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Today's News

  • Who's number 2?

    Before last night’s Henry County-Gallatin County matchup, which finished too late for today’s edition, the boys’ 31st District seeding picture was still very murky. Only Owen County knows their fate going into the district tournament. At 7-0, the Rebels will be the top seed and have a bye into the semifinals.

  • Cats fall to Dragons, Colonels

    sports@hclocal.com

    After falling to Eminence on Jan. 20 the Henry County Wildcats faced the daunting task of taking on the South Oldham Dragons and the Oldham County Colonels on Friday and Saturday. The Wildcats came out on the short end in both games to fall to 8-12 on the season. Henry County is now mired in a six-game losing streak.

    South Oldham 83 HCHS 65

    The Wildcats came out with a new lineup and started fast against the Dragons.

  • Lady Panthers defeat EHS girls, 53-25

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team traveled to Carroll County Thursday night to take on the Lady Panthers and fell 55-25.

    The Lady Panthers started the game in a full court press that forced the Warriors into several turnovers that led to easy baskets.

    “We didn’t get off to a good start,” coach Zach Adair said. “We turned the ball over a lot and that led to layups for them. A lot of our turnovers were unforced, we were just sloppy with the ball.”

  • Butler named PAC All-Conference

    Submitted

    Former Henry County football player Erick Butler was named to the first-team of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference all-conference defensive team. Butler received his reward at the Thomas More Football banquet Sunday night. Butler plays defensive end for the Saints.

    Butler led the Saints with 69 tackles and seven sacks this season. He had 39 solo tackles and 30 assists and led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss.

  • 11 Wildcats make football all-district team

    Submitted

    The Henry County Wildcats’ football team was well represented on the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association Class 3A District 3 All-District team. Eleven players made the team and nine more earned Honorable Mention status.

    Cameron Johnson and Bodie Clark made both the defensive team and the offensive team. Johnson was named as a wide receiver and defensive back and Clark made it as a full back and linebacker.

  • Tobacco GAP meetings offered Jan. 30

    Because of buyer/manufacturer concerns, an annual training for tobacco producers called Tobacco GAP Certification was made mandatory a couple of years ago.  
    GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices, and the trainings include information on Tobacco Production, Environmental Stewardship and Labor Management/ Worker Safety.   
    UK Extension Agronomist Dr. Bob Pearce spearheads the Kentucky Tobacco GAP Training efforts, in cooperation with a new organization known as “GAP Connections.”   

  • ACA to cause changes on your tax return

    The Affordable Care Act is in fact a far reaching program that will impact us all and it is starting with the 2014/2015 tax filing season.
    The Affordable Care Act was passed with the goal of extending quality health insurance coverage to more Americans.  Beginning in 2014, the federal government, state governments, insurers, employers and individuals share the responsibility for health insurance coverage.  

  • Millions of Americans suffer from diabetes

    The Disease by the Numbers

    Do you pay attention to health news? If so, you may know that the diabetes epidemic is enormous. But there could be a surprise or two for you in the numbers below.
    Nearly 1 in 10
     That’s how many people have diabetes in the United States.
    5.4 percent
    Fortunately, the number of new diabetes cases fell an average of 5.4 percent between 2008 and 2012.
    Researchers think some of this success is due to overall declines in obesity rates.
    Double trouble

  • Good dental hygiene boosts overall health

    Many of us make going to the doctor a priority, but what about the dentist?  
    Good oral hygiene can prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease.  
    Good oral health can also help you prevent an array of health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus and preterm labor.  
    Your mouth is a window into the rest of your body.  Normally your mouth has lots of bacteria and good oral care such as brushing and flossing can keep these bacteria under control.  

  • Cattlemen donate to Help Center

    Joe Durbin, left, with the Henry County Help Center, received a check for $1,000 from Irvin Kupper, president of the Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association, at the group’s January meeting.