Today's News

  • Using ladders safely

    Just within the last couple of weeks I have had two friends and one family member take a tumble from a ladder.  Two were not injured seriously but one received both a broken shoulder and two broken bones in one leg and also suffered a heart attack while in the hospital.
    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 180,000 ladder-related injuries get treated in hospital emergency departments each year.
    Here are some important procedures to follow to prevent injuries when using ladders:

  • Keep black shank out of tobacco fields

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Public Records, April 13, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Todd Humphrey, DOB 5/23/1997, New Albany Ind. — arrested April 5 at 205 Pendleton Road by Trooper Gonterman for possession of a defaced firearm; carrying a concealed weapon; possession of marijuana; public intoxication; resisting arrest; trafficking in marijuana; possession of a controlled substance, meth; trafficking in a controlled a substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Budget unresolved

    This week, the General Assembly returns to the Capitol to wrap up the 2016 legislative session.

    While this time traditionally has been set aside just to consider whether the House and Senate should override any vetoes a governor might issue, we have begun in recent years to also use this time to vote on other bills that were unresolved before the veto recess.  This year, the biggest of those is the state’s two-year budget.

  • Join the fight against addiction

    By John Logan Brent, Henry County Judge-Executive

    The Jan. 6 Shelby County newspaper caught my eye — the headline read, “The Heroin Epidemic.”  The bold print read, “2 fatal and up to 10 overdoses in a week.”  

    Our EMS director came in later that day and I questioned him if our EMS was responding to many overdose calls.  He sighed and answered, “Yes, about two a week.”  

    Working with the public not a lot shocks you, but this did.  

  • An honest day's pay for an honest day's work

    It’s fair to say that we in the United States venerate the economic and the social value of people holding down a job.

    We hear monthly reports about the unemployment/employment rates. Educational efforts at the public school and the university level are both increasingly geared toward learning skills with an eye on students landing careers. I hear there are a few dozen workforce training programs that trickle down from the federal level.

  • Local Buzz, April 13, 2016

    Church Activities

    New Castle First Baptist Church will sponsor a dessert reception on Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m. Hosted by Friends of the Naivasha Children’s Shelter, Director Kristen Lowry will share about the work of the shelter, which rescues, houses, feeds and educates young boys off the streets in Kenya. Donations will be welcome at the event to assist with the current needs of the shelter. For information on the shelter, visit www.ncshelter.org.

  • Lady Cats down Warriors, Lady Tigers


    The Henry County Lady Cats got on track with two runaway wins during spring break last week.

    Henry County came into the week with just two wins against nine losses but doubled their win total with an 18-0 win over Eminence and a 20-3 win over Bardstown.

    The Lady Cats used a big first inning against host Eminence April 5 to put the game out of doubt early.

    They scored 10 runs in their first at-bat as Warrior pitchers struggled with control problems and the Lady Cats took advantage with timely hits.

  • Wildcats go 4-1 on Florida Spring break trip


    The Henry County Wildcats baseball team got over their mini-slump in a hurry by winning the last four games of their five-game trip to Fort Walton Beach.

    After starting their season 7-1, the Wildcats lost 8-0 to Owen County in their last game before traveling to Florida.

    In their first game in Florida they lost 8-1 to Crittenden County then reeled off three wins by wide margins before winning a close one with Campbellsville to finish the trip.

  • Warriors fall to Raiders, 12-4


    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Trimble County Raiders Thursday night and got off to a good start with a run in the bottom of the first.

    Austin Perry led off with a base hit and stole second base. He advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a balk by the Raiders’ pitcher.

    Trimble County took the lead in the top of the second with two runs on a double and three singles. The Warriors limited the damage when A. J. Shaw made a diving stop at third base to get the final out with the bases loaded.