Today's News

  • Mustangs win again

    The Henry County Mustangs played in the Baseball Bonanza Tournament in Georgetown Aug. 4 and 5. They won all 5 games and captured first place. The Mustangs hit 11 home runs and scored 49 runs. Bryce Jackson, Jaydon Berry and Bobby Crisp were the first three hitters in the line-up and had 30 hits in 40 at-bats for a .750 batting percentage throughout the tournament. Jaydon Berry led the team in hitting with 4 home runs, he also pitched 9 innings, striking out 19 batters and winning two games.

  • Tingle is flying high

    Chris Tingle may have made the most unusual transition from high school football to college football in Henry County sports history.

    Tingle, who also excelled at basketball and baseball, was an All-State Honorable Mention and All-NCKC conference selection in his playing days as a quarterback and linebacker for the Eminence Warriors. When Tingle continued his playing career at the University of Evansville in the mid-1980s he became an Academic All-Conference selection as an offensive lineman.

  • Sports briefs

    Baughman Wins Three Divisions

    Playing in the Kentucky Closed Tennis Championships, Henry Baughman won the 75 and over singles title by defeating Elton Weist 6-1, 6-0 in the finals. Later he teamed with his brother Jim to win the 70 and over doubles by defeating Lonnie Mudd and Don Nuerge 6-1, 6-1. In the 65 and over doubles division Baughman teamed with Woody McGraw to defeat Russ Cashion and Joe Wurth 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals and defeated Robert Bozarth and Lloyd Harr in the finals, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

    Street Ball Showdown in Carrollton

  • HCSO debuts kids’ ID machine

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Department’s new identification machine will allow parents to keep accurate information about their children safely not just in the county but across the country.

  • 6 counties work together for economic development

    Members of the Henry County Economic Development Board have teamed up with six counties to increase opportunities for residents and the county.

    The I-71 Corridor Group encompasses judges-executive and members from Henry, Trimble, Oldham, Carroll, Gallatin and Owen Counties with intent to attract and retain businesses and stimulate economies along the interstate. Economic Development Chair Harold Bratton considers the group a catalyst for Henry County’s own economic future.

  • Commissioner charged with assault

    A New Castle city commissioner was arrested in June after allegedly assaulting a tenant with a baseball bat.

    Trooper Zach Morris arrested New Castle City Commissioner Juanita Raisor for 4th degree assault minor injury while conducting an investigation.

  • FSA pursuing drought disaster declaration

    For three straight months, portions of Henry County have had 21 days without rain, including a 12-day stretch at the end of May.

    The county’s farmers are acutely aware of the lack of rain, and last week, Dennis Campbell with the USDA Farm Service Agency drafted a letter requesting the county receive a disaster declaration.

    Exactly what that means for farmers is up in the air, as the U.S. congress left for its summer break without addressing the nation’s farm bill, a package that would make available some disaster programs.

  • Lyle sworn in as circuit clerk

    Judge Karen Conrad swore Gina Lyle in as Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Friday morning with Lyle’s family, friends and staff in attendance.

    Lyle celebrates 24 years of working in the department this month and considers her position one of service for the county and community.

    “I am very excited and very proud,” Lyle said. “I feel really blessed and want to thank the people of Henry County for putting me where I am and believing in me.”

  • A little bit of everything

    Michele Thompson can make anyone feel lazy.

    She custom makes leather belts to each patron’s waist size with onsite personal leather stamping. She takes breakfast and lunch orders, cooks and serves exotic meat dishes of bison, elk and venison, and fits friendly conversation in with customers while managing the store she took over from her late father ‘Choctaw’ Jim Thompson.

  • Odd Fellows homecoming and parade to include parade, raffle

    The International Order of the Odd Fellows Washington Lodge # 1513 will celebrate its 140 year anniversary during the annual homecoming picnic at Harry Hill Park August 18.
    The order invites all lodges to attend. Kentucky State University and Henry County High School’s marching bands will perform in the parade with all brothers and sisters leaving the hall at 11 a.m.
    The order will also sell raffle tickets for the event.
    For more information about the event or tickets call (502) 220-6806 during the day or (502) 845-2892.