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Today's News

  • News Briefs, June 8, 2016

    Library amensty offer ends Saturday

    For those unable to check out books from the Henry County Public Library because their dog ate their library book or they’ve misplaced an overdue movie, the current amnesty provided by the library could let you off the hook.

  • Kentucky Wounded Heroes thanks Hussey Copper

    To those injured on the battlefield or in the line of duty, Hussey Copper’s recent donation in support of a Kentucky Wounded Heroes bass fishing tournament at Guist Creek Lake means a lot, according to Chuck Reed, the non-profit’s director.
    Several representatives of Kentucky Wounded Heroes visited Hussey Fabricated in Eminence’s industrial park Wednesday to let company officials how important their $1,000 donation is to activities designed to support armed services members with combat injuries and police, fire and EMS personnel with line-of-duty injuries.

  • New Castle's new high

    By Chris Brooke
    editor@hclocal.com
    New Castle firefighters and their helpers stood in traffic and held out a boot, threw a fish fry and went door-to-door to collect money for the WHAS Crusade for Children, but even they felt surprise at the total amount raised in the fire department’s name.
    New Castle became the top fundraiser for the 2016 crusade — more than any other fire department or any single donor — after contributing $311,787.63.

  • Use sunscreen: Kids need protection from UV rays, too

    It’s often said that the habits children learn at a young age carry over to adulthood. Safe sun exposure should be included in those healthy habits.

  • Twins earn Eagle Scout award at 12

    By Jesse Harp
    news@hclocal.com
    Twins Nash and Greyson Willenbrock, at only 12 years old, achieved something less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts ever do — they merited Eagle Scout status after a project that benefitted the Campbellsburg Fire Department.
    The brothers planned, raised the funds and coordinated the construction of gear lockers at the fire station in Campbellsburg, the scouts said. The lockers make it possible for the firefighters to quickly and efficiently retrieve their gear in times of emergencies.

  • The idea of using a rain barrel is not all wet

    I know rain has been a problem this year from mowing lawns, making hay, planting gardens, transplanting tobacco and planting row crops.

    However, what if you could put that rain to work?

    One way individuals can use rainwater is by collecting it in rain barrels and using the collected rain water when rain becomes scarce in the summer months.

    Rain barrels offer a number of benefits such as helping reduce stormwater runoff and potentially protecting homes’, barns’ and other structures’ foundations.

  • New Family Court Judge sworn in
  • Football history author will host book signing in Pleasureville June 2

    Michael K. Grimes takes readers back to the “wide-open” early days of football in Central Kentucky in his new book, “Did You Hear About the Game in Pleasureville?”
    It was an era before organized professional football, when teams played in state leagues, and high school teams often played college teams and the rules that govern the game today had not been created.
    A local historian and avid football fan who played the game in high school and college, Grimes, 50, lives in Pleasureville.

  • Two Henry County grads get scholarship

    Shelby Energy Cooperative recently presented two scholarships to Henry County High School graduates, according to a news release.
    The Henry County High School recipients were Sophia Hughes and Austin Craigmyle.
    Each year, Shelby Energy presents six high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships. These scholarships are given to further their education in any field of study. The recipients are chosen by district in the service territory. 
    — Submittted

  • Two Henry County residents inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

    Two Henry County residents were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, according to a news release.
    The new inductees include Mckayla Moore of Pleasureville, and Shelby Vogel of Campbellsburg, both initiated at Georgetown College.