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Today's News

  • Welfare check results in drug arrest

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police assisted Henry County Social Services on a child welfare visit at a home on Sunnyside road and arrested a man on drug charges.

    Kentucky State Police assisted Henry County Social Services on Wednesday, March 26, and arrested Jeffrey Popp, 39, on Sunnyside Road, Smithfield.

    Popp consented for them to search the home. Troopers found approximately four grams of methamphetamine with baggies and digital scales used for alleged trafficking.

  • Annual fundraiser will honor Judy Lea

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Judy Lea thought of every Campbellsburg Elementary student as her own child.

    As a cafeteria manager, Lea kept more than canned goods on the shelves. In a closet, Lea kept shoes and coats for students who needed them. Lea couldn’t stand to see any of her children (Campbellsburg Elementary students) go without. Sometimes, the expense came out of her own pocket, but for Lea it didn’t matter.

  • Massie supports raw deal for milk

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has introduced legislation aimed at protecting farmers and keeping the federal government out of your milk.

    On Thursday, March 27, Massie joined a bipartisan effort of 19 other legislators for two bills: The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014, which would allow consumers to buy raw, unpasteurized milk across interstate lines.

  • General Assembly reports progress

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Following a grueling, weekend-long discussion of Kentucky’s new budget, the state legislators have finally come to an agreement. Among the approved projects is the addition to the Henry County Courthouse, as well as a new Kentucky Community and Technical College System campus in Carrollton.

  • Smith-Berry Winery wins awards at California competition

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Chuck Smith celebrated another successful year at a recent competition with one of Smith-Berry Winery’s wine winning Best in Class.

    Smith celebrated the showing of his Blackberry Wine, which won Best in Class at the San Francisco Chronicle’s competition.

  • Take 5 with Alethea Coffee

    Basic bio

    Chicago, Illinois native

    Family Liaison for Eminence Public Schools

    Lives in Shelby County

    How did you come to be in your position with Eminence Schools?

     

  • Kentuckians rushed to the last minute to get health coverage

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    As the March 31 deadline approached for Kentuckians to sign up for health coverage, kynect reported more than 350,000 state residents enrolled.

    According to numbers from the kynect site, the number of enrollees averaged about 4,000 a day with one-fourth of them occurring in the last month.

    Executive Director of kynect, Carrie Banaham who urged Kentuckians to sign up, said those who didn’t have coverage could have consequences.

  • P’ville looks at updates

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Pleasureville City Council has been heading an effort recently to update the town’s infrastructure. This effort has evolved into a full-blown beautification project. At the heart of the issue, though, is the desire to make Pleasureville more inviting, as well as more up to date.

    According to Mayor Rodney Young, two sections of sidewalk have already been completed.

  • Wildcats run all over Rebels, 63-20

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcat football team continued its winning ways with a third-consecutive win and second-consecutive blowout victory to open the season. The Wildcats did it in familiar fashion – using their power running game and their stifling defense to march to a 43-point win over Owen County.

    The scoring opened with Devin Hagen running it in from 26 yards out at the 10:15 mark of the first quarter. Jacob Buckley’s point-after attempt made it 7-0.

  • Lady Cats down Warriors, 3-1

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats went into hostile territory on Sept. 2 and came away with a hard-fought 3-1 win over the host Eminence Warriors.

    The first game was close most of the way but the Lady Cats got some breathing room on a hitting error by the Warriors that made it 18-15 in favor of Henry County. From there the Lady Cats got strong net play from Megan Payton to close out the game on a 7-2 run and win 25-17. Payton had two kills and two well placed tips in the final run.