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Today's News

  • Nelson Co. couple joins federal lawsuit

    By Randy Patrick

    Jimmy Lee Meade and Luke Barlowe have been together for nearly 45 years, and they’ve been married since 2009, but Kentucky law doesn’t consider their wedding vows valid.

    The two men are determined to change that.

    Meade and Barlowe have joined two other gay couples in a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Louisville to try to force the state to accept same-sex marriages that occurred in states with laws allowing them.

  • 2nd graders are on the ball

    Ashley Troxell wants to keep her second grade students on the ball.

    Troxell , a New Castle Elementary second grade teacher, researched using balls for students to sit on during class as a healthy alternative to chairs. The students have responded to the added fun with more focus.

    “We are going to try to extend it to the whole second grade and use it as our pilot,” said Eric Davis, New Castle Elementary Principal.” I hired her and about a week later she brought the idea and research to me she had done on her own.”

  • Day trippin’ in Berea

    Berea continues growing from its roots as an antislavery community into a progressive city of the Bluegrass.

    The dramatic hills surrounding Berea are just 40 miles outside Lexington and less than two hours from Henry County.

    The city and its college grew around progressive ideas from Kentucky emancipationists Cassius Clay and John Gregg Fee.

  • Take 5 with George McDannold

    Bio

    Co-owner of Cook’s 1993 , partner since 1974

    Moved to Henry County 1973

    Covington Catholic

    University of Cincinnati Pharmacy school.

    Why did you decide to go to pharmacy school?

  • Take 5 with George McDannold

    Bio

    Co-owner of Cook’s 1993 , partner since 1974

    Moved to Henry County 1973

    Covington Catholic

    University of Cincinnati Pharmacy school.

    Why did you decide to go to pharmacy school?

  • Dill picked to lead Bat Cats

    Stuart Dill, who was an assistant baseball coach at Spencer County the last two years, has been named the new baseball coach for Henry County.

    Dill played baseball for the Bears in high school for seven years, starting off with the team as a sixth grader. He started his college career at Volunteer State and finished with two seasons as a pitcher for Indiana University Southeast.

  • Back for round 2 of fall sports

     

     

    The kids are back in school and the sports teams have been practicing for nearly a month, which means that the fall sports season is about to heat up.

  • Playing with pros

     

     

    Few athletes in Henry County have made it as far in the professional sports world as Steve Olsen who played football and baseball at Henry County from 1984 to 1988.

    Olsen  — a high school pitcher and quarterback — played baseball for the Eastern Kentucky Colonels from 1988 to 1991 and was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 1991.

  • Gross, Paul are HCCC Club champions

    The Henry County Country Club hosted its club championship Saturday and Sunday. Buddy Gross won the men’s championship flight with a 36-hole total of 143. Carolyn Paul won the women’s championship flight with a score of 170.

    Sixty men competed in four flights during the two-day event. Gross shot 69 on the opening day to trail Vincent Vaughn by one stroke going into the second day. Gross came back on Sunday to shoot 74 while Vaughn shot 77 to get the comeback victory by two strokes. Jimmie Simpson was third after shooting 73-78-151.

  • Lady Cats charge through thre tournaments

    The Henry County Lady Cats golf team has hit the ground running with five golf tournaments in the first week of the season.

    After competing in the Shelby County Invitational and Henry County Invitational Aug. 3 and 5, the Lady Cats played in the Grant County Invitational on Aug. 6.

    MacKenzie Peyton followed up her runner-up finish in the Henry County tournament with another second place finish at Grant County. Peyton shot 77 and was beaten for the top spot by Nadine Innes of Ryle by one stroke.