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Today's News

  • Levi Berg becomes the new Henry County Extension agriculture agent

    A desire to be near family, a love of horses, an interest in science and a recognition in the value of education all played a part in Levi Berg’s career path leading him to Henry County.
    After a lengthy search, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service chose Berg to fill the position of agricultural extension agent, the vacancy left by Steve Moore’s retirement.
    Due to his older brothers joining 4-H, Berg got involved in the club at an especially early age, at just 5 years old, and he followed that up by joining FFA in school.

  • Henry County qualifies for state flood clean up grant

    The Energy and Environment Cabinet announced Aug. 10 funding will be made available in emergency grants to help 24 flood-damaged counties clean up solid waste generated by the July flood events, according to a news release.
    Counties will be eligible to request up to 110 percent of the preliminary damage assessment estimate for debris clearance that was provided to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The total grant amount to be awarded will not be available until all applications are received.

  • Rotary Foundation helps eradicate polio from Nigeria

    July 24 marked one year since the last case of wild poliovirus was found in Nigeria, the only remaining country in Africa where polio had never been stopped.
    This achievement could signal that the world will soon see a polio-free Africa, a major milestone in global public health. Kentucky Rotarians have long supported efforts to end this crippling disease, through donations to The Rotary Foundation, fundraising activities, raising awareness, and polio immunization campaigns around the world.

  • EPD makes arrests in theft case

    A report of a distinctive-looking air compressor being stolen helped the Eminence Police Department make two arrests in a string of burglaries from the city’s west end, according to Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    While he and Officer John Bailey discussed several theft reports, a complaint about the air compressor being taken also came up. Along with the brand, color and dual tanks, the compressor had writing by its owner on top.

  • Extreme Camping

    Jason Hunt knows exactly where he spent 2014’s polar vortex, when an arctic stormfront chilled Henry County to minus 4 degrees and stiff winds made it feel like minus 25 degrees.
    Despite the cold and 10 inches of snow, Hunt felt cozy camping out in a lean-to he built himself next to a campfire on a 123-acre farm in Bethlehem.

  • Odd Fellows to kick off fund drive

    August looks like a busy month for the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Washington Lodge #1513 in New Castle.
    Along with the organization’s 143-year-anniversary Parade and Homecoming Aug. 15, the lodge will host several state officials Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. to kick off the fundraising drive to save the historic building the Odd Fellows have owned since 1886.

  • Tindle to lead road dept. after Baxter

    Thanks to unusually destructive July storms, Kenny Tindle reported to work as Henry County Road Department supervisor two days early to help clean up the mess.
    Swollen streams not only flooded homes in Sulphur, they tore out bridge approaches, exposed culverts and peeled up large expanses of pavements on county roads after rain events July 14 and July 17.
    Though not scheduled to assume the managerial position from the retiring Glenn Baxter until the following Monday, Tindle helped make the most heavily damaged roads passable again by working on temporary fixes.

  • After-school care coming to HCPS elementaries

    When a local daycare closed at the end of the last school year, many parents were left without after-school care for their younger children. Administrators at Henry County Public Schools are taking steps to ensure parents that need the service have access to local options.

  • Special blood drive set for 4-year-old cancer patient

    The American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive in honor of 4-year-old Logan Collins.
    This is the second year Logan’s parents, Laura and Josh, have worked with the Red Cross to encourage others to give blood in honor of their son.
    Last June, Logan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
    Logan’s mom, Laura, says over the course of his treatment, he’s received several blood products and may use more in the future as he continues his fight.

  • Overturned trailer blocks 55