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Today's News

  • Outstanding farmer: Ryan Roberts

    Basic Bio

    Henry County High School graduate. Graduated from UofK with a degree in animal science. Works on his family’s farm — established in 1884 and recognized as a historic farm by Ky. Dept of Agriculture and Ky. Heritage Council for being in continuous ownership in same family.

    Why animal science?

    I always liked working with cattle and that fit the occupation I wanted to go in. We raise beef cattle. I own 113 acres and lease the rest from my grandmother and uncle.

  • Homemakers: 75 years as the original social network

    A cable is defined as a group of wires bundled together for the purpose of transmission; Extension is the cable that has been Extension Homemakers’ connection to Henry County for 75 years!

    You’ll find them around every corner: Extension Homemaker volunteers who make a difference each day in local churches, community organizations, neighborhoods, senior centers and other organizations. In total, these unsung heroes are making a bigger impact than ever as local budgets evaporate and community needs escalate.

  • Cats Fall To Oldham

    The Henry County Lady Cats season came to an end Monday, as they fell to Oldham County 8-3 in the 8th Region Softball tournament.

    The Lady Cats put a scare into the Lady colonels before falling 8-3 in the first round of the tournament.

    Henry County started with a base runner when Aly Stanley reached on an error. Paige DeBurger laid down a sacrifice bunt to move her into scoring position. Krista DeBurger then hit a high line drive to deep centerfield where Oldham County centerfielder Cynthia Leaton made a running over-the-shoulder grab at the fence.

  • Lady Cats finish second in district tournament

    The Henry County Lady Cats and the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats began their 31st district championship game on May 22, but Mother Nature would not cooperate.

    Lightening and rain suspended play after one inning with Gallatin County leading 2-0.

    Henry County went down in order on three ground balls to start the game and Gallatin scored in the bottom of the first.

    The Lady Cats avoided further damage when Madison Rabourn threw out a runner trying to score from first base on a double.

  • Lack of exercise takes its toll

     

     

    By this time last year I had gotten myself in to pretty decent shape for an old guy. I was running a couple of times a week and riding my bicycle about 45 miles a week. I was a couple of weeks away from my first duathlon.

    I figured that with my impending retirement from teaching, I would be able to maintain my exercise more regularly.

  • Fish for Free this Weekend

    Submitted by Seth Stewart

    Ky. Fish and Wildlife Dept.

    Families can take a free test drive of fishing fun during the first weekend of June.

    Kentucky celebrates free fishing weekend across the state June 1-2.

    Families and out-of-state visitors all can sample Kentucky’s fishing opportunities without having to buy a license or permit during this weekend. Size and creel limits on the number of fish that angles may keep still apply, however. Anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.

  • Senior Sharpshooters repeat as YHECstate champs

    Submitted by Jeannie Campbell

    The Henry County Sharpshooters YHEC team traveled to Jabez May 24-25 to compete for the state championship and returned the senior division trophy to Henry County for the second straight year.

  • Honor without the expectation of homage

    In this week’s issue, you’ll see I had the honor of interviewing several World War II veterans. I didn’t have a chance to interview each of them personally and I hope to do so in the weeks leading up to New Castle’s Spring Fling Festival where they will be honored.

    They tell their stories humbly and the anecdotes truly are movie material. One gentleman took out three German tanks after his tank commander and driver sustained injuries. He drove the tank and fired the gun and the two remaining German tanks fled the field.

  • Give teachers credit for students’ gain

    As we put another school year behind us – and as parents wait for the inevitable cries of “I’m bored” in the not-too-distant future – now is a good time to take a closer look at all of the good things going on academically.

    Over the long term, perhaps the best news came out of a 2012 Harvard study, which showed Kentucky tying for fifth among the states when measuring the gains our students have made over the last 20 years in math, reading and science.

  • A personal journey of recovery and kindnesss

    By Candy Clarke

     

    It all began quite innocently. My husband and I were in the process of establishing a primary health care provider here in Kentucky. After last year’s flu season, we had decided it would be in our best interest to have a local doctor. Many inquiries later, we had selected a physician; provided copies of medical records and made an appointment for the first visit.