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Today's News

  • Improving fisheries to try this spring

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

    The deepest snow since Bill Clinton roamed the White House pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.

    It seems remote now, but in just a couple of weeks, we’ll be slipping on short sleeve fishing shirts and hitting the water. This bracing cold will soon pass.

  • Pyles learned a lot in 66 years with Homemakers

    Juanita Pyles has learned a lot during the 66 years participating with Henry County homemaker clubs through the Henry County Extension Service.

  • Ready for summer? Now registering for 4-H Camp

    Henry County will be attending camp at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp from July 7-10 with Shelby and Pulaski counties this summer.  
    The theme is “Camp Hollywood” and there are a lot of fun activities planned throughout the week.  
    The following are some of the classes that will be offered: canoeing, fishing, riflery, archery, high ropes challenge, low ropes challenge, cave exploration, swimming, hiking and sports.  The ages for the camp are 9-14 or 4th – 8th grade.  

  • Understanding the basics of food labeling

    When you go grocery shopping, you’ve probably seen some new terms on the labels of your favorite foods.
    Our UK Nutrition Specialist Janet Mullins says that these terms are not meant to cause confusion but can help us make more informed choices about the foods you eat.
    This is a good thing, as concerns among consumers about food origin, safety and quality continue to increase.
    Here is a list of terms found on food labels and their definition as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Food and Drug Administration.

  • Don't skip out on your flu vaccination

    By Drane Stephens

    Eminence Apothecary

     

  • Think about your heart during February

    On Valentine’s Day we celebrate with hearts and candy, but February is also a reminder to remember your own heart health.  
    Heart month can set the stage for good heart health for life.   Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  
    Heart problems account for one in every four deaths.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is making a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States.  

  • Lady Cats roll past Warriors

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats got off to slow start but used good defense and the inside scoring of Megan Payton to pull away from Eminence for a 49-14 win in the first round of the 31st District tournament Monday night.

    The Lady Cats managed just seven points in the first period as the Warriors packed their zone defense around the 6’1” Payton to try and stop her potent inside game. But the Lady Cats’ defense smothered the Warriors’ offense as Eminence managed just three points from point guard Emilie Ethington.

  • Wildcats use patient play to beat Panthers

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats used a patient attack and solid defense to win their first round matchup with Carroll County, 48-34, in the first round of the 31st District tournament Monday night.

    The smaller Panthers played a zone defense that packed the paint and forced Henry County to move the ball patiently to find openings. The Cats got good 3-point shooting in the first period from Mason Heightchew and Jacob Watson to help loosen the Panthers’ defense.

  • Correction

     

    An article on Charles Simpson’s involvement in mapping the moon for the Apollo 11 mission in the Feb. 11 edition, used an incorrect nickname for Simpson. He was known as Sonny, not Jimmy. Also, a historic detail was incorrect — Astronaut Michael Collins remained in orbit while his colleagues touched down on the moon. The Henry County Local regrets the errors. 

  • Time to stop double-taxing Social Security

    On January 28, 2015, I introduced the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act (H.R. 589).  This bill would assist our struggling middle class by eliminating an unnecessary and unjust double-tax on seniors.