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Today's News

  • Hemp food project puts down roots

    Having secured an option on eight acres in the Henry County Commerce Park for a hemp food products processing facility, entrepreneur Chad Rosen will turn his attention to raising capital for the project estimated at more than $4 million.
    Rosen met members of the Henry County Fiscal Court’s Economic Development Committee April 2 to sign the paperwork and pay the $4,000 for the option. The agreed to purchase price is $5,000 an acre.

  • A finger-lickin' good meal

    Volunteers from Second Wind Dreams served up a special meal of KFC fried chicken plus a visit from Col. Sanders look-a-like, Bob Thompson, from Lawrenceburg, for residents of both Providence and Twin Oaks in New Castle March 27. Second Wind Dreams strives to improve the quality of life of seniors by making some of their wishes come true. Every resident plus staff at the two residential living centers received a meal, which included 175 pieces of fried chicken, plus 50 chicken strips, as well as fried okra, mashed potatoes and a biscuit. 

  • Local Buzz for 4/1/2015

    Church Services
    and Activities
    The men of First Baptist Church Eminence, Rev. Charles H. Duncan Jr., pastor, will be hosting an Annual Men’s Day Fish Fry April 11 at 11 a.m. next to the Eminence Fire Department. This is one of the FBC Men’s Day projects, and the men would appreciate all those that will support their efforts. This fish fry is not only a project, but also gives an opportunity for the community to come out and enjoy food, fun and fellowship.

  • Gregory Farms is a participating roadside market

    Gregory Farms of Turners Station is one of the 95 certified farm markets across the Commonwealth recently accepted into the 2015 Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, according to a Farm Bureau news release.
     In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Gregory Farms has committed to offering quality products and service to its customers.
    Its acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that Gregory Farms meets the highest standards of quality, freshness and marketing appeal.

  • Learn to drive defensively at AARP April 23

    Upcoming Programs:
    April 23 —  AARP Smart Driver Course, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Extension Office:  
    Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road.  
    Plus, there are no tests to pass.  You simply sign up and learn.  
    Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance — check with your agent to learn how much.  

  • FFA members visit Frankfort
  • Politicians support JCTC campus project
  • Laws passed in final hours of legislative session

    By Paul Hornback, State Senator

    Historical, life-saving legislation was approved by the Kentucky General Assembly during the final hours of the 2015 Session. Senate Bill 192, a comprehensive approach to stymie the scourge of heroin addiction in Kentucky, reached final passage after countless hours of bipartisan work throughout the session. In fact, this is the third year the Senate has led the charge on an anti-heroin bill. SB 192 was signed into law Wednesday morning by Gov. Beshear and is now in effect due to an emergency clause.

  • Alps tragedy prompts precious reminder

    Had anybody looked through my windshield while sitting in the public parking lot behind the Henry County Local for about 10 minutes after my arrival at work last Thursday, they would have seen me perplexed and stunned.

    I heard then for the first time over the radio how truly terrible the Germanwings plane crash in Europe that killed 150 people is. The horror goes beyond the death toll to disbelief about human behavior.

  • Public Records, April 1, 2015

    Grand Jury Indictments, March 2015

    Wayne T. Reynolds, Bagdad – Theft by unlawful taking or disposition, over $500

    Matthew Coleman Lutes, Bagdad - Theft by unlawful taking or disposition, over $500

    Charles T. Mullins III, New Castle - Theft by unlawful taking or disposition, over $500 and persistent felony offender in the first degree