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Today's News

  • KSP captures alleged carjacker

    A carjacking suspect allegedly tried to elude the Kentucky State Police on Interstate 71 Thursday morning, but ended up in a ditch near the Henry-Oldham county line, according to a KSP news release.
    The incident began at 8:28 a.m. when a trooper saw a silver Honda Accord traveling at a high rate of speed south on I-71 at the 42 mile marker, according to information provided by Trooper Josh Lawson, a spokesman for KSP Post 5 at Campbellsburg.
    The trooper chased and attempted to stop the vehicle.

  • Geologist digs jewelry hobby

    Before her retirement, Wendy Thornton used to put her knowledge of geography and geology toward tasks like creating maps for the military or compiling information about building new roads in Bernheim Forest.
    Now in retirement, the Eminence resident enjoys making jewelry out of the rocks she’s collected over the years.

  • Important safety tips for heating your home in winter

    Winter is upon us and we need to remember that fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are real concerns that come with staying warm.
    According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2009 and 2013, U.S. fire departments responded each year to an average of 56,000 home structure fires that involved heating equipment.
    Space heaters are the most common type of heating equipment involved in home fires, accounting for 40 percent of all fires, and more importantly, 84 percent of non-firefighter deaths.

  • Helping kids get healthy during 4-H Health Month

    The new year is a time for resolutions, many of which include getting healthier by eating better foods and exercising more.
    While health has always been one of the cornerstones of 4-H, clubs across Kentucky will ramp up their health efforts during the 4-H Health Month in February to encourage young people to develop healthy habits.
    Kentucky 4-H is participating in the fourth H for Health Challenge and has teamed up with the Health Kids Out of School Initiative and Tufts University School of Nutrition to offer this program.

  • New youth beef contest announced

    I am extremely excited to announce a new project offered by the Henry County Extension Office, the 2017 Henry County Youth Best Beef Contest.
    This contest’s purpose is to educate youth about finishing beef animals and determining potential marketing opportunities for their beef while competing for the best beef animal and best speech.

  • Get encouragement on your New Year’s resolutions

    Are you trying to rescue a failed New Year’s resolution?
    It has been well documented that, when people monitor their behavior and measure how they are doing, they are often inspired to do better and achieve positive results.
    The Henry County Cooperative Extension Service is launching an online challenge called “Henry County Kentucky Small Steps to Health and Wealth On-Line Challenge.”  
    This free program is designed to help you improve both your health and personal finance behaviors and will last from Feb. 1 through 28.

  • Republican majority rushes to pass bills

    I fought hard during this first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly to protect the interests of Kentucky’s working families against a rising tide of wealthy corporate interests, but in the end, our best efforts were blocked by the new ruling majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives. 

  • Multiple acts of violence shock the county

    I have never been in a physical fight, never struck another human being in anger.

    The closest I came to doing so was when I was in middle school. I had a crush on a boy that rode my bus. He was older and I had no chance with him, but at the time, he was the love interest of my life.

  • Local Buzz, January 11, 2017

    Church Activities

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, will hold a concert at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, with gospel singer Mark Bishop. No admission fee, a love offering will be accepted. For more information call Pastor Bobby Wade at (502) 255-7510. 

    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.

  • Public Records, Jan. 11, 2017

    KSP arrests

    Laurren Rose, 25, Bloomfield — arrested Jan. 2 at Sand Springs Road by Trooper Brewer for public intoxication

    Garnett Dulin, 44, Louisville — arrested Jan. 3 at Interstate 71, 34 mile marker south bound, by Trooper Phelps for operating on a suspended license

    Jason Webster, 42, Turners Station — arrested Jan. 4 at Hillspring Road by Trooper Phelps for DUI, first