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Today's News

  • DeBurger slugging for Transy

    When Krista DeBurger played softball for the Henry County Lady Cats most fans that followed the team thought of her as a pitcher first. But DeBurger was also one of the best hitters on the team in her senior season and she is using her hitting prowess to make a big contribution to her college team, the Transylvania Pioneers.

    DeBurger, a freshman, is leading the team in home runs with five, batting average (.396) and RBIs (18). She also leads the team in slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

  • UK's improbable run to the finals

    I have to say it again. I didn’t see it coming. The Kentucky Wildcats’ gave me no indication that they could make a glorious run to the championship game of the NCAA tournament.

    When you look at the regular season run-in all you see is losses and lackluster performances.

    On Feb. 27, the Cats lost to Arkansas in overtime. One might say losing in overtime to Arkansas isn’t so bad. But it was a home game. The Cats don’t lose SEC home games,but they did this year…twice. The Gators got ‘em by 10 points in February.

  • HCHS Student Athlete of the Week-Aly Stanley

    Aly is a junior on the Lady Cats’ softball team.

    Parents- Angela Foree Stanley and David Stanley

    What do you do for fun?

    Hang out with friends and family.

    How about school clubs?

    FBLA, Pep club, FOR club and Beta Club.

    Favorite school subject and why:

    Math, it just comes easy to me.

    Favorite TV shows:

    Pretty Little Liars and The Bachelor.

    Favorite Movie:

    The Lucky One.

    Favorite music style/artist:

    Country/none.

    Favorite food:

  • Henry Hoopla

    83 points
    Devin McIntosh
    82 points
    Shelly McAlister
    80 points
    Margaret Capito
    Brent McAlister
    74 points
    Craig Meadows
    Danny Meadows
    Linda Gregory
    73 points
    Tyler Truman
    Michael Brent
    Tyler Shryock
    Blair Yancey
    Kyle Heightchew
    71 points
    Sherry Watts
    70 points
    Chic Willhite
    Mickie Brent

  • Candidates for Henry County Clerk

    Shanda Archer:

    What are the

    important traits in your opinion for county clerk?

  • EIS deploys new system

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Eminence schools plan to deploy a new learning management system, or LMS. The new system, called It’s Learning, will ideally allow students, teachers and parents to all check students’ schoolwork, keep track of their progress and streamline education.

    According to Eminence Superintendent Buddy Berry, the new system completely meets the needs of his district.

  • Rain, Floods, Mud

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    According to the National Weather Service, Henry County has had a “departure from normal” accumulation of 8 inches of precipitation in the last week.

    Heavy pockets of rain and thunderstorm cells moved into the county Thursday night into early Friday morning causing flash flooded pastures along the Kentucky River, rising creek levels and one reported mudslide.

  • Census shows farm size increase, decrease in number

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The rural landscape of farms in Henry County hasn’t changed since 1909, but the amount of farms has drastically diminished according to the Census of Agriculture.

    Using data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, a snapshot of farms, acreage and production from 1909 to 2007, the market value of crops and livestock has steared land ownership, the average age of individuals who principally farm as an occupation and where they have historically invested their capital.

  • Students take Odyssesy to Iowa

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Odyssey of the Mind club at Eminence Middle School recently brought home second place at the Kentucky State Tournament, held on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus in Richmond, which qualifies them to move on to the World Finals on the campus of Iowa State University, May 28-31.

  • P’ville looks at updates

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Pleasureville City Council has been heading an effort recently to update the town’s infrastructure. This effort has evolved into a full-blown beautification project. At the heart of the issue, though, is the desire to make Pleasureville more inviting, as well as more up to date.

    According to Mayor Rodney Young, two sections of sidewalk have already been completed.