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Today's News

  • Christina Walker takes meth plea

    Christina Walker will be the first sentenced out of a meth lab case involving her family: her husband, two daughters and a son.

    Walker signed an offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, pleading guilty to 1st degree possession of a controlled substance 1st offense and unlawful possession of a meth precursor, 1st offense, both class D felonies.

  • HCHS band are Cards for a day

    Henry County High School marching band students will appear in a 2014 movie based on a book about University of Louisville graduate Patrick Henry Hughes.

    Hughes wanted to play in a marching band, but couldn’t fulfill that dream until he met UofL Marching Band Director Dr. Greg Byrne.

  • PR Baptist celebrating 200 years

    When Port Royal Baptist Church celebrated its 100th  anniversary in 1913, an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 attendees filled the churchyard and streets.

    The church community invites the public to the 200th anniversary celebration on July 21 with the same enthusiastic capacity and hospitality.

    In 1913, the church was known as Cane Run Baptist Church and provisions for the potluck dinner to feed such a multitude included tables constructed in a nearby maple grove and a wire surrounded the tables.

  • Take 5 with Bobby Foree

    Bobby Foree Take 5

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

     

    Quick Bio

    7th generation family farmer

    1971 HCHS graduate

    BS in animal science UK, 1975

    MS agriculture education

    UK law degree

    Beef cattle farmer

     

    Why did you want to study law since farming was such a big part of your family?

     

  • Farm Bill amendment will allow hemp research

    Agriculture officials say they are pleased with newly passed legislation that will allow colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes in states where hemp production is allowed by state law.

    The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg) was one of three co-sponsors of the amendment and has filed a bill that would remove hemp from the federal definition of marijuana.

  • Shelbyville could get locally owned pharmacy

    By Todd Martin

    Shelby County could be close to getting a new locally owned pharmacy.

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear a development plan from Andrews Pharmacy at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The development plan calls for 1,500 square feet of the Shelby Hardware building, 1545 Midland Trail, to be converted into Andrews Pharmacy with the construction of an interior wall. The hardware store will remain.

  • King vaults to new heights at Berea

    Alexa King, a 2010 graduate of Henry County High School, will be a senior at Berea College this fall. King is a pole vaulter for the Berea track team and intends to run cross country for the Lady Mountaineers this fall for the first time since her freshman year.

    King, who ran track and cross country at Henry County, has a personal best of 9’3” in the pole vault and was the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion this year. King has vaulted as high as 9’6” in practice.

  • Random thoughts from a random mind

    Why is it that all the big quadrennial or biennial world sporting events occur in even numbered years? For example the Summer Olympics, Winter Olympics and World Cup soccer all happen in even numbered years leaving us pitifully deprived in odd numbered years.

    Luckily, the Tour De France is an annual event that gives me something to look forward to in the dog days of summer when baseball is marching toward the All-Star break and my fantasy baseball teams are already out of contention.

  • Sports Briefs

    Hadden wins at Rosewood

    Alex Hadden won the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour tournament July 3 at Rosewood Golf Course in Lebanon. Hadden shot an even par 36 to get the win. It was Hadden’s last tournament on the tour before the tour championship, which is being held today at Big Springs Country Club in Louisville.

    Hadden’s win gave him enough points to win the player of the year competition with the final tournament yet to be played. Hadden accumulated 2,050 points while runner-up miles Parroco had 1,357.

  • Sports Briefs

    Hadden wins at Rosewood

    Alex Hadden won the Musselman-Dunne Junior Golf Tour tournament July 3 at Rosewood Golf Course in Lebanon. Hadden shot an even par 36 to get the win. It was Hadden’s last tournament on the tour before the tour championship, which is being held today at Big Springs Country Club in Louisville.

    Hadden’s win gave him enough points to win the player of the year competition with the final tournament yet to be played. Hadden accumulated 2,050 points while runner-up miles Parroco had 1,357.