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Today's News

  • Emergency education: Things to know before dialing 911 for help

    We all know to call 911 to report life-threatening emergencies, but knowing what to say to a dispatcher can help increase police, fire or EMT response time, which in some situations can save a life.
    When calling 911, try to stay calm and answer questions to the best of your ability. Answer loudly and answer clearly.
    Dispatchers are trained to ask certain questions to help them best assess a situation.
    Be sure to describe your location to the best of your ability with either a street address, intersection or landmarks to help emergency personnel locate you.

  • Safely reintroducing horses to spring pastures

    Spring is almost here, and guess what? That means cool season grasses are starting to explode with growth.
    The spring growth provides excellent forages for horses, but the quick change in diet can cause issues in your horses.
    Horses that have been fed hay all winter have adapted their gut microbes to break down more fibrous material, and the lush pastures are low in fiber compared with cured hay.

  • Five tips to help save your vision

    Eight out of 10 people living with vision loss worldwide could have saved their sight through prevention or treatment.
    Pretty amazing, isn’t it? Of course, seeing your doctor for eye exams and treatment is key.
    Here are a few other things you can do help ensure your eyes have a bright future:

    Wear sunglasses
    Sunglasses that block 100 percent of ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B rays give you a big bang for your buck. They can:
    • Delay development of cataracts.
    • Prevent retinal damage.

  • Circuit court clerk’s office earns recognition from Trust for Life

    The Henry County Circuit Court Clerk’s office earned “gold status” in the 2016 Legends Campaign by going the extra mile to support the lifesaving mission of organ donation, according to a news release.

  • Public Records February 22, 2017

    KSP arrests

    Timothy Riddle, 45, Milton — arrested Feb. 14 at 160 Citation Lane by Trooper Hindman for murder

    Jessica Dixon, 30, Shelbyville — arrested Feb. 15 at South Main Street, New Castle, by Trooper Brewer for possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, meth; and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Busy week at the Capitol

    Headlines in recent days have made it clear that Kentucky’s problems with heroin, other illegal opioids and prescription drug abuse, continue to take lives and devastate communities at a shocking rate.

  • Musical memories compose happiest times

    I’m sure my former teachers would find it disappointing that I can’t readily recall fifth grade geography (we had to label all the counties in Kentucky), eighth grade Earth science (is that limestone or sandstone?) or tenth grade geometry (tangent and co-tangent – no clue). However, I find it remarkable that I can remember the lyrics to a song I last heard 20 years ago when it comes on the radio.

  • Local Buzz February 22, 2017

    Church Activities

    Ash Wednesday service will be held March 1 at 7 p.m. at Campbellsburg United Methodist Church, 8043 Main Street in Campbellsburg. All are welcome.

    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.

  • Wildcats rumble past Raiders, 74-61

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Trimble County Raiders Feb. 14 on senior night and came away with a 13-point win fueled by a strong post game from the Wildcats.

    DJ Aneszko got the Wildcats off to a good start when he scored in the lane just 28 seconds in.

    After a put back by the Raiders, Zach Hinkel scored inside and Noah Foree hit a free throw to make it 5-2 with 5:51 left in the first period.

  • Lady Cats roll over Redhawks

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Seneca Redhawks in their regular season finale and came away with a 56-21 win.

    The Lady Cats used pressure defense early in the game to jump out to a 9-0 lead.

    Katherine Buckler started the scoring with a 3-pointer before Ashley Mullins scored on a put back. Janey Thompson then hit a 15-footer from the baseline before Aleah Tuggle hit two free throws.

    Seneca broke into the scoring column with a layup with 5:23 left but Tuggle answered with a 3-pointer to make it 12-2.