Today's News

  • Wildcats win just one of four at Holiday Classic

    Henry County boys’ basketball coach Derek Springate said it was an up-and-down performance for his Wildcats at the Arby’s/KFC Holiday Classic at McCreary Central last week, where his team won just one of four games on four consecutive days.

    The Wildcats lost to Calvary Christian of Florida on Monday (71-66), Miami Senior of Florida on Tuesday (81-56) and Wayne County on Wednesday (94-62) before closing the tournament with a win over Rockcastle County on Thursday (64-48).

  • The best presents aren’t under the tree

    It’s been awhile since I was able to spend Christmas with both parents and my siblings.

    Since coming to Henry County we’ve been deterred by weather and ill-timed car problems.

    You see, it’s about a four-hour drive to get to my dad’s home in Western Kentucky — there’s no direct route, and the path is easily made treacherous by the slightest amount of snow.

    Mom’s place is only about 2.5 hours away, a much easier trek, mostly by interstate.

  • Vaughn scores 53, hits 11 threes in three-day stretch

    Junior sharp shooter Ally Vaughn scored a combined 53 points in three games last week but the Ladycats struggled as a team, winning one of three in the Pinkham Lincoln-Mercury Christmas Tournament at John Hardin High School over a three-day stretch.

  • Magness, Hartlage are Honorable Mention

    According to head coaches across the state, Henry County seniors Luke Magness and Justin Hartlage were two of the best football players in Kentucky this season.

    The Courier-Journal’s 2010 All-State Football Team was announced the day after Christmas, and both Magness and Hartlage were selected All-State Honorable Mention. There were 165 coaches who voted for the players, who were split into First Team, Second Team, Third Team and Honorable Mention.

  • Looking back

    With the General Assembly set to start its legislative session early next week, now is the ideal time to take a look back at what has happened since the last one ended.

  • Garnet Brown

    Garnet O. Brown, age 84 of Graefenburg, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Bradford Square Care and Rehabilitation Center in Frankfort. He was the son of the late Leonard Cranford and Hallie Mae Engles Brown. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

    He is survived by his wife, Lura Edith Brown; three daughters: Garnetta Faye Barnett, Anderson County; Linda Antoinette Sanford, Pleasureville; Debra Kaye Jennings, Irvine; and his son, Leonard Carrell Brown.

  • Teamwork is an important skill to learn

    Teamwork is an important skill to learn.  Fourth and fifth graders throughout the county have been developing those skills this past month in 4-H school enrichment clubs. 

  • Ag meetings for January, February

    Last week, we listed several conferences and winter meetings for those interested in fruits and vegetables, horses, tobacco, sheep and goats, forages, and cattle.  We hope that you will make a point to get to the programs which interest you.  If you need more details, please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 when we open up Monday, Jan. 3.

  • Fire safety measures can save your life

    One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds in the U.S. in 2009, according to the National Fire Protection Association. To maintain a fire-safe home and keep your family safe this winter, follow these tips.
    If you are using kerosene heaters, be sure your heater is in good working condition. Clean off the carbon that may have built up around the exhaust parts. Be sure the heater has an emergency shut off in case the heater gets tipped over.

  • F.D. audit law revised

    An ordinance that will require Henry County’s fire departments to produce annual budgets and audits took a step closer to becoming law last week.
    Members of the Henry County Fiscal Court recently met with the county’s fire chiefs, and amended the original version of the ordinance to a more palatable version.

    Magistrates Jerry Beasley, Guy Coombs and Nick  Hawkins met with the chiefs in an effort to see “how we could better reflect what they’re already doing,” Hawkins said.