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Today's News

  • Hiring help: A one-stop shop for youth needing careers

    Before hooking up with the Kentucky Youth Career Center in August, Lana Johnson couldn’t decide whether she wanted to go into nursing or criminal justice. She knows now, after participating in an internship program and other services provided by the KentuckianaWorks program.
    She needed help before she spent money on additional schooling to become career ready. The Kentucky Youth Career Center provided her with valuable insight into what she needed, and didn’t stop there.

  • Westport man faces charges in drunken break-ins and thefts

    A Westport man with a penchant for chewing gum now faces several charges after he allegedly attempted to rob two homes Saturday night.
    Kentucky State Police received a call from a homeowner on Castle Highway shortly before 9 p.m. on Dec. 17.
    The caller advised that a man had been found in the driveway of the home and was being “detained” until police could arrive.
    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens arrived on the scene to find Michael S. Mings, 22, of Westport face down with his hands behind his back.

  • Craftily Keeping Christmas

    With the stroke of a paintbrush, Debbie Hargrove continues to spread Christmas cheer with an artistic holiday tradition.
    For more than a decade, Hargrove used her talents to decorate ornaments to go on the tree.

  • Man who tried to shock girlfriend was out on bond

    A 23-year-old Pleasureville man faces multiple charges for allegedly trying to use a curling iron to electrocute his girlfriend while she was taking a bath.
    A complaint made to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office accused Gregory S. Preston of trying to kill Cynthia Miller on Dec. 8 during an argument.
    “While she was taking a bath, the defendant [Preston] proceeded to plug in a curling iron and throw it in the bathtub, where said girlfriend was located,” the warrant said.

  • Poultry care during winter: Chickens don’t freeze

    Winter is here, and the temperature has dropped significantly. This time of the year, I will usually receive a few questions about poultry care during freezing temperatures.
    During winter months, don’t worry about how cold it is because poultry are designed to withstand the cold. Their feathers offer plenty of heat and insulation to keep them warm, but things you should worry about are clean, thawed water, plenty of feed, good ventilation, lighting and flock safety.
    In my eyes, the largest threat to poultry during the winter is lack of fresh, thawed water.

  • This 4-H service project was for the birds

    This past week Natural Resources and Pinterest clubs joined together to create a service project for Henry County. The youth wanted to do something for the wildlife during the winter months.
    The youth first learned about the different kinds of seeds in commercial birdseeds, including their nutritional value and which birds would eat the seeds.
    The favorite of many birds are the black-oil sunflower seeds. This seed has a thin shell making it easy for many birds to enjoy.

  • Stay healthy by watching holiday pounds

    According to the study “Holiday Weight Gain: Fact or Fiction,” among the entire population, weight gain during the six-week holiday season explained 51 percent of annual weight gain.
    These results suggest that holiday weight gain may be an important contributor to the rising prevalence of obesity.
    Yes, holiday meals are often more generous when it comes to solid fats and added sugars, but they don’t have to be. In fact, there are lots of great recipes out there that still taste indulgent without actually piling on the calories.

  • Mahoney anniversary

    Eugene and Katie Mahoney will celebrate their 60-year anniversary on Dec. 22. They were married on Dec. 22, 1956. They have three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Parham, Sudduth honored for DUI stops

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) recently honored 205 law enforcement officers from 175 agencies across the state for their efforts to target impaired drivers, including the Eminence Police Department and the Post 5 of the Kentucky State Police based in Campbellsburg.
    Local officers honored include Phillip Parham of the Eminence Police Department and KSP Trooper Matt Sudduth.

  • Henry County High School opens its doors to the community