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Today's News

  • Much to be proud of in the Commonwealth

    When it comes to being home to icons known around the world, few states can compete with Kentucky.

  • Back to School: a handy health and safety checklist

    By Jennifer Grove, Bluegrass Pharmacy

    It’s just about that time again: Time to switch from swimsuits to school clothes and from beach bags to backpacks. That’s the easy part. 

    What about preparing your child to have the healthiest and safest school year possible? Here’s a handy checklist to help.

  • Local Buzz, July 27, 2016

    Church Activities

    The Trimble County Hymnsing will be held 7 p.m., Aug. 4, at the Callis Grove Campground off New Hope Road and 421 in Bedford. 

    Pleasant View Baptist Church will host a Community Youth Choir Workshop and Concert for youths ages 5 to 18. The workshop is Saturday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 789 Clore-Jackson Road. The concert is Sunday, July 31, at 4 p.m. at the Collins High School Auditorium. 

  • Public Records, July 27, 2016

    KSP arrests

    Bobby Beckley, 61, Pleasureville — arrested July 19 on Sulphur Avenue in Eminence by Trooper Sturgill for terroristic threatening, third degree

    Roger Wilson, 32, Louisville — arrested July 19 on Pendleton Road by Trooper Dykes for flagrant non-support

  • Jim McKee retiring as USATF official

    sports@hclocal.com

    Twenty years ago Jim McKee began officiating track meets to help Henry County track Coach Linda Sarrett. His children, James and Kelly, were on the team in the throwing events and Jim was always around. Sarrett asked if he would officiate the throwing events at some home meets and the rest is history.

    McKee went on to become a prominent official with USA Track and Field (USATF), the governing body of track and field in the United States.

  • Rio not stirring excitement in this fan

    The opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is just eight days away. In fact, some of the sports will begin Aug. 3 with preliminary competition or, in the case of soccer, group round games.

    Four years ago I wrote a long column on my obsession with the Olympics from the time I was a small child. It was just before the start of the London Games and I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in them.

    For some reason, I haven’t gotten that feeling this time around and I’m not completely sure why. It could be several things.

  • Sports Briefs

    Team Jeanie softball tourney

    The Team Jeanie softball tournament and benefit day will be held at Harry Hill Park Saturday, July 30, from 12 to 10 p.m.

    Contact Dee Dee New to register for the softball tournament at 655-0883.

    Proceeds from the tournament and benefit day will go to help pay for a wheelchair van for Jeanie Miskell who has multiple sclerosis.

    For more information go to the Team Jeanie softball tourney and benefit day Facebook page.

    Hadden wins KPGA Junior Tour Championship

  • Plan to attend Henry County Harvest Showcase this Saturday

    Bring the whole family to this event that is free and open to the public at the Henry County Fairgrounds!
    It is great place to bring the kids and grandkids and best of all there is no admission charge.
    The whole event serves to showcase our wonderful agricultural heritage.
    Be sure to come hungry! The Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of country ham and fresh farm eggs starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs until it is gone.
    A full locally-raised breakfast is available for only $8 and includes eggs and country ham, biscuits, gravy and a beverage.

  • Accomplishments celebrated during awards night

    By Cathy Toole Henry County Extension Service

    This week I need to back up and share the 4-H Family Fun Night event that was held June 10. The gathering was held at the office picnic shelter and included a meal of grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, potato salad and baked beans.

    Special thanks to Larry Bryant and Levi Berg for manning the grill and Kelly Dockter for making the side dishes. Families in attendance provided the desserts and they were delicious.

  • Your tobacco may need treatment for target spot and frogeye

    By Levi Berg
    Henry County Extension Service

    The wet, humid weather has not been easy for many tobacco crops. Many crops have been starting to show considerable damage due to target spot and frogeye. Both of these diseases are caused by true fungi unlike water molds such as black shank and blue mold. In many cases, foliar fungicide applications may be necessary for effective management.