Today's News

  • Pleasureville veteran being recognized on the next Honor Flight

    James Wright Jr. of Pleasureville is one of the 43 war veterans who will travel from Lexington to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of this year’s Honor Flight. Wright will travel with other Kentucky veterans from World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War for a one-day tour of war memorials erected in their honor in the nation’s capital.
    Wright, a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran, will represent Shelby Energy, which is sponsoring the all-expense paid trip. Wright, as a Marine corporal, was stationed in Da Nang, Vietnam from 1966 to1968.

  • Odd Fellows reach their goal for a new roof
  • Local champions at the Kentucky state fair
  • EIS students face new requirements

    Is it too much to ask that a senior in high school complete an extended internship? How about requiring an eighth grade student accomplish a service-learning project? Is it too stringent to require a kindergarten student to log at least one hour of community service?
    Administrators of Eminence Independent Schools don’t think so.

  • Prowling, theft ring solved

    During a busy week for law enforcement, Henry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a male juvenile for the attempted home invasion at Judge-Executive John Logan Brent’s house, according to Sheriff Danny Cravens.
    After being woken up in the middle of the night during an attempted break in during July, Brent spotted a skinny, young white male, lurking just outside the house.
    The family called 911, but the subject had fled by the time a Kentucky State Police trooper arrived on the scene in the Turners Station area.

  • EMT becomes SRO

    Known for responding to all kinds of medical emergencies, the former director of Henry County EMS has traded his old post for a new beat.
    For Sheriff Danny Cravens and those on the interview committee, they saw a huge advantage in stationing a veteran paramedic in the schools.
    Having achieved all his emergency medical services goals, Josh Jamiel switched to law enforcement when he became the school resource officer for Henry County Public Schools.

  • Tax revenue remains flat for schools

    Although both could have, neither school district in the county chose to increase their revenue from local taxes.
    Both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools chose to implement the compensating rate for real estate and personal property this year, meaning they will gain about the same amount of revenue this year that they did in the last year.

  • Biosecurity tips for protecting livestock

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Block unhealthy habits, not arteries

    Football season is here. Across the state, many Kentuckians will mark the season by getting out their tastiest tailgating recipes and firing up the grill.
    Unfortunately, some tailgating favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wings and potato chips can cause you to pack on the pounds while cheering for your team.
    Below are some tips to help you make healthier choices this season.
    • Include vegetables in the game plan. Cut them up and serve them with a low-fat dip or hummus. You can also grill them and serve as a side to your main course.

  • 4-H goes to the dogs at day camp

    By Cathy Toole

    Henry County Extension Service