Today's News

  • Looking for courageous leaders to set the right tone

    Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) told a story last Saturday during the Henry County town hall meeting that stuck with me.
    Rand explained that when he was first elected to the Kentucky legislature, he asked a mentor how to know when he was doing the right thing for his district. The advisor answered, “You already know what’s right. You just need the courage to do it.”
    Courage is lacking in the Kentucky legislature, Rand believes.

  • It’s a busy time for agricultural trainings and events

    Nuisance Weed Spraying Program
    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is providing weed spraying assistance for residents of Henry County. This program will treat 10 acres of agricultural land for nuisance weeds and provide the chemical to be used. However, the landowner must provide a tractor, operator and water.
    The online application can be submitted through Feb. 28.
    Those interested can learn more at http://www.kyagr.com/consumer/nuisance-weed-spraying-program.aspx to submit your application.

    Grain Crops Update

  • Putting your new multicooker to good, safe use

    The “instant pot,” a small kitchen appliance, is the latest craze to hit the culinary world with consumers touting health benefits and ease of use in the trendy appliance.
    Here is some information from our UK Extension specialists on the multicooker.
    The Instant Pot is just one brand of multicooker. Several companies manufacture such devices.
    Multicookers have several different functions all contained in one unit. A single appliance can be used to steam, sauté, brown, slow cook, pressure cook, make yogurt or stir food while it is cooking. It depends on the unit design and brand.

  • In tribute to Noel’s community leadership

    During my time as the Henry County 4-H agent, I have had the privilege of working with many fine volunteer leaders.
    This past week we have lost one of those leaders in Linda Noel. I came to know Linda through her efforts in the Jericho Homemakers Club. She was in and out of the office quite a bit. She always had a cheery disposition and a willingness to help out wherever she was needed.

  • New Pleasureville history to be released to fanfare

    The Main Street Café and Bakery will host a book signing for Mike Grimes on the release of his 300-page coffee table book, “Pleasureville Revisited,” on March 3 at the restaurant.
    This event was designed to promote the third history on Pleasureville by Grimes, as well as to lure the public into the eatery, which is under new management.
    Main Street Café is now a farm-to-table family concept that includes agricultural items for sale from local farmers. Joe and Tracy Throne, and Angie Beavers, recently took over the business located at 1118 Main St.

  • Fisher works for equal opportunity education for all

    Danny Fisher began attending Eminence schools with black and white students alike when segregation ended in the city. He’s devoted many years of his life since to supporting the students who followed.
    A 20-year veteran serving on Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education, Fisher first had to attend the King Street school, because integration had yet to arrive in Kentucky school districts.

  • Praise for Henry County’s school-level teachers of the year

    Tammy Nash @ New Castle Elementary School

  • Local Buzz, Feb. 7, 2018

    Church Activities
    The Eminence United Pentecostal Church will host a “Dealing with and Conquering Depression” seminar every Monday evening in February at 7 p.m. in the church basement. This will be free and open to all Henry County residents. Stephanie Seniour will teach the seminar. There will be free coffee and refreshments.
    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian

  • Public Record Feb. 7, 2018

    KSP arrests
    Jack R. Fensom, 32, Ohio — arrested by Trooper Phelps, Jan. 29, at Pendleton Road for menacing and resisting arrest
    Lisa Fay Fiorello, 52, Florence — arrested by Trooper Lauck, Jan. 31, at Interstate 71, mile marker 37 southbound, for DUI, first, aggravated; failure to notify department of transportation of address change; speeding 26 mph over the limit; and careless driving

  • Wildcats outlast Commanders, 64-59


    The Henry County Wildcats celebrated homecoming with a comeback win over Washington County Saturday night in front of a large crowd of supporters. 

    The Wildcats started slowly on the offensive end and found themselves falling into a deep hole.

    Trailing 8-6 with 4:38 left in the first quarter, Washington County went on an 11-0 run to lead 17-8 over the next two minutes and 19 seconds.