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Today's News

  • Local candidates file for fiscal court, city councils, school boards

    When Henry County residents go to cast their ballots in the presidential race Nov. 8, they will have the opportunity to vote for other federal, state and local candidates.
    While Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump seek the highest elective office in the land, contested races have emerged down ballot, as well.
    While it’s an off year for many state offices, Henry County voters can help choose the next U.S. senator and the next 4th District representative in Congress.

  • Eminence will help connect senior apartments to sewer

    The City of Eminence will welcome the planned Tristan Ridge apartments by assisting with the installation of a new sewer line to serve the $6.7 million, 44-unit apartment complex for seniors, according to a discussion at the Aug. 8 city council meeting.

  • Former school worker accused of performing sex act on a bus

    A former Henry County Public Schools employee was arraigned in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday on charges of sexual abuse.
    Tara Nutter, who was employed by HCPS as a bus monitor beginning in August of 2015, is accused of engaging in sex acts with an 18-year-old male student. However, the charges do not stem from that relationship but from the fact that Nutter and the student engaged in those sex acts while on the school bus where other students under the age of 16 could have witnessed them.

  • Hagan sentenced for sexual abuse of underage girls

    One of his young victims requested Charles Thomas Hagan receive the “maximum penalty for grown men who touch underage girls sexually” in her victim impact statement, while the second said she just wants him to stay away from her family.
    On July 21, Hagan pleaded guilty to four counts of second-degree sexual abuse, which are Class A misdemeanor charges. Original charges against Hagan were classified at the Class D felony level, sexual abuse in the first degree.

  • Henry County Lady Cats Volleyball Team

    Q and A with Coach Kara Capps

    Who are some of your top returning players and why?

    Coach Mathis and I are excited to see all familiar faces returning to our team, this season. Many of the girls continued to build their skills and game over the off-season with club ball; therefore, the girls will be returning to the team with many positive contributions.  

  • Eminence Warriors Volleyball Team

    Q and A with Coach Savannah Bramblett

    Who are some of your top returning players and why?

    Sarah Bryant, Keliegh Byers, Daphna Dale, Jo Scott, Alexia Casillas and Ruthie Satterly are all top returning players because they are good leaders and all-around good athletes.

    Who are some new faces on your team that have a chance top make an impact?

  • Wildcat golfers open at Shelby County

    The Henry County Wildcats opened their 2016 regular season with a strong showing at the Shelby County Invitational at Weissinger Hills golf course in Shelbyville Aug. 1.

    Alex Hadden led the way for the Wildcats with a score of 77, which was good for a top-ten finish.

  • Lady Cat golfers open with two tourneys

    The Henry County Lady Cats golf team opened the season July 30 with a trip to Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville to play in the Shelby County Lady Rocket Invitational.

     

    It was a tough day for golf with hot weather and a two-hour rain delay that left the course with running water in places.

    The Lady Cats finished 11th out of 17 teams in the tournament with a four-person score of 416.

  • Michael Brent still inspires FFM organizers

    The Friends for Michael Spinal Cord Injury Organization had humble beginnings. The group came together to help a local person who suffered a severe spinal cord injury after an accident on I-71 near Buckner.

    Michael Brent was 18 years old at the time and about to begin his college career as a student-athlete at Campbellsville College.

  • Taking Kentucky's temperature: How we rank in U.S.

    Kentucky received some welcome news last month when a national study found that no state had a smaller gap when comparing the high school graduation rates of students from low- and higher-income families.

    The average gap across the country stands at 15 percent, but it’s just 1 percent here in the commonwealth.  In fact, our low-income students graduate at a higher rate than the overall national average, something only five other states can say.