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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.