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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Buck-Miskell

    Wayne Buck, Mt. Olivet and Patricia Morrison, Pleasureville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Buck to Dylan Miskell, son of Denise and Lorry Hansen, New Castle and the late Dean and Cathey Miskell.

    The bride-elect is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University majoring in child and family studies with a concentration in birth to six-year old teaching.

    The groom is a graduate from Eastern Kentucky University majoring in physical education with a concentration in P-12 teaching.

  • Take 5 with Robin Lyons

    Basic bio

    Co-owner of Marsh’s Corner, Bethlehem

    Louisville School of Art

    Kentucky State University art program

    Louisville native

    How did you get interested in art?

  • Black History: Odd Fellows older than derby

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Odd Fellows Lodge, formally Washington Lodge #1513, in New Castle stands not just as a part of Henry County’s Black History, but as a pillar of values for its members.

    The lodge on 32 South Main Street in New Castle will celebrate its 142nd anniversary in August. The organization began in 1872, three years older than the Kentucky Derby, and the fraternity bought the present New Castle building in 1886. The Odd Fellows also own and operates a nonprofit cemetery in New Castle.

    Fraternal origins

  • Warriors' season ends against Owen

    The Eminence Warriors girls’ basketball team played Owen County in the opening game of the 31st District Tournament on Monday night in Carrollton and came out on the losing end of a 57-6 score.