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Today's News

  • Miskell named Lady Cats' golf coach

    sports@hclocal.com

    Derrick Miskell has been named the new girls golf coach for Henry County High School. Miskell, a 2002 graduate of Eminence High School, is a member of the board of directors at the Henry County Country Club and has been an avid golfer since he was a teenager.

    Miskell and his wife, April, and their four children, Addison, 12, Dean, 10, Beaux, 8, and Hunter, 6, live on Sunnyside Road outside Eminence.

  • Hadden competes in national tourney

    sports@hclocal.com

    Rising Henry County High School senior Alex Hadden traveled to Bartlett, Tennessee outside Memphis last week to compete in the Bubba Conlee National Junior Golf tournament and finished tied for 24th in a field of 124 golfers from across the nation and around the world.

    Hadden shot four-over par on the par-70 Quail Ridge Golf Course. He shot 70 on July 1 in the first round and followed that up with 72 on each of the next two days.

    John Marshall Butler of Louisville won the tournament with a three-day total of five-under par.

  • The state of American soccer

    Soccer in the United States at the highest level has been on display throughout the summer as the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) played in the World Cup and the U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) played host to the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup, which takes place every two years.

    The USWNT has been the predominant power in world soccer since the first Women’s World Cup in 1991. They won again famously on home soil in 1999 in a penalty kick shootout over China.

  • Legislative update by Rep. Rick Rand

    While the approval of new laws is a wintertime activity, their actual implementation doesn’t generally take place until the much-quieter days of summer.

    This follows a constitutional requirement that says new laws take effect 90 days after the General Assembly completes its regular session. The only exceptions are if the law is an emergency or has a specific enactment date.

    Even with several days set aside for organizational matters, the General Assembly was able to approve a wide array of laws during our 30 meeting days.

  • Understanding the brevity of life

    I’ve been around a long time; and in the time I’ve lived, I’ve been privileged to know a lot of old people. Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate their wisdom—wisdom born of experience, age and reflection. I am now one of those old people.

    In recent days, I’ve been reflecting on time—particularly the speed of time and the brevity of life.

  • Public Records: July 10, 2019

    KSP Arrests

    Mackenzie Robinson, 28, of Pendleton was arrested on July 1 on charges of failure to appear.

    Joseph McQuillan, 24, of London was arrested on July 1 on charges of possession of a controlled substance, first degree, third or greater offense (methamphetamine).

    Qhyn Havens, of La Grange was arrested July 3 on charges of third degree terroristic threatening.

    Timothy Perkins, 41, of Pleasureville was arrested July 3 on charges of failure to appear and non-payment of court costs fees or fines.

  • Local Buzz: July 10, 2019

    Church Activities

    Henry County churches interested in playing in coed softball tournaments this summer at Harry Hill Park should contact Drennon Pastor Corey Beatty at (502) 541-0296.

    Sulphur Christian Church meets for Worship and Wellness, a whole wellness program that includes spiritual, physical and emotional wellness, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday.

    Drennon Christian Church meets from 6 to 8 p.m. most Wednesdays. Check the Facebook page for the current schedule.

  • Renovation of "The Roy" underway

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    Henry County High School’s Roy L. Winchester Gymnasium has been undergoing renovations that will not be complete until just before the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    The first step in the renovation was tearing out the gym floor and bleachers and replacing the floor. The second step was repainting the new floor to look like it did before. The third and final step will come in August when new bleachers will be installed.

    The first two steps were completed last week.

  • Past Kentuckians knew the cost of chemical weapons

    By Stuart W. Sanders

    Kentucky Historical Society

    Technicians at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County have started destroying chemical weapons stored at the site.

     The first munition neutralized this month was mustard gas, a blistering agent that was widely used during the First World War. During that conflict, Kentuckians knew the dangers posed by that weapon as local soldiers fell victim to it and other poisonous gases.

  • 4-H Family Fun Night a hit, awards given to students

    The 4-H Family Fun Night Event was held on June 6 at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service pavilion with approximately 100 in attendance.

    Those honored were the Clover Level Achievement Award winners. There were two Level I Achievement Awards: Callie Derossett and Cambree Thompson-Tingle. Ella McManis received her Level 2 Clover Award. Henry County was honored to have two Gold Award Achievement Level winners: Kellyn Smith and Kendyll Smith. This level is reserved for those that have participated and competed at the highest level within the 4-H program.