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Today's News

  • Mud Cats swamp Waggener

    When the Henry County Wildcats took the field Friday night against Waggener, the field was still wet from earlier rains and the sky threatened still more.

    During the first half, the Cats dominated possession and field position while the rains held off. The Cats squandered two opportunities to break the game open. Their only score came on a Mason Fish 16-yard run with 7:12 left in the first quarter. Jacob Buckley’s extra point kick was good to make it 7-0.

  • Hensley 4th, Peyton 6th in Grant County Invitational; Cats Fall to Trimble

    The Henry County Lady Cats traveled to Grant County Saturday to play in their final regular season tournament of the season and had good results from their top two players.

    Seventh-grader Maddie Hensley shot 76 to take fourth place and MacKenzie Peyton shot a 79 to take sixth in the tournament.

    Seventh-graders Nikki Perkinson and Hayley Peyton shot 118 and 126, respectively, to give the Cats a total of 399. Claire Young shot 143 as the Cats’ fifth player. The 399 total put the Cats in eighth place in the sixteen-team field.

  • 4-H sharpshooters excel at state championships

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    After months of preparation, practice, and competitions, 23 Henry County Sharpshooters traveled to Wilmore and Berea on September 14 and 15 for the prestigious state Shooting Sports Championships. 1262 of the best shooting sports members in the state battled for the top spots in archery, pistol, rifle, black powder, and shotgun.

    The Sharpshooters walked away with multiple individual and team awards, with the 15-18 age group repeating as state champions in both Shotgun and Black Powder.

  • Wildcat golf falls to South Oldham

    The Henry County boys’ golf team hosted South Oldham in their final home match Sept. 16 at the Henry County Country Club, falling 175-191.

    Alex Hadden led the way with a 45 followed by Isaac Klempner with a 46. Robbie Cruse and Dillon Allen each shot 50.

  • Wildcats fall to Grant, Shelby Counties

    The Henry County Wildcat soccer team hosted Grant County Sept. 16 and fell to the Braves, 8-1.

    The Cats started slow and found themselves down 3-0 within the first 10 minutes of the game, when Grant County scored on a corner kick that got by a host of Wildcat defenders and was kicked in at the far post by an onrushing Grant County attacker.

    The Cats got a foothold in the game after that, and Gavin Jameson nearly got the first goal for the Cats with 26 minutes left in the half when the Braves’ goalie had to make a diving save to his right.

  • Cross country Cats race at the Horse Park

    Five Henry County Wildcat cross country runners traveled to the Horse Park on Saturday to participate in the Franklin County Invitational.

    In the girls’ race Katherine Buckler was the first Cat to cross the finish line with a time of 24:59.16. It was Buckler’s first 5K race of the season because she has run in middle school races previously, a 3K distance.

    Lily Golden was the second Lady Cat finisher with a time of 25:37.35. Katie Sutherland finished next for the Cats with 31:40.40.

  • Lady Cats fall to Lady Braves, 4-1

    The Henry County Lady Cats’ soccer team hosted Grant County on Sept. 16 and fell to the Lady Braves, 4-1.

    The Cats started on the front foot when Tierra Allison had a shot from five yards out but it went wide right.

    Two minutes later Grant County threatened with a breakaway shot that goalkeeper Sophie Hughes saved. But the Lady Braves kept the pressure on and scored at 32:55 on a free kick from just outside the penalty box to take the lead.

    At 26:35 Rachel Vegh let loose with a screamer from 30 yards out that was just wide.

  • S. Walker enters plea

    Sabrina Walker has entered a plea deal in a 2012 case involving a meth lab in her family’s home.

    Walker pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, Sept. 13 and was released from monitored conditional release. Charges for manufacturing meth, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor were dismissed as part of her plea.

  • Past towns swallowed by history

    The method of transportation for goods, services and the general population shaped the birth of towns, cities and county regions.

    The Kentucky River, horse and buggy, the railways, and the interstate have contributed to a town’s prosperity and its disappearance. Larger towns with different names have absorbed micro-communities that once flourished with their own history and landmarks of commerce whether it be a general store, a blacksmith shop or just a riverboat’s stop on its way to or from Frankfort. Henry County has several of these type of towns.

  • Henry County Help Center will open in November

    Joe Durbin’s father told him if he could help someone and didn’t it was immoral.

    After 22 years in the Navy as a hospital administrator and staying actively involved in community service, Durbin decided he wanted to do something for Henry County residents.

    With the support of New Castle United Methodist Church, Durbin will open the Henry County Help Center at the Eminence United Methodist Church in November.