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Today's News

  • Warm up to the benefits of a chamber membership

    By Paul Cole

  • School briefs for Jan. 20, 2016

    Murray State names dean’s list students
    Murray State University has announced its dean’s list recipients for the 2015 fall semester.
    The list recognizes the academic accomplishments of the University’s undergraduate students.
    The dean’s list criteria, for students having completed a minimum of 12 credits, is a 3.5 grade point average.
    Local students named to the list include Hannah Eliza Bright of Eminence, Jessica Loraine Burrows of Pendleton and Shannon Webb of Smithfield.
    WKU recognizes dean’s list students

  • You can learn the buzz on bees, even in the off-season

    While Kentucky’s honey bees are clustering through the winter, beekeepers will have opportunities to sharpen their skills in schools throughout the state.
    “Kentucky has a rich heritage in beekeeping, and today it’s becoming increasingly popular as a hobby as well as a business,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “These schools offer valuable information from experts in the field that will help beginners and veteran beekeepers alike.”
    The full schedule is as follows:

  • Winter is the right time for pasture frost seeding

    By Levi Berg

     

  • These events may get you to leave the house

    The weather hasn’t really been very bad this year, but you may still be looking for some wintertime activities to get you out of the house.

    Jan. 21:  Henry County Homemakers Council Meeting and Cultural Arts Contest

  • Power of One raises more than $1.7 million in contributions to help charities

    With the new year comes the continued challenge for area nonprofits to serve as many families and residents in need as possible, acording to a Kentucky Utilities news release. To energize those efforts, employees of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company are lending a hand. Coupled with financial support from the LG&E and KU Foundation, the utilities’ voluntary employee-giving campaign, Power of One, raised more than $1.7 million in contributions.

  • Henry County’s unemployment rate higher than many of its neighbors

    Unemployment rates fell in 109 Kentucky counties between October 2014 and October 2015, rose in seven counties and remained the same in four, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    State officials reported 312 people as unemployed in October out of Henry County’s total workforce of 7,471, according to the news release. That put the unemployment rate at 4.2 percent, which was down by four-tenths of a percent from the same period in 2014.     

  • Warm up to the benefits of a chamber membership

    By Paul Cole

  • Wildcats nip Carroll in overtime, 52-49

    sports@hclocal.com

    For the second game in a row, Gavin Jameson came up with an important blocked shot to help the Henry County Wildcats win in overtime. The first block came in the Wildcats’ third game of the Henry County Invitational Tournament.

    This time Jameson’s defensive heroics came in an important district seeding game at Carroll County on Jan. 5.

    The Wildcats had taken a 50-49 lead when Jameson hit one of two free throws with just under one minute to play.

  • Lady Cats fall to Carroll in OT

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers did not want a repeat of what happened to them at Henry County in December. The Lady Panthers allowed the Lady Cats’ pressure defense to rattle them and Henry County used that to go on a big run in the second period to take an eight-point lead into halftime. The Lady Cats then pulled away for a 17-point win.

    This time the Lady Panthers withstood Henry County’s pressure to get a hard-fought 42-39 win in overtime on Jan. 5 at home.