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Today's News

  • Census shows farm size increase, decrease in number

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The rural landscape of farms in Henry County hasn’t changed since 1909, but the amount of farms has drastically diminished according to the Census of Agriculture.

    Using data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, a snapshot of farms, acreage and production from 1909 to 2007, the market value of crops and livestock has steared land ownership, the average age of individuals who principally farm as an occupation and where they have historically invested their capital.

  • EIS deploys new system

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Eminence schools plan to deploy a new learning management system, or LMS. The new system, called It’s Learning, will ideally allow students, teachers and parents to all check students’ schoolwork, keep track of their progress and streamline education.

    According to Eminence Superintendent Buddy Berry, the new system completely meets the needs of his district.

  • Music Magic

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Choirs celebrated their musical talents Thursday night with a choral concert mixed with traditional to contemporary music.

    James Russell Cooper, Henry County Public Schools Director of Choirs and Theater, celebrated the students achievements with concert attendees.

  • Welfare check results in drug arrest

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police assisted Henry County Social Services on a child welfare visit at a home on Sunnyside road and arrested a man on drug charges.

    Kentucky State Police assisted Henry County Social Services on Wednesday, March 26, and arrested Jeffrey Popp, 39, on Sunnyside Road, Smithfield.

    Popp consented for them to search the home. Troopers found approximately four grams of methamphetamine with baggies and digital scales used for alleged trafficking.

  • Annual fundraiser will honor Judy Lea

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Judy Lea thought of every Campbellsburg Elementary student as her own child.

    As a cafeteria manager, Lea kept more than canned goods on the shelves. In a closet, Lea kept shoes and coats for students who needed them. Lea couldn’t stand to see any of her children (Campbellsburg Elementary students) go without. Sometimes, the expense came out of her own pocket, but for Lea it didn’t matter.

  • Massie supports raw deal for milk

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky U.S. Representative Thomas Massie has introduced legislation aimed at protecting farmers and keeping the federal government out of your milk.

    On Thursday, March 27, Massie joined a bipartisan effort of 19 other legislators for two bills: The Milk Freedom Act of 2014 and the Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014, which would allow consumers to buy raw, unpasteurized milk across interstate lines.

  • General Assembly reports progress

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Following a grueling, weekend-long discussion of Kentucky’s new budget, the state legislators have finally come to an agreement. Among the approved projects is the addition to the Henry County Courthouse, as well as a new Kentucky Community and Technical College System campus in Carrollton.

  • Smith-Berry Winery wins awards at California competition

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Chuck Smith celebrated another successful year at a recent competition with one of Smith-Berry Winery’s wine winning Best in Class.

    Smith celebrated the showing of his Blackberry Wine, which won Best in Class at the San Francisco Chronicle’s competition.

  • Take 5 with Alethea Coffee

    Basic bio

    Chicago, Illinois native

    Family Liaison for Eminence Public Schools

    Lives in Shelby County

    How did you come to be in your position with Eminence Schools?

     

  • Kentuckians rushed to the last minute to get health coverage

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    As the March 31 deadline approached for Kentuckians to sign up for health coverage, kynect reported more than 350,000 state residents enrolled.

    According to numbers from the kynect site, the number of enrollees averaged about 4,000 a day with one-fourth of them occurring in the last month.

    Executive Director of kynect, Carrie Banaham who urged Kentuckians to sign up, said those who didn’t have coverage could have consequences.