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Today's News

  • 1889: Cook gets rights to spirituous liquor

    On March 14, 1814, William Stephenson and Elias Dejarnette, his surety, posted a bond of 50 pounds in order for Stephenson and Peggy Troutman to secure a marriage license. Peggy was the daughter of Peter Troutman, who signed a parental consent form.

    The marriage was officiated on March 19, 1814, by the Rev. Alan Mcguire, Minister of the Gospel.

  • National FFA Week teaches leadership to students

    Jakob Beckley

    Leadership Committee Chairman

    Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The weeklong tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington’s birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington’s birthday.

  • What to consider when re-entering the work force
  • Winter hits county one more time

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Winter’s last supposed bout of storm activity shutdown the Kentucky General Assembly Monday, caused school closings and brought travel to a minimum crawl.

    The mixture of rain, sleet and then a cover of snow presented challenges to state road crews. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Affairs Officer, Andrea Clifford said Monday it had everything to do with timing.

  • Century old pruning practices remain relevant

    Last week, all Kentucky Extension agents and specialists attended a training conference in Lexington. We were treated to a good history of the first 100 years of the Extension Service, and challenged to continue ‘making a difference’ in peoples’ lives through relevant research-based information in the century ahead.

  • EIS second graders host a Valentine tea party

    Submitted

    As with all true gifts, the giver is often more blessed than the one who receives the gift. This was the case when Mrs. Upton’s, Mrs. Dotson’s, Mr. Goodloe’s, and Mrs. Stephens’ second- graders hosted a Valentine’s Tea Party for Mrs. Francis Mitchell in Mrs. Upton’s classroom on Valentines Day.

  • Gary and Marcella Yount

    Gary and Marcella Yount, of Cropper, will celebrate their 50th anniversary March 29. Marcella Peyton married Gary Yount in Lockport on March 27, 1964. The have two children: Penny Yount (John Roude) Nutter,- Defoe, Brian Yount- Shelbyville.

    Grandchildren: Katherine Michele Fields, Shelbyville.Tara Nutter, Defoe, John Clinton Nutter, Shelbyville, and Kari Yount, Shelbyville.

    The couple are members of Cropper Baptist church where Gary serves as a deacon. The couple have five great grandchildren: Dillon, Amelia, Jayden, Jaylen, and Jayda.

  • McFarland under new indictment

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    A direct indictment from the Henry County Grand Jury indicates the circumstances of a Henry County man’s arrest in a recent multi-county drug roundup.

    According to the indictment, James McFarland,31, of Sulphur, allegedly sold heroin and methamphetamine in 2013.

  • Hornback’s health bill opens healthcare

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    According to State Senator Paul Hornback, while the Kentucky General Assembly has passed a small amount of bills, the greatest challenge will be the enormous budget.

    Hornback helped sponsor Senate Bill 7, which gives nurse practitioners (APRNs) the ability to prescribe medication and see patients for preventative healthcare measures. Gov. Beshear ceremonially signed the bill Feb. 26, with Hornback and Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a registered nurse, in attendance.

    The bill addresses the rise of healthcare needs.

  • C’burg Celebrates

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Campbellsburg Elementary’s Lighthouse and Action teams put their own leadership skills to the test by planning their own program for a Read Across America program Friday, Feb. 28.

    Lighthouse team members Luke Lyons, Aaliyah Wilson, Emily Herbert, Caitlyn Ezzio, Kayla Henson, Emily Callis, Brenna Edens, Gage Masters and Tristan King read Dr. Suess’ “The Foot Book” while team member, Austin Gray, flipped the book pages on a projector screen in front of the entire school.