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Today's News

  • Art from Scratch

    With a scalpel as her main artistic tool, Kathy Conroy’s wildlife pictures and portraits contain a high degree of surgical precision.
    Her medium of scratchboard, a masonite board coated with white clay and underneath a thin layer of blank India ink, makes the difference in the level of fine detail Conroy can capture when creating the fur of a bobcat or the feathers of a great blue heron.
    Armed with her scratchboard and her blade, Conroy also draws on a deep well of patience.

  • Rice chosen to lead state police Post 5

    If not for moving to Henry County as a boy after an arson that impacted his family, Capt. Howard Rice might have ended up on the other side of the law instead of the Kentucky State Police Post 5 commander, he said.
    The event that changed his life happened when he was just 10. The landlord burned down the house his family rented in the Portland neighborhood of Louisville while the occupants visited friends in Henry County.

  • Local Buzz, February 15, 2017

    Church Activities

    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room. 

    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

    Civic Organizations

  • Public Records, February 15, 2017

    KSP arrests

    Hannah Just, 19, Louisville — arrested Feb. 6 at Interstate 71, mile marker 35 north bound, by Trooper Brewer for a warrant for non-payment of fines

    John Hood, 23, Louisville — arrested Feb. 7 at Interstate 71, 32 mile marker north bound, by Trooper Ferris for trafficking in a controlled substance, third degree, first offense, drug unspecified; prescription drug not in proper container, first offense; and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Legislators begin work on 'ambitious' agenda

    I joined my fellow lawmakers back in Frankfort this week as we reconvened the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly after a near month-long break following our brief, but rushed, organizational session in early January. 

  • Damaged buildings signal potential decline

    After an act of senseless, drunken vandalism caused damage to two businesses in Pleasureville some months ago, it could serve as a test of the broken windows theory in the city that straddles the Henry/Shelby county line.

    The broken windows theory predicts that small but persistent problems left unchecked will cascade into more serious breakdowns in social order, that crime arises from the resulting disorder.

  • Warriors rout Raiders, fall to Dragons

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors traveled to Bedford Thursday night to take on the Trimble County Raiders and came away with an 84-58 win in their regular season finale.

    The Warriors were up 15-11 at the end of the first period.

    “The guys came out with a wonderful attitude and good body language before the game,” EHS Assistant Coach Ray Valentine said. “I could tell they were ready to play, but came out slow and maybe rushed a couple of shots.”

  • Wildcats drop games to Walton, Shelby

    sports@hclocal.com

    After trailing throughout the first half, the host Henry County Wildcats took the lead in the third quarter and then battled back and forth with the Shelby County Rockets the rest of the way before falling in the final minutes.

    The Rockets opened the game with a 3-pointer and an inside basket to go ahead 5-0 with 6:32 left.

    Tyler Gray scored inside for the Wildcats’ first basket with 6:01 left in the opening period before Shelby County hit two free throws to restore their five-point lead.

  • Lady Cats blast Villa Madonna, 47-27

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Northern Kentucky Saturday to take on the Villa Madonna Blue Lightning and came away with a 47-27 victory.

    The Lady Cats jumped on Villa Madonna early and led 12-4 going into the second period.

    “We opened up in our press defense and were able to create a lot of turnovers,” HCHS Coach Jim Hook said. “We did a good job of getting to the rim and drawing fouls too.”

    The Lady Cats kept the pressure up in the second period and led 26-12 at halftime.

  • School briefs for Feb. 15, 2017

    Smith graduates Summa Cum Laude

    Fleet Smith graduated from Kent State University Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, according to a news release. Smith is among nearly 3,000 students who received bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, associate and educational specialist degrees during Kent State’s 2016 Fall Commencement ceremony.

    Howard earns honors at Centre College