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Today's News

  • Light Up Campbellsburg
  • Loan puts New Castle closer to a utility project

    The city of New Castle is one step closer to its goal of funding a major sewer and water project that will keep the municipality in compliance with its permit requirements and prevent any additional fines from the Division of Water.
    The city recently learned its loan for $445,000 had been approved by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA), an agency that administers low interest loans for the construction, improvement and acquisition of sanitary sewer and water facilities and other types of infrastructure.

  • Hall murder case to be set for trial in Trimble County

    By Dave Taylor

    Landmark News Service

  • Geologist digs jewelry hobby

    Before her retirement, Wendy Thornton used to put her knowledge of geography and geology toward tasks like creating maps for the military or compiling information about building new roads in Bernheim Forest.
    Now in retirement, the Eminence resident enjoys making jewelry out of the rocks she’s collected over the years.

  • Important safety tips for heating your home in winter

    Winter is upon us and we need to remember that fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are real concerns that come with staying warm.
    According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2009 and 2013, U.S. fire departments responded each year to an average of 56,000 home structure fires that involved heating equipment.
    Space heaters are the most common type of heating equipment involved in home fires, accounting for 40 percent of all fires, and more importantly, 84 percent of non-firefighter deaths.

  • Helping kids get healthy during 4-H Health Month

    The new year is a time for resolutions, many of which include getting healthier by eating better foods and exercising more.
    While health has always been one of the cornerstones of 4-H, clubs across Kentucky will ramp up their health efforts during the 4-H Health Month in February to encourage young people to develop healthy habits.
    Kentucky 4-H is participating in the fourth H for Health Challenge and has teamed up with the Health Kids Out of School Initiative and Tufts University School of Nutrition to offer this program.

  • New youth beef contest announced

    I am extremely excited to announce a new project offered by the Henry County Extension Office, the 2017 Henry County Youth Best Beef Contest.
    This contest’s purpose is to educate youth about finishing beef animals and determining potential marketing opportunities for their beef while competing for the best beef animal and best speech.

  • Get encouragement on your New Year’s resolutions

    Are you trying to rescue a failed New Year’s resolution?
    It has been well documented that, when people monitor their behavior and measure how they are doing, they are often inspired to do better and achieve positive results.
    The Henry County Cooperative Extension Service is launching an online challenge called “Henry County Kentucky Small Steps to Health and Wealth On-Line Challenge.”  
    This free program is designed to help you improve both your health and personal finance behaviors and will last from Feb. 1 through 28.

  • Republican majority rushes to pass bills

    I fought hard during this first week of the 2017 session of the Kentucky General Assembly to protect the interests of Kentucky’s working families against a rising tide of wealthy corporate interests, but in the end, our best efforts were blocked by the new ruling majority in the Kentucky House of Representatives. 

  • Multiple acts of violence shock the county

    I have never been in a physical fight, never struck another human being in anger.

    The closest I came to doing so was when I was in middle school. I had a crush on a boy that rode my bus. He was older and I had no chance with him, but at the time, he was the love interest of my life.