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Today's News

  • Wildcats defeat Raiders

     sports@hclocal.com

    After a week of snow and cold, fans turned out in large numbers Friday night to watch the host Henry County Wildcats take on the Trimble County Raiders. Most of those fans were hoping to see another thriller between the two teams like the double-overtime win by the Wildcats in the Henry County Invitational back in December.

    It looked like it might be another tight one as the Wildcats and Raiders traded baskets for the first period and a half.

  • Lady Cats beat Bullitt Central

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats scored their third victory of the season Saturday when they defeated the visiting Bullitt Central Lady Cougars 55-38.

    It was the Lady Cats’ highest point total of the season and came courtesy of a 23-point scoring spree in the fourth period to blow open a close game.

    The Lady Cats led 12-7 at the end of the first period as they scored the final five points of the period to break a 7-7 deadlock.

  • 2A Classic in the works

     sports@hclocal.com

    Several mid-sized high schools have banded together to create the Kentucky 2A Basketball Classic for boys and girls teams starting next year, Henry County High School’s athletic director Jon Kasten announced last week.

    Kasten is a member of a 10-person organizing committee that will oversee the tournament. 

    The other members of the committee come from schools across the state to ensure representation in all areas.

  • District seeding picture

     The recent wintry weather has had high school athletic directors and basketball coaches scrambling over the last several days.

    Most teams were in the midst of their second round of district seeding games and the snow, ice and cold was an unwanted intruder. Add in the fact that the schedule for the All A Classic got disrupted and things got more messy for coaches and A.D.s.

    Our local teams have had to cancel some games and move others to accommodate the all-important district seeding games. 

  • For heart health, follow these seven steps

    As you started into the new year, did you resolve to have healthier habits? Many people do. But a long-term study found that Americans are not doing as well as they were 20 years ago in maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle. And that increases their chances of having a heart attack, stroke or heart disease.
    Life’s Simple 7. In the study, the percentage of Americans who met all these heart-healthy lifestyle goals — what the American Heart Association calls Life’s Simple 7 — dropped from 8.5 percent to 5.8 percent:
    • Eat a balanced diet.
    • Be active.
    • Manage your weight.

  • Are you getting the best information for your farm?

    In today’s society, with increased internet access and social media presence, it is easy to become lost trying to research a specific topic or solution to a problem.
    If I check my social media accounts or emails, there is always that post or flyer wanting you to try this new and improved product or do this task a specific way. From the post or email, you might think, “I have to try this!”
    I’m not only talking about posts about kitchen appliances or recipes, but I’m referring to agricultural posts on social media and online.

  • Ways to save on heating, grocery costs

    With the winter we have had thus far, chances are you’ve seen at least one or two high heating bills. While home heating costs can put a strain on your wallet during the winter, you can do certain things to save money on these expenses while still keeping your home warm.
    Sunlight, even in the winter, is a great way to add natural, free warmth to your home.
    Open your blinds and curtains during the day, particularly on south-facing walls as they get the most exposure to the sun. As the sun sets, close them to help trap in the warmth.

  • Talking about math can equal good learning

    Math is more than manipulating numbers in a concentrated effort to get the right answer. That’s what Henry County Middle School teacher Johnathan Rogers and instructional coach Emily Edwards want students to understand, according to a news release. The two are using something their kids do in class everyday – talking – to deepen the learning process and consequently improve their students’ understanding of how math works.

  • School briefs for Jan. 24, 2018

    CU dean’s list includes two local students
    The academic honors’ dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Campbellsville University includes two Henry County residents.
    Those earning academic honors include Kelly Michelle Williams, a freshman, of Smithfield; and Victoria Blayne Wilson, a senior, of New Castle.

    Fischer named to Berea’s dean’s list

  • HCPS recognizes board members’ work

    To mark January as School Board Appreciation Month, Henry County Public Schools Board of Education members received a few gifts from the district’s schools at Thursday night’s school board meeting. Along with an etched Wildcat glass from Henry County High School, board members received a few other tokens of appreciation.
    From the Henry County Early Childhood Center, Principal Stephanie Melton handed out monogrammed pullovers to each member.