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Today's News

  • Getting ready for the state fair

    JESSE HARP/Local

  • Use sunscreen: Kids need protection from UV rays, too

    It’s often said that the habits children learn at a young age carry over to adulthood. Safe sun exposure should be included in those healthy habits.

  • The idea of using a rain barrel is not all wet

    I know rain has been a problem this year from mowing lawns, making hay, planting gardens, transplanting tobacco and planting row crops.

    However, what if you could put that rain to work?

    One way individuals can use rainwater is by collecting it in rain barrels and using the collected rain water when rain becomes scarce in the summer months.

    Rain barrels offer a number of benefits such as helping reduce stormwater runoff and potentially protecting homes’, barns’ and other structures’ foundations.

  • Two Henry County grads get scholarship

    Shelby Energy Cooperative recently presented two scholarships to Henry County High School graduates, according to a news release.
    The Henry County High School recipients were Sophia Hughes and Austin Craigmyle.
    Each year, Shelby Energy presents six high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships are given to further their education in any field of study. The recipients are chosen by district in the service territory. 
    — Submittted

  • Two Henry County residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

    Two Henry County residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, according to a news release.
    The new inductees include Mckayla Moore of Pleasureville, and Shelby Vogel of Campbellsburg, both initiated at Georgetown College.

  • In remembrance of a friend named 'Bo'

    My childhood friend, Vinis “Bo” Kelly, Jr., died May 6. We became friends when I was in the second grade and Bo was in the third.

    Bo initiated the friendship. I never knew why. I wish I had asked him.

    I do know what gave rise to our friendship. It was a schoolyard bully and his cronies.

    The bully and his cronies shall remain nameless. Perhaps over time, they grew up to be good men.

    They were not good boys. For today, I will refer to them as “B and Company.”

  • Library kicks off summer reading program

     The Henry County Public Library kicked off their summer reading program with “Super Saturday” on June 4. The day-long event offered games, crafts and activities in an effort to get children of all ages excited about reading and learning through the summer months.

  • Henry County Relay for Life is set for June 17

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s annual Relay For Life will make strides to help fight cancer on Friday, June 17, according to organizers.

    The event will last from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will take place on the track at Henry County High School.

    Different teams comprised of members from the community, some from churches and businesses, will compete in an effort to raise the most money.

  • Wildcats bow out in 8th region semifinals

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats faced the Simon Kenton Pioneers in the semifinals of the Eighth Region tournament May 31 and lost 7-3.

    Simon Kenton defeated the Shelby County Rockets 5-1 in the first round while the Wildcats knocked off South Oldham, one of the regional favorites, 6-1.

  • Lady Cats fall to North Oldham in region

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats fell to the North Oldham Lady Mustangs, 5-0, May 30 in the first round of the 8th Region tournament at Trimble County High School.

    Lady Mustangs’ pitcher Madisyn Eads confounded the Lady Cats’ hitters all day as she pitched a one-hitter. Eads stuck out nine batters and walked three.

    Haley Miles broke up Eads’ no-hit bid with a single to lead off the seventh inning.