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Today's News

  • Hornback shares update on 2015 legislative session

    While there’s a push for the Kentucky Legislature to take up a smoking ban, state Sen. Paul Hornback indicated he’s wary of the unknown effects of so-far unregulated electronic cigarettes.
    About 17 constituents and local officials met with Hornback at the Henry County Courthouse Annex Monday as he shared his perspective and sought public input on the 30-day legislative session. He spoke about his concerns about e-cigarettes when an attendee asked if the state senator would introduce any legislation of his own.

  • Prior to publishing, book began as family teaching aid

    The Pearson household in Pendleton has several good readers and one writer.
    For Amy Pearson, 30, a mother who home schools and serves as a substitute teacher in Trimble County, the impulse to help her oldest child learn to read caused her to put pen to paper.
    At that point, she had no thoughts of publishing her own work.

  • Help Center launches Fifth Thursday give aways

    The Henry County Help Center will give away bread and produce on the fifth Thursday of the month, beginning Jan. 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m., according to Director Joe Durbin.
    The give away is open to all Henry County residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Participants will need to bring identification that shows they live in Henry County.
    Participants need to bring their own boxes and bags to fill, Durbin said.
    No volunteers will be available to help with carrying the items to vehicles.

  • Hope Health receives smoking cessation grant

    Hope Health Clinic recently announced that it has received a $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant.
    The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on smoking cessation and prevention.
    The support from CVS Health will help Hope Health Clinic offer smoking cessation classes over a period of two years.  Patients will be connected with a wellness coach to help assure continued success with smoking cessation.

  • Foster care review board needs volunteers

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 31 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care, including Henry County, according to a news release from the Administrative Office of the Courts.
    Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
    Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.

  • Plea leads to 180-day jail term

    After pleading guilty last month to charges of kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence, Glenda Holcomb was sentenced in Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Holcomb was sentenced to 10 years for the kidnapping charge and 5 years for the charge of tampering with physical evidence, with those sentences to run concurrently for a total of 10 years. However, she received an alternative sentence of 180 days for her part in a 2013 kidnapping and assault.

  • Schools need help to win prize

    The public can help New Castle Elementary and Eminence schools win thousands of dollars in prizes to support educational programs by voting in the Follett Challenge’s People’s Choice Award.
    Educators in Eminence would put their winnings toward stocking the new library planned in an upcoming expansion project, while New Castle would use the award to enhance their library’s non-fiction offerings.

  • 300 Dreams

    Wish No. 300 granted by the Henry County Second Wind Dreams Committee to a senior brings to mind the saying, it’s the simple things that matter.
    Committee members who work to bring happiness to seniors brought Larry his request — two new pairs of sweat pants, Extension agent Maryellen Garrison, an organizer of Second Wind Dreams, said. This is pretty typical of what geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, founder of the international non-profit, realized after visiting with many seniors in nursing homes.

  • Daybreak Baptist Church dawns in Eminence

    Lamentations 3:23 inspired the name of Daybreak Baptist Church, which recently held its first service at 4323 N. Main St. in Eminence, according to Pastor Michael Fitzgerald.

  • Officials: Jailers save money

    Don’t count on finding savings from merging the duties of jailers with the sheriff’s office here, Henry County officials say. If anything, they believe that would cost taxpayers more.
    Kentucky’s constitution requires the election of jailers to serve their counties— even in the 41 counties around the state without jails.