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Today's News

  • Interim used to better prepare for new legislative session

    When it comes to the legislative process, most of the public’s attention is understandably focused on the first several months of the year, when the General Assembly is in session and new laws are adopted.

  • This year will there be a new you?

    Is there a person on the planet that hasn’t made a New Year’s resolution and then failed to follow through? Setting goals may be the easy part, but turning those goals into results? Well, we all know how hard that can be. 

    Whether you’re hoping to shed a few pounds, step up your level of exercise or kick that smoking habit once and for all — you can take steps to improve your chances of success. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Spreading cheer to children

    Members of the New Castle Lions Club took time from their own Christmas celebrations to spread cheer to children in the community. As they do each year, members hosted a gift giveaway for area children on Christmas Eve. Each child left the New Castle Christian Church with at least three toys, a gift bag with fruit, candy and personal hygiene products, and a visit from Santa.

  • 'O Little Town of Bethlehem'

     

    Although the first nativity was a quiet affair with just a few visitors, Bethlehem’s annual live nativity draws hundreds to the small town to see the scene recreated over the course of four nights leading up to Christmas. Each night three shifts of 12 volunteers each take their places to stand in the solemn scene while music and scripture can be heard over a loudspeaker. 

  • Historic barn to be dismantled, relocated, preserved

    More proof that Henry County still has an impressive crop of historic barns came Dec. 19 when Bailey Construction began dismantling a structure that might date back to the late 1700s.

    Similar to the situation in which a Low Dutch barn inspired Six-Mile Creek Distillery outside of Defoe, Mike Bailey said a barn outside of Bethlehem caught the attention of Willett Distillery in Bardstown.

  • Benham plans second retirement

    Tommy Benham, 76, will cap off a lifetime of work with his second retirement, this one from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, to care for his wife.

    From a young age, Benham has taken on many jobs and volunteer responsibilities.

  • Cause unknown in fatal crash

    By Chris Brooke

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police continue to search for a cause in a fatal accident on Interstate 71 in Henry County Dec. 17, according to the KSP Post 5 spokesman.

  • EHS girls defeat Frederick Fraize, 52-30

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Frederick Fraize Lady Aces Dec. 20 and used deadly 3-point shooting and strong inside play from Madison Dockter to pull away early and cruise to their second consecutive win.

    The Lady Aces scored the first two points of the game just 27 seconds in before the Warriors ripped off 15 straight points to take command of the game. The Warriors hit three 3-pointers in that opening run as Mia Gonzalez, Kenya Vargas and Emilie Ethington all found the bottom of the net from long range.

  • Warriors beat East Carter in OT

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors took the long trip to Berea Dec. 19 and 20 to play in the Berea Invitational tournament and came away with a thrilling overtime win over East Carter and two losses to Letcher County Central and Barbourville.

    On Dec. 19 the Warriors took on Letcher County Central and got off to a decent start. The Warriors jumped out to a 19-16 lead at the end of the first period. By halftime the Warriors had extended the lead to five points at 32-27.

  • Wildcats drop four games

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats traveled to Morgantown Dec. 19 and 20 to participate in the BTN/WLBQ Christmas Classic after two district wins last week but could not sustain that momentum as they lost all three games they played in the tournament hosted by Butler County High School.

    Green Co. 55 HCHS 51

    The Wildcats started well against the Dragons and led 10-9 after the first period of the low-scoring game. Dylan Mayer and Landon Morgan had four points each in the first period to lead the way.