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Today's News

  • Kentucky is the ‘Happy Hunting Ground’

    With Labor Day in our rear-view mirror, and hopefully the brutally hot weather as well, most of us are understandably looking forward to fall.

    Interests may range from football to festivals, but getting ready for hunting season or casting a line in the nearest lake or river ranks high on the list for many.  Native Americans called Kentucky the Happy Hunting Ground for a reason, and now more than ever, there is no shortage of people who love getting outdoors.

  • Settling into the stay-at-home life, Yantz is bitten by the competition bug

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    DeeDee Yantz caught the county fair competition bug shortly after moving to Smithfield with her young family in 2004.

    Yantz and husband Ralph outgrew their La Grange home as son Luke grew.

    They bought a home with land in Smithfield and Yantz settled into her Henry County life as a stay-at-home mom.

  • Kentucky Speedway to get NASCAR race in 2011

    Landmark News Service

    After years of negotiations, Speedway Motorsports recently announced it will host its first NASCAR race in July 2011.

    With a Sprint Cup race car as a backdrop and surrounded by NASCAR and state government dignitaries, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and CEO Bruton Smith announced recently that Kentucky Speedway will play host to its inaugural 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sat., July 9, 2011.

  • Get a closer look at KSP with Academy

    General Manager

    Next month, Henry County residents can get a closer look at how Kentucky State Police do what they do every day.

    For the second year, KSP throughout the state will offer the Citizens’ Police Academy, a series of 12 weekly classes designed to give residents a better look at what the state’s troopers do.

  • Pleasureville Baptist Church to participate in National ‘Back to Church Sunday’

    “Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Pleasureville Baptist Church in Pleasureville at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 12.

    National “Back to Church Sunday” (www.backtochurch.com) is an initiative that seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “de-churched” people who once attended church but don’t anymore and invite them to return for a special Sunday.

  • KSP, HCSO eradicate 415 pot plants

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Henry County marijuana crop was reduced by 415 plants last week in a joint eradication effort by the Kentucky State Police and Henry County Sheriff’s Department.

    Sheriff Danny Cravens said most of the plants were found near Drennon in the northern part of the county.

  • Jamison helps in Haiti

    General Manager

    From a very young age, Eminence resident Whitney Jamison knew she wanted to help others. She never thought that desire would take her out of the country.

    On July 28, Jamison and other students in the Morehead State University nursing program left American soil, bound for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

  • Karie Powell heads to Midway College

    When Karie Powell took a visit to Midway College last February, the Henry County High School senior had the intention of playing volleyball for the Eagles and, possibly, softball. But when she left for Midway on Saturday morning, softball was her focus.

  • Bridge work could end next week

    General Manager

    A major roadway closed for bridge reconstruction could reopen as early as next week.

    Earlier this summer, a portion of U.S. 421/Kentucky 22 was closed so a small bridge over Drennon Creek could be repaired.

    Originally, the project was scheduled to start at the beginning of June with completion before the 2010 school year began. 

  • Henry girls 4th at Nelson Invite; win Whitefield match

    The Henry County girls’ golf team continued its early-season outings with the Nelson County Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 14, and a home match against Whitefield Academy last Tuesday.

    Henry was fourth overall out of 11 teams at Nelson with a four-person combined score of 394, and three days later beat Whitefield 188-217. Entering this week, coach Kathy Peyton said her squad is improving.