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Today's News

  • Plan to attend Henry County Harvest Showcase this Saturday

    Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Fairgrounds!
    It is great place to bring the kids and grandkids and best of all there is no admission charge.
    The whole event serves to showcase our wonderful agricultural heritage.
    Be sure to come hungry! The Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of country ham and fresh farm eggs starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until it is gone.
    A full locally-raised breakfast is available for only $8 and includes eggs and country ham, biscuits, gravy and a beverage.

  • Accomplishments celebrated during awards night

    By Cathy Toole Henry County Extension Service

    This week I need to back up and share the 4-H Family Fun Night event that was held June 10. The gathering was held at the office picnic shelter and included a meal of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, potato salad and baked beans.

    Special thanks to Larry Bryant and Levi Berg for manning the grill and Kelly Dockter for making the side dishes. Families in attendance provided the desserts and they were delicious.

  • Murder case stalls pending DNA testing results

    In Trimble County Circuit Court last Thursday, the cases of five individuals accused in the murder of a La Grange woman were continued pending DNA results.
    John Downey, of New Castle, is charged with murder, abuse of a corpse, first-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. Bobby Long, also of New Castle, faces charges of murder and abuse of a corpse. Joshua Sparkman, of Campbellsburg, is charged with first-degree assault.

  • School briefs: HCPS sets open houses

    HCPS open houses set for new school year
    Open houses for Henry County Public Schools have been set for the district’s five schools.
    Dates and times include:
    • Campbellsburg Elementary Open House – Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m. for kindergarten, 6 p.m. for all grades
    • Eastern Elementary Open House – Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m. for kindergarten, 7 for all grades
    • New Castle Elementary Meet and Greet – Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. for all grades
    • Henry County Middle School:
    — Sixth-grade Jump Start: Aug. 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    — Seventh-grade Orientation: Aug.2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Your tobacco may need treatment for target spot and frogeye

    By Levi Berg
    Henry County Extension Service

    The wet, humid weather has not been easy for many tobacco crops. Many crops have been starting to show considerable damage due to target spot and frogeye. Both of these diseases are caused by true fungi unlike water molds such as black shank and blue mold. In many cases, foliar fungicide applications may be necessary for effective management.

  • These new Kentucky laws are now in effect

    New laws approved during the Kentucky General Assembly’s 2016 regular session went into effect on July 15, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.

  • Local foods featured at Harvest Showcase

    By Jesse Harp
    news@hclocal.com

    Farm-fresh produce, interactive workshops and live entertainment can be found at the 17th annual Harvest Showcase at the Henry County fairgrounds on Saturday July 30. The event strives to support local farmers and shed a light on agricultural resources that can be found all throughout the community.
    “It’s really about celebrating and ‘ag-vocating’ our rural community,” Harvest Showcase spokesman Jakob Beckley said, with a play on the word “advocating.”

  • Hagan pleads to lesser charges

    Charles Thomas Hagan, who faced four felony counts of sexual abuse stemming from an incident in 2014, pleaded guilty to lesser charges in Trimble County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Having moved his case from Henry to Trimble County in order to beat the impending deadline of a July 26 jury trial, Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad accepted Hagan’s guilty plea to four counts of sexual abuse, second degree, which are Class A misdemeanor charges.
    Original charges against Hagan were classified at the Class D felony level, sexual abuse in the first degree.

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  • Coffee makes EIS history as first assistant superintendent

    Eminence Independent Schools don’t shy away from making history and this upcoming school year is no exception.
    Not only will the school be debuting its largest renovation project ever in the Edhub, students, parents and staff will be introduced to the district’s first assistant superintendent, although many will already know him.
    Thom Coffee, who previously served the district as the instructional supervisor, will now take on additional responsibilities and fill a role made necessary by exponential growth and changing needs for administrative support, said EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry.