Today's News

  • Sights and sounds from the back porch


    During late spring, summer, fall, and any warm night during the winter, I’m often sitting on our screened-in back porch. 



    Amanda Gabrielle Newsome and Derek Jackson Jeffries wish to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. 

    Amanda is the daughter of Eric and Wendi Newsome of Bardstown. She is currently a medical student at the University of Pikeville. 

  • VAUGHN-YANCEY Engagement


    Sarah Taylor Vaughn and Hayden Tyler Yancey, both of La Grange, would like to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Who pays for conservation?

    As co-chair of the Kentucky Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, I find it fitting to take a moment to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to our hunters and anglers. The critical contributions that these sportsmen and women make to our economy and professional fish and wildlife management in the Bluegrass State ensure that we will enjoy access to our hunting and angling traditions now and into the future.

  • Cup of Joe from Kentucky's former state tree?

    If the Leadership Henry County Class of 2017 is successful with its beautification planting and education project at the recreational and services park — and I have no reason to think it won’t be — one of the few plants named after Kentucky will soon grow there.

    Because of the project and because of where we are, I wanted to take a closer look at the Kentucky coffeetree species, and I discovered it’s a pretty quirky life form.

  • Lady Cats dominate spring sports


    Looking back at the 2017 high school spring sports, it is easy to pick the team with the best performance.

    The Henry County Lady Cats won their third consecutive 31st District title with a thrilling 10-9 win over Owen County in the district tournament finals. That win marked the Lady Cats’ 25th consecutive district win over three seasons.

    The last time Henry County’s softball team lost a game to a district opponent was to Gallatin County in the 2014 district finals.

  • Even the Cubbies go through slumps

    Baseball can be a funny game. I don’t mean “haha” funny. I mean strange, fickle, weird and exasperating.

    Good teams can go through stretches where nothing seems to go right. Take the Chicago Cubs for instance. They sit at two games below .500 so far this year with practically the same team that won the World Series last year. They are only third in their division behind second place St. Louis and first place Milwaukee.

  • Lady Cats lose to Anderson in regional tournament


    From the first pitch of the game the Anderson County Lady Bearcats dominated at the plate against the Henry County Lady Cats in the first round of the Eighth Region tournament.

    Anderson’s Bailey Curry, the KHSAA’s all-time home run leader, launched the first pitch she saw over the right centerfield fence. From there, the Lady Bearcats went on to score 20 more runs to defeat Henry County 20-0 in four innings.

    Anderson County pounded out 18 hits and took advantage of six errors by the Lady Cats.

  • Wildcat Basketball Skills Camp

    The Henry County High School basketball staff and players wrapped up another edition of the Wildcat Basketball Skills Camp last Thursday with three-on-three and five-on-five tournaments after three days of skills work, competitions and games.

  • Sports Briefs

    Future Wildcat Soccer Camp

    Boys and girls ages 6 to 13 are invited to the Future Wildcat Soccer Camp to be held June 12 through 15 at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Campers should bring water, tennis shoes or soccer cleats, shin guards, a ball and lunch for the day.