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Today's News

  • Look back bodes well for the future

    The 2014 spring sports season was as much about the future as it was about the present.

    So as we look back at the season, we will analyze the prospects for the future.

    •Two HCHS track athletes won regional titles this year. Patrick Cravens set a personal record in the most important meet of the season to take the discus title at the Region 3 Class AA meet held at Christian Academy.

  • Local trio key to UK's shotgun success

    Three Henry County men, Jacob Yount, Jordan Campbell and Connor Toole, helped the UK shotgun team to a fifth place finish at the Association of College Unions International National Shotgun Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas. The team shoots in the Division II level of competition, which consists mainly of club teams that are not supported by school or NCAA funding.

  • Sports Briefs

    Catfish Tournament Results

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club held their first catfish tournament of the 2014 season on Saturday, May 24.

    The Big Fish winner was Matthew Booth.

    Winners for total pounds caught were: 1st place-Troy White, 2nd place-Amanda Rayburn, 3rd place-Danny Adams.

    The next tournament will be held June 21st starting at 7 p.m. and ending at 7 a.m. June 22.

    Registration begins at 6 p.m. on June 21.

  • Local athletes receive postseason honors
  • New Castle goes patriotic

     

    The New Castle Patriotic Festival, formerly known as the New Castle Spring Fling, will be bigger, brighter and more patriotic this year.

  • Business opening makes for happy meal
  • Heroin on the rise in county

     

    Henry County has been largely spared from the heroin use and abuse that’s gripping other areas of Kentucky so far, according to local law enforcement and court officials. But they also see the demand for heroin increasing in the county.

  • Henry County could crack down on trashy homes

    Henry County Fiscal Court approved an expanded nuisance ordinance in order to go after more ramshackle properties at its May 20 meeting.
    The current ordinance defines as a nuisance those properties in residential-, commercial- or agricultural-zoned areas that have gotten to conditions that “render such premises or building dangerous or detrimental or adverse to the health and welfare of occupants of the premises or surrounding premises.”

  • Judge throws out Smith's lawsuits

    A federal court judge has dismissed lawsuits against Henry County and Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt filed by a woman who had more than 200 animals seized on her property in December 2011 during an animal cruelty investigation.
    The Dec. 12, 2011, raid on Terri Smith’s home led to Flinkfelt charging both her and her husband Kenneth with 218 counts of second-degree animal cruelty.

  • It’s time for cooler heads to prevail

    It’s my opinion that the world is rarely black and white. Usually issues, especially ones that are social in nature, fall somewhere in the gray middle. And that’s a scary place. Most of us don’t like to operate in shades of gray because black and white is so much easier.