Today's News

  • Henry County native to challenge Massie in 4th district

    Democrats continue to line up to seek the party’s nomination to run for the 4th District congressional seat, including one with Henry County roots. Seth B. Hall has become the latest Democrat to announce his intention to challenge incumbent Thomas Massie, a Republican, according to a news release.

    Hall touted his Henry and Shelby county roots in developing his work ethic from when he helped his family raise tobacco, cattle and hay, the news release said.

  • Father figures needed to mentor kids at New Castle

    New Castle Elementary Principal Austin Hunsaker needs Henry County men to step up. He knows what it’s like to have a positive male role model in the home and how it can help to create more positive influences in the school.
    This led to the creation of WatchD.O.G.S., short for Dads of Great Students.
    The kickoff is at Dads and Kids Pizza Night Jan. 25, 6 p.m., in the school cafeteria to highlight the positive impacts of male involvement in students’ lives.

  • Teaching with Textiles

    The “quilt lady,” also known as Donna Duncan, stitched up another visit to Eminence Elementary on Jan. 16 to talk to students about textile arts.
    Duncan, an Eminence resident, has made plans to teach children about quilting — kindergarten through fifth-graders and adults during 48 presentations at 18 schools, churches and nursing facilities during one month — across Henry, Shelby and Jefferson counties.
    Duncan is a veteran quilter. She began the hobby 30 years ago and has taught quiltmaking for 32 years.

  • Leadership training expands to gifted and talented class

    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce and Henry County Public Schools are preparing students to be leaders with a new Junior Leadership program.
    Seven students, their teacher and Holly Kinderman, executive director of the chamber, spent the day, Jan. 19, visiting with several offices in Henry County government in Junior Leadership’s official first session.
    Their day began with a stop at Henry County’s Judge Executive John Logan Brent’s office, where he spoke about the topics of workforce development and the opioid crisis.

  • 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