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  • 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.

  • Davis resigns

     

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    Congressman Geoff Davis announced at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, that he resigned from his post as congressman for Kentucky’s Fourth District. 

    “I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years,” he said in a statement released by email.

    In 2011, Davis announced that he would not seek re-election in 2012, although at that time, he planned to complete his term. 

  • Candidates face KFB questions

    When it comes to two key policy issues facing farmers, the candidates for the 47th House District agree: nothing should change.

    Incumbent Rep. Rick Rand, Democrat of Bedford, and Republican T.K Broecker of La Grange faced questions from chairmen of the Henry, Oldham and Trimble Kentucky Farm Bureau Boards.

  • Courts to close for 1 day

    The Henry County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Aug. 6, as part of a statewide series of three furlough days scheduled for 2012.

    Court services, from district court to circuit court offices will be unavailable.

    Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Monday, Aug. 6, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the first of three furlough days in 2012. This will be the first time since Kentucky’s modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget.

  • Scott makes sweet music for HCPS

    Bruce Scott will never forget the first time he held a cello in his hands.
    He hopes to encourage the same in Henry County orchestra students.
    Scott was diagnosed with first stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma around Thanksgiving 2011. The disease has been in remission since April. After his cancer went into remission, Scott wanted to celebrate by doing something for the fledgling orchestra group Eastern Elementary Arts and Humanities teacher Amy Knight started.

  • New health department means more services

    With the continuing rise of health care, receiving health services without insurance can be costly.
    The new Henry County Health Department building hosts a larger facility to offer more health care services on and off the property.
    The new location on US 421 includes six new clinic rooms, compared to the old location’s two, and a separate laboratory area. North Central Health District Director Renee Blair said the department will schedule new services like larger specialty clinics such as cancer screening, WIC and family planning.