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Today's News

  • Poultry care during winter: Chickens don’t freeze

    Winter is here, and the temperature has dropped significantly. This time of the year, I will usually receive a few questions about poultry care during freezing temperatures.
    During winter months, don’t worry about how cold it is because poultry are designed to withstand the cold. Their feathers offer plenty of heat and insulation to keep them warm, but things you should worry about are clean, thawed water, plenty of feed, good ventilation, lighting and flock safety.
    In my eyes, the largest threat to poultry during the winter is lack of fresh, thawed water.

  • This 4-H service project was for the birds

    This past week Natural Resources and Pinterest clubs joined together to create a service project for Henry County. The youth wanted to do something for the wildlife during the winter months.
    The youth first learned about the different kinds of seeds in commercial birdseeds, including their nutritional value and which birds would eat the seeds.
    The favorite of many birds are the black-oil sunflower seeds. This seed has a thin shell making it easy for many birds to enjoy.

  • Stay healthy by watching holiday pounds

    According to the study “Holiday Weight Gain: Fact or Fiction,” among the entire population, weight gain during the six-week holiday season explained 51 percent of annual weight gain.
    These results suggest that holiday weight gain may be an important contributor to the rising prevalence of obesity.
    Yes, holiday meals are often more generous when it comes to solid fats and added sugars, but they don’t have to be. In fact, there are lots of great recipes out there that still taste indulgent without actually piling on the calories.

  • Mahoney anniversary

    Eugene and Katie Mahoney will celebrate their 60-year anniversary on Dec. 22. They were married on Dec. 22, 1956. They have three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Parham, Sudduth honored for DUI stops

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 205 law enforcement officers from 175 agencies across the state for their efforts to target impaired drivers, including the Eminence Police Department and the Post 5 of the Kentucky State Police based in Campbellsburg.
    Local officers honored include Phillip Parham of the Eminence Police Department and KSP Trooper Matt Sudduth.

  • Henry County High School opens its doors to the community
  • Henry County Farm Bureau recognized
  • Henry County burn ban lifted

    After rain fell on Henry County, the risk of wildfires has diminished to the point where county officials have lifted the burn ban, according to Henry County Emergency Manager Jody Rucker.
    Wildfires had caused problems in Kentucky and other Southern states, notably in the Gatlinburg, Tenn., area, due to extremely dry conditions before the rains arrived.

  • Juveniles arrested for vehicle break-ins at Pleasureville garage

    Three male juveniles have been arrested by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for multiple vehicle break-ins at a Pleasureville business, according to Deputy Kyle Stewart.
    The sheriff’s office received a report Dec. 11 of six customer vehicles parked at Beasley’s Garage at 83 Bethlehem Road had been broken into and rifled through the previous night.
    One of the vehicles had its window broken out, Stewart said. The suspects found clothes, shoes, changes, sandals and a container filled with gasoline.

  • Public Records, December 14, 2016

    December Arraignments

    Joshua L. Ethington – pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); and drug paraphernalia – buy/possess

    Joseph W. Cox Jr. – pleaded not guilty to trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, first offense (methamphetamine); possession of a controlled substance, second degree (drug unspecified); drug paraphernalia – buy/possess; possession of marijuana; and persistent felony offender, first