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Today's News

  • Help Kentucky's hungry and Kentucky's farmers

    When you donate a part of your state tax refund to the Farms to Food Banks Trust Fund, you’re helping Kentuckians in unfortunate circumstances – some of them your friends and neighbors – gain access to fresh, nutritious, local foods. You’re also helping Kentucky farmers make a living. It’s good for economic development, and it’s consistent with Kentucky values of compassion and generosity.

  • Ky. General Assembly 2015 session passes halfway mark

    There are milestones in each General Assembly session.

    This week’s arrival of the mid-point of the 2015 session is a noteworthy one. The halfway mark is a natural place to look back at the first half of the session and consider what’s been accomplished.

  • Making necessary adjustments this week

    The paper might look a little different this week.

    Due to a fire at one of our corporate printing plants, changes had to be made for all of the newspapers in our group in order to re-route printing jobs from Standard Printing in Shepherdsville to other available plants.

  • Local Buzz, Feb. 25, 2015

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    The church sanctuary at Eminence Christian Church, 5333 S. Main Street in Eminence is open each Wednesday from noon until 1 p.m. for quiet prayer and reflection. All are welcome to come and go as time allows. 

  • Public Records, Feb. 25, 2015

    KSP arrests

    Kain Emerson, 25, Turner’s Station – arrested Feb. 12 at 10641 Maddox Ridge Road, Port Royal, by Trooper Ferris for possession of a controlled substance 1st-meth; possession of drug paraphernalia and execution of two bench warrants

  • Weather shuts down final week of hoops

    sports@hclocal.com

    (The Henry County Local went to press a day early due to a fire that shut down the Landmark printing press in Sheperdsville last week. Some of the games mentioned in this article were played before this issue hit newsstands.)

    The snowstorm and frigid temperatures that hit the entire state last week decimated the schedule for the final week of the Kentucky high school basketball regular season.

  • Old film sends writer down memory lane

    sporst@hclocal.com

    Earlier this winter I got the opportunity to take an old reel-to-reel film of one of my high school basketball games to a local drug store to have it sent off and copied to a DVD. My high school basketball coach Rick Schepman, who had several of the old films from his time as head coach at Henry County, gave me this opportunity.

    Schepman, who is now associate head coach at Henry County, gave me a box of the films a while back and I kept forgetting to take the one featuring a game with Eminence in my senior year and getting it converted.

  • Improving fisheries to try this spring

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    The deepest snow since Bill Clinton roamed the White House pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.

    It seems remote now, but in just a couple of weeks, we’ll be slipping on short sleeve fishing shirts and hitting the water. This bracing cold will soon pass.

  • iLEAD Academy prepares to launch

    Incoming high school freshman from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties now have a groundbreaking choice about where to go to high school, according to the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.  The superintendents of the five school districts announced Feb. 10 they are opening Kentucky’s first regional career academy, known as iLEAD, so their students can pursue competitive advantage for the highest-demand, highest-wage jobs in Kentucky’s Golden Triangle.

  • Heroin becoming a greater concern in Henry County as overdoses rise

    Though Henry County has been spared from the worst of Kentucky’s heroin epidemic, the illicit narcotic has still extracted a human cost here.
    Use can often lead to addiction, crimes to support the drug habit and even death. The victims of heroin leave behind loved ones to cope with the loss as best they can.