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Today's News

  • Local trio key to UK's shotgun success

    Three Henry County men, Jacob Yount, Jordan Campbell and Connor Toole, helped the UK shotgun team to a fifth place finish at the Association of College Unions International National Shotgun Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas. The team shoots in the Division II level of competition, which consists mainly of club teams that are not supported by school or NCAA funding.

  • Sports Briefs

    Catfish Tournament Results

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club held their first catfish tournament of the 2014 season on Saturday, May 24.

    The Big Fish winner was Matthew Booth.

    Winners for total pounds caught were: 1st place-Troy White, 2nd place-Amanda Rayburn, 3rd place-Danny Adams.

    The next tournament will be held June 21st starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 7 a.m. June 22.

    Registration begins at 6 p.m. on June 21.

  • Local athletes receive postseason honors
  • Business opening makes for happy meal
  • It’s time for cooler heads to prevail

    It’s my opinion that the world is rarely black and white. Usually issues, especially ones that are social in nature, fall somewhere in the gray middle. And that’s a scary place. Most of us don’t like to operate in shades of gray because black and white is so much easier.

  • No happy endings with heroin

    So here’s something I’ll never understand on any level — why would anybody want to surrender themselves to the lure of a dangerous drug like heroin?

    I felt astounded by the news that Northern Kentucky — a place I’m familiar with due to having family and friends across the Ohio in Cincinnati and having lived there myself — leads the nation in heroin abuse.

    It’s a safe bet that I’m as sheltered a person as you’ll ever meet.

  • No more ‘democratic dominance’ for Henry County

    Last month the Secretary of State’s office announced that the Republican Party has grown by 4 percent in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Still the minority party in the state, the GOP is growing in voter registrations, and on a steady climb upward.

    This past Saturday evening at the 2014 Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, I was pleased to announce that Henry County is no exception to the increase.  

    In fact, in the past four years, Republican Party voter registration has risen over 10 percent.  

  • Public record for the week of June 4

    Sheriff Arrests

    Joseph Moore, arrested May 21 by Rick Nelson for contempt of court.

    Charles Graves, arrested May 23 by Rick Nelson for failing to comply.

    Clay Roberts, arrested May 23 by Rick Nelson for failure to appear.

    Jonathan Whitehead, arrested May 28 by Rick Nelson for failure to appear.

    Carl Downey, arrested May 28 by Rick Nelson for failure to appear.Lindsey Brian, arrested May 30 by Dean Murray for failure to appear.

    Eminence Police

  • Showcasing HCHS senior service projects

    Students in Henry County High School’s Life 101 class exceeded their goals for their community service projects, as highlighted in the Senior Service Showcase May 14-15, according to teacher Cheryl Taylor.

  • Cold can cause injuries to trees and shrubs

    Dr. Bill Fountain, UK Extension Horticulturist, has recently written a fairly complete summary of the winter of 2013-14 and how it has affected our landscape trees and shrubs.

    I’ve taken the liberty of shortening the article. If you’d like to have a copy of the entire piece, please contact me at the Henry County Extension Office (845-2811).

    There are some unusual circumstances regarding the weather and our plant material this winter. The plant hardiness zone for most of Kentucky is zone 6.