Today's News

  • Warming up to spring sports season

     It felt like a long winter to me. It wasn’t particularly snowy and while we had a few cold snaps, it wasn’t particularly cold; it was just long this year. 

    Whatever the reason, I am ready for spring and all that it brings in the way of outdoor activities. 

    For me, that is covering high school softball, baseball and track and riding my bike around the county.

  • New fishing regulations for 2018 impact local lakes

     A reduction in the statewide daily creel limit from 30 fish to 20 fish for crappie highlights the new fishing regulations for 2018. The regulations go into effect March 1.

  • Teachers have enough to do in school without packing

    In years past, I was “one of those people” who didn’t like guns. I still don’t, but after meeting my husband — he grew up as an Indiana farm boy — I understand why people have them.
    Ron and his father used a rifle to shoot at “varmints” that got into the family garden and the crops.
    The rifle also served as protection against home invaders because they lived in an isolated area.
    Ron’s extended family also hunt deer, something I found appalling until I learned how many families use deer as their only meat for the year.

  • Campbellsburg Elementary honors students of the month
  • Henry County schools academic teams sweep in regionals

    Henry County Public Schools’ elementary academic teams recently competed at the regional Governor’s Cup, sweeping one portion of the competition to finish first, second and third. In the Future Problem Solving (FPS) competition, Eastern placed first, followed by Campbellsburg in second and then New Castle in third. The teams and their individual competitors won other honors as well. In a separate regional competition, Henry County Middle School placed fifth in quick recall, third in FPS and eighth overall.

  • Faul Farm provides advice on raising chickens to the Future Farmers of America

    Henry County Public Schools’ Future Farmers of America students took a field trip to Riverside Faul Family Farm in Sulphur March 9 to learn about raising chickens. The farm raises layers and broilers, manager Andre Faul Jr. said. He buys chicks and raises them in the farm’s pastures.
    After the birds have eaten everything that isn’t nailed down, usually every three to four days, he moves the coops by trolley to another section for fresh nutrition. “That’s healthier for the chickens and healthier for the consumers,” he explained.

  • Eastern arts and humanities teacher receives KEA inclusion award

    The Kentucky Education Association recently singled out Eastern Elementary arts and humanities teacher Robin Tillman as an educator who highlights diversity and individualism in her classroom.
    Tillman, who’s taught at Eastern for three years, won $200 in the contest and plans to spend it on art supplies for her students.
    “We always need art supplies,” she said. “I am very excited to be one of the winners.”
    Tillman read about the contest in an online Kentucky Education Association newsletter. “Diversity is a KEA priority.”

  • Quarles promotes Ag Tag giving with county clerk, FFA and 4-H
  • Henry County Court Clerk’s Office honored for Trust for Life work

    The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks’ Trust for Life recently honored 28 counties for exemplary achievements in educating communities about the lifesaving gift of organ donation, and Henry County is one of them, according to a news release.

  • In-person absentee voting begins March 20

    In-person absentee voting for the upcoming May 22 primary election can be cast at the Henry County Clerk’s Office beginning March 20 and continuing through May 21, according to Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer.

    Those who qualify to cast an absentee ballot include the following registered voters: • due to age, disability or illness will be unable to go to the polls on election day

    • students who temporarily reside outside the county in which the student is registered and will be out of the county on election day