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Today's News

  • Reduce your salt intake by growing herbs

    We all want to eat food that tastes good. One of the most common ways we tend to make food taste good is by adding salt.
    Unfortunately, most American diets are too high in sodium.
    Diets high in sodium can raise blood pressure, which can lead to many major health issues including heart disease.
    Herbs provide a great way for us to limit our sodium intake while still consuming flavorful foods.
    Herbs are also some of the easiest things to grow.
    The simplest way to start an herb garden is to buy plants and transfer them to a window box.

  • Local Buzz March 21, 2018

    Church Activities
    Two ministers from the Eminence United Pentecostal Church, Adam Franklin and Ryan Gipson, will host an event at the Eminence Warrior Activity Center Saturday, March 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event is entitled “Can You Believe In God And Still Have A Brain?” There will be coffee and donuts at the event. Everyone is welcome to come out. Especially students, Christians and Atheists.

  • Public Record March 21, 2018

    KSP arrests
    Jason Wayne Gregory, 35, Turners Station — arrested by Trooper Brown for burglary, second; burglary, third; possession of a controlled substance, meth, first, first offence; possession of drug paraphernalia; and theft of a motor vehicle registration plate
    Roger Dean Wilson II, 24, Turners Station — arrested by Trooper Brown for burglary, second; burglary, third; possession of a controlled substance, meth, first; and possession of drug paraphernalia
    Helen M. Sheckell, 40, Patriot, Ind. — arrested on Main Street, Campbellsburg, by Trooper Ferris for alcohol intoxication

  • Combs signs with Kentucky Weslyan

     sports@hclocal.com

    Noah Combs has overcome injuries that marred back-to-back seasons of his high school football career to sign with  NCAA Division II Kentucky Wesleyan University. 

    Combs, who played linebacker for the Henry County Wildcats, was recruited to play either offensive or defensive line for the Panthers.

    Combs tore his rotator cuff before his junior season and had to fight back to play. Then he tore his anterior cruciate ligament during spring football this year.

  • March Madness indeed

      Just when I thought I was done with the college game, this weekend happened. The NCAA got just what it needed to continue to rope in fans of the college game who have become a bit jaded by the latest corruption news involving sports agents and shoe companies as well as rogue coaches who are complicit in the scandal.

  • Peyton, Jags win tourney

     sports@hclocal.com

    Former Henry County High School golfer MacKenzie Peyton shot a 3-over par 219 for 54 holes to finish tied for sixth in the Bama Beach Bash golf tournament at Gulf Shores this weekend to help South Alabama to a dominating win.

  • 2A Championships undergoing changes

     sports@hclocal.com

    The inaugural Kentucky 2A Championships is growing and evolving before the first games are ever played, according to Henry County Athletic director Jon Kasten.

    Kasten announced the creation of the tournament for medium sized schools in late January and has since been named as secretary of the board of directors for the tournament which was originally conceived as a basketball-only tournament for schools too big for the All A Classic but with enrollments smaller than 1,000 students.

  • Unemployment falls all across Kentucky, except for one county

    Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties and rose in one county (Carter County) between January 2017 and January 2018, according to a news release from the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS), an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. At the same time, unemployment in Henry County dropped by more than a percentage point.

  • What can the Henry County Chamber of Commerce do for the community?

    By Holly Kinderman
    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    When you think about the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, what do you think of? What does the chamber do for its members?
    The chamber’s mission is to “promote pride and progress” in Henry County, to be a positive voice for the community and to promote awareness of our businesses and resources we have in the community.
    When you join or renew your membership, you are investing in the community and helping us continue our mission.

  • Grants assist sheriff’s office in meeting safety needs

    When budgets are tight, one way the Henry County Sheriff’s Office can enhance services stems from getting grants, according to Sgt. Chase Dewitt. He recently secured funds for officer safety as he continues working on other applications.
    “The sheriff, he’s always looking for grants,” Dewitt said. “Because our budget here is pretty much zero to nil, he’s always looking for ways to get stuff for free through federal and state grants.”