Today's News

  • Extension service safety tips for garden recovery after a flood

    ienced flooding this summer that has impacted nearly every county in the state. These floods have raised questions on how to deal with vegetable gardens that have been covered with flood water.  The following information was gathered from the University of Kentucky’s Dr. Sandra Bastin, Extension Food and Nutrition Specialist, Dr. John Strang, UK Extension Fruit and Vegetable Specialist; and from University of Michigan Cooperative Extension.

  • Childhood vaccinations save hundreds of thousands lives

    By Jennifer Grove

  • When should a youth begin strength training?

    Sports these days have become a year-round endeavor.  
    There is more and more pressure for our children to be the best.  This often means starting organized sports at the age of three or younger and a push to “specialize” or choose a single sport at a young age.  
    As a pediatrician I get a variety of questions from parents on the best way to help children master skills, build strength and prevent injuries in sports. This discussion often leads to the question “When can my child start lifting weights?”

  • A harvest of another kind

    One potential attraction to Saturday’s Henry County Harvest Showcase includes the haircut and beard trim that Henry County Help Center Director Joe Durbin will submit to at 2 p.m. as part of a successful fundraising campaign for the non-profit food pantry. Organizers set goals of trimming Durbin’s full beard if donors gave $5,000 and cutting his long hair if donors came up with another $5,000. Both goals have been surpassed. As a bonus, Help Center supporter Charles Clark has volunteered for a shave and a haircut at the showcase, too.

  • Friends For Michael poker Run

    On Saturday morning Friends for Michael held their sixth annual poker run, which started at Henry Christian Church outside of New Castle in Eminence and finished at Scriber’s Station after a two-hour ride through Owen County, Frankfort and Shelbyville.

  • Rotary welcomes new officers

    Jeff Miniard of Cedar Lake Lodge served as president of Eminence Rotary for the 2014-2015 year. At the July 6 meeting, Terry Johnson presented Jeff with a plague for his past year of service. The club honored and thanked Jeff not only for his service, but for the countless hours he put into this position during the year. Above, at the July 6 Eminence Rotary Club meeting, Jill Fallis, incoming president for 2015-2016 and Mike Patel, incoming president-elect for 2016-2017 were inducted into their new positions.

  • News briefs: DAVA earns state commendations

    DAVA earns state commendations
    At the Kentucky DAVA State Convention, Henry County Unit 155 was recognized for having the third largest percentage of membership growth of all units within the entire state of Kentucky.

  • Summer reading program is cool

    Participants in the Henry County Public Library’s summer reading program enjoyed a carnival Saturday to celebrate the program’s completion. Lots of kids’ games, face painting, bouncies, performances by members of the Blue Moon Circus and more fun activities provided hours of entertainment.

  • Premiere of drama ‘Runoff’ set for July 23

    “Runoff,” the independent movie filmed in Henry County and other parts of the Bluegrass State, will have its Kentucky premiere July 23 at the Kentucky Science Center in downtown Louisville.

  • Pleasureville’s Farmers Market opens Friday

    Pleasureville has taken another step to grow as a retail destination with the opening of an indoor farmers market on Main Street.
    Two shops down from Pleasureville Hardware, connected to the Main Street Bakery & Café and through a door in back of Nanny & Papa’s Craft and Gift Shop, the Pleasureville Farmers Market has sold locally raised vegetables and grass-fed beef to customers during its soft opening. Judith Shaw, who lives in the Franklinton was among the first to stop in.