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Today's News

  • School briefs for Jan. 11, 2017

    Martin and Vogel earn their degrees

    Among the University of the Cumberlands’ 606 graduates receive their degrees Dec. 23 were two local students.
    The graduates from Henry County included:
    • William Martin of New Castle, who earned a master of arts in education degree.
    • Michelle Vogel of Campbellsburg, who earned a master of arts in education degree.

    Smith graduates from Linsey Wilson

  • Clubs will provide activities during the winter

    This month several 4-H clubs for those 9 to 18 years old will start up again.
    These clubs are usually held during the winter months when student activities are fewer and weather is not as agreeable for being outside.
    Sewing Club begins meeting regularly on Mondays and Thursdays starting Thursday, Jan. 19.
    This club will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Extension office.  
    Through this club, 4-H youth will learn how to operate a sewing machine and learn the basic sewing tools.

  • Are you getting the most out of your pastures?

    Since I have started working in Henry County and learning the county, one thing is always very prominent with the farmers here.
    They are very passionate about their pastures and hay, and on many days, I will receive forage questions for eight straight hours.
    However, there is one management practice not widely used, but can help increase pasture forage yields. That is rotational grazing.
    Studies from the University of Kentucky have shown that continually grazed pastures utilize only 30 percent of potential forage.

  • The shot heard all the way from Memphis

    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
    Here once the embattled farmers stood,
    And fired the shot heard round the world.

    The shot heard round the world was fired at the battle of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson penned the words above commemorating the beginning of our Revolutionary War.

  • Kentucky legislators quickly approve seven proposals

    Seven bills were given final passage by the Kentucky General Assembly in the first days of its short-session and sent to the governor’s desk, according to information from the Legislative Research Commission.
     The bills, covering matters ranging from labor unions and their membership to changes in the state’s informed consent and abortion laws, all include an emergency provision to ensure that they take effect the moment they are signed by the governor.

  • Locals urged to sign up for HOT Alert system

    Public safety officials in the counties of Henry, Owen and Trimble, or HOT for short, are excited to announce that HOT Alert, a service of Smart911, is now available to all residents, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.  
    HOT Alert is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from state and local authorities. HOT Alert keeps residents and travelers informed of potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.

  • Woods brings her design passion to Eminence store

    After Fabulous Furniture and Flooring in Eminence opened in December, owner Barbara Woods said that locals don’t have to look outside of Henry County for furnishing and design help.
    Having lived here for 40 years, attended Henry County schools since fifth grade, worked as a nurse at Homestead and hosted regular yard sales outside of her Victorian-era home, Woods said she knows the needs of her hometown.

  • KHQS quilt show to make several local stops

    The Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society traveling trunk show will make several stops in Henry County, according to information from KHQS members.
    Sixteen quilts that answered the challenge “Who am I?” issued by KHQS President Daphne Maurer will be on display during the traveling exhibit.
    “Members were challenged to design quilts that would reveal something of their personalities or lives that their friends might otherwise not know,” according to KHQS.
    Stops in Henry County include:

  • Baker dies in Jan. 6 crash

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    One person was killed and another was injured in a deadly crash Friday afternoon in western Shelby County.
    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell pronounced Brandon Charles Baker, 20, of Henry County, dead at the scene of the accident on Lucas Road. His girlfriend, Ashley Cox, 18, of Smithfield, was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Campbellsburg council chooses Noe to be new mayor

    Campbellsburg’s new mayor called for unity after being selected Thursday to fill the vacancy left by the recent resignation of Rex Morgan.
    Jan Fletcher, former mayor and current Campbellsburg City Council member, briefly presided over the special meeting to choose a new mayor and appoint a person to fill the vacancy created on the council.
    “Lord, give this council the ability to nominate a mayor who will do right for the people of Campbellsburg and do right for the council who will work with her,” Fletcher said during the opening prayer.