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Today's News

  • Salt Shakers

    By Stephanie Doyle

    news@hclocal.com

    A group of farmers hopes to establish themselves as agricultural leaders in Henry County – and are trying to fulfill that dream by forming a new club called Henry County Ag Connections.

    Although some of them already knew each other, the 10 guys bonded during the most recent leadership program at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Two missing after car chase

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Two black males escaped on foot after wrecking a vehicle involved in a car chase spanning Henry and Trimble Counties this weekend.

    At 2:04 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Trooper Mitch Hazelett clocked a 1999 white Chevy Monte Carlo speeding at 102 mph on I-71 near Campbellsburg. While in pursuit, the vehicle jutted off of Exit 34 and headed toward Bedford.

  • Lady Cats claw their way past rivals

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Carroll County Lady Panthers on Dec. 17 and used solid defense and good execution in the second and third quarters to pull out a 35-26 victory to improve to 5-1 on the season.

    The game started slowly for both teams as they probed their opponents’ defenses for openings. At the end of the first quarter the game was tied 6-6.

    The game opened up in the second quarter as the Cats began to find holes in the Lady Panthers’ zone defense.

  • Wildcats down Panthers

    The Henry County Wildcats got their sixth consecutive victory to start the season when they defeated the visiting Carroll County Panthers 61-47 on Dec. 17.

    The Wildcats broke open a close game in the third period and then extended the lead to as much as much as 19 points in the fourth period before clearing the bench as they got their third win against no defeats in district play this year.

  • Warriors compete in Berea Tourney

     

    The Eminence Warriors’ boys’ basketball team had a busy week with a game at Walton-Verona on Dec. 16 followed by four games in three days over the weekend in the Berea Invitational tournament.

    Rockcastle Co. 73 EHS 62

    On Dec. 19 the Warriors fell in the first game of the Berea Invitational to the Rockcastle County Rockets to fall to 1-4.

    The game opened with the Rockets taking a 16-15 lead after one period of play.

  • Warriors improve vs. Paris

    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team hosted the Paris Lady Hounds on Saturday night and fell by 18 points 40-22. When the Warriors played the Lady Hounds to open the season, Paris came out on top 42-5. It was a marked offensive improvement for the Warriors who have struggled to find scoring all season.

    The game opened with Paris scoring the first nine points of the game but Brooklyn Moore scored inside late in the period to get the Warriors going.

  • HC JV win three more

    The Henry County Wildcats’ junior varsity basketball team won three games in a week.

    On Dec. 10 the Wildcats defeated Eminence 42-18. Jackson Jeffries, center, and Gavin Jameson, right, led the team in scoring with seven points apiece.

    On Dec. 13 the Wildcats defeated Gallatin County 72-56. Coleton Aneszko, left, led the team in scoring with 21 points and Jeffries contributed 14 points.

    On Dec. 17 the Wildcats defeated Carroll County 51-28. Aneszko again led the way with 12 points with Jameson and Mason Heightchew chipping in nine points each.

  • Fiscal Court and Sheriff compromise on nepotism, but conflict on budget

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens and members of the Henry County Fiscal Court butted heads over the budget for 2014, which Cravens ulitmately refused to sign.

    During Fiscal Court Tuesday, Dec. 17, where cooperation appeared initially conflict followed.
    “We met with the sheriff and over the course of a few days, the sheriff agreed to follow our (fiscal court’s) personnel policy,” Magistrate Nick Hawkins said.

  • HCHS behind collegebound average

    About half of Henry County High School’s class of 2011 enrolled in college upon graduation – much less than the state average, according to the latest Kentucky High School Feedback Report.

    Henry County sent 47.2 percent, or 67, of its 2010-11 seniors to college in the 2011-12 school year compared to 60.2 percent of the state, said the report compiled by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS).

  • Living Nativity: Bethlehem’s tradition

    Despite 70 mph winds reported the night before and torrential rainfall, the little town of Bethlehem’s Living Nativity began without a hitch Sunday night. The Living Nativity will continue up to Christmas night for those that don’t want to miss a Christmas tradition.