Today's News

  • Six-year road plan pushes Ky. 146 construction back to 2022

    While the “safety first” emphasis of the state’s new six-year road plan will include funding to bring several bridges in Henry County up to snuff, the document could further delay improvements to Ky. 146 until fiscal year 2022.
    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) released the 2018 Recommended Highway Plan Jan. 17 with “a record $1 billion in funding to repair bridges and pavements” in the upcoming two-year budget cycle, according to a news release.

  • For heart health, follow these seven steps

    As you started into the new year, did you resolve to have healthier habits? Many people do. But a long-term study found that Americans are not doing as well as they were 20 years ago in maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle. And that increases their chances of having a heart attack, stroke or heart disease.
    Life’s Simple 7. In the study, the percentage of Americans who met all these heart-healthy lifestyle goals — what the American Heart Association calls Life’s Simple 7 — dropped from 8.5 percent to 5.8 percent:
    • Eat a balanced diet.
    • Be active.
    • Manage your weight.

  • Are you getting the best information for your farm?

    In today’s society, with increased internet access and social media presence, it is easy to become lost trying to research a specific topic or solution to a problem.
    If I check my social media accounts or emails, there is always that post or flyer wanting you to try this new and improved product or do this task a specific way. From the post or email, you might think, “I have to try this!”
    I’m not only talking about posts about kitchen appliances or recipes, but I’m referring to agricultural posts on social media and online.

  • Ways to save on heating, grocery costs

    With the winter we have had thus far, chances are you’ve seen at least one or two high heating bills. While home heating costs can put a strain on your wallet during the winter, you can do certain things to save money on these expenses while still keeping your home warm.
    Sunlight, even in the winter, is a great way to add natural, free warmth to your home.
    Open your blinds and curtains during the day, particularly on south-facing walls as they get the most exposure to the sun. As the sun sets, close them to help trap in the warmth.

  • Talking about math can equal good learning

    Math is more than manipulating numbers in a concentrated effort to get the right answer. That’s what Henry County Middle School teacher Johnathan Rogers and instructional coach Emily Edwards want students to understand, according to a news release. The two are using something their kids do in class everyday – talking – to deepen the learning process and consequently improve their students’ understanding of how math works.

  • School briefs for Jan. 24, 2018

    CU dean’s list includes two local students
    The academic honors’ dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Campbellsville University includes two Henry County residents.
    Those earning academic honors include Kelly Michelle Williams, a freshman, of Smithfield; and Victoria Blayne Wilson, a senior, of New Castle.

    Fischer named to Berea’s dean’s list

  • HCPS recognizes board members’ work

    To mark January as School Board Appreciation Month, Henry County Public Schools Board of Education members received a few gifts from the district’s schools at Thursday night’s school board meeting. Along with an etched Wildcat glass from Henry County High School, board members received a few other tokens of appreciation.
    From the Henry County Early Childhood Center, Principal Stephanie Melton handed out monogrammed pullovers to each member.

  • Campbellsburg elementary celebrates students of the month
  • Public Record Jan. 17, 2018
  • The Buzz

    Church Activities
    Grace Fellowship of La Grange will have midweek services at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Ramada Inn meeting room.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Life Church will have Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.
    Civic Organizations
    Eminence Rotary Club meets at noon at Henry Christian Church every Monday.
    The New Castle Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Buddy’s Place in New Castle.