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  • 2017 Henry County Fair Pageant Preview

    Gearing up for the Henry County Fair pageants, several contestants attended first-week rehearsals last Wednesday and Thursday. Contestants who were not able to attend the rehearsals submitted photographs. Rehearsals were held again this week, 

    with a final mandatory practice and deadline to enter as Saturday, July 1.  

  • School Briefs, June 28, 2017

    Eastern’s video wins

    The “Litterless Lunch Club” video created by Eastern Elementary School students Marley Cobb, Abril Lopez, Olyvya Sykes-Uriarte and Carrie Stewart won second place in the Paradigm Challenge and $2,000, which will be split between the four students. 

    The team barely missed being sent to Los Angeles for the awards program.

    Biano makes dean’s list

  • Walk this way

    Walking and running may seem like two of the simplest ways to get healthy, but it’s important to remember to stay alert when you exercise on sidewalks and along roadways.  

    Whether you are a pedestrian or a driver, it’s vital for you to be cautious and courteous to others. Remember not one group has sole rights to the road. We must share it with others. Here are some safety tips for drivers and pedestrians. 

    Pedestrians

  • Are garden weeds driving you crazy?

    Like many around the county, weeds are trying to take over my garden, and it feels almost like a full-time job trying to control the weeds. 

    This is why I want to talk about weeds because everyone wants that beautiful, high producing garden. 

    First off, why are weeds in your garden bad? Weeds cause many problems, but probably the biggest problem is weeds compete with your crops for nutrients, water and sunlight. 

  • Baxter awarded honorary FFA degree

    Charlene Baxter of Pleasureville was awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree at a special ceremony during the 88th State FFA Convention in Lexington.  The honorary degree is awarded to adults who have made a significant contribution to the state association.  Past recipients of the award have included several Kentucky governors, various leaders in agriculture and education and numerous individuals who have provided service to the organization over the course of multiple years.

  • Henry County Livestock Team competes

     

    Members of the newly formed Henry County Livestock team traveled to the state 4H judging event last week in Western Kentucky.

  • Local teens represent Henry County at conference

    From July 12 through15, ten teens from Henry County attended the 4-H State Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The teens were Maray Baker, Ethan Dockter, Micah Hardin, Abigale Hunter, Bryanna Imel, Camryn McManis, Emma Noe, Kellyn Smith, Kendyll Smith, and Janey Thompson. 

  • Notice regarding Local

    Due to the Fourth of July holiday, early deadlines are in place for the Henry County Local’s July 5 issue. All content – advertising and submissions – must be received by 10 a.m. Friday, June 30, for inclusion in the July 5 edition.

    Also, because of our early deadline to go to press on Monday, July 3, by noon, all Henry County Fair coverage, from pageant winners to livestock shows to mud runs and tractor pulls, will appear in the July 12 issue of the “Henry County Local.”

     

  • Commission rules LG&E, KU can increase rates

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission recently issued its ruling in the rate review for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, upholding the majority of the settlement reached by 18 interested parties to the case. 

  • EPD's Wells completes training

    Sergeant Mike Wells of the Eminence Police Department recently completed the 122-hour, three-week Academy of Police Supervision through the Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond. It is one of the most challenging classes, both mentally and physically that is offered. Wells is the first officer from the Eminence Police Department to complete the program.