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Today's News

  • District 3 Magistrate Primary Candidates

    Which of the county resources (fire department, sheriff’s department, etc.) do you feel deserves the most attention, financially?

    Morris: Fire departments. There are several satellite departments scattered throughout the county. These departments carry a fire rating protection class of 9. Ratings run 1 through 10, with 10 being the highest insurance price. I would like to focus on these departments by assisting financially, or grants to better equip them and improve the ratings, which in turn would decrease the residential insurance costs.

  • A local agriculture event update

     

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will be meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Henry County Extension Office. The program will include discussion of livestock marketing, Veterinarian’s Report, FFA and 4-H Youth Report, FSA Update, Phase I (CAIP) Update, and an update on the proposal to provide a local butchery and meat processing facility in the region.

    The meeting will again feature a sponsored beef supper. Please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 by Friday to reserve your spot.

    TOBACCO GAP

  • Events and classes you don’t want to miss

    Tuesday evenings at the extension office are busy times as master clothing volunteer Alice Newman teaches Adult Sewing. You may want to learn to sew or you may have a project that you started on and are not sure how to finish it. Class runs from 7 until 9 p.m. on Tuesday evenings and you can just stop by or give Alice a call if you need more information (845-4287).

    April 22: Quick Sewing Repairs Leader Training-everyone is welcome. This program will be taught at the extension office at 10:30 a.m.

    April 23: Book Club at 1:30 at the extension office.

  • I regret the resignation of a great resource

    I just found out Monday that the Henry County History Center has lost a great resource.

    The great Hammer Smith has resigned from his position at the History Center.

    Yes, the Hammer Smith who received the Patrick Henry Award just this past summer. Yes, the Hammer Smith who was recognized by everyone from the judge-executive to one of my great writing heroes Byron Crawford.

    I can’t tell you what happened, but I do intend to find out and inform everyone about what happens next to the Henry County History Center.

  • A response: Are you better off today than four years ago?

    John Logan Brent

    County Judge-Executive

    If you read Jon Park’s column in last week’s paper, you witnessed another of his divisive, misleading and politically motivated columns. To recap, he started out with the Reagan “Are you better off” quote, then challenged my leadership, spouted off a few misleading statistics on the economy, and then inaccurately states that a “record number of people are running for office in Henry County” and “he believes this is because it is time for a change.”

  • When will the Age of Ignorance end?

    Joseph Yates

     

    Spring better break soon, or I’m going to. There seems to be a vast amount of stupid dripping out of the ether lately, causing me no end of consternation. This is not your everyday garden variety dim-wittedness—it is a rarefied breed of stupid. I’m talking about a slothful yet reckless kind of nimrod: thick-headedness wrapped in a special type of belligerence that can’t be pried loose with a crowbar.

  • Public records for the week of March 19

    Sheriff Arrests

    Nicole Wentworth, FNS, arrested by Dean Murray 3/7.

    Kenneth Price, leaving scene of an accident, arrested by Keith Perry 3/11.

    Jericha Armstrong, failure to answer interrogators arrested by Rick Nelson 3/13.

    Keegan Berry, criminal possession of a forged instrument 2nd, arrested by Rick Nelson 3/13.

    Truman Staples, FTA arrested by Rick Nelson 3/13.

    James Huff III, TBUT greater than $10,000, arrested by Rick Nelson, 3/13.

    Carrie Wallings, failure to comply, FTA, FTP, arrested by Keith Perry.

  • The business of doing business

    Lance Minnis

    VP, Commonwealth Financial Advisors

  • Shop small, keep Henry County a great place to live

    Pat Wallace

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • HCHS Technology Team goes to regional

    Andrew Shearer

    Henry County Technical Education Teacher

    HCHS TSA went to EKU with over 15 other schools to showcase our talents. The students represented us really well and are now using the results to improve for the state competition in Louisville at the end of next month.