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Today's News

  • Active session

    On Jan. 3, we officially began the 2017 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly and we hit the ground running. Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover was officially sworn in and became Speaker Hoover and we welcomed the new House majority. Two new members were also sworn into the Senate.

  • Commitment to quality pays off for newspaper

    Moving from third place to first place in one year’s time is a thrilling accomplishment in any arena. To do so in the field of journalism is particularly satisfying.

    After sealing a third place finish in last year’s Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest through the Kentucky Press Association, your Henry County Local claimed First Place in General Excellence among like-sized weekly newspapers across the state.

  • Wildcats defeat Warriors in round two

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Eminence Warriors in the second round of the county rivalry Jan. 17 and came away with a convincing 73-62 win to avenge a loss to the Warriors early in the season.

    Both teams wore Army jerseys to honor the men and women who serve in that branch of our military and Army recruiters were involved in a half court shootout between students of the schools at halftime.

  • EHS girls get historic win over HCHS

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team won their first game against a district opponent since joining the 31st district in 2011 when they knocked off the Henry County Lady Cats, 49-36, Jan. 17 at Henry County.

    The Warriors opened the game with a basket from Madison Dockter in the paint before Henry County’s Kaylee Tingle answered with a 3-pointer to give the Lady Cats their only lead of the game.

  • Warriors beat Carroll in OT

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Carroll County Friday night and pulled out a 70-68 overtime win over Carroll County that guaranteed the Panthers will play in the four-five seed game in the 31st district tournament. With only one district game left the Panthers cannot get enough wins to reach teh 2-3 seed game.

    The game was close throughout as both teams scored 13 points in the first period before the Warriors managed to eke out a 2-point advantage at 29-27 going into halftime.

  • Lady Cats fall to Oldham Co.

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted Oldham County Thursday night and fell to the Lady Colonels 68-32.

    The Lady Colonels jumped out to a 23-5 lead after the first period as they used full court pressure defense and good outside shooting to establish their dominance.

    The Lady Cats were able to hold Oldham to 17 points in the second period but scored only nine to trail 40-14 at halftime.

  • Online health and wealth challenge to start soon

    Are you trying to rescue a failed New Year’s resolution?
    The most common New Year’s resolutions revolve around something to do with either our health or our wealth. We are launching an online Challenge called “Henry County, Ky., Small Steps to Health and Wealth” that may help you to get back on track.    
    This challenge is a part of a national four-week program designed to help you improve both your health and personal finance behaviors.  
    It will run for the month of February and is done on-line.

  • More details about the upcoming youth beef contest

    The Henry County Extension Office is offering a new contest this year — the 2017 Henry County Youth Best Beef Contest.
    This contest’s purpose is to educate youth about finishing beef animals and determining potential marketing opportunities for their beef while competing for the best beef animal and best speech.
    Participants in this contest will raise a beef animal to market weight, have that animal processed, attend a three-week educational series, and give two speeches on how the animal was raised and how that processed animal will be marketed.

  • Local producer found an organic way to control the weeds

    Goats turned out to be the brush control for David Neville that helped him to certify Capstone Farms as organic, according to a news release from the Energy and Environment Cabinet, Division of Compliance Assistance.

  • Brewer’s volunteering award

    Bob Brewer received the Henry County Help Center Volunteer of the Quarter award for his dedication to the food pantry. The latest quarterly dinner recognizing volunteers was held Jan. 19 at Lockport Baptist Church. Help center Director Joe Durbin presented Brewer with the award, and he received several gifts from sponsors, Chat ‘n’ Nibble, Scribers, Buddy’s Place and Valero.