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Today's News

  • Photo ID, addressing requirements separate candidates

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

  • Committee looking at constable pay

    A committee charged with studying a proposal to pay the county’s constables is expected to present its recommendations at the Oct. 18 Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Mike Robinson, District 2 constable, asked the court at its September meeting to consider paying the constables $1,000 per year to cover fuel expenses incurred when they are out on patrol or called out by dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 5 to handle a complaint.

  • A TELLing tool for improvement

    Henry County Public Schools are working to interpret the results of a survey administered last year by the Kentucky School Board Association to teachers statewide and convert the information into ways to improve the educational process.

  • Visiting Washington, D.C., soon?

    Are you planning a visit to Washington, D.C.? 
    Whether you are coming on a school trip, family vacation or business trip, my office can help you make arrangements for some of the more popular attractions and landmarks in our nation’s capital.  We are available to help you reserve tours of the U.S. Capitol Building, Pentagon and White House.  These tours are an excellent way to see the highlights of Washington at no charge to you. 

  • Rand: Kentucky has strong 
connection to the arts

    While Kentucky is widely recognized for such things as fried chicken, horses and bourbon, it could be argued that our connections to the arts are just as considerable.

    Legend has it, for example, that Kentucky was the first state to see a performance of a Beethoven symphony, which was conducted in Lexington in 1817.

    Several weeks ago, meanwhile, the world marked the 100th birthday of an American legend, William “Bill” Monroe, the founder of bluegrass music whose Ohio County home has become a shrine to many.

  • Public record for the week of Oct. 12

    Marriages

    Julia Dawn Spaulding, 26, New Castle, to Anthony Lee Smith, 28, New Castle.

    Lisa Michelle Banks, 18, Eminence, to Marvin Edward Brown Jr., 20, Eminence.

    Divorces

    John Clinton Childress, 53, Beattyville, and Lisa Marie Ingabrand, 46, Campbellsburg.

    Steven Ray Shields, 58, Carrollton, and Paula Jo Rook, 44, Campbellsburg.

    Jason W. Morris, 29, Sulphur, and LaTawnja D. Payton, 33, Eminence.

    Tony Dovon Brown, 48, Pleasureville, and Joyce Marie Walker, 43, Eminence.

  • Public Records for the week of Oct. 5, 2011

    Marriages
    Melinda Dawn Louden, 30, Eminence, to Ricky Joe Simmons Jr., 31, Eminence.

    Divorces
    Lowell Todd Sharp, 42, Campbellsburg, and Sandy Lee Mefford Sharp, 35, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers
    Doris A. Barton, Pendleton, to Doris A. Barton, Pendleton, Sheri Fenwick, Pendleton, and Vicke Bowman, Louisville. Property in Henry County; Fair market value is $280,000.

  • Oct. 1961: North and South P’Ville to vote to combine

    Oct. 19, 1951

    Former Henry boy killed in Korea in September

    Howard J. Mathis Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Mathis, was killed in action in Korea in September, according to a letter to the parents. He graduated from Campbellsburg High School where he played basketball for two years. He was born and reared in Henry County. He was registered and left from Henry County on Feb. 6, 1951. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the Campellsburg Lodge of Masons.

    Mr. and Mrs. Mathis have received the following letter from his Commanding Officer

  • New locks installed at jail for $6

    200 Years Ago

    William Pemberton filed a claim for $1.50 with the Henry County Court for guarding William Carty and Jerry Sullivan while they were on trial.

    Sheriff John Dodd of Henry County paid Isaac Pendleton $6 for his services as patroller.

    W. Webb inspected and adjusted the weights and scales at the Westport Warehouse as per order of the County Court.

  • MyPlate: A new icon for eating healthy

    The MyPlate icon, with a plate, fork and drinking glass, simplifies the message for healthy eating. The plate is divided into four unequal sections — vegetables and fruits fill the left half, and grains and protein fill the right. The glass represents dairy products. The straightforward visual makes the recommendations for eating different food groups clear.