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Today's News

  • Barmore takes her game overseas

    Sports editor

    Thanks to a speedy and accurate right arm, Samantha Barmore got the opportunity to showcase her pitching skills in Australia this month — playing for Team USA in a 23-and-under tournament that included more than a dozen teams from Australia, New Zealand and the United States.

  • Great stories produced from Henry County

    Henry County athletics — on the high school, college and coaching levels — are on an upswing. Just look at the stories I had the pleasure of writing in this week’s paper alone.

  • Chrissy Roberts name EKU coach

    Sports editor

    Perhaps the best female athlete to ever come through Henry County, Chrissy Roberts has left a trail of success wherever she’s been.

  • Harvest Showcase is set for July 26

    News Intern

    Known as the largest all-local all-agricultural festival in the state of Kentucky, the Henry County Harvest Showcase is quickly approaching.

    The event will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds Saturday, July 26.

  • H.C. Board of Education visits construction site

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Board of Education Chairman Harold Bratton had more than a few questions for the architect and construction manager of the Henry County High School renovation project.

    Bratton questioned Architect Kelly Crocker and construction site manager Darrell Hayden on a list of change orders up for board approval.

  • Smith family looking toward the future

    General Manager

    Under normal circumstances, 8-year-old Tyana Smith is like most children her age.

    She loves Hannah Montana, cheese pizza, McDonalds and the colors pink and purple. A second grader at New Castle Elementary School, Tyana’s favorite school subject is spelling.

    On a recent family pool outing, Tyana had fun splashing around her two brothers and two half-brothers.

    According to her mother Peggy Smith, Tyana normally is quite active, and it’s not uncommon for the second grader to run around doing flips and cartwheels.

  • Thank you, and goodbye, Henry County

    Summer has always had a special place in my heart for a number of reasons.

    Primarily, I yearn for summer because the thought of sleeping in until my eyes open sounds like bliss every time I hear my alarm clock screech the other months of the year.

    My internship with the Henry County Local was not only a job, but it was a learning experience that a classroom setting simply can not offer.

  • Frankfort Perspective

    It has been nearly 60 years since Kentucky undertook its first comprehensive assessment of what is easily the Commonwealth’s most abundant natural resource: Our forests.

    Since then, four other surveys have taken place, with the most recent completed in 2004. Last spring, state and federal forestry officials publicly unveiled what they found.

  • Relay follow up will be at fairgrounds this weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    The 2008 American Cancer Society Relay for Life, cut short on June 27 due to threatening weather, will regroup on Saturday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

    The abbreviated event raised approximately $80,000 according to Team Recruitment Chair, Diana Berry. The original goal was $120,000.

    The centerpiece of the rescheduled event will be the ceremonial lighting of handheld luminaria candles and reading of names of those who have passed on.

  • Elston case sent to grand jury

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler ruled Monday that there is enough probable cause to proceed with a murder case involving a New Castle man.

    Robert Steven Elston, 54, is charged with second-degree murder in the July 6 shooting death of Joseph Burch, 31, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston resides. Burch died of a single gunshot wound to the chest that entered his left lung and exited through his ribcage in the back.