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  • Rotary club recognizes Johnson

    Michael Duncan, Eminence Rotary Club Foundation Chairman, recently presented Rotarian Terry Johnson with the Paul Harris Fellow Award. A Paul Harris Fellow is an award given to a Rotarian in recognition of a donation to the Rotary Foundation of at least $1,000. The funds thus donated are used to support a number of Rotary projects aimed at educational and humanitarian programs around the world. The Eminence Rotary Club has been recognized for one of the highest per capita levels of Paul Harris Fellows in the district.

  • Hillsboro Road to close Monday for bridge work

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 5 Office recently announced closure of KY 997, also known as Hillsboro Road, in Henry County due to bridge replacement.
    A contract was recently awarded to replace the bridge over White Sulphur Fork at mile point 1.9 near Hebron Creek Road.
     KY 997 is scheduled for closure at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 6. A signed detour will be in place via KY 157, KY 1606 and US 421.
    KYTC awarded this construction project to Certified Construction Company of Kentucky LLC in the amount of $140,496.  

  • Three New Castle men charged with growing pot

    Three New Castle men have been charged with cultivating marijuana on their properties following a tip received by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
    Last Wednesday afternoon, Henry County Sheriff Deputy Chase Dewitt followed-up on a report of possible marijuana plants at a residence at 738 East Cross Main in New Castle. Upon arrival, the homeowner, David Woodrum Sr., gave Dewitt permission to search the property and admitted he was growing marijuana for his “personal use.”

  • Fun at the Fair
  • Budget message raises new tax idea

    In order to position the City of Campbellsburg for new opportunities and growth, Mayor Rex Morgan talked about the need to raise funds through an employment-based tax.
    Morgan discussed the idea in his budget message prior to the second reading and approval of the revenues and expenses for fiscal year 2015-16 at the city council’s June meeting.

  • Homemaker honored
  • Avian flu outbreak leads to restrictions

    State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout has enacted restrictions on bird sales and movement in Kentucky to protect Kentucky’s poultry industry and bird population from the current avian influenza outbreak.

    “We are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution,” Dr. Stout said. “Poultry is Kentucky’s leading agricultural commodity, and we will do everything we can to keep our commercial and backyard poultry industries secure.”

  • New agricultural agent to arrive August 3

    We are very happy to be able to announce that the position of Henry County Extension Agent for Agriculture has been filled by Levi Berg. He will start on August 3.  We will be hosting a welcome reception, probably on the afternoon of August 6.

    Be watching for details so you can stop by and meet Levi.

  • Celebate. Remember. Fight Back.

    Although Henry County’s Relay For Life was moved indoors Friday night, spirits were not dampened by the rain falling outside. Relay teams set up booths in the Henry County Middle School  

  • Celebate. Remember. Fight Back.

    Although Henry County’s Relay For Life was moved indoors Friday night, spirits were not dampened by the rain falling outside. Relay teams set up booths in the Henry County Middle School