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  • All students can now eat for free

    Every child enrolled in either Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) or Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) can eat two meals a day at school for free next year.
    Both districts recently added onto the participating schools in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), part of the National School lunch Program (NSLP) administered by the U.S.D.A.

  • Couple strives to serve community and family through business

    To the Fitzgerald family, Sammy’s Bakery in Eminence is much more than a place to offer handmade donuts and coffee. It’s an investment in family, in community and in an underused craft.
    Micah and Kyla Fitzgerald, parents of four, worked meticulously and lovingly to revamp the former Sam’s Place service station into their own sustainable business in order to bring balance to their work and family lives.

  • Body found on Bates Lane; police await autopsy results

     An autopsy may provide investigators with an indication why the body of a 59-year-old man was found June 30 in a field near Bates Lane in Henry County, according to the Kentucky State Police (KSP).

    KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a 911 call at approximately 7:45 p.m. reporting a deceased male in the field, found near a vehicle, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, a spokesman for the state police.

  • Campbellsburg Day 2017

    Campbellsburg residents were treated to a day of parades, food, live entertainment and general community fellowship with Saturday’s Campbellsburg Day. Held in the center of town, the parade traveled down Main Street, booths and vendors were set up along the breezeway between downtown shops, food vendors parked behind the central shopping center and several bounce houses and rides were located in the grassy area behind the parking lot.

  • Relay For Life

    Kristen Lowry/Special to the Local

     

    The community gathered at the Henry County High School track complex for the Relay For Life fundraiser event Saturday night. This year, organizers moved the event from Friday to Saturday and paired it with a car show in an effort to garner new interest, make the event more convenient to attend, and of course, to raise more money for cancer research and patient services. 

  • 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.