Today's News

  • Mahoney state’s Driver Trainer of Year

    William Mahoney, a vital part of the Henry County Public Schools’ Transportation Department for 25 years, received Kentucky’s Driver Trainer of the Year award June 27. 

    Presented by the Student Transportation Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Education at STAK’s annual conference, the award recognizes one school transportation employee each year who has provided outstanding leadership as a trainer.

  • Public Record for the week of July 18


    Eddie D. Sparks, 44, Pleasureville, was arrested on Frankinton Road, Port Royal, 7/9 by Trooper Rice and served with a bench warrant.

    Kyle S. Thomas, 49, Bedford, was arrested on Pendleton Road, Sulphur, on 7/10 by Trooper Morris and charged with speeding 12 mph over the posted speed limit; failure to wear a seat belt; possession of an open alcohol container in a motor vehicle; careless driving; and DUI first, aggravated.

  • Competitive summer



    MacKenzie Peyton has been hard at it competing in big golf tournaments for young ladies this summer.

    She has played in six big events so far this season and now is ready for the high school season to begin. She will be looking to return to the state tournament for a third consecutive year.

  • Henry County Reds finish second in Shelbyville Little league division


    The Reds of the Major Division (11- to 12-year-olds) of Little League baseball are a team of Henry County youngsters who played in a Shelbyville league this year. Henry didn’t have enough teams for a full league.

    This group of players was coached by Randy Berry of Port Royal and went through the regular season undefeated at 12-0.

  • 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.