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Today's News

  • Holiday Bazaar is getting closer; get ready to find that perfect gift

    The weather is cooler, the holiday lights are beginning to twinkle at area stores, and it is time to think about those dreaded words: holiday shopping. No longer do those have to be words that put fear into the hearts of men (and women). The 19th Annual Extension Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Henry County Homemakers Organization, will help you fill up those stockings with no problem at all.

  • Rainfall report for September, October: We had plenty

    The weather for the past two months definitely changed in the amount of rainfall in Henry County.  At least one or two reporting stations reported only an inch of rain in July, with a similar report in August. 

  • Country Ham Project signups are under way

    If you are interested in participating in the 4-H Country Ham Project it is now time to sign up.  The project will not begin until January, but organizers like to know how many raw hams they will need to purchase because of the large number of 4-H’ers across the state who participate in this event.

  • Countywide road cleanup is Nov. 5

    Greetings from the Henry County Planning and Zoning Office. Saturday, Nov. 5, is the annual countywide road cleanup day. This program has been in place for several years. A $28,000 litter abatement grant through the Energy and Enviroment Cabinet and the Kentucky Department of Waste Management help fund this event, which is administrated through the Solid Waste Office of Henry County.

    The program donates $100 per mile for groups to clean the roadways in our county.

  • Kentucky gaining ground in science and technology

    Over the last few decades, Kentucky has gained a well-earned reputation for its groundbreaking work in science and technology.

    We will forever be home to the world’s first self-contained artificial heart and the nation’s first hand transplant, for example, and two of our researchers were behind the world’s first 100 percent effective cancer vaccine.

  • Drennon Road work to begin Friday

    Of all the roads in the county, Drennon Road (Kentucky 202) has generated more complaints compared to the rest put together.

    After several delays, the work is scheduled to take place this weekend.

    “Drennon Road is heavily traveled by trucks from the quarry hauling rock out of the quarry,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday. While the trucks are within the weight limits set by the state, the traffic still creates wear and tear on the roadway.

  • Library board seeking input on new building

    If you could build a new county library, what amenities would you want it to have?

    That’s the question that Henry County Public Library Director Joe Schwiess will pose during a public brainstorming session set for 7-8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 3) at the library, located at 172 Eminence Terrace in Eminence.

    The library board of trustees is in the initial stages of planning a new facility, and while he and the board already have ideas about what a new facility should include, more input is welcome.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Nov. 2

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center
    from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends”) meets for unprogrammed worship every Saturday after- noon at 4, at Port Royal Methodist Church. This informal group is under the guidance of Lexington Friends Meeting. Contact Betsy Packard: dogbydog123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • ELECTION 2011

    Incumbent Billy Sanders faces two challengers for his job as Henry County jailer in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

    Sanders, previously a deputy jailer who was named to replace Ronnie Stephens as jailer after he resigned the post earlier this year, has entered the race as a write-in candidate.

    Though Sanders is a Democrat, the county Democratic party nominated Scott Southworth in July to be their candidate. Doug Kemp was nominated as the Henry County Republican Party’s candidate.

  • What do you want to be?

    It’s easy for young children to fantasize about what they want to be when they grow up. The tricky part it showing them how to make those dreams reality.