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Today's News

  • Disappointed in bills passed

    Through a series of extreme parliamentary maneuvers that kept teachers and other interested Kentuckians from effectively voicing their concerns, the House Majority forced a vote on the “charter schools” bill Friday in an early morning committee meeting, before rushing the measure to the House floor where it passed on a 56-39 vote. 

  • Several bills leave Senate for House consideration

    Late nights, packed committee meetings, and heated debate marked the fifth week of the 2017 Session. The Senate is quickly passing the remaining Senate bills out and receiving bills from the House for consideration. While there were some contested issues, the Senate conducted itself in a bipartisan fashion. We wasted no time this week and passed over 40 pieces of legislation including:

    •Senate Bill 9, redistricting of judicial districts in order to better align caseloads with current census data;

  • Warriors fall to Bearcats in region tourney

    sports@hclocal.com
    The Eminence Warriors took on the Anderson County Bearcats in the Eighth Region basketball tournament Thursday night and fell 69-60 after leading for large parts of the game.
    With the game tied at 45 in the fourth period, Anderson County’s all-region player, Cobe Penny, took over after being held in check due to foul trouble through most of the game. Penny scored seven straight points to give the Bearcats a 52-45 lead with 4:44 left. The Bearcats never trailed again on the way to earning a semifinal matchup with South Oldham.

  • Eminence Warriors top hoops review

    sports@hclocal.com

    It’s time to review the 2016-17 basketball season and this year the Eminence Warriors top the list for their trip to the Eighth Region tournament.

    Warriors beat Wildcats to make it to the regional tournament.

    The Eminence Warriors had their most successful season since 2013 when they went 17-13 and defeated Henry County and Gallatin County in the district tournament to reach the Eighth Region tournament for the first time in many years.

  • Henry Hoopla coming soon

    It is almost time for the Henry Hoopla bracket contest. After the tournament has been set on March 12, make your picks and join our contest.

    We will be use the cbssports.com March Madness bracket games to enter contestants.

    If you do not feel comfortable entering online, send your brackets to us at the “Henry County Local” and we will enter them for you.

    Only one bracket per player may be entered.

  • Former Cats help Saints to title

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Thomas More Saints just wrapped up their 2016-17 basketball season with a trip to the NCAA Division III basketball tournament.

    The Saints went 22-7 this season and won a share of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference regular season title and won the conference tournament.

    The Saints fell to Guilford in the first round of the NCAA tournament. It was their first appearance in the tournament since 2009.

    Two Henry County High School graduates were a big part of their success.

  • Ag Tag makes a difference for Henry County youth in 4-H and FFA programs

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county.
    Across Kentucky over 279,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking, through agriculture projects like livestock, shooting sports, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • Take care: Whooping cough has struck in Kentucky

    You may have heard about the cases of whooping cough in Lexington.   
    Although most persons you may meet are vaccinated against the illness, it is important to be aware of whooping cough, its symptoms and treatment.
    Pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, is a respiratory illness.  It is very contagious.

  • Outbreak of dangerous avian flu found in Tenn.

    These are the types of articles I hate writing because the end point is never pleasant.
    The H7 strain of high pathogenic avian influenza was found in a flock of 73,500 chickens in Tennessee along the Alabama border.
    Many might think, “Well, that is pretty far from Kentucky, so why should I worry?”
    You should worry because this is a similar strain that killed around 50 million chickens and turkeys two years ago. This strain is easily transmitted, and wild migrating waterfowl can carry this disease.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary Students become orators