Today's News

  • Churches forming 'Creative Communities'

    News Intern

    The show must go on!

    Several Henry County churches are working together this summer to produce Creative Communities, a community-wide musical theatre production for the county youth.

  • Fire claims Pleasureville residence

    News Intern

    Little Man means so much to Charles Jennings, that he went against the advice of friends from the Pleasureville Fire Department to save him.

    Jennings rescued the treasured family member last week as the family’s home was engulfed by flames.

    “Little Man has been a part of our family for a long time,” Jennings said. “He means more to me than the house.”

  • I'm looking forward to meeting you

    I am very excited at the prospect of joining the staff of the Henry County Local.

    The desire to be a contributing member of a close-knit community and my natural curiosity have happily coincided with an opportunity to report and write for this award-winning newspaper. I look forward to meeting the people who know and love the area and can give me insight into what makes Henry County such a special place. The newspaper staff has already welcomed me warmly.

  • Fischer leads Cats at state meet with 3,200-meter record

    Sports editor

    Out of the four Henry County athletes that participated in the Class 2A Kentucky State Track and Field Championships at the University of Louisville’s Cardinal Park over the weekend, it was eighth-grader Cassey Fischer that came through with the top performance for the Cats.

  • HC Wildcats' season comes to an end

    Sports editor

    In the Wildcats’ quest to become the first baseball team from Henry County High School to win the 8th Region tournament, their storybook run came to an end in the finals last Thursday night. With a tough Anderson County squad standing in the way, Henry was unable to dig out of an early deficit and fell to the Bearcats, 11-3.

  • Hot streak fizzles out

    The Wildcats wanted so badly to make history last week. They grunted, clawed and chewed. And in in the end, Anderson County proved to be a roadblock too big, which prevented the Wildcats from becoming the first HC baseball team to wear the regional crown.

    In this storyline, which ended on Henry County’s baseball field last Thursday night with an Anderson 11-3 victory, it wasn’t meant to be for the Cats.

  • Ladycats falter in final season-ending inning

    Sports editor

    In the first round of the 8th Region tournament, the Henry County Ladycats were right where they wanted to be — ahead of Shelby County 5-4 with just a single inning remaining.

    But in the end, Henry eventually faltered and the Lady Rockets rallied with a game-deciding seventh-inning bat to pull out the come-from-behind 8-5 victory. The four late runs sealed them a spot in the semifinals of the tournament, and ended Henry’s remarkable season at 17-14.

  • Wildcats out-lift Anderson in competition, again

    Sports editor

    For the second time this (off)season, the Henry County football team out-lifted Anderson County in a weight lifting competition that tests football players’ strengths in two gut-busting lifts — the bench press and power clean.

  • Henry County Sharp Shooters best in state

    Sports editor

    Three years after starting the program from scratch, the Henry County Sharp Shooters are state champions, and could be gunning for a national title as well.

    The Sharp Shooters won the Kentucky Youth Hunter Education Challenge — the official state championship — May 23-24 at Lake Cumberland’s 4-H Camp. Henry’s team members, who are sponsored by the Henry County 4-H, put their outdoor skills to the test against the best in the state at the annual challenge, and came away with their first state championship.

  • Berry just a whisker away from title

    Sports editor

    In his third consecutive trip to the Kentucky State Track and Field Championship, Eminence’s Ed Berry came away with a second-place showing in the Class A high jump — the highest EHS finish since Eric Bachelor took second in the same event at the 1970 state meet.