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Today's News

  • Local GOP ready for presidential caucus in March

    The chairman of the Republican Party of Henry County says the stage is set for local voting in the Kentucky Republican presidential caucus to take place Saturday, March 5.
    Like a primary election, the caucus will allow voters to select a Republican nominee to square off against the Democrat in fall’s general election, Jon Park, the local GOP chairman and caucus chairman, said. There are some differences between a primary and a caucus, too. There are even some benefits to the departure from the usual primary method of putting a presidential candidate forth.

  • Trask Murphy is the new pastor at New Castle Christian

    When New Castle Christian Church hired Trask Murphy as its new pastor, landing his own first full-time ministry happened sooner than he expected.
    The 25-year-old from Madisonville had been on track to graduate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville in May.
    Murphy slowed down his work towards his Masters in Divinity, so he can have more focus on the church. He will finish up his degree in about a year.

  • Mertz files for state office
  • Approving budget is top priority for legislators

    The biggest responsibility the governor and the General Assembly have during legislative sessions in even-numbered years is enacting a budget to run state government.  It sets our priorities in a way no other law can.

    The budget process actually began months ago, when agencies compiled their projected needs while the state’s economists, known as the Consensus Forecasting Group, determined exactly how much the state could appropriate.

  • More gun laws can make a difference
  • Local Buzz, February 3, 2016

    Church Activities

    First Presbyterian Church is hosting a Bible study each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. using the old Andy of Mayberry T.V. show.  It is a lot of fun to watch the old shows and discuss a biblical topic brought out in the episode. For more, contact Terry Johnson at onepres@bellsouth.net or call 502-845-4132.

  • Public Records, February 3, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Daniel Marcum, DOB 6/2/1977, Campbellsburg — arrested Jan. 27 at New Cut Road by Trooper Whalen for a warrant

    Robert Heitzman, DOB 9/22/1956, Campbellsburg — arrested Jan. 29 at North Second Street, Campbellsburg by Trooper Sturgill for rape, first

  • Wildcats on a roll with three wins

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats went into their final district-seeding contest with Gallatin County on Jan. 26 knowing that they had already sewn up a spot in the 2-3 seed game opposite of Owen County in the district tournament. But they still had plenty of motivation against their district rivals from Warsaw.

  • Lady Cats win two, lose two

    sports@hclocal.com

    After a long layoff because of snow, the Henry County Lady Cats were back in action Jan. 26 at North Oldham High School where they came from behind to beat the Lady Mustangs, 49-44.

    The Lady Cats got off to a slow start after down time and trailed at the end of the first quarter, 12-9.

    Henry County continued to struggle to find a rhythm in the second quarter and trailed at halftime 22-17.

  • Warriors drop two vs. district foes

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors hosted the Owen County Rebels Jan. 25 and fell to the 31st district power 96-67. The Rebels ran their district to 8-0 with the win and Eminence fell to 1-5 in district seeding games.

    Owen County opened with a 3-pointer just 23 seconds into the game but Eminence answered with the next four points on baskets by Dre Wright and Kemryn Jenkins.