Today's News

  • Celebrating the 'gift of all time'

    “‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

    Clement Clarke Moore’s poem never ceases to move me.  It awakens memories of Christmases past and hopes for Christmas present.

    Christmas Eve in my childhood home was a grand time. Our decorated Christmas tree would have beneath it a scattering of wrapped presents, but my sister and I knew that come Christmas morning, those few presents would be dwarfed by the many that would be left by Santa Claus.  

  • Local Buzz for the week of Dec. 14

    Christmas Events

    A shower will be held at Lake Jericho Fire Department for Ed, Jamie Whitaker and family from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. The family lost their home and dog grooming business  to fire on Nov. 27.

    Franklinton Baptist Church will present The Gene and Jean old time Sunday night Christmas Radio Show at 7 p.m. Sunday Dec. 18. Soup and sandwich dinner at 6 p.m.

  • County Government Recap for 2011

    With the end of the year approaching, I thought it might be fitting to share a few of the county’s accomplishments for the year, as well as a few facts about county government you might not know.  

  • Points are right, approach was wrong

    It was clear from the beginning of last week’s Pleasureville City Commission meeting that there was tension.
    At one point, the “discussion” truly had the feel of a spat between sisters, more than a reasoned and rational commission meeting.

  • Eminence resident thankful for Christmas miracle

    Pulmonary fibrosis.

    The diagnosis three years ago was tantamount to a death sentence for Bonnie Kidwell of Eminence.
    For some time, Kidwell, now 57, had had problems breathing. When the situation worsened, she was treated for pneumonia. When that treatment failed to work, she was hospitalized. The doctors still believed she was fighting pneumonia, but after a week with no improvement, the tests began.

  • Bethlehem nativity set for next week

    For many area residents, it just isn’t Christmas without a visit to the living nativity scene in Bethlehem.
    The event, which has been held every year since 1959, is sponsored by the tiny city’s three churches – Bethlehem Baptist, Bethlehem United Methodist and Point Pleasant Christian.


    Henry County Animal Control officials on Monday, Dec. 12, seized more than 100 dogs and as many as 100 other animals from buildings on a property located at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    The animals were being kept in crates and cages in a single-wide trailer, a camper, outdoor kennels and a large outbuilding.

    The stench emanating from the property could be detected from the road.

  • Public record for the week of Dec. 7


  • How 4-H and civic engagement go together

    The skills taught throughout 4-H prepare youth for community involvement, with the idea that good leaders give back to their community in a variety ways.

    Community service, through 4-H involves service learning in which youth learn a skill or skills and apply it to a service project. This traditional approach to service applies to clubs at the county level, and for some youth, can lead to the national conference and/or the 4-H Congress.

  • KY farm cash receipts exceed $5B

    The big news out of the Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting last week is that farm cash receipts are likely to exceed $5 billion for the first time, up from $4.4 billion in 2010.  With improvement in returns in corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, horses, hogs and dairy, net farm income is expected to rebound back above $1 billion in 2011, compared to $780 million in 2010.