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Today's News

  • Ag development funds applications begin June 15

    The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, recently awarded $350,020 in Henry County Agricultural Development Funds for a County Agricultural Investment Program, also known as CAIP.
    The Henry County Cattlemen’s Association submitted a proposal to the Henry County Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers within the CAIP.

  • Fischer to attend future ag leaders conference

    Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for 95 high school juniors the emphasis on education continues.
    These students, from 62 counties across the state, including Henry, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 30th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations this month.
    Representing Henry County will be Joseph Fischer at the University of Kentucky event.

  • Shop at your Henry County Farmers' Market

    Summer is prime time for shopping at your local farmers’ market.
    From early May to late October, the farmers’ market is a great place to find fresh fruits and vegetables, and shopping locally is a great way to ensure that you are buying the highest quality produce and food products while supporting your community.
    Shopping seasonally at your local farmers’ market will provide you with the opportunity to cook fruits and vegetables that are at their peak, leaving your recipes bursting with flavor.

  • Community asked to ‘Paint the Town Purple’ for Relay

    Henry County Relay for Life 2015 organizers are asking the community to “Paint the Town Purple” in the lead up to the Friday, June 19, event at the Henry County High School track, beginning at 7 p.m., according to a news release.
    During the week of June 15 to 19, organizers ask that community members tie a purple bow, put up a poster or incorporate the color purple into a home or business as the main event in Henry County’s fight against cancer approaches, according to information from Event Chair Lori Brewer.

  • Ag students receive grants in memory of Greg Davis

    Ten agriculture students have received a total of $3,800 in supervised agricultural experience (SAE) grants in memory of Greg Davis, former Henry County FFA chaplain who passed away after a July 2010 ATV accident, according to a news release from Lindsey Davie.
    Greg’s parents, Tim and Karen Davis, wanted to honor his memory by fundraising for two of his favorite organizations — FFA and Fish and Wildlife.  Last fall, they hosted a golf scramble and raised almost $8,000.  They gave half the money to the FFA.  

  • Authors tell how to ‘defeat the raptors’

    Calling all lovers of film, literature, kittens and dinosaurs, especially Jurassic Park, Ashley Raymer-Brown and Rachael Yeager, part of the production team behind the international film, “No Lost Cause” will be appearing at the Sixth and Main Coffee House in Shelbyville, Saturday, June 13 from 2 to 4 p.m., according to a news release.
    They will be signing copies of their newly released memoir, The Why Not Philosophy: Or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God, and Defeat the Raptors.

  • NCES HOLDS LAST DAY CARNIVAL

    As is tradition on the last day of school, students at New Castle Elementary School closed out the year with a bash with bouncies, games, snacks and a pet porcine who goes by the name Miss Piggy. 

  • Library kicks off summer with robotics

    More than 50 people attended the Henry County Public Library’s first Summer Reading Program on robotics June 8.  

  • Moore in the running for Miss Kentucky

    By Amanda Manning
    Landmark News Service
    Ever since she was four years old, Erica Moore has been competing in pageants. The Henry County High School and Centre College alum will be competing in her biggest pageant in a few weeks – Miss Kentucky.
    If she wins, she will advance to compete in the Miss America Pageant on September 13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • Dalton first in his family to go to college

    Dalton Kemble spent most of his freshman year sleeping through class.
    Niki Whitaker, a collaborative teacher in one of his classes that year at Henry County High School, remembers laying her head down on the desk next to Dalton’s to try to talk to him.
    “I said, ‘You have a 27 in this class. You are too smart for that. What’s going on?’” Whitaker said.