Today's News

  • Flurry of bills pass Senate and House as session nears end

    The three days that the Kentucky General Assembly was in session this week started on Monday with news that the first new law of 2015 had taken effect and ended on Wednesday night with a flurry of bills passing both chambers before the Senate and House adjourned shortly before midnight.

    Lawmakers are now in a nine-day recess and will return to the Capitol for the final two days of the 2015 session on March 23 and 24.

  • Kentucky continues to battle epidemic of heroin

    When it comes to illegal drug use, few states have been hit as hard as Kentucky over the last 15 years.   We have lost thousands of loved ones during that time to a rising tide of meth, synthetic drugs, prescription drug abuse and heroin, and tens of thousands more have seen their lives ruined.

    The General Assembly has responded by passing a series of laws, many of them hailed as national models, that have had real, lasting success against these epidemics.

  • Big Blue worry wart

    It’s every Kentucky hoops fan’s favorite time of the year. March Madness is kicking into high gear and with the Big Blue Nation waiting anxiously for their favorite team to make history, the stakes are higher than ever.

  • Whaley signs with Transy

    Henry County Lady Cats’ softball player Olivia Whaley announced her intention to play softball at Transylvania University in a signing ceremony held in the Henry County High School library Thursday afternoon.

    Whaley, a second baseman, had already decided to attend Transylvania for academic reasons but after going to their spring softball camp, committed to play for the Pioneers.

  • McIntosh donates his 240th pint

    Normally, a Red Cross blood donor might receive cookies and juice after they give, but a Sulphur resident received a slice of cheesecake with a candle on top at his most recent donation.
    John McIntosh reached two milestones on March 6. He donated pint number 240, for a lifetime total of 30 gallons, the same day as he turned 80 years old.

  • ‘Homegrown by Heroes’ promotes veterans in agriculture

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer on Monday told national military officials that Homegrown By Heroes “is one small thing that we can do to show our appreciation for our military veteran farmers,” according to a news release.
    Comer hosted a presentation about Homegrown By Heroes for Col. James P. Isenhower III, director of the Chairman’s Office of Reintegration for the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Cmdr. Brent J. Embry, USN, Northern Region director of the Chairman’s Office of Reintegration.

  • 4-H members learn how to be savvy consumers

    This month in the 4-H school clubs we have been talking about how important it is to be a savvy consumer.  
    We discussed what our basic needs are:  food, shelter and clothing, as well as their wants.  
    There was as discussion about how someone may need a new pair of jean, but do they really need to spend a lot of money for a certain brand name?  
    I asked students to write down several items that they really want.  
    While some were predictable there were also unusual ones as well.  

  • Know these important dates for ag activities

    Henry County Cattlemen Association to Meet March 23 at 6:30
    The next Henry County Cattlemen Association meeting will be held at the Extension Office on Monday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m.  
    The meal is sponsored by the Henry County Farm Bureau Federation and the guest speaker will be Fran McCall, commodities specialist with Kentucky Farm Bureau.  
    Call the Extension office at 845-2811 by Friday, March 20, to let the Cattlemen know how many to prepare for.
    Farmers Market Gearing Up

  • MCDONALD’s Employee recognized
  • Sports Brief, March 11, 2015

    Cornerstone Christian Academy will have a spring basketball camp beginning Saturday, April 25 and ending Saturday, May 16, for a total of four Saturdays. 

    The camp will be led by former and current Cornerstone Christian Academy Basketball Coaches Chris Armstrong and Jason Bradshaw. There will also be current college coaches each week as guest and other special guests.