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  • Comer takes hemp to the hill

    After a three-day blitz on Washington, D.C., this month, James Comer, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture, felt assured industrial hemp had enough support for legalization.

    Jonathan Miller, member of the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission, former state treasurer and deputy political director for the Clinton/Gore 1992 presidential campaign, traveled with Comer and State Sen. Paul Hornback for nonpartisan talks.

  • A home of history and heart

    Diana Powell and Garry Baxter love family and country life.

    The couple’s recent renovation of Powell’s grandparent’s home led them not just on a journey of family history, but a discovery of historical significance for Henry County.

    Powell grew up in Woodford County and spent summers at her grandmother Pearl Duncan Powell’s house on Drennon Road. Her grandparents had bought the home in the 1920s and operated a dairy farm and grew tobacco.

  • Smith-Berry celebrating 11 years; introducing new wines

    Chuck Smith thinks there’s a wine for everyone.

    The Smith-Berry Winery’s multi-medal win earlier this year may have proven just that.

    Wineries throughout the United States put more than 5,500 entries of their best-bottled wines on the table for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Smith said competition officials waived the winery’s entry fee just to have him, a winery from Kentucky, in the competition.

  • Outstanding Educator - Eminence Independent Schools: Kristan Lively

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce honored Kristan Lively as an outstanding educator for Eminence Independent Schools.

    Basic Bio

    Originally from Kentucky moved to Arizona and graduated from Joseph City High School.

    Attended Spalding University for a business undergraduate degree and masters in education.

    Currently working on leadership program at University of Cumberlands.

     

    What do you think led to you being chosen for Outstanding Educator?

  • C’Burg Station building could be ready in six weeks

    The Campbellsburg Station Community Center may be six weeks from completion.

    The playground, however, is still months away from becoming a reality.

    Monday night, city council members got a tour of the building that will serve as the community center, and an update from Craig Bratton.

    Bratton said some line items, like excavation and painting, would exceed budget, while some items like plumbing were under budget.

  • Unemployment rates up in half of state

    Unemployment rates rose in 60 Kentucky counties between March 2012 and March 2013, while 54 county rates decreased and six stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.1 percent. It was followed by Oldham County, 6.5 percent; Fayette County, 6.6 percent; Daviess, Franklin and Madison counties, 6.9 percent each; Ohio, Scott and Shelby counties, 7 percent each; and Hancock County, 7.1 percent.

  • Man charged in machete attack

    A Pleasureville man has been charged with an alleged machete-attack.

    Donald Austin Broughton, 26, was arrested Thursday, May 9, by Kentucky State Police with the help of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in connection with the assault of a Bethlehem man.

    KSP Det. Tim Moore and Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Mitchell found Broughton at his brother’s house in Shelby County.

  • ACT glitch delays testing

    School districts throughout the state changed their year-end testing schedules last week after an online glitch prevented students from completing tests.

    Nancy Rodriguez, spokeswoman for Kentucky Department of Education, said students across the state will finish with paper and pencil.

    “Tuesday and Wednesday several districts reported they were having problems,” Rodriquez said. “The vendor notified us that the problem would be corrected but by Friday we were told that wouldn’t be the case.”

  • Gov. orders Medicaid expansion

    Thousands of Henry Countians will have access to health coverage beginning in 2014, when the Commonwealth expands Medicaid as directed by Governor Steve Behsear.

    Beshear announced last week that he would expand the Medicaid health program for 308,000 Kentuckians in concert with the Affordable Care Act. The expansion will create an estimated 17,000 new jobs, $15.6 billion positive economic impact on the state.

  • Sheep attacked by dogs

    A pack of dogs attacked a Henry County couple’s sheep herd May 4, killing seven.

    Adriana Plum received a call from her husband Saturday after he witnessed a pack of dogs attack sheep near their home and farm on Jackson Road. Plum said the dogs traveled in a pack frequenting an open field near their farm.