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Today's News

  • Stay healthy by staying warm this winter

     As the mercury drops on the thermometer, remember to stay warm both indoors and outdoors for your health. 

  • Literary classic inspires passion project during the season of giving

    In Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the character of Scrooge transforms from a miserable curmudgeon into a generous benefactor after being visited by three ghosts.
    Henry County Middle School seventh-graders may not have had such a dramatic transformation after reading the book, but all were decidedly impacted by the assignment teachers Rebecca Wright and Megan Mattingly created for them.

  • Eminence leaders of the month for December
  • Big Winter Blowout welcomes many library patrons

    The Henry County Public Library brought a huge crowd in out of the cold for the Big Winter Blowout Dec. 16. Children and families enjoyed dulcimer music, a visit with Santa, crafting and building Ole St. Nick out of Legos.

  • Bethlehem brightens Christmas for celebrants from near and far

    Signs of Christmas are everywhere — lights, parties, shopping and festivals. Still, when it comes to seasonal celebrations, Bethlehem’s shines brightly with the annual living nativity and a special postmark with camels, wise men and a star.
    Locals and visitors alike look forward each year to a living nativity complete with Biblical characters and live animals in the little town of Bethlehem, according to organizer Kevin Croxton. A tradition born 59 years ago, the nativity features local families and church members portraying the baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the wise men.

  • Earning their stripes

    As a special Christmas treat on Dec. 15, Campbellsburg Elementary School children closed out 2017 with candy cane making.
    Zane and Sandy Baz, their children and friends brought their candy making skills to the kids on their last day of school before winter break.
    Family friend Carolyn Corum, among the helper “elves” assisted the Bazes. She formerly worked with Sandy Baz in La Grange. The Corums got to know the Bazes and volunteered last year for the Campbellsburg Elementary event.

  • Friends For Michael bestows grant on NCES

    Come spring, work will begin to improve the playground at New Castle Elementary School to facilitate recreation there for disabled students, thanks to a grant from Friends For Michael.
    Friends and family of Michael Brent, who was paralyzed in a car accident at 18 years old, joined together to raise funds for others in Henry County with spinal cord injuries.
    Matthew Brent, Michael’s younger brother, is now the president of Friends For Michael, carrying on with the work began by Linda Berry and Cindy Norton, who founded Friends For Michael in 1997, after the accident.

  • NABVETS plans to occupy GUOFF lodge

    A new chapter of the National Association for Black Veterans, or NABVETS, has set up its headquarters in Henry County to provide services in the region, according to the commander and vice commander.

    The new chapter formed after Kathleen Curch-Gray moved from Louisville to Oldham County, and she wanted to continue her involvement with NABVETS, she said. That motivated her to form a new chapter to cover Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Owen, Gallatin, Carroll and Trimble counties.

  • Wildcats win round one of rivalry, 77-63

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Eminence Warriors Dec. 5 in an early season district rivalry matchup. The Wildcats had just two games under their belts and the Warriors had three coming into the first of two regular season showdowns.

    The Wildcats got the best of the Warriors in this one as Noah McGee went for 31 points and 12 rebounds to lead Henry County to a 77-63 win.

  • Lady Cats lose to Bearcats

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted Walton-Verona Dec. 4 and lost to the Bearcats 65-30.

    The Lady Cats went in front 5-4 early in the first quarter but Walton finished the quarter on an 18-3 run to lead 22-8 going into the second period.

    The second period turned out to be a defensive battle as Henry County managed just four points to Walton’s three to leave the Bearcats leading 25-12 at halftime.