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Today's News

  • Five locals named Governor’s Scholars; Kent to attend the Governor’s School of the Arts

    The Governor’s Scholars Program is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky who are rising seniors.
    The program originated in 1983 as a result of Kentucky leaders’ concern that the state’s “best and brightest” were leaving the commonwealth to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home.
    Students who are selected attend the program without charge.

  • What happens in pastures during the dog days of summer

    Right now, hay fields and pastures are lush and green, but what happens during June, July and August? The summer slump starts for our cool season grasses.
    Right now our fescues, orchard grasses and others are doing great, but when the summer heat starts, the cool season grasses just don’t produce.
    One potential way to overcome the summer slump is to incorporate warm season annuals into your forage system.

  • Warm winter likely to result in more tick bites now

    A mild winter can have its downside. One is that more ticks probably survived than normal. The result is more hungry ticks out earlier than usual, according to Lee Townsend, extension entomologist with the University of Kentucky College of Ag, Food and Environment.
    Typically, warm weather brings ticks out of hiding to find the blood meal they need to continue their life cycle. In the past two weeks, Townsend has received calls about ticks on both people and pets.

  • Henry County 4-Hers bring home ribbons from district communications events

    The 4-H District 3 Communications Event was held at the La Grange Community Center on Saturday, April 15.  To be eligible for the district event participants had to compete at the county level in which they live and be chosen as class champions. The counties that participated were:  Bullitt, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble, Oldham and Henry.

  • Local Buzz, April 19, 2017

    Church Activities

    Join area churches at Eminence Christian Church from 3:30 until 5 p.m. on April 30 for a gospel sing-along.  Come ready to sing some of your favorite hymns and gospel songs.  Select a favorite and we’ll all “make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”   Everyone is welcome!

  • Public Records, April 19, 2017

    KSP arrests

    Jeremy Louden, 42, Crestwood — arrested April 10 at Pendleton Road by Trooper Brewer for a warrant

  • State faces aging challenge

    The U.S. population is growing faster than a blade of bluegrass in spring. But a larger population will not necessarily mean a younger population, for either our country or the Bluegrass State. 

  • In the grip of mowing mania, think monarchs

    Beyond the orange barrels and black asphalt in warm weather work zones, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will also try, by adding milkweed to its interstate pollinator plantings, to pave the way for orange and black monarchs during their massive international migration, according to a news release sent out by the state department last week.

  • Wildcats come back vs. Oldham. Walton

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats had two comeback wins last week sandwiched around an 11-2 loss to Shelby County to leave them with a season record of 12-3.

    HCHS 4 Oldham Co. 3

    Nic Riggins’ one-out three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Henry County a 4-2 lead over Oldham County. Blake Prather then pitched out of a jam in the seventh to record the win as Henry County ran its record to 11-2 on the season Thursday night.

  • Warriors win first game at Iroquois, 19-7

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors came from five runs down to notch their first win of the season Saturday at Iroquois.

    The Warriors took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Jared Golden doubled to lead the game off but was caught stealing third base. Cameron Mathis followed with a single and advanced to second on a balk. With two outs, Mathis stole third and then went home on a throwing error.

    The Raiders scored three runs in the bottom of the inning before adding three more in the bottom of the second to lead 6-1.