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Today's News

  • Washington Lodge plays role in all our heritage

    The Grand United Order of Odd Fellows is an African-American fraternal organization founded in 1843. Although the GUOOF still exists, its overall membership has declined sharply, just as the number of fraternal organizations everywhere has fallen. 

  • Not many snakes slither in Henry County

    On sunny but cool spring days, snakes warming up their cold-blooded selves on the heat-absorbing blacktop is their version of a human basking in a campfire.

    It happened fairly often that snakes would sprawl out in the middle of an Indiana country road to get comfortable. As a young driver, I learned the hard way that bump in the road wasn’t a piece of tire or other kind of long, skinny debris that commonly appear in the highway, but it was the snake who paid the awful price.

  • College Update: Shooters make mark

    sports@hclocal.com

    Four local marksmen are continuing to shine at the collegiate level.

    Henry County High School graduates Jacob Yount and Jordan Campbell are about to enter their senior year at the University of Kentucky and they continue to be an integral part of the UK shotgun club team. Connor Toole, an Eminence High School graduate, also is on the team.

    Todd Adams, another EHS graduate, competed on the EKU shotgun team for the first time this year after transferring from Pikeville College.

  • Berry carries on Peyton's legacy

    sports@hclocal.com

    April Berry, who takes over the Henry County girls’ golf program this season, has a deep connection with the program. Berry grew up in Port Royal and attended Henry County schools where she participated in high school golf for five years, cheerleading for four years and softball for two years.

    Berry, whose parents are Sandy and Darrell Hayden, played for long-time girls’ golf coaches Willie and Kathy Peyton.

  • Here we go again

    The Henry County boys and girls golf teams have already opened their seasons and next week the Eminence and Henry County volleyball, soccer and football teams open their seasons.

    Cross country will start the week after that.

    As I look at my master calendar of all 10 fall sports team schedules, I get a little overwhelmed at first but I also am excited to see what these teams have in store for us.

  • Patriots down Storm, 7-6, in 'defensive slugfest'

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Kentucky Storm has had its share of tough losses this year. Earlier in the season they lost to the Kentucky Patriots by two points after leading most of the game. They lost two other games in overtime on either side of that loss to the Patriots.

    Going into their season finale against the Patriots in Somerset, the Storm needed a victory to have a chance to move up in the standings to a more favorable playoff position.

    They gave a valiant effort as they played shorthanded but eventually fell to the Patriots 7-6.

  • James to celebrate 90

    Lois James will celebrate her 90th birthday on Aug, 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Campbellsburg Baptist Church.The family requests no gifts, just your presence and memories.
     

  • 50-year anniversary

    Edmond and Ruth Rockwell

     

  • Rotary Foundation helps eradicate polio from Nigeria

    July 24 marked one year since the last case of wild poliovirus was found in Nigeria, the only remaining country in Africa where polio had never been stopped.
    This achievement could signal that the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a major milestone in global public health. Kentucky Rotarians have long supported efforts to end this crippling disease, through donations to The Rotary Foundation, fundraising activities, raising awareness, and polio immunization campaigns around the world.

  • Henry County qualifies for state flood clean up grant

    The Energy and Environment Cabinet announced Aug. 10 funding will be made available in emergency grants to help 24 flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by the July flood events, according to a news release.
    Counties will be eligible to request up to 110 percent of the preliminary damage assessment estimate for debris clearance that was provided to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received.