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Today's News

  • Passing laws to encourage economic development

    Each legislative session, the public understandably focuses most of its attention on the biggest issues facing the General Assembly, which this year range from addressing a heroin epidemic to modernizing rules for the telecommunications industry.

  • Wildcats win 3 of 4 in opening week

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    The Henry County Wildcats’ baseball team got their season off to a bright start when they traveled to Frankfort March 16 and defeated the Frankfort High School Panthers 4-0.

  • Lady Cats come out slugging in 1st game

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    The Henry County Lady Cats opened the season at home against the Williamstown Lady Demons March 17 by slugging 11 hits, including two home runs, four triples and a double on their way to a 19-3 win.

    Savannah Mertz, a transfer from Eminence, hit a 3-run homer on her first swing as a Lady Cat in the bottom of the first to put the Lady Cats up 5-1. Shelby Ray added another 3-run home run in the second inning to make the score 9-1. The Lady Cats eventually scored seven more runs in the inning to lead 16-1 going into the third inning.

  • HC track opens at CAL

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    The Henry County High School Track team traveled to Louisville Saturday to compete in the Harry Greschel Invitational at Christian Academy of Louisville.

    Junior Cameron Johnson led the boys’ team with a fourth place finish in the triple jump. Johnson’s best leap was 40 feet, 1 inch. Johnson also set a personal record in the long jump of 19 feet, .5 inches and finished ninth.

    Patrick Cravens scored in the shot put, placing ninth with a distance of 39 feet, 10.5 inches and in the discus with a throw of 114 feet, 5 inches.

  • EHS softball lose first two

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    The Eminence Warriors softball team opened the season in Bardstown against the Bethlehem Banshees on March 16 and fell 15-0 in three innings.

    Coach Jerry Martin has an even younger team than last year with only one senior on the roster.

    Serena Dockter has moved from first base to the pitcher mound for the Warriors this year.

  • Bad weather extends the school year

    After a wild winter with record snowfall, both school districts in the county have modified their school calendars to get in all their required instructional time.
    According to regulation, schools must accrue 1,062 hours of instructional time.  Both districts had already scheduled more than the required number of hours into their calendar and have some flexibility in scheduling their make-up days.

  • Jailer bill can't break out of House committee

    Legislators worried about some county jailers slacking off on the job ran out of time to win approval for a Senate bill meant to increase accountability for the constitutional office during the 2015 General Assembly session, but it will be reintroduced in 2016.
    The schedule called for legislators to wrap up their work in Frankfort March 23-24.
    Senate Bill 184, drafted by state Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, gained the support of the full Senate and had a first reading before the House’s Committee on Local Government before the session’s end.

  • Watershed Moment

    Students learn best when they get to wade into their lesson and get their feet wet, such as when the eighth grade science class at Henry County Middle School goes outside the classroom for their hands-on water quality studies.

  • Campbellsburg school to get upgrades

    When Campbellsburg Elementary students come back to school in the fall, they’ll walk into a brighter, better place to learn.
    “Improving the learning environment has been proven by study after study to be a very important factor in increasing student achievement.  It also improves morale of students, teachers and parents,” said Tim Abrams, superintendent of Henry County Public Schools. “Henry County is a wonderful community with awesome kids; they deserve nothing less than a top notch education in a top notch facility.”

  • FBLA visits Legislature