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Today's News

  • Moffett appointed to Henry County Fiscal Court

    Democrat Tony Moffett will serve as the District 4 magistrate, filling the vacancy on the Henry County Fiscal Court.
    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Moffett to the position Oct. 2, out of three possible candidates for the job.
    The well-known businessman takes the position of magistrate after his predecessor, Nick Hawkins, resigned to pursue a career opportunity in Georgia.

  • Kentuckiana Works provides training for GE jobs

    General Electric has openings paying $15.50 per hour for 75 new employees with certified production technician training for its recently announced air conditioner production line, according to Kentuckiana Works officials. Henry County residents can get that CPT training in classes beginning soon in Shelby County.
    Kentuckiana Works spends more than $12 million on workforce development annually, with most of that funding coming from the federal government, Executive Director Michael Gritton said.

  • Zoeller gets to go home

    Leo F. Zoeller, who is accused of several sexual abuse charges involving a child under the age of 12, will be able to move back into his home in Henry County.
    Zoeller’s attorney made the request in the form of a bond modification in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday in light of the fact that Zoeller’s wife and children have moved out of the home on Drennon Road.

  • A few people noticed minor quake

    The Oct. 5 earthquake didn’t rouse most people out of their slumber, but several Henry County residents heard and felt the weak shaking.
    If the quake with its epicenter somewhere in between Eminence, Smithfield and Shelbyville had been much lighter than the 2.7 magnitude, it probably wouldn’t have been strong enough to notice, according to Seth Carpenter, a seismologist at the Kentucky Geological Survey based at the University of Kentucky.
    “It almost falls into the realm of a micro-earthquake,” he said.

  • ‘Eastern Airlines’ charters globe-trotting night

    Students entered and received their passport containing their itinerary with their personal destinations ranging from Mexico, China, Greece and France, when “Eastern Airlines” took off on international flights (of fancy) Oct. 1 with a family night at the Henry County elementary school, according to information submitted by Eastern Elementary Principal Chelsey Tingle.  All students also visited Africa where they learned songs and dances with special guests.  Fun was had by all, including parents, she said.

  • Upcoming fall events at Henry County Extension Service

    • Alive Inside with Music and Memory Video showing on Oct. 21:  Our Second Wind Dreams Committee is hoping to provide a program of personalized music for individuals who are dealing with Alzheimer’s at Providence New Castle.  
    This is part of a national effort to bring some joy to individuals dealing with dementia and music seems to be one avenue to do this.  On Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m., we will show a 25-minute video that will share the highlights of the program here at the Extension Office.  

  • Fall frosts cause changes to livestock forage

    By Levi Berg

  • Life is more than getting to the top

    I’m better than you are. See you on the way to the top. Yeah, and I will wave at you on your way down.
    From preschool on, it seems almost everyone is trying to outdo everyone else.
    Who will be top of the class?
    Who will become the MVP for the game, the season?
    Who will take top honors at graduation? Who gets the most scholarship money?
    Who lands the best job out of college? Who becomes the CEO?
    Who dies with the most toys?
    Some will argue that the ones who come out on top are those with the most ambition.

  • USDA Resource Day set at Extension Oct. 22

    Editor's note: The headline on this column previously contained an incorrect date for the USDA Resource Day at the Henry County Extension Service Office. The correct date is Oct. 22.

  • Local Buzz, Oct. 7, 2015

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Church Activities and Services

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will be celebrating their 130-year anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 3 p.m. with speaker Senior Pastor Charles Young of Spirit Anew Ministries, Louisville, along with his congregation. Lunch will be served at 2 p.m.