Today's News

  • Government taking steps to be more open and responsive

    When we think of state and local governments, it is certainly understandable that much of our focus is on elected offices.  They are the ones, after all, that ultimately decide the direction the Commonwealth takes.

    But that should not underscore the critical importance of literally hundreds of quasi-government boards and agencies that range from the large – like the Kentucky Lottery Corporation – to such smaller ones as water, fire and library districts.  They, too, touch our daily lives, often in ways we may not even realize.

  • Don’t let the bedbugs bite during travel

    The holidays give us a few days to travel to see family and friends.  But as we travel around there are some precautions to take to prevent getting bedbugs.  Ric Bessin our Extension Entomology Specialist shares these tips with us.

  • Best firewood determined by species and seasoning

    By Steve Moore

    Every winter, many Henry Countians utilize firewood for heating, sometimes for supplemental heat and sometimes for the primary heat source.  When buying firewood two factors will determine just how hot your fire is — seasoning and the kind of wood.

    Wood is made up of air and cellulose (wood fiber). The more air space that wood has, the less there is to burn. Buying wood with the heaviest/most dense per unit volume will keep you toasty.

  • FD budgets, audits could be required

    Beginning in 2011, fire departments in Henry County could be required to submit annual budgets and submit to an annual audit or risk losing their county-collected funding.

    It’s an effort, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and Magistrate Nick Hawkins said, to hold fire departments accountable for the public funding they receive.

  • Turkey traditions turned upside down

    Casual conversations in the community revealed that many locals are not going over the river or through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, many are opting to bow their heads in thanks over all the fixings at nearby restaurants.

  • A 24/7 presence

    In an election year, there often is talk of cutting expenses. In Eminence some of that pre-November conversation targeted the cost of police protection.

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan said one issue was a claim that the department employs more officers than in the past. He offered pictorial evidence disputing that. The 1978 group picture shows six men in uniform, while one shot in the 1980s shows seven smiling officers. “So, we’re operating with six,” Duncan said, “and that’s arguably not enough.”

  • Sunday wine sales considered

    After leading the charge at the state level, Chuck Smith of Smith-Berry Winery brought the issue of Sunday wine sales to the Henry County Courthouse.

    Along with his wife Mary, Smith has operated the small winery outside of New Castle for eight years. And in those eight years, he told the Henry County Fiscal Court last week, 80,000 to 100,000 people, from all 50 states and at least 12 countries, have visited the operation.

  • Wait, this is exercise?

    The metallic jingling of hundreds of small, lightweight medallions rang through the Steel Tech shooting range building Sunday afternoon.
    The medallions were attached to hip scarves, about two dozen of which were tied around the hips of women who had gathered for one purpose: To join the party.

  • Public Records for the Week of Nov. 24, 2010

    Lauren O. Fentress, 25, Port Royal, to Bryan K. Payton, 28, Port Royal.
    Stephanie D. Meadows, 25, Eminence, to Aaron Christopher Barrows, 23, Shorewood, Ill.
    J. Margo Aldridge, 53, Campbellsburg, to Ronald Wayne Barr, 59, Campbellsburg.
    Zackary James Robinson, 21, Campbellsburg, and Brittany Renee Tracey Robinson, 22, Pleasureville.
    David E. Jones Jr., 40, Sulphur, and Charlotte A. Peyton, 37, Sulphur.

  • County has lots to offer

    With the recent changes made to the Community Life Center, Coach D Park in Eminence, and the constant upgrades to the newest county park, in New Castle, the county is definitely providing the community with what it needs: places for its youth and nearby opportunities for all of the community.
    I encourage everyone to take advantage of these new additions in Henry County.