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  • One Tank Trip: Henry Clay’s Ashland

    Henry Clay’s house Ashland stands as a bridge between the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

    As a child, Clay witnessed British soldiers raid his house and grew up in slaveholding Hanover County, W.Va., in the same county as Patrick Henry where Henry County gets its name.

    County residents can reach Ashland in an hour. It is 60 miles from Eminence to Lexington and takes less than half a tank of gas.

  • Take 5 with Maryellen Garrison

    Basic bio

    Originally born in Groesbeck, Ohio near Cincinnati.

    Graduate of University of Cincinnati, 1971.  Graduated on a Sunday and started working for the extension on a Monday 42 years ago. Degree in nutrition and dietetics.

    Why did you major in Nutrition and Dietetics?

    I started in American History it was called American Studies as a major. The only job opportunities was like in an ambassador’s office and it sounded like nothing I would be suited for.

  • Dirty business lets you get your Mud Madness on

    Bryan Snider saw something that could be successful when he opened Mud Madness on his relatives’ land.

    Snider revamped a business idea in eastern Henry County that is garnering attention from riding clubs in Louisville, Indiana and Cincinnati.

    With a sound business policy and 600 acres of trails full of switchbacks and inclines, Snider hopes his business will be something the entire county can be proud of and enjoy.

  • Shelbyville’s Southern States closes doors; Eminence is open

    By Cameron Koch

    Landmark News Service

    One of Shelby County’s long-standing farm supplies store closed its doors Saturday.

  • Christina Walker takes meth plea

    Christina Walker will be the first sentenced out of a meth lab case involving her family: her husband, two daughters and a son.

    Walker signed an offer from the Commonwealth’s Attorney in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, pleading guilty to 1st degree possession of a controlled substance 1st offense and unlawful possession of a meth precursor, 1st offense, both class D felonies.

  • HCHS band are Cards for a day

    Henry County High School marching band students will appear in a 2014 movie based on a book about University of Louisville graduate Patrick Henry Hughes.

    Hughes wanted to play in a marching band, but couldn’t fulfill that dream until he met UofL Marching Band Director Dr. Greg Byrne.

  • PR Baptist celebrating 200 years

    When Port Royal Baptist Church celebrated its 100th  anniversary in 1913, an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 attendees filled the churchyard and streets.

    The church community invites the public to the 200th anniversary celebration on July 21 with the same enthusiastic capacity and hospitality.

    In 1913, the church was known as Cane Run Baptist Church and provisions for the potluck dinner to feed such a multitude included tables constructed in a nearby maple grove and a wire surrounded the tables.

  • Take 5 with Bobby Foree

    Bobby Foree Take 5

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

     

    Quick Bio

    7th generation family farmer

    1971 HCHS graduate

    BS in animal science UK, 1975

    MS agriculture education

    UK law degree

    Beef cattle farmer

     

    Why did you want to study law since farming was such a big part of your family?

     

  • Farm Bill amendment will allow hemp research

    Agriculture officials say they are pleased with newly passed legislation that will allow colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes in states where hemp production is allowed by state law.

    The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg) was one of three co-sponsors of the amendment and has filed a bill that would remove hemp from the federal definition of marijuana.

  • Shelbyville could get locally owned pharmacy

    By Todd Martin

    Shelby County could be close to getting a new locally owned pharmacy.

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear a development plan from Andrews Pharmacy at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The development plan calls for 1,500 square feet of the Shelby Hardware building, 1545 Midland Trail, to be converted into Andrews Pharmacy with the construction of an interior wall. The hardware store will remain.