Today's News

  • New radio station blasts Southern rock and country

    When the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) carved out bandwidth for new, lower frequency FM stations, radio and television broadcast company Kentuckiana Broadcast Group and its other business, New Albany Broadcasting Company Inc. jumped at the chance for new listeners.

    Co-owners Pete Boyce and David B. Smith originally ran a talk radio station, 1600 AM, which simulcasts on WKYI 94.1 FM, before the station pivoted to a new format.

  • Group brings Pride in Henry County Arts, Music, Poetry and Prose

    Martha Tarry Simpson and Wayne Sparrow created a “dream child” after hearing friend Todd Campbell’s stories about growing up in Henry County.

    In 2009 Simpson decided their friend’s orations, mostly about Campbell’s grandmother, were too precious not to share with the community. 

    Simpson went on a mission to produce a show that featured not only Campbell and his work, but to showcase other artists, musicians and artisans. 

  • Public Record - Dec. 19, 2018


    Devin Samuel Ray Brown, 22, Louisville — arrested Dec. 2 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

    Patrick Larome Lewis Jr., Memphis, Tennessee for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia

    Brian Patrick Mattingly, 37, Louisville — arrested Dec. 3 for speeding 20 mph over the limit, failure to wear seatbelt, operating on a suspended or revoked license, failure to surrender revoked license and failure to appear

  • Local Buzz - Dec. 19, 2018

    Church activities

    Sulphur Christian Church meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

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

    Life Church will hold Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

  • Environment, nutrition and separation stress weaning calves

    Over the last few months, I have gotten a few questions from beef producers about weaning calves. Most of the problems such as poor health and poor growth of calves is caused by stress. During weaning, calves experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social. All of these stresses can be minimized with proper management.

  • Introducing: Henry County Review of Books

    BY Carden Willis and John Inscore Essick

    The Henry County Local is beginning a monthly column we are calling the Henry County Review of Books. Authors Carden Willis and John Inscore Essick will take turns highlighting a book that has happened into their hands and challenged us, inspired us or gotten us talking to each other.

  • The other Christmas story

    The Christmas story most of us learned in church is a combination of stories recorded in the Gospels according to Luke and Matthew. We take what they recorded, which occurred over several months, and neatly package it into one spectacular night.

    Mary and Joseph arrive in Bethlehem . . . Mary gives birth to Jesus . . . Angels sing to shepherds and shepherds come to the manger to see Jesus . . . From far, far away, three Magi (or kings) show up with expensive gifts for Jesus, only to disappear as quickly as they came.

  • Legislative update from Rep. Rick Rand

    One of our country’s great success stories over the past 50 years is the steep decline in deadly auto accidents. Highway fatalities that exceeded 50,000 a year in the early 1970s have since dropped below 40,000, even with significant growth in the number of drivers on the road.

     Kentucky has taken full advantage of this welcome trend. In fact, 2013’s total was the lowest we’ve seen in the commonwealth since the late 1940s.

  • Lady Cats pick up two district wins


    The Henry County Lady Cats hosted the Eminence Warriors Dec. 4 and defeated their district rivals, 47-37, after falling behind early.

    The Warriors got off to a strong start when Emilie Ethington hit a 3-pointer on their first possession of the game. The long-range bomb put Ethington over the 1,000-point mark for her career and brought a momentary halt to the game as she was presented a game ball to commemorate the occasion.

    After the stoppage, Ethington hit two free throws to make it 5-0 with 5:29 left in the opening period.

  • Wildcats defeat Frankfort Christian, 91-68


    The Henry County Wildcats got their first victory of the season when they hosted Frankfort Christian Dec. 4.

    After a slow start, the Wildcats poured it on in the second half to pull away from the 11th Region school.

    The Royals poured in 21 points to just 15 for the Wildcats in the first period. Sophomore Zachary Semones did most of the damage as he scored 16 of the 21 points. He would go on to score 43 for the game.

    The Wildcats improved in the second period and outscored the Royals 24-17 to lead 39-38 at halftime.