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Today's News

  • Henry County Farm Bureau recognized
  • Henry County burn ban lifted

    After rain fell on Henry County, the risk of wildfires has diminished to the point where county officials have lifted the burn ban, according to Henry County Emergency Manager Jody Rucker.
    Wildfires had caused problems in Kentucky and other Southern states, notably in the Gatlinburg, Tenn., area, due to extremely dry conditions before the rains arrived.

  • Juveniles arrested for vehicle break-ins at Pleasureville garage

    Three male juveniles have been arrested by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for multiple vehicle break-ins at a Pleasureville business, according to Deputy Kyle Stewart.
    The sheriff’s office received a report Dec. 11 of six customer vehicles parked at Beasley’s Garage at 83 Bethlehem Road had been broken into and rifled through the previous night.
    One of the vehicles had its window broken out, Stewart said. The suspects found clothes, shoes, changes, sandals and a container filled with gasoline.

  • Public Records, December 14, 2016

    December Arraignments

    Joshua L. Ethington – pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess

    Joseph W. Cox Jr. – pleaded not guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); possession of a controlled substance, second degree (drug unspecified); drug paraphernalia – buy/possess; possession of marijuana; and persistent felony offender, first

  • Local Buzz, December 14, 2016

    Church Activities

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford will hold a Christmas Program, “This Baby,” Sunday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome.

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will be having their Christmas Morning Worship Service, Sunday December 25, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to attend.

  • Steadfast presence in the community since 1876

    You hold in your hands an early Christmas present. 

    This is a free sample of the “Henry County Local,” delivered to everyone in the county this week as a way to introduce you to the product if you’ve never read it, or to remind you of what our pages contain each week, if you haven’t read it lately.

    I consider it an honor to work here, continuing a tradition of service to the community that began in the late 1800s. 

  • Warriors win classic rivalry game

    sports@hclocal.com

    The first meeting of the Eminence Warriors and Henry County Wildcats Dec. 6 in the EHS gym was a classic game in the long history of the rivalry. The teams played intensely and defense won out over offense for the most part as both teams struggled to get off an open shot.

    But the Warriors went on one big run in the game and it happened to come at the end.

  • Poor start dooms Wildcats

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats hosted the Gallatin County Wildcats in a District 31 matchup Friday night and fell 71-53.

    Gallatin County started the game on fire from long range as they hit four 3-pointers on their first four possessions. They would add two more long bombs before the first period was over and led 26-9 going into the second period.

  • EHS girls fall to Gallatin, Lloyd

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors girls basketball team is still searching for their first win of the season but the team is showing marked improvement after games against district rival Gallatin county and NCKC rival Lloyd Memorial last week.

    The Warriors hosted Gallatin County Dec. 5 and led after the first period by a score of 9-6.

    Emilie Ethington got things started with a drive to the basket with 7:22 left to make it 2-0. After Gallatin tied the score, Tavi West hit a 3-pointer to make it 5-2.

  • Lady Cats get first win against Southern

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats got their first victory of the season Saturday in the Lady Cat Classic against Southern High School as they defeated the Lady Trojans 59-48.

    Henry County got off to a slow start as Southern led 6-3 after two straight steals that were converted into layups.

    But Katherine Buckler’s 3-pointer with 2:54 left in the first period tied the score at eight.