Today's News

  • Local Buzz Jan. 24, 2018

    Church Activities
    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, will offer a free concert by gospel singer, Mark Bishop, 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27. All are invited. Free admission, love offering will be accepted. For more information, call Pastor Bobby Wade (502) 255-7510.
    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.

  • Warriors' fast start dooms Panthers


    The host Eminence Warriors used a strong start to propel them to an important district win over Carroll County Saturday.

    The Warriors opened the scoring with a 3-pointer by Braedin Hinkley and went on to score 12 more points before Carroll County finally scored on a put back to make it 15-2 with 1:34 left in the first period. The Warriors finished the period with a 17-6 lead.

  • Wildcats defeat Raiders


    After a week of snow and cold, fans turned out in large numbers Friday night to watch the host Henry County Wildcats take on the Trimble County Raiders. Most of those fans were hoping to see another thriller between the two teams like the double-overtime win by the Wildcats in the Henry County Invitational back in December.

    It looked like it might be another tight one as the Wildcats and Raiders traded baskets for the first period and a half.

  • Lady Cats beat Bullitt Central


    The Henry County Lady Cats scored their third victory of the season Saturday when they defeated the visiting Bullitt Central Lady Cougars 55-38.

    It was the Lady Cats’ highest point total of the season and came courtesy of a 23-point scoring spree in the fourth period to blow open a close game.

    The Lady Cats led 12-7 at the end of the first period as they scored the final five points of the period to break a 7-7 deadlock.

  • 2A Classic in the works


    Several mid-sized high schools have banded together to create the Kentucky 2A Basketball Classic for boys and girls teams starting next year, Henry County High School’s athletic director Jon Kasten announced last week.

    Kasten is a member of a 10-person organizing committee that will oversee the tournament. 

    The other members of the committee come from schools across the state to ensure representation in all areas.

  • District seeding picture

     The recent wintry weather has had high school athletic directors and basketball coaches scrambling over the last several days.

    Most teams were in the midst of their second round of district seeding games and the snow, ice and cold was an unwanted intruder. Add in the fact that the schedule for the All A Classic got disrupted and things got more messy for coaches and A.D.s.

    Our local teams have had to cancel some games and move others to accommodate the all-important district seeding games. 

  • Henry County native to challenge Massie in 4th district

    Democrats continue to line up to seek the party’s nomination to run for the 4th District congressional seat, including one with Henry County roots. Seth B. Hall has become the latest Democrat to announce his intention to challenge incumbent Thomas Massie, a Republican, according to a news release.

    Hall touted his Henry and Shelby county roots in developing his work ethic from when he helped his family raise tobacco, cattle and hay, the news release said.

  • Father figures needed to mentor kids at New Castle

    New Castle Elementary Principal Austin Hunsaker needs Henry County men to step up. He knows what it’s like to have a positive male role model in the home and how it can help to create more positive influences in the school.
    This led to the creation of WatchD.O.G.S., short for Dads of Great Students.
    The kickoff is at Dads and Kids Pizza Night Jan. 25, 6 p.m., in the school cafeteria to highlight the positive impacts of male involvement in students’ lives.

  • Teaching with Textiles

    The “quilt lady,” also known as Donna Duncan, stitched up another visit to Eminence Elementary on Jan. 16 to talk to students about textile arts.
    Duncan, an Eminence resident, has made plans to teach children about quilting — kindergarten through fifth-graders and adults during 48 presentations at 18 schools, churches and nursing facilities during one month — across Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties.
    Duncan is a veteran quilter. She began the hobby 30 years ago and has taught quiltmaking for 32 years.

  • Leadership training expands to gifted and talented class

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce and Henry County Public Schools are preparing students to be leaders with a new Junior Leadership program.
    Seven students, their teacher and Holly Kinderman, executive director of the chamber, spent the day, Jan. 19, visiting with several offices in Henry County government in Junior Leadership’s official first session.
    Their day began with a stop at Henry County’s Judge Executive John Logan Brent’s office, where he spoke about the topics of workforce development and the opioid crisis.