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Today's News

  • Tingle tapped for HCPS administration

    Chelsey Tingle, who most recently served as principal at Eastern Elementary School, saw an opportunity to help students across Henry County Public Schools district get more out of their education by serving as the district’s new assistant superintendent.

    A former special education teacher and the college and career readiness counselor with the Race to the Top program, Tingle also sees the chance to learn and do more as an administrator in the school board office.

  • County modifies position to focus on substance abuse

    The new Henry County Deputy Judge, retired educator Denise Perry, will specialize in addressing the interrelated issues of addiction and workforce development.

  • Young, Jameson a part of Saints' success

     sports@hclocal.com

    Former Henry County Wildcat basketball players Austin Young and Gavin Jameson had a very successful season with the Thomas More Saints this year.

    The Saints won 22 games with just seven losses and won the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship in addition to playing in the NCAA Division III tournament. It was the first time in school history that the Saints eclipsed the 20-win mark and advanced to the NCAA tournament during the same season.

  • Collier's love of football leads to new career

    sports @ hclocal.com

    Henry County High School graduate Billy Collier was an all-star football player in his high school days but after two years of football at the collegiate level, he is moving to the sidelines as a sports medicine trainer.

    Collier signed to play with Union College when he graduated from HCHS in 2014. He played some for the Bulldogs his freshman season and then became a starter at offensive guard in his sophomore year.

  • Bryants honored at HC baseball banquet

     sports@hclocal.com

    A chance encounter with an old HCHS baseball jersey led to a special presentation at the Henry County Wildcats’ baseball banquet Friday night.

    According to Shanda Archer, whose son Ryan plays on the team, Lisa Huckaby came across the jersey of Robbie Bryant in a closet at the high school.

    Bryant played baseball for the Wildcats in the 1980s and was known for his hitting prowess and love of the game. Bryant died in an automobile accident at the end of his senior season in 1986.

  • Henry County Lady Cats Basketball Camp

     The Henry County Lady Cats Basketball Camp was held last week at Henry County High School. The young campers learned the skills of the game such as passing, dribbling and shooting, and competed in various contests throughout the week.

  • Sports Briefs

     HCHS sports physicals

    Henry County High School will offer sports physicals for all HCHS athletes July 13 in the small gym. The physicals cost $10.

    Middle school students will be given physicals starting at 6 p.m. High School students should arrive at 7 p.m.

    Submissions welcomed

    The “Henry County Local” sports department welcomes submissions from anyone with a sports related story in the county.

  • Eminence Fire raises a million dollars for Crusade for Children

    Crusade for Children organizers recently recognized the Eminence Fire Department for collecting more than $1 million in donations to benefit youth in Kentuckiana in addition to the $26,565 raised this year. Present are, from left, Chief Stevie Lucas, Chris Kushman, Ricky Spreitzer, Nick Marrow, Jeremy Lucas, Becky Lucas, William Dale, Missy Ayers and Cody Gilbert.

  • William Mason honored by governor's office

    Governor Matt Bevin has recently implemented a new recognition for Kentuckians who have reached that centenarian/100th birthday milestone and has begun issuing “The Kentucky Centenarian.” Similar to the Kentucky Colonel process, friends and family can go to the governor’s website, Governor.Ky.gov, and request the certificate for anyone who has or is celebrating their 100th birthday.

  • Efforts to combat substance abuse

    Someone abuses drugs every hour in Kentucky. But just how people are addicted to drugs in Kentucky is hard to quantify. 

    The reason for that is not every addict seeks treatment and many die as a result. A record number of 1,248 people died from overdoses in 2015 alone, according to the state.