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  • Starview: From dairy to nursery

    What began as a family owned dairy farm in 1971 turned into what may be one of Henry County’s best kept secrets.

    In 1971, John, Jim and Ed Ott moved to Henry County and invested in a 400-acre dairy and produce farm. About 20 years later, the trio decided it was time to stop milking  the cows and start growing a few more plants. Starview Greenhouses was born.

  • The Care Team Connection

    Submitted by S. LuAnn Mink, RN
    For the Henry County CARE Team

    A growing number of people are turning to cutting and other self harming behaviors as a means of dealing with emotional pain. These deliberate actions of injury generally begin in early adolescents, then become more pronounced in teenagers, and may continue into adulthood. 

  • Celebration Kids
  • Dancin’ to the music

    On Saturday, May 14, Eminence High School students gathered at Louisville Glassworks for their prom, which included an hour-long glass blowing demonstration (top right). Clockwise from the top, Trey Paris shows off his dancing moves. Keelie Dyson reacts after dancing with Dre Banta, right. Jennifer Moore twirls her dress before the big dance gets started. Candace Wells and others dance together. Cassidy Spies and Chris Crenshaw share a quiet moment outside of the dancing group. The dancing kicked off with a bit of a conga line as the students danced through the room.

  • Local Faith

    Love who?

    Osama bin Laden is dead. The news of his death has given rise to some surprises — at least for me. For one thing, I had grown so used to his being out there and illusive, I truly had not given much thought to his ever being found or to justice ever being done. The news that he had been found and killed by American Armed Forces surprised me.

  • Church Directory

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church
    Rev. James Maroney
    9255 Main St., Campbellsburg • 532-0200
    Sunday School, 6:30 p.m.; Worship 7:30 p.m.
    Ballardsville Baptist Church
    Tiny Wolfenbarger, Pastor
    4300 S. Hwy 53, Ballardsville • 222-9165
    Sunday Early Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.
    Berea Christian Church
    Anne Gregory, Pastor
    685 Franklinton Rd., Pleasureville
    Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

  • Budget in the red

    “After eight years in the black, this year, it won’t happen.”

    That was the stern dose of reality Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent delivered to the Henry County Fiscal Court as it gathered April 28 for the first reading of the 2011-2012 budget.

  • They’re about Tractor Day

    According to the 2011 FFA shirts, the Henry County High School FFA is about Tractor Day, muddy trucks and the FFA. And on Thursday, May 5, they showed what they were about in greens, reds and yellows across new and old makes and models of tractors.

    Delayed by a couple of days, the students had crystal clear weather as they made the annual tractor parade from 4 Seasons BP to the parking lot of Henry County High School, where their fellow students waited to cheer them on.

  • Putting the Capstone in food banks

    The goal to provide better nutrition for the most vulnerable segments of the population starts with fresh produce “from apples to zucchini.”

    So says Tamara Sandberg, executive director of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks.

    Capstone Produce Auction owner David Neville also has been looking for a way to help narrow that gap.

  • New Castle to offer free Music and Movie at the historic Locker building

    Two adults and two children squeeze into the family’s gas-saving compact car and head for an evening at the Louisville multiplex theaters nearest to Henry County.

    What will it cost?

    In dollars, roundtrip gas could run about $10 plus at least $32 for movie tickets. Then there’s the popcorn and drinks.  If the grown-ups split a large and the little ones each have their own small (they don’t share quietly) the concession stand collects about $18.

    That adds up to $60... not including sales tax.