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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Upcoming election too important to miss

     In just about a month, voters in Kentucky will take center stage in America. 

    The entire country is watching the McConnell-Grimes senatorial race, and I hope we don’t embarrass ourselves. 

    Sadly, voter turnout is notoriously low in parts of Kentucky, Henry County being no exception. If one-third of all registered voters actually make it to the polls, it is considered a strong turnout. I think we can do better than that.

  • Public Record for the week of Oct. 1

     EPD arrest

     

    Betty M. Hibbard, DOB 2/13/1974, Bethlehem — arrested Sept. 24 at Elm Street by Officer Kemper while serving a warrant for another police agency

    KSP Arrests

     

  • Henry County Elementary Cross Country Race Results

    Henry County Elementary cross country race

    The Henry County elementary schools held their first race of the season at the Henry County Recreation and services Park on Thursday with New Castle coming out the big winner on the day.

    The New Castle girls won the team battle with a score of 27 points. Eastern was second with 44 points and Campbellsburg was third with 66 points.

  • Wildcats lose wild one 34-33

    sports@hclocal.com

    When the horn sounded on Friday night’s football matchup between the Henry County Wildcats and the Holy Cross Cougars the Wildcats walked off the field disconsolately with their first lost of the season. The wildcats made a furious comeback in the second half only to see the Cougars pull out the victory in the end.

  • Wildcats win two in district

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats’ soccer team had a busy week with two important district games and a road trip to Grant County. The Cats won their district match-ups with Gallatin and Owen but fell 1-0 to Grant.

    HCHS 3 Owen Co. 0

    Coach Bobby Jameson was pleased that his team controlled possession of the ball against Owen County.