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Today's News

  • 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.

  • HCSO takes back unused drugs

    In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) participated in a drug take back day this weekend. Pictured, Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens and Sgt. Chase Dewitt prepare to transport the 134 pounds of drugs collected in Henry County Saturday. The unwanted drugs will be properly disposed of at a regional facility in Lexington.

  • News briefs for 5-3-2017: Acting seminar

    Curtain goes up on acting seminar
    Acting alumna from the Theatre Downstream will host a full-day school of acting seminar May 13, with registration beginning at 8 a.m.
    For $30, participants can join sessions led by James Russell Cooper, Elizabeth Irvin, Ashley Raymer-Brown, Kevin Whitt, Sharla Whitt and Brian Douglas Barker.

  • Bell honored for volunteerism

    Henry County Help Center recently named Bernie Bell the Volunteer of the Quarter for his dedication to the food distribution effort. Nominees also included Cynthia Dare and Chandler Dills.