Today's News

  • Inspired to serve

    Beloved for baking for the entire New Castle Nursing and Rehab facility, Savanna Flowers got a treat of her own Feb. 8 as she handed out strawberry cookies to residents.
    The current sixth grader at Eminence Independent Schools came up with the idea for her project, Savanna’s Sweets and Treats, as an outreach for the nursing home residents.
    As a fifth grader in Donnie Piercy’s class, Savanna participated in self-directed learning, in which students could spend 20 percent of their class time to try to find solutions to a problem they’ve found.

  • Potts named HCPS Teacher of the Year

    Kathy Potts, Henry County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year award winner, seems like an educator’s educator. She found career inspiration in the first teacher she ever had, and since taking her job at Eastern Elementary, Potts has passed on what she’s learned to many of her colleagues.
    When accepting the award from Superintendent Terry Price at the dinner in the Henry County High School media center, Potts dedicated it to the other teachers at Eastern.

  • Castillo is a Kentucky Youth Career Center success story

    After completing sophomore-level education, Zach Castillo was out of school for two years before Henry County Judge Executive John Brent referred him to the Kentucky Youth Career Center (KYCC), according to a news release. There, he worked with staff members to set and achieve personal and professional goals.
    Castillo now attends Job Corps, which is the largest free residential education and job training program for young adults ages 16 to 24.
    At Job Corps, Castillo is working toward earning his high school diploma and CDL certification.

  • Making a Difference Day

    Students and Friends of the Library pitched in on projects during the first annual Make a Difference Day, Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Henry County Public Library.
    Volunteers made greeting cards for a nursing home, toys for an animal shelter, cookies for first responders, bookmarks for the bookmobile and toiletries for a women and children’s shelter.
    Henry County High School seniors Gabe Adams, 18, and Emma Topp, 17, wanted to give back to the community. “The library has always been here for me, so I want to give back,” Adams said.

  • 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.