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  • Animals key to Davis’ life

    On a farm near Campbellsburg Joy Davis and her husband wanted to get back to the country.

    More than ten years and a petting zoo later, Davis’ only regret may be she doesn’t have more land.

    Joy Davis had grown up on the farm in Missouri just as her husband did in Kentucky. In 1999, the couple lived in Maryland and decided the time was right to move.

    Davis started working at the Henry County Animal Clinic and found her first petting zoo acquisition in an unexpected situation.

  • Henry County Biggest Loser

  • HCSO debuts kids’ ID machine

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Department’s new identification machine will allow parents to keep accurate information about their children safely not just in the county but across the country.

  • 6 counties work together for economic development

    Members of the Henry County Economic Development Board have teamed up with six counties to increase opportunities for residents and the county.

    The I-71 Corridor Group encompasses judges-executive and members from Henry, Trimble, Oldham, Carroll, Gallatin and Owen Counties with intent to attract and retain businesses and stimulate economies along the interstate. Economic Development Chair Harold Bratton considers the group a catalyst for Henry County’s own economic future.

  • Commissioner charged with assault

    A New Castle city commissioner was arrested in June after allegedly assaulting a tenant with a baseball bat.

    Trooper Zach Morris arrested New Castle City Commissioner Juanita Raisor for 4th degree assault minor injury while conducting an investigation.

  • FSA pursuing drought disaster declaration

    For three straight months, portions of Henry County have had 21 days without rain, including a 12-day stretch at the end of May.

    The county’s farmers are acutely aware of the lack of rain, and last week, Dennis Campbell with the USDA Farm Service Agency drafted a letter requesting the county receive a disaster declaration.

    Exactly what that means for farmers is up in the air, as the U.S. congress left for its summer break without addressing the nation’s farm bill, a package that would make available some disaster programs.

  • Lyle sworn in as circuit clerk

    Judge Karen Conrad swore Gina Lyle in as Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Friday morning with Lyle’s family, friends and staff in attendance.

    Lyle celebrates 24 years of working in the department this month and considers her position one of service for the county and community.

    “I am very excited and very proud,” Lyle said. “I feel really blessed and want to thank the people of Henry County for putting me where I am and believing in me.”

  • A little bit of everything

    Michele Thompson can make anyone feel lazy.

    She custom makes leather belts to each patron’s waist size with onsite personal leather stamping. She takes breakfast and lunch orders, cooks and serves exotic meat dishes of bison, elk and venison, and fits friendly conversation in with customers while managing the store she took over from her late father ‘Choctaw’ Jim Thompson.

  • Odd Fellows homecoming and parade to include parade, raffle

    The International Order of the Odd Fellows Washington Lodge # 1513 will celebrate its 140 year anniversary during the annual homecoming picnic at Harry Hill Park August 18.
    The order invites all lodges to attend. Kentucky State University and Henry County High School’s marching bands will perform in the parade with all brothers and sisters leaving the hall at 11 a.m.
    The order will also sell raffle tickets for the event.
    For more information about the event or tickets call (502) 220-6806 during the day or (502) 845-2892.
     

  • FSA pursuing drought disaster declaration

    For three straight months, portions of Henry County have had 21 days without rain, including a 12-day stretch at the end of May.

    The county’s farmers are acutely aware of the lack of rain, and last week, Dennis Campbell with the USDA Farm Service Agency drafted a letter requesting the county receive a disaster declaration.

    Exactly what that means for farmers is up in the air, as the U.S. congress left for its summer break without addressing the nation’s farm bill, a package that would make available some disaster programs.