Today's News

  • Henry County Robotics team finishes second

    Henry County’s elementary school academic teams fared well at their competitions this year. At this year’s Governor’s Cup, Kennedy Brown of New Castle Elementary School placed first in composition; Eastern’s future problem solving team of Avery Denny, Carly Woods, Abby Sheehan, Trinity Crow, Travis Journey placed first, followed by Campbellsburg in second place with members Meg Golden, Parker Bowles, Bodie Lyons and Luke Lyons and coach Lisa Rose and assistant coach Dawn Scroggins; and Reagan Morgan of Campbellsburg earned a second place in social studies

  • Grant helps adult students earn college credit

    Adult Kentuckians who are interested in taking college classes may be eligible for a Go Higher Grant from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), according to a news release.
    The maximum award amount is $1,000.
    Recipients must be at least 24 years old and be enrolled less than half-time at a participating Kentucky college. They must show financial need and must be U.S. citizens, nationals or permanent residents. They must also be working on their first undergraduate degree.

  • Energy Team holds an energy Fun Fair at the library
  • HCHS BETA Club raises $250 for Relay for life

    The Henry County High School Beta Club recently raised $250 for Relay For Life, according to teacher Holli Embry Hunt. The fundraiser developed from a challenge from Carroll County High School to a “penny war” for the cause, and Henry County came out on top. Beta Club, formed to do community service, will also have a fundraising basketball tournament April 23, from which the proceeds will benefit the student resource center. Community members interested in supporting the Beta Club basketball tournament can contact Hunt by calling the Henry County High School.

  • Senate approves REAL ID legislation

    The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would bring Kentucky’s state ID program into compliance with a federal standard that has a fast-approaching deadline, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission. Senate Bill 245, passed by a 26-12 vote, would make REAL ID-compliant state-issued identification available to Kentuckians.
    REAL ID is a federal program adopted in 2005 that would come close to establishing a national proof-of-identity program.

  • CES highlights student talents for school board

    When Henry County Public Schools’ Board of Education members visited Campbellsburg Elementary School for their March meeting, they were treated to a variety of presentations that showcased the talent and intelligence of the schools’ young students.

  • Budget cuts reflect desire for fiscal responsibility

    By Paul Hornback, Ky. Senator

    After over two months of anticipation and debate, the Senate finally received the state budget bill from the House midway through the eleventh week of the 2016 Kentucky General Assembly. 

    Governor Bevin was elected in a landslide because the people of Kentucky recognized a need for financial change and fiscal responsibility. We think the upcoming budget will reflect those needs for the betterment of the Commonwealth.

  • Primary differences between versions of budget

    In one sense, Kentucky’s budget doesn’t change much from year to year.  A little more than half of every state dollar, for example, goes to our schools, colleges and universities.  Another fourth is dedicated to Medicaid and other health services, a little more than a tenth is spent on criminal justice and the final dime goes to everything else.

  • Bunnies don't lay eggs, or do they?

    As a child, Easter was a favorite holiday, behind Christmas and Halloween. Each came with copious amounts of candy, which my sweet tooth enjoyed immensely. At this time of year, I still indulge in at least one bag of jelly beans.

    I’ve never quite understood however, why we have an Easter bunny laying plastic eggs in straw baskets or scattering hard-boiled eggs across lawns for children to find.

  • Local Buzz, March 23, 2016

    Church Activities

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford,will have its Easter Play “Undeserved” Sunday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. All are invited. For more information call Pastor Bobby Wade, (502) 255-7510.