked if he would officiate the throwing events at some home meets and the rest is history.

    McKee went on to become a prominent official with USA Track and Field (USATF), the governing body of track and field in the United States.

  • Rio not stirring excitement in this fan

    The opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is just eight days away. In fact, some of the sports will begin Aug. 3 with preliminary competition or, in the case of soccer, group round games.

    Four years ago I wrote a long column on my obsession with the Olympics from the time I was a small child. It was just before the start of the London Games and I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in them.

    For some reason, I haven’t gotten that feeling this time around and I’m not completely sure why. It could be several things.

  • Sports Briefs

    Team Jeanie softball tourney

    The Team Jeanie softball tournament and benefit day will be held at Harry Hill Park Saturday, July 30, from 12 to 10 p.m.

    Contact Dee Dee New to register for the softball tournament at 655-0883.

    Proceeds from the tournament and benefit day will go to help pay for a wheelchair van for Jeanie Miskell who has multiple sclerosis.

    For more information go to the Team Jeanie softball tourney and benefit day Facebook page.

    Hadden wins KPGA Junior Tour Championship

  • RNC comes together in Cleveland
  • Tax rates left the same in cash crunch

    Henry County will continue to live off its savings while facing a decline in EMS revenue and an increase in expenses to house inmates at regional jails, after a discussion about the county’s tax rates at the July 19 fiscal court meeting.
    Judge-Executive John Logan Brent shared a financial update with the magistrates after closing out the county’s 2016 fiscal year at the end of June.

  • AMVETS wants to start post

    Two veterans approached representatives of the Henry County Fiscal Court and gave them an American flag at the July 19 county meeting. While there, the veterans asked for the magistrates’ blessing to create an AMVETS post in New Castle.
    Joe Whitfield and Jim Hogan say they need as much support as they can get in the community in their effort to create a non-profit, all-volunteer AMVETS chapter here to serve the needs of veterans in Henry, Shelby and Oldham counties, Whitfield indicated.

  • Working on the Railroad

    CSX, in a fairly ambitious undertaking, brought out equipment, workers and contractors to do maintenance in replacing ties all along its tracks in Henry County during the week of July 18. CSX’s equipment had to perform such tasks as grading rock, removing spikes, lifting the rails and putting down and placing the new ties under the tracks so the rails could be secured again. CSX brought in many different pieces of large equipment in on its own dedicated train.

  • End of summer is nigh