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Today's News

  • Time well spent in my years at the Local

    When I first joined the staff of the “Henry County Local” back in 1999, I had never written a single newspaper article or managed a staff. I did come with a master’s degree in English and a good head on my shoulders, and the person who hired me must have seen some potential there.

    I came knowing next to nothing about running a newspaper.

  • Mud Madness is thriving in fifth season

     sports@hclocal.com

    Five years ago, Bryan Snider came up with an idea to turn the family farm into a place where off-road enthusiasts could go to enjoy playing in the mud with their favorite “toys.” 

    Now Snider’s business, Mud Madness, is thriving and growing as he plans to add more trails and even a dirt track race course to the property that is located about three miles south of Lockport on Harper’s Ferry Road.

  • Oerther named new HCHS boys soccer coach

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County High School boys soccer team has a new face at the helm for the 2017 season. Brian Oerther has been named head coach of the Wildcats.

    Oerhter has several years of experience as a high school assistant coach and has been involved in the sport since the age of six.

  • HC Little League reaches semifinals

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County U10 all-star team reached the semifinals of the Kentucky District Two postseason tournament.

    On June 24 they beat Shelby County 7-1. On June 25 they lost to North Oldham Navy 13-12. On June 27 they hosted Nelson County and won 15-3. On June 28 the team traveled to Williamstown and defeated the Grant County All Stars 15-4 to finish 3-1 in pool play and qualify for the four-team single elimination portion of the tournament as the second place team in their pool.

  • Sports Briefs

     HCHS sports physicals

    Henry County High School will offer sports physicals for all HCHS athletes July 13 in the small gym. The physicals cost $10.

    Middle school students will be given physicals starting at 6 p.m. High school students should arrive at 7 p.m.

    Hadden finishes seventh Ky. Junior Amateur tournament

  • Public record for July 5, 2017

    KSP Arrests
    Claudia Fraga, 23 of Louisville – arrested June 26 at the 37 mile-marker of I-71 north by Trooper Brown for DUI, first; speeding 22 mph over; possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

  • Soil sampling now could reap benefits later

    I know this might be early, but most farmers are already thinking about next year’s crop. The first step to planning is to know what you have, and for tobacco or row crops, a soil sample could be the difference between a bumper crop and a loss.
    Soil sampling is the only way to allow the landowner to know exactly how much of a nutrient is present in the soil. Most soil samples will tell pH, phosphorus levels, potassium levels and a few micronutrient levels.

  • Lights, camera, action

    The 4-H Drama Day Camp recently met to learn more about performance art.  Participants learned stage terms and definitions.  Exercises were taught using improvisation techniques and charades, as well as teaching the youth poly-rhythmic drumming.  
    These techniques brought them to a higher level of performance.  Members also helped create the backdrops for a play and helped create costumes.  

  • Don’t let a backyard barbeque disaster spoil the party

    These tips will help make sure the special barbeque you plan for family and friends doesn’t end with a bout of food poisoning.  The Partnership for Food Safety Education suggests that we:
    •Always marinate foods in the refrigerator, not on the counter or outdoors. Don’t use sauce that was used to marinate raw meat or poultry on cooked food. Boil used marinade before applying to cooked food or reserve a portion of the unused marinade to use as a sauce.

  • Remembering fight for freedoms

    Over 200 years ago, our Founding Fathers put their lives on the line to create a new country in which freedom reigned. These men had a vision of a nation unafraid to face its enemies and win. We, the people of the United States, have faced insurmountable odds since our young country’s conception but continue to fight for our God-given rights unique to the United States of America.