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Today's News

  • Lady Cats outlast Lady Raiders, 46-41

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Trimble County Lady Raiders Jan. 22 and after building a double-digit lead in the third period, held on to win by five points.

    Katherine Buckler got the Lady Cats off to a good start with a 3-pointer to open the game but Trimble County matched it with a long-range bomb of their own one minute later before the scoring slowed down for the rest of the period.

  • Jeffries takes second runner up in Miss Ky. County Fair Pageant
  • Dads turn out in high numbers

    Men from the community answered the call to get more involved in children’s education when they turned out in large numbers to Dads and Pizza Night at New Castle Elementary School, according to Principal Austin Hunsaker. The community members showed up to express their interest in the new mentoring program known as WatchDOGS. “It was a great night,” he reported. “We had 242 attend and over 60 sign up! Pending background checks, we will have many men serving as WatchDOGS for the remainder of the year. They definitely answered the call!"

  • New immunization requirements are coming to schools

    In a move to prevent contagious diseases in schools, Kentucky’s Department of Public Health issued new state rules that list required immunizations for Hepatitis A and Meningococcal ACWY must be administered to students before attending classes this August, according to school officials. The new requirements begin July 1.
    In addition to all current vaccine requirements,
    • All students in kindergarten through 12th grade must receive two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine and show proof to attend school in August

  • Every Slice Matters wants to make sure ‘Everyone Reads’

    New Castle Elementary wants to send a strong message by sending students home with books to encourage reading with their parents.
    At the beginning of the year, Hometown Pizza, through its non-profit Every Slice Matters, decided to launch a book drive, “Everyone Reads,” to stock the school with books students can take home.

  • The Local strives every day to bring you a quality paper

    Newspapers across Kentucky gathered in Lexington last week at the Kentucky Press Association’s convention to celebrate the best in the print industry. The Henry County Local received recognition, taking home a respectable 15 awards earned by individual members of the staff.
    The Local team also won second place overall in the Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers in the statewide contest for our size category as determined by our circulation numbers.
    Sports editor Greg Woods brought home four awards from the KPA contest.

  • Local Buzz Jan. 24, 2018

    Church Activities
    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, will offer a free concert by gospel singer, Mark Bishop, 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27. All are invited. Free admission, love offering will be accepted. For more information, call Pastor Bobby Wade (502) 255-7510.
    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Public Record Jan. 24, 2018

    KSP arrests
    Dawn Hernandez, 45, Milan, Indiana — arrested by Trooper Brown, Jan. 16, at I-71 north for careless driving; failure to give right of way to emergency stopped vehicle; operating on a suspended or revoked license; DUI, first; possession of marijuana

    HC Sheriff
    Charles Padgett – arrested by Deputy Nelson, Jan. 11, for failure to appear in Jefferson Co.
    Steven D. Nolen – arrested by Deputy Nelson, Jan. 12, for failure to appear
    Braden Jordan – arrested by Deputy Jamiel, Jan. 12, for terroristic threatening, first

  • Local Buzz Jan. 24, 2018

    Church Activities
    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, will offer a free concert by gospel singer, Mark Bishop, 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27. All are invited. Free admission, love offering will be accepted. For more information, call Pastor Bobby Wade (502) 255-7510.
    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Warriors' fast start dooms Panthers

     sports@hclocal.com

    The host Eminence Warriors used a strong start to propel them to an important district win over Carroll County Saturday.

    The Warriors opened the scoring with a 3-pointer by Braedin Hinkley and went on to score 12 more points before Carroll County finally scored on a put back to make it 15-2 with 1:34 left in the first period. The Warriors finished the period with a 17-6 lead.