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Today's News

  • Campbellsburg Elementary Students top off their derby week

    Younger students students at Campbellsburg Elementary School show their derby spirit through its Derby Hat Parade May 5 as the older children cheered them on.

  • Children eat for free in summer feeding program

    Kentucky State University officials, with help from local partners, hope to feed 400 Henry County youth in a summer feeding program.
    Gidgett Sweazy, director of KSU’s efforts, benefitted from the input from Henry County native Ashley Craigmyle, who’s working with KSU Extension Service, while reaching out to the community about the summer program.
    In the past, the feeding program has stayed on the KSU campus, serving summer camps there, but this time officials wanted to take it on the road to underserved communities.

  • Local survivor invited to Oaks

    Along with a special hat that a friend made for her visit to Churchill Downs, Bridgitte Raisor bought a pair of boots to walk in the Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade Friday.
    Though steady rain made the conditions less than ideal, Raisor took it in characteristic stride. After overcoming invasive ductal carcinoma, breast cancer, her experience confirmed that it’s important to always try to face adversity with positivity.

  • Library receives $2 million grant for new facility

    Years of planning by Henry County Public Library officials to build a new, larger, modern facility recently paid off by landing a $2 million grant from the state, according to Director Jessica Powell.
    This will allow construction on the $3.3 million, 12,400-square-foot facility on the east side of East Broadway to begin, probably in spring 2018, on property the library board bought five years ago. The grant will pay the debt service on the building for 20 years.

  • Public Records, May 3, 2017

    KSP arrests

    Richard Wisdom, 21, Bedford — arrested April 28 at 580 Lear Lane by Trooper Brown for giving officer a false name or address and a warrant

    Korissa Harp, 22, Bedford — arrested April 28 at Lear Lane by Trooper Johnson for a warrant 

  • Local Buzz, May 3, 2017

    Church Activities

    Bedford Springs Church will host the Trimble County Hymn Sing at 43 Shepherd Lane, Bedford on May 4 at 7 p.m. The public is invited. 

    Hopewell Baptist Church in Lacie/Turners Station on Highway 193 will host the Kentucky Pluckers Bluegrass Gospel Group from Danville on May 6 at 4 p.m. A free will love offering will be collected for them. All are welcome.

    Civic Organizations

  • Taking the pledge to sit less, move more

    Not to be a hypochondriac or anything, but the increased discussion around “the sitting disease” has soaked in. It sounds like something I’ve already caught.

    Folks who read any news at all, like me, have probably been exposed to the growing consensus that inactivity serves as the enemy of good health. 

    Thinking back to this past winter, more than once I used the excuse of the weirdly warm and wet weather as an excuse to beg off on my normal goal of walking at least two miles a day. 

  • Wildcats win three vs. EHS, Lloyd and Valley

    sports@hclocal.com

    Zack Woods took advantage of his first varsity start at Eminence April 24. The sophomore went the distance in shutting out the Warriors in Henry County’s 14-0 win.

    Woods pitched five innings and gave up only four hits while striking out seven and walking two.

    He got plenty of offensive support as the Wildcats got multi-hit games from Daniel Murray and Justin Edens. Murray had a single, a home run and five RBIs while Edens had a single and a double with one RBI.

  • Golden's walk off leads Lady Cat comeback

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats needed a seventh inning rally and two extra innings to come out of district seeding play undefeated when they hosted Owen County April 25.

    Senior first baseman Lilly Golden got the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth but it took a couple of big defensive plays prior to that hit to keep the Lady Cats alive.

    The Lady Cats struggled at the plate through the first four innings and fell behind 5-0 going into the bottom of the fifth when they finally broke through for a run.

  • Track Cats host NCKTC championships

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County track and field team hosted the North Central Kentucky Track Conference championships Thursday.

    The Eminence boys were led by athird-place finish by Austin Roberts who finished second in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the 200-meter dash.

    McCoy Walker led the Wildcats with a first-place finish in the shot put. Walker’s winning throw was 42 feet, eight inches.