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Today's News

  • Scrap metal truck loses its load on I-71

    A scrap metals truck lost its cargo on the on-ramp to Interstate 71 in Pendleton Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported, but clean-up took hours and temporarily closed the ramp.

  • William Mason honored by governor's office

    Governor Matt Bevin has recently implemented a new recognition for Kentuckians who have reached that centenarian/100th birthday milestone and has begun issuing “The Kentucky Centenarian.” Similar to the Kentucky Colonel process, friends and family can go to the governor’s website, Governor.Ky.gov, and request the certificate for anyone who has or is celebrating their 100th birthday.

  • Sharpshooters are YHEC champs

     Submitted by Jeanie Campbell

    The Henry County Sharpshooters Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) team traveled to Bardstown on June 24 to compete for the state championship and returned the senior division trophy to Henry County for the fifth straight year.  The junior team also repeated as state runner-ups for the second year in a row.

  • Hinkel signs with Midway University

     sports@hclocal.com

    2017 Henry County High School graduate Zach Hinkel has signed a letter of intent with Midway University to play basketball for the Eagles next season.

    Midway, formerly an all female college, will be in its second season of men’s athletics.

    “It’s great,” Hinkel said. “It’s a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to play at the college level.

    “There were other schools I looked at but Midway offered a partial scholarship first so I took that opportunity.”

  • Surprise! It's fall sports time again

     It never ceases to amaze me how surprised I am when I look at the calendar in the middle of July and realize that the fall sports season is nearly upon us. This year it is equally jarring to me because of the timing of my vacation, which was sort of out of my hands this summer.

    Anyway, golf season kicks off in two days with the Henry County Lady Cats traveling to Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville for the Shelby County Invitational. On Monday the boys travel to the same location for the male version of the tournament.

  • Adding new voices to the addiction discussion

    The community’s ongoing response to the opioid addiction crisis became the theme of this edition of the “Henry County Local.” That wasn’t exactly planned.

  • Reckoning with addiction in Henry County

    By John Inscore Essick

    Port Royal Baptist Church

    Readers of this newspaper know by now that Henry County is in the midst of an addiction crisis.  Like so many communities in Kentucky and beyond, the people of Henry County are working to comprehend addiction and respond wisely, effectively and sustainably.  

  • Webster joins high school faculty

    The new assistant principal at Henry County High School is Kevin Webster, according to a news release from Henry County Public Schools. 

  • Whitaker named special ed director

    Henry County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Niki Whitaker has been named the district’s director of special education, according to a news release.

  • Local Buzz for July 26, 2017

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