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Today's News

  • A resolution to learn the Tao of dog

    If I ever found myself foolish enough to think I would stick with a resolution for a year, I would steal my dogs’ wisdom.

    We have a weimaraner and labrador mixed dog her name is Tilly and a beagle mixed with what we think is a blue healer named Henry. Henry looks very much like Snoopy and makes similar sounds as the Peanuts character with a custom for snorting when you directly ask him questions.

    These two beasts are mentally superior and I have a lot to learn from them.

  • Resolution: yea or nay?

    By Candy Clarke

     

    Here we go. Another year is about to begin and it’s time to decide if we are going to commit ourselves to a particular course of action or not. Do we really want to be bothered with making New Year’s Resolutions yet again? How about the old ones? Could we just recycle them? Or maybe, we could just take one year off without doing any new resolutions.

  • Get organized in the new year

    The beginning of the New Year offers the opportunity to refresh and reset ourselves in a variety of different ways. One of the ways to do that is to get organized. Organization can help you feel more prepared for daily life and the unexpected situations which may arise over the next few months.  January is National Get Organized Month. In recognition, consider incorporating these “clutter-free” practices in your home.

  • Renovating hay and pasture fields; pasture and hay meeting

    If you have a less-than-productive grass pasture or hayfield, following a few simple renovation techniques could increase the field’s productivity.  Some things you can do include planting a legume such as red clover, controlling pests and adding lime and fertilizer. Be aware though, some techniques require you to start as early as the middle of February.

  • Public Record for the week of Jan. 2

    Marriages

    Marian Ray , 28, New Castle, to David Pickering, 31, New Castle

    Sarah Daniels, 29, Pleasureville, to William Ayers, 46, Pleasureville

    Brenda Hieatt, 41, Eminence to Christopher Cox, 37, Eminence

    Property Transfers

    Jennifer L. Hughes, New Castle, to John Hughes, Smithfield. Land in Henry County; property settlement, fair market value $150,000.

  • Statehood roots for Highlands House

    The house in Henry County historically known as the Highlands in the rolling hillside just south of Floyd’s Fork and KY 22 was once home to a family whose lives intertwined with Kentucky’s birth as a state and the bloody hunting ground.

  • 1913: Vote establishes ‘Graded Common School

    200 Years Ago

    The County Court ordered that William Jones, Deputy Sheriff, be paid $50 as part of his allowance as jailer.  The payment was to be paid out of the 1811 tax collection.

    Rudy Hendrix, Daniel Warble and Peter Kinder reported that they had been to view a possible route for building a road from Fore(e)’s Ferry on the Ohio River to New Castle.  They reported that a road cannot be built because of “a very steep hill” on the planned route.  

    175 Years Ago

  • Dedicated to dairy

    Terry Rowlett tells the farmer’s story in words and action.

     

    Rowlett farms 1,000 acres of land with his family. Rowlett is on the board of directors of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, which recently featured Rowlett in the ‘Dedicated to Dairy’ multimedia campaign. The campaign aims to inform the public about life for the dairy farmer and their stewardship for land and livestock. The SUDA website offers blogs from real life farming families, video interviews and family recipes. For Rowlett the campaign offers much more.

  • Puppy mill dogs — one year later

    When Michelle Adkins turned on the news Dec. 13, 2011, she was moved to act.

    More than 200 animals had been seized from Terri and Kenneth Smith, and Adkins wanted to help.

    “It blew my mind,” Adkins said of the television news footage.

    The Smiths both faced 218 counts of 2nd degree animal cruelty. One week after the raid by Henry County Animal Control — who alleged that the Smiths were operating a puppy mill — Kenneth Smith killed himself.

  • Local officials share their New Year’s resolutions

    New Year’s resolutions come and go, and with area residents sure to make a few of their own, we checked with a few local officials to see if they had any resolutions for the coming year.

     

    “Try to spend a little more time with my family and grandchildren.”

    -- Henry County Clerk Juanita Lashley

     

    “I have made resolutions like walking on the treadmill and it lasted for two days. I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions, but I am a fan of setting annual goals.