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  • Prior to publishing, book began as family teaching aid

    The Pearson household in Pendleton has several good readers and one writer.
    For Amy Pearson, 30, a mother who home schools and serves as a substitute teacher in Trimble County, the impulse to help her oldest child learn to read caused her to put pen to paper.
    At that point, she had no thoughts of publishing her own work.

  • Cattlemen donate to Help Center

    Joe Durbin, left, with the Henry County Help Center, received a check for $1,000 from Irvin Kupper, president of the Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association, at the group’s January meeting.

  • Help Center launches Fifth Thursday give aways

    The Henry County Help Center will give away bread and produce on the fifth Thursday of the month, beginning Jan. 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m., according to Director Joe Durbin.
    The give away is open to all Henry County residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Participants will need to bring identification that shows they live in Henry County.
    Participants need to bring their own boxes and bags to fill, Durbin said.
    No volunteers will be available to help with carrying the items to vehicles.

  • Ham day

    Saturday morning brought 4-H’ers and community members to the Henry County Extension Office for its annual Ham Day. What began as a 4-H project of curing a country ham has grown into a community event now that Henry County’s Extension Office has a ham house to hang the hams for curing.

  • Hornback shares update on 2015 legislative session

    While there’s a push for the Kentucky Legislature to take up a smoking ban, state Sen. Paul Hornback indicated he’s wary of the unknown effects of so-far unregulated electronic cigarettes.
    About 17 constituents and local officials met with Hornback at the Henry County Courthouse Annex Monday as he shared his perspective and sought public input on the 30-day legislative session. He spoke about his concerns about e-cigarettes when an attendee asked if the state senator would introduce any legislation of his own.

  • Clubb to serve as first HCPS chairwoman

    A seemingly insignificant agenda item led to a history-making moment at the Henry County Public Schools’ monthly Board of Education meeting Thursday.
    Board member Miranda Clubb was chosen to serve as the chair of the board; the first woman ever to assume this leadership position.

  • Fiscal court considers fairgrounds crackdown

    With the prohibition against alcohol usage at the 4-H building at the Henry County Fairgrounds not working, a fiscal court committee will look at ways to possibly strengthen the ban.
    The problem usually arises when community members lease the building on a Friday or Saturday night for parties, county officials discussed at the Jan. 20 fiscal court meeting.
    This despite the rental contract having a clause saying there’s to be no alcohol on the premises, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent noted.

  • Foster care review board needs volunteers

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 31 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care, including Henry County, according to a news release from the Administrative Office of the Courts.
    Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
    Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.

  • Crash on 55 kills Carrollton woman

    A 27-year-old Carrollton woman died in a Tuesday single-vehicle crash at 5:21 p.m. on Highway 55 near Campbellsburg, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The vehicle driven by Kimberly A. Kindoll was traveling southbound on 55 at the time of the accident, when it left the west side of the road for unknown reasons, according to a state police news release. The vehicle came to a rest after striking a tree.
    The Henry County Coroner pronounced Kindoll dead at the scene. Authorities say she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

  • 300 Dreams

    Wish No. 300 granted by the Henry County Second Wind Dreams Committee to a senior brings to mind the saying, it’s the simple things that matter.
    Committee members who work to bring happiness to seniors brought Larry his request — two new pairs of sweat pants, Extension agent Maryellen Garrison, an organizer of Second Wind Dreams, said. This is pretty typical of what geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, founder of the international non-profit, realized after visiting with many seniors in nursing homes.