Today's News

  • Builders raise new sanctuary in Smithfield

    A new sanctuary for Smithfield Baptist Church soars toward the heavens after a week of work by the Baptist Builders, Blake-Moore Construction and church members.
    Having long ago demolished the sanctuary that dated back to 1871, the beginning of construction on Aug. 8 released a lot of pent-up prayers. Members decorated the framing and the foundation with Bible verses, personal messages and children’s hand prints in many magic marker colors.

  • Slippery subject: Knowing the basics of coconut oil

    For many years, the high saturated fat content of coconut oil made the oil a no-no for individuals looking to lose weight or live healthier lifestyles.
    Recent scientific reports have said saturated fat may not be as bad as once thought or as bad when compared to trans-fat. This has allowed coconut oil to gain popularity.  Nicole Peritore, one of our UK  Extension Specialists for family health sent us the following information on coconut oil.

  • Ideas for establishing late-summer forages

    By Levi Berg

  • Kick-started

    A large turnout of citizens and public officials at the launch of fundraising to repair the Odd Fellows lodge roof raised hopes that the organizers will meet their goal to restore the building that housed the fraternal organization since 1886.
    New Castle city officials, represented by Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke and Joe Yates, the chairman of the preservation committee, have been working with members of Washington Lodge No. 1513 to find a way to replace the roof that collapsed after a heavy March snowstorm.

  • Summer winds down

    By Cathy Toole


    4-H is always going full force over the summer, and now that school has started back up it means that summer is winding down for us.
    While we still have plenty to do in the winter, our warm weather activities are some of the best.
    We’re gearing up for the upcoming year and will start enrolling new members soon.

  • Pleasureville celebrates farmers market opening

    The small town of Pleasureville welcomed a big addition to Main Street in July with the grand opening of the Pleasureville Farmers Market.  
     The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) team began working with Pleasureville community leaders Susan Schlosnagle, Cheryl Clark and Jakob Beckley early in the development of the farmers market plan, and the three community leaders give the KCARD team credit for helping the market get off the ground.

  • Changes being planned to 55 in Eminence

    While improving a dangerous curve on Hwy. 55 takes precedence in any widening project through Eminence, there are many more factors to take into account, Kentucky ransportation  and local officials discussed in an Aug. 12 planning meeting.
    Several city officials and Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent met with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and engineering firm URS to hear feedback in the preliminary planning process.

  • Fun Henry County events remain in full swing

    By Paul Cole

  • FEMA to provide assistance for flooding damage

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides and mudslides during the period of July 11-20.

  • Celebrating Eminence Day