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Today's News

  • The spring and summer of plant diseases

    By Levi Berg, Cooperative Extension Service

    Is your garden struggling? Are your fruit trees struggling? If they aren’t, you might be one of the lucky few in the state of Kentucky.

    This year’s weather has played havoc on vegetables and fruit crops.

    The wet, cool spring and wet, hot summer has become the perfect conditions for plant diseases.

    The Kentucky Plant Disease Diagnostic lab has been processing numerous samples, and released a report of the most viewed disease this year.

  • Trey Wills signs with Union College

    Henry County High School baseball player Trey Wills signed to play at Union College next year in a ceremony held at Henry County High School Thursday. Wills played centerfield for the Wildcats the last two years. He joins several other HCHS seniors in committing to play sports at the school in Barbourville.
    Wills batted .294 with a 371 on-base percentage for the Wildcats last season. He had 18 steals in 19 attempts and contributed 17 RBIs and 27 runs scored batting mostly as the Wildcats’ leadoff hitter.

  • 1986 EHS Baseball: Forgotten Champions

    In May of 1986 the unthinkable happened. Little old Eminence High School’s baseball team took on all comers in the Eighth Region tournament and won.
    The Warriors beat Carroll County by a deceptive score of 18-8 in the first round. The Warriors trailed 8-7 going into the sixth inning before their prodigious offensive abilities kicked in and they scored 11 unanswered runs in the last two innings.
    Tim “Gabby” Lafollette singled, doubled and hit a grand slam home run in the game. Sam “Sambo” Jennings picked up the win in relief.

  • Ruckers recognized

    Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan named Rev. Carl and Joann Rucker as Campbellsburg Day’s grand marshals for the community celebration June 18. To further recognize them, Morgan also presented the Ruckers with this plaque, saying he wanted to honor them for their   many years of contributions and service to the city and surrounding community.

  • Aldridges celebrate 50 years

    Darrell and Linda Aldridge of Bagdad, owners of All the Way Shoppe catering, were married on June 30, 1966.
    They are the parents of Tony Aldridge (Meghan) of Bagdad, Keith Aldridge (Sheila) of Melbourne, Fla., Brian Aldridge (Sara) of Simpsonville; grandparents of Dara Barker (Josh) of Piedmont, S.C., Abbey Aldridge, Cooper Aldridge, Ethan Aldridge, Ellen Aldridge, Autumn Aldridge, Arron Aldridge, Alex Aldridge; great-grandparents of Tristan Rowlette and Jackson Barker.

  • Newsprint is alive and well — here’s proof

    Despite the doom and gloom predictions that print is dead, community newspapers like the Henry County Local are flourishing.
    But why?
    First and foremost, we are the only consistent local media presence in the county. While there are others who pop in and out when “big” news hits, we’re here with our readers week in and week out to bring you a variety of coverage, including the “big” story, and so much more.

  • School briefs for June 22, 2016

    Three locals make WKU honors list
    Three local residents attending Western Kentucky University recently received recognition in their fields of study, according to information from WKU.
    To make the dean’s list, students need to have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0.

  • Local unemployment rate drops along with 82 other counties

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.8 percent as of April 2016, according to the statistics from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. This rate has decreased in the past year, as Henry County’s unemployment rate was estimated to be 4.3 percent in April 2015.

    Job rates dropped in 83 Kentucky counties in between this and last April, rose in 33 counties and remained the same in Breathitt, Mason, Metcalf and Owen.

  • Summer ushers fun and sun into Henry County

    Paul Cole, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    The summertime temps are rising but it has been a beautiful spring with an abundance of rain here in Henry County. While difficult for farmers and gardeners, it’s been so beautiful.

    Henry County has many summer activities and events to enjoy and participate in.

    The Renaissance Faire, for example, started last weekend and runs thru July 10. McDonald’s in Henry County and the Ren Faire have partnered on some special offers.

  • Tips for parenting the second time around

    Many of us have fond memories of our grandfathers — the stories, the candy, the fishing lessons and life lessons we learned while visiting them. These are things we treasure and carry with us throughout our lives.

    But as family dynamics have changed, more and more grandfathers are finding the old adage of “spoil them rotten and send them home” no longer a reality.

    In fact, around 2.4 million grandparents across the United States are now raising their grandchildren.