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Today's News

  • Local buzz, July 20, 2016

    Church Activities and Services

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will host a Community Youth Choir Workshop and Concert for youths ages 5 to 18. The workshop is Saturday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road. The concert is Sunday, July 31, at 4 p.m. at Collins High School Auditorium.

  • The heart of Eighth Region basketball

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Roy L. Winchester gymnasium on the campus of Henry County High School sits obscured from view by recent additions but is still the epicenter of the Eighth Region basketball tournament every March.

    Formerly known simply as the Henry County High School gym, it was the largest basketball arena in the region and one of the largest built purely for high school sports in the state. It has hosted 53 consecutive Eighth Region basketball tournaments.

  • Madison Rabourn signs with Union College

    sports@hclocal.com

    Former Henry County High School softball player Madison Rabourn signed a letter of intent to play for Union College next year in a ceremony held in the Henry County High School Library Thursday.

    Rabourn batted .395 with five home runs, 11 doubles and 27 RBIs this season for the Lady Cats. Rabourn anchored the defense at shortstop this season after playing mostly first base and outfield in previous years. She has overcome serious ligament injuries in both knees to continue to play softball at a high level.

  • Sports Brief

    Team Jeanie softball tourney

    The Team Jeanie softball tournament and benefit day will be held at Harry Hill Park Saturday, July 30, from noon to 10 p.m.

    Contact Dee Dee New to register for the softball tournament at 655-0883.

    Proceeds from the tournament and benefit day will go to help pay for a wheelchair van for Jeanie Miskell who has multiple sclerosis.

  • Demos and seminars at the Harvest Showcase may be helpful

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension

  • The 17th annual Harvest Showcase is set for July 30

    Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 30!
    The day will open with a live broadcast on WHAS with Reed Yadon and the Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of old ham and fresh farm eggs that starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until it is gone.
    A full locally raised breakfast is available and includes eggs and country ham, biscuits, gravy and a beverage.

  • 4-H members earned recognition at competitions

    By Cathy Toole

    Henry County Extension Service

  • State provides a records preservation grant

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced that Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer has received a grant totaling $21,335 from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records, according to a news release. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Thirty-five grants have been awarded for a total of $520,473 from this round of funding from fiscal year 2017 Local Records Grant Program Funds.

  • Torrey-Smith donates to the Help center

    Torrey Smith Realty Co. dedicates a portion of each house sale through the real estate sales company to benefit a community group, and this time Doug Bates, managing broker from the Eminence office was joined by sales associates Kevin Croxton, left, and Ron Yount, right, to present a $600 check to Joe Durbin, executive director of the Henry County Help Center, to use to get in needed supplies for the food pantry.

  • Unemployment rate still on a downward trend

    Unemployment rates fell in 91 Kentucky counties, including Henry County, between May 2015 and May 2016, rose in 24 counties, and remained the same in five, which included Letcher, Marshall, Menifee, Powell and Webster, according a news release from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.