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Today's News

  • Coaches host carnival event to kickoff season

    The Henry County fall practice season is officially under way.

    The youth, middle and high school football teams started the season with practices held Sunday afternoon at the HCHS football stadium during the first Henry County Kickoff Carnival. The volleyball and cross country teams were also represented at the event.

    The fun began at 1 p.m. with inflatables from Backyard Bounce and carnival booths sponsored by the teams.

  • HC Shooting Sports wins big at Fleming County

    Submitted by Tricia Hosey

    On June  23, members of the Henry County Shooting Sports 4H team competed in the Fleming County Shooting Sports Invitational.  All participating members brought home first, second, or third place awards.

    In the 9- to 11-year-old age division, Hayley Hosey swept the competition by placing first in all categories she entered.  Hayley earned first place in air pistol, first place target archery with a score of 69 and 7 X’s, and first place bowhunter class scoring 67 and 3 X’s.

  • It’s a family tradition for the Clarks

    Joe Clark and his sons have their own way of doing things.

    Whether it’s his dry stone masonry or his sons’ music, the Clarks’ craftsmanship reaches deeper than the topsoil of trend and builds more on a foundation of tradition.

    Clark is a self-made man who started as a stonemason in 1985 when he repaired a rock wall in Owenton for the state. While he worked on the job, he didn’t know it was an historic wall or that it would lead him to his own family business in dry stone masonry.

  • Burn ban issued

    Despite a reprieve from the oppressive heat, Henry County is under a no burn ban.

    Within the last month, most of Henry County has received less than two inches of rain with temperatures averaging in the 90s.

    Judge Executive John Logan Brent issued the ban on July 5. The order will stay in effect until the county receives sufficient rainfall. The ban for all outdoor burning includes fireworks.

  • Antiques are good, old fun

    Antique tractors don’t spit fire and smoke like their modern diesel counterparts, but for tractor pull competitors like Reuben Yount and Jimmy Hance antique tractor pulls are a time for fun with family and friends.

    “It isn’t like the old days when there wasn’t any rules at tractor pulls. The competitions weren’t exactly safe,” Yount said, “and there isn’t any drunks fighting with each other.”

  • Exhibit Hall - A Trip Well Worth Your Time

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you missed seeing the biggest and best display we have had in years.

    There were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 different individuals. If you did miss the Fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For more information call us at 845 - 2811.

  • Great turn out for entries in the 4-H division

    The exhibit hall during the Henry County Fair was full of wonderful projects, photos, canned goods and handmade items.

    I hope that many of you took advantage of the air conditioning to cool off as well as check out all of the goodies inside the fairgrounds building.

    The following are the results in the 4-H division.

    Burley - one stick – Andrew Pollard received a blue and champion.

    Dog Poster – Allison MaGruder received a blue and champion.

  • Public Record for the week of July 11

    KSP arrests

    Blake W. Thomas, 19, of Louisville was arrested on West Broadway, Eminence, on 7/2 by Trooper Morris and charged with menacing; 3rd degree criminal mischief; terroristic threatening; disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest.

    David A. Zimmerman,38, of Dillsboro, Ind., was arrested on East Cross Main, New Castle, on 7/2 by Trooper Morris and served with 4 bench warrants.

  • It’s Tour de Henry time

     

     

    Just when my dedication to cycling was waning a bit, the world’s greatest cycling race got underway recently.

    The Tour de France started June 30 with a 4-mile prologue in Belgium. The prologue is a time trial and kickoff celebration all rolled into one. Each rider leaves the starting gate at 3-minute intervals and tears through the course at breakneck speeds.

  • Stivers to lead Lady Cats

    Stivers named head girls’ soccer coach at Henry County High School

    Brandi Stivers has been named to replace Shannon Snider as the girls’ soccer coach at Henry County High School. Stivers — who works as an assistant to the Henry County Public Schools financial officer — will be in her first coaching position outside of youth clinics.