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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • State launches ‘Angel Initiative’ to fight opioid abuse

    Gov. Matt Bevin recently joined the Kentucky State Police to announce the launch of the Angel Initiative, according to a news release. The Angel Initiative encourages individuals suffering with a substance use disorder to visit a local KSP post for assistance with treatment.
    The program encourages individuals seeking addiction treatment to visit a KSP post, where he or she will be paired with a local officer who will assist with locating an appropriate treatment program.

  • A hidden gem - appreciating the sense of community

    Somehow I’ve managed to bypass Port Royal during my four years here in Henry County, and only made it out there finally just because a suspect recently declined to stop for a police officer and I wanted to take a photo of the smashed personal vehicle that resulted from that intransigence.
    What an idyllic place — to have at least two businesses with just a handful of residents nearby is quite a feat in this day and time.
    From my windshield survey, I believe Port Royal probably serves as an exemplar of what small towns across the country used to be like.

  • Campbellsburg students try to catch leprechauns for St. Patty’s Day

    Campbellsburg Elementary kindergarteners engineered traps to capture the elusive leprechaun on Friday. Students, including Tucker Tingle and Xander Rahm, at left, who worked together, under the guidance of teacher Megan Hook, decided what materials to use, solved problems, worked together in teams and used creativity to make the traps. But when the students got to school Monday morning and checked the traps, no leprechauns were caught.

  • A distinguished rating is music to the Henry County band’s ears

    The Henry County School Band large ensemble earned a distinguished rating March15 at the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA) for the region five festival, held at North Oldham High School.
    The bands at the recent festival didn’t compete against one another. The HCHS musicians competed against themselves, vying for distinguished standing, according to HCHS Band Director Chip Anderson. Achievement is either surpassing the band’s previous rating or retaining the high quality already achieved.

  • Organizers are seeking Youth Strong mentors at March 27 meeting

    Youth Strong organizers have scheduled a meeting March 27 at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg about how people can get involved in an in-school mentoring program.
    The mentoring program gives students extra guidance with the goal of helping them to reach their potential, discover their strengths and become successful, organizers say.
    Student mentoring will be supported hrough a grant received by the 12th Judicial District in Henry, Oldham and Trimble county schools.

  • McManis is the first from Henry County to earn the 4-H Gold award

    Camryn McManis earned the 4-H Gold achievement award after competing with program members across the state. She is the first and only Henry County student to earn the honor since the program began a decade ago.
    As a gold recipient, McManis is eligible for the next step – the Emerald Award, according to Cathy Toole, Henry County 4-H Extension agent.
    The win surprised McManis. “I felt honored when I received gold. I never in a million years thought I would get it.”