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Today's News

  • Eastern Hosts its first art show and show choir event

    Eastern Elementary School held its first-ever art showcase and show choir performance May 9, and educators invited community members to participate in the activities, according to Principal Chelsey Tingle. Some highlights included Faith McCubbins, who won first place in the art show; Izzy Hunt, who posed for a picture with a butterfly she created by sewing; and Trinity Crow looked over the artwork before performing a solo during the show choir performance.

  • Fresh food is at the farmers market

    Are you looking for fresh, local fruits, vegetables and meats? Come to the Henry County Farmers’ Market.
    Local vendors only sell produce and meats raised in Henry County.
    The Henry County Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon on the front lawn of the Henry County Courthouse and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during peak season.
    In addition, most vendors accept senior and WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons.
    Do not hesitate and make your way to the Henry County Farmers’ Market!

  • Seasonal produce, like strawberries, already at market

    The Henry County Farmers Market is open again and they had strawberries this past week.
    A perennial farmers market favorite, growers harvest Kentucky strawberries during May and June. They are a very refreshing snack and they are full of vitamins.
    Just one cup provides a great source of vitamin C, which according to the American Cancer Society, could help lower your risk of cancer and gastrointestinal tract problems.

  • 4-H is ready to heat up activities for summer

    4-H has some great events planned for this summer. In addition to 4-H camp and some of our clubs that continue to meet in the summer, we have also planned a drama day camp, an electricity day and a two-day natural resources program.
    The drama day camp will be held June 19 through 23. This program is available to youth aged 9 to 12 years old. The youth will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, while Thursday and Friday sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Program highlights the value of small

    By Holly Kinderman

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • Kentucky State Police lay a wreath to remember Trooper Powell

    On Thursday, May 11, Kentucky State Police Post 5 conducted a memorial service for fallen Trooper Delano G. Powell at his burial site at Sulphur Cemetery in Henry County, according to a news release.  
    Present at the service were troopers, detectives and civilian personnel from Post 5, Pastor Michael Duncan who officiated, and friends and family of the fallen trooper including his widow Barbara Teague and his son Stewart Powell.   

  • Bear sighting prompts warning for homeowners to hide food

    Bears range far and wide looking for food, which appears to now include a front porch in Smithfield, according to two area residents.
    Ken Potts reports that his wife saw a bear on their stoop at approximately 9:15 p.m. on May 11, where it was apparently interested in eating the cat food left there. The animal ran off when the porch light went on and the door opened.
    Potts called his neighbor and friend, Danny Stivers, over, and he photographed the damp paw prints left on the dry wooden porch.

  • Owen, several long-time employees retiring from Henry County schools

    Linda Owen’s way to celebrate after retiring from 40 years in education, 34 of them as a history teacher at Henry County Public Schools, includes an epic road trip to Alaska and three western states
    Two years ago, Owen told her sophomore class that when they graduate and leave the school, she will make her exit, too. Owen will leave somewhat regretfully, but acknowledges that after four decades it’s time.

  • Exporting libraries

    Having never seen a library while living in India, an Eminence businessman launched his own effort to bring these book repositories to his hometown school.
    In an inspirational talk to fifth-graders at Eminence Independent Schools, Bhupendra “Bill” Patel, who runs such local businesses as Country Boys, Subway and Country Express with brother Mike, told the students he wants to share the advantages that libraries provide with people back home.

  • Alleged counterfeiter arrested after trying for a second round

    Even as police studied security camera footage that showed the faces of suspects allegedly passing counterfeit bills at the Eminence McDonald’s to identify those involved, one suspect returned to the fast food restaurant May 8 to try again, according to Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.