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Today's News

  • Will 2015 bring growth?

    Gov. Steve Beshear touted 2014 as the year Kentucky recovered from the Great Recession, but growth remained concentrated in the state’s two biggest cities while rural areas like Henry County lagged behind.
    Looking back at last year, Beshear issued an upbeat message about the state of Kentucky’s economy. He cited the commonwealth’s unemployment rate falling to 6 percent for November, the lowest rate in more than six years, down from the high of 10.7 percent in the depths of the recession.

  • New Year’s Eve fire destroys Lockport home

    A Lockport couple was left homeless following a house fire on New Year’s Eve.
    On the afternoon of Dec. 31, the Kentucky River Fire Department responded to a report of a home on fire on Bethlehem Road. When Fire Chief Bill Reardon arrived on scene, the structure was already being consumed by fire.
    “There were flames shooting out of the back when I got here,” Reardon told other firefighters on the scene.
    After some tense on-scene research, it was determined no one was in the mobile home at the time, but three dogs were killed in the fire.

  • Following trend in state, Henry County unemployment falls

    With the unemployment rate for Henry County dropping a half of a percentage point in November over the year prior, the local figures followed the trend that most of the rest of Kentucky enjoyed in more people finding work, according to the state Office of Employment and Training.
    Only one county didn’t show falling unemployment in the monthly year-over-year comparison released by the state.

  • Tire fire damages vehicles, too
  • Elected county officials, deputies take the oath

    Newly elected county officials including Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer and Fiscal Court Magistrates Jason Stanley and Rickey Timberlake recently joined the re-elected officials plus their deputies for a mass swearing in Dec. 31 by Judge Karen Conrad in the courtroom.  
     

  • Reaching out with a Helping hand

     

    Henry County native David Morgan and his son Frankie, a Trinity High School freshman, recently delivered food and toiletries to the Henry County Help Center. The items were donated by the Saint Mary’s Academy boys and girls basketball teams.

  • Scouts complete community service projects, reach Eagle

    Two members of Boy Scout Troop 421, Ethan Cole Smith and Russell Beverly, recently attained Eagle Scout, according to a news release.
    Smith’s Eagle Scout Leadership Project involved building and installing five benches along the walking trail in Eminence. He supervised several Scouts who assisted in installing the benches.
    Smith graduated from Henry County High School. He chose to pursue a career as an engineer, soon to attend Speed School.

  • Warriors fall to Gallatin in district semifinals

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Gallatin County Wildcats got a big boost from an unlikely source in the final minutes of a closely contested 31st District semifinal game to beat the host Eminence Warriors 62-54.

    The Wildcats’ Mason Wilson contributed just two points to the offense through the first three quarters of the game but poured in 13 points in the final period to help Gallatin County pull away from the Warriors in the last two minutes to get the win.

  • Wildcats fall to Rebels, 61-42, in district semifinals

    Owen County came into the game with Henry County having won the first two matchups between the teams by and average of 18 points. Henry County had yet to lose their second leading scorer, Jackson Jeffries, to a season ending foot injury when those games were played.

    The Wildcats, however, gave a good performance in the opening half before Owen County pulled away in the third period to win comfortably.

    The game opened with both teams executing their offensive sets patiently while trying to find weaknesses in their opponents’ defense to take advantage of.

  • Gallatin County defeats Lady Cats, 69-46, in district semifinals

    sports@hclocal.com

    The first period was decisive in the Lady Cats’ semifinal matchup against Gallatin County. The Lady Wildcats from Warsaw jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game and never looked back in rolling to the 23-point win.

    Gallatin went on to lead 24-7 at the end of the first period as standouts Hannah Dossett and Autumn Bowen combined for 14 points.