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Today's News

  • New Family Court Judge sworn in
  • Football history author will host book signing in Pleasureville June 2

    Michael K. Grimes takes readers back to the “wide-open” early days of football in Central Kentucky in his new book, “Did You Hear About the Game in Pleasureville?”
    It was an era before organized professional football, when teams played in state leagues, and high school teams often played college teams and the rules that govern the game today had not been created.
    A local historian and avid football fan who played the game in high school and college, Grimes, 50, lives in Pleasureville.

  • Two Henry County grads get scholarship

    Shelby Energy Cooperative recently presented two scholarships to Henry County High School graduates, according to a news release.
    The Henry County High School recipients were Sophia Hughes and Austin Craigmyle.
    Each year, Shelby Energy presents six high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships are given to further their education in any field of study. The recipients are chosen by district in the service territory. 
    — Submittted

  • Two Henry County residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

    Two Henry County residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, according to a news release.
    The new inductees include Mckayla Moore of Pleasureville, and Shelby Vogel of Campbellsburg, both initiated at Georgetown College.

  • In remembrance of a friend named 'Bo'

    My childhood friend, Vinis “Bo” Kelly, Jr., died May 6. We became friends when I was in the second grade and Bo was in the third.

    Bo initiated the friendship. I never knew why. I wish I had asked him.

    I do know what gave rise to our friendship. It was a schoolyard bully and his cronies.

    The bully and his cronies shall remain nameless. Perhaps over time, they grew up to be good men.

    They were not good boys. For today, I will refer to them as “B and Company.”

  • Fog covered site of fatal accident

    An accident on Highway 421 near its intersection with Highway 202 just on the edge of New Castle claimed the life of a Shelbyville woman early Friday morning.
    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard pronounced Patricia Washburn, 56 of Shelbyville, deceased at the scene after her car collided with a loaded recycled metals truck just after 5 a.m. Pollard confirmed that Washburn was wearing her seatbelt.
    The driver of the Stone Transport Inc. truck, John Tyler Murray, 31 of Alexandria, was uninjured and fully cooperative with officials on the scene.

  • More pupils leads to EIS budget growth

    Both the Eminence and Henry County school districts recently presented their tentative budgets for the 2016-17 school year to board members. While one district’s budget changed very little from last year, the other is experiencing significant growth.
    In just two school years, the budget for Eminence Independent Schools has increased by $1.35 million dollars. Superintendent Buddy Berry attributes nearly all of that increase to growth in student enrollment.

  • Library kicks off summer reading program

     The Henry County Public Library kicked off their summer reading program with “Super Saturday” on June 4. The day-long event offered games, crafts and activities in an effort to get children of all ages excited about reading and learning through the summer months.

  • Henry County Relay for Life is set for June 17

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s annual Relay For Life will make strides to help fight cancer on Friday, June 17, according to organizers.

    The event will last from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will take place on the track at Henry County High School.

    Different teams comprised of members from the community, some from churches and businesses, will compete in an effort to raise the most money.

  • Wildcats bow out in 8th region semifinals

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats faced the Simon Kenton Pioneers in the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournament May 31 and lost 7-3.

    Simon Kenton defeated the Shelby County Rockets 5-1 in the first round while the Wildcats knocked off South Oldham, one of the regional favorites, 6-1.