Today's Features

  • There are many opportunities for youth ages nine to 19 to develop new skills right after school.  The activities are held at the Henry County Cooperative Extension service from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  All of these activities are free!

  • Meet 6-year-old Jimmy. He likes to climb all over furniture, run around and often speaks out of turn. His mom reports that she is worn out because Jimmy just won’t mind. His teacher says that Jimmy doesn’t pay attention in class and won’t finish his assignments. Is he just a stubborn six-year-old boy with lots of energy or does he have a true disorder that needs medical treatment?

  • Family Reunions

    Tipton/Bramblett Family Reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, at Bagdad Ruritan Building. Potluck meal at noon. For more information call Doris Cissell at (502) 722-1191.

    Bailey Family reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m., at the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive. Please bring a dish or two to share. For more information call Danny Bailey 502-875-5182.

    Farmers Market

  • When word got out at Eminence High School that biology and chemistry teacher Dawn Welch had been diagnosed this summer with breast cancer, members of the volleyball team decided they wanted to do something to show their support.

    During tomorrow’s home volleyball game against arch-rival Henry County High School, the team is hosting a “Pink Out,” decorating the gymnasium in pink and encouraging everyone who attends to join them in wearing pink – the color associated with the fight against breast cancer.

  • Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    The Alice Powell Circle of the New Castle First Baptist Church is hosting a Luncheon and Style Show at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. Call Peggy McCarty at (502) 845-2851 or Marilyn Rose at (502) 845-2379 to purchase tickets. Proceeds go to the renovation cost of the fellowship hall.

  • By Deanna Fields

    Submitted by the Henry County CARE Team

  • One student from Henry County was among the 1,400 students who received degrees during graduation ceremonies Aug. 13 at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.
    Christina Lyons, 1403 Radcliff Road, Smithfield, graduated with an MSN in primary-care nursing.

  • Pictured above are the Eastern Elementary School August students of the month. Back row, left to right: Ana Lopez, Mason McGuire, Ray Trippett, Isabella Bramblett, Isaac Logsdon, and Caylie Stone. Front row, left to right: Griffin Bom, Jenah Peyton, Lizzy Hansen, Kelli Booth, Madison Wilson, and Hannah Head.

  • Hay availability in Henry County and Kentucky may be short this winter because of weather events—last year’s drought, this year’s early record rainfall, and this year’s summer drought—both hay quality and yield are down.  Some effort at conservation and planning will help make hay last longer through the winter.

    Store hay inside a barn or other structure where it will remain dry.  Hay testing is the first step to knowing how much will be necessary to meet the nutritional needs of the animals to be fed, from horses to cattle to goats.

  • Submitted by Sue Barnett
    There is a song with lyrics that say, “If I can make someone happy as I travel on, then my life would not be in vain.”
    That is what Second Wind Dreams is all about. Our goal has been in the past to grant wishes and dreams to the residents at Homestead Nursing Home in New Castle. We’ve made their lives happier in many ways. Our dreams that have been granted in 2011 are:
    1. A Valentine party with music and decorations by the New Castle United Methodist women.