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Today's News

  • Will 2015 bring growth?

    Gov. Steve Beshear touted 2014 as the year Kentucky recovered from the Great Recession, but growth remained concentrated in the state’s two biggest cities while rural areas like Henry County lagged behind.
    Looking back at last year, Beshear issued an upbeat message about the state of Kentucky’s economy. He cited the commonwealth’s unemployment rate falling to 6 percent for November, the lowest rate in more than six years, down from the high of 10.7 percent in the depths of the recession.

  • Biven celebrate 50-year anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Thomas Biven of Cox’s Creek, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, 2014. They were married on Nov. 24, 1964 in Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Mr. Biven retired from Jeff Boat in Jeffersonville, Ind. in 2007. Mrs. Biven, the former Jessie Grace Smith from Henry and Shelby Counties, was a homemaker.
    They have two daughters, Kim Nalley, Bardstown and Robin Casey, Cox’s Creek; three grandsons; a granddaughter; two step-granddaughters; a great-grandson, a step-great-grandson and three step-great-granddaughters.

  • Moving aside

    After a lifetime in agriculture and a 40-year career making farm visits and presenting field days, Extension Agent Steve Moore will retire Feb. 3, completing four decades of service to Henry County.
    Moore grew up on a farm in Danville, where he helped raise beef cattle and tobacco.
    He remembers putting up a lot of hay and chopping a lot of thistle in the pasture as a kid.
    The family had both a Guernsey and a Jersey dairy cow.

  • 7 ANGUS FARMS JOINS AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION

     
    7 Angus Farms, Turners Station, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, said Bryce Schumann, CEO of the organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.
    The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world.
    The association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops selection tools for its members.

  • This quiz can guide New Year’s resolutions

    Each year, almost half of Americans develop New Year’s resolutions to improve different aspects of their lives. Often these resolutions involve health and personal finances.
    Specific examples include saving money, reducing debt, losing weight, quitting smoking and increased physical activity.

  • Coming up: GAP, cattlemen’s conference

    UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
    Henry County farmers and homeowners will have several opportunities over the next couple of months to learn about many agriculture enterprises, including forages, beef cattle, bees, turf care, grain crops, tobacco and poultry.  
    Also on the agenda is a series for new and beginning farmers, particularly those with small acreages.  
    It is the season, during our cold winter months, when many organizations and commodity groups have their annual conferences and the Extension Service has producer meetings.   

  • Getting around Drennon Springs by wagon and water

    By Eleanor Jones Sharp

    Once Dr. Tom Jerry Smith told me, “Keep on writing!” He knew I was excited to write about bits and pieces about Drennon Springs.
    When some teenagers at Drennon Springs decided how fun time begins, we chose to have some hilarious fun. It was snowing, in all probability about three inches had fallen. It was enough to go sleigh riding.
    We were ready to go for a gigantic one-horse, or rather one-mule, sleigh ride on a two-horse sled we had.

  • Elected county officials, deputies take the oath

    Newly elected county officials including Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer and Fiscal Court Magistrates Jason Stanley and Rickey Timberlake recently joined the re-elected officials plus their deputies for a mass swearing in Dec. 31 by Judge Karen Conrad in the courtroom.  
     

  • Tire fire damages vehicles, too
  • Rebels outrun Warriors, 88-63

    sports@hclocal.com

    The Eminence Warriors ran into a buzz saw when they hosted the Owen County Rebels Dec. 22. The Rebels were hitting on all cylinders with good ball movement and deadly accurate 3-point shooting. The Rebels played so well in the opening period that they didn’t need the offensive services of their best player, Carson Williams, who is widely considered to be the best player in the 8th Region.