Today's Sports

  • HCHS march to region tops hoops...


    The highlight of the 2017-18 basketball season came near the end when Henry County and Carroll County played a thrilling double-overtime contest that saw the Wildcats pull out a 78-74 win to advance to the district championship game and earn a spot in the regional tournament.

    It was that kind of season for the Wildcats. 

  • Warming up to spring sports...

     It felt like a long winter to me. It wasn’t particularly snowy and while we had a few cold snaps, it wasn’t particularly cold; it was just long this year. 

    Whatever the reason, I am ready for spring and all that it brings in the way of outdoor activities. 

    For me, that is covering high school softball, baseball and track and riding my bike around the county.

  • New fishing regulations for 2018...

     A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Bearcats end Wildcats'...


    The Henry County Wildcats hosted Anderson County Feb. 28 in the first game of the Eighth Region tournament and fell victim to a torrid second quarter drought as the Bearcats outscored them 21-6.

    Both teams started the game playing very deliberately. Henry County’s first possession lasted 55 seconds and resulted in a basket in the lane by Trevor Hardin.

    Anderson answered with three consecutive baskets to lead 6-2 with 4:49 left in the first period.

  • Sampson signs with Saints


    The Thomas More Saints football team added another Henry County player to their roster when Colin Sampson signed with the Division III team Feb. 26 in the Henry County High School library.

    Sampson will join Wyatt Finnell who signed with the Saints earlier in the month.

  • Dark cloud hanging over March...

     I have watched less college basketball this season than probably any season in my life. There are several factors involved in my turning away from a game I have loved since I was a little kid watching University of Kentucky basketball games on Saturday afternoons.

  • Henry Hoopla coming soon

     It is almost time for the Henry Hoopla bracket contest. Selection Sunday is March 11. After the tournament has been set, make your picks and join our contest.

    We will be using the cbssports.com March Madness bracket games to enter contestants.

    However, if you do not feel comfortable entering online, send your brackets to us at the “Henry County Local” and we will enter them for you.

    Only one bracket per player may be entered.

  • Young, Saints reach NCAA tourney


    Former Henry County High School basketball player Austin Young and his Thomas More teammates headed back to the NCAA Division III tournament after winning both the Presidents’ Athletic Conference regular season and conference tournament. It was the Saints’ second consecutive appearance in the final 64. 

    The Saints wrapped up the regular season title with a 92-70 win over Washington and Jefferson in the final regular season game.

  • Wildcats beat Panthers in double...


    The Henry County Wildcats and Carroll County Panthers split their regular season contests with both teams winning in the friendly confines of their gymnasiums. So it was only fitting that that the two teams meet on a neutral court in Owen County to decide the season series with a chance to play for a district championship and a berth in the regional tournament at stake. 

    When the game got under way it was intense from the opening tip with the lead seesawing back and forth by the quarter.

  • EHS tops Lady Cats in district...


    The Eminence Warriors took on the Henry County Lady Cats in the first round of the 31st District basketball tournament and came from behind to win and advance to the semifinals.

    The Warriors fell behind early, as they could not make a field goal in the first period.

    The Lady Cats’ Savannah Medley scored the first basket of the game on an inside move before Ella White scored on a 12-footer to make it 4-0. White struck again with a move along the baseline to make it 6-0 before Katherine Buckler hit a free throw.