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Today's News

  • Relay Recess

    On April 11, Eastern Elementary School held its Recess Relay in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Fundraising events included profits from concession sales at District Governor’s Cup, class penny drive, and sales of “Relay for Life Walking to Celebrate Life Feet” to honor cancer survivors and remember those lost. The total raised for The American Cancer Society was $765.62.

  • Extension plays pivotal role in land-grant system

    Even though the Cooperative Extension Service has been around for 100 years, people often ask about the connection between Extension and land-grant institutions.

    Land-grant institutions are legislated to not only teach but to engage in research and outreach. The Smith-Lever Act established the Extension Service system in 1914 to provide federal funding for land-grant universities to educate rural citizens in vocational, agricultural and home demonstration topics.

  • Celebrating 100 years of Extension Service

    We hope you’ll mark your calendar and plan to attend our open house at the Henry County Extension Office on Thursday, May 8.

    Our Open House and Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Cooperative Extension Service will be from 4 to 6 pm. We’ll reminisce, and we have some special guests and programs during the evening.

  • Announcing the 4-H Communications event results

    The 4-H Communications Event and Variety Show was held on April 10 at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service office.

    Those that competed in the speech category were: Jakob Beckley in the 15 year old category with a speech entitled “Hemp” and the potential uses and increase to the American economy.

    Katherine Buckler’s speech in the 14 year old category was on “Water Step” a new nonprofit movement to turn old shoes into water filtration systems in third world countries.

  • Southern States loses civil lawsuit

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    After two weeks of testimony, a Henry County jury awarded the widow of Michael Guse over $6 million in damages stemming from his death in June 2008 following the explosion of a propane tank at his workplace.

  • Lawsuit threatens library services

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    An ongoing lawsuit against libraries in the state of Kentucky could have drastic effects on the Henry County Public Library, according to a statement of impact released Monday by Library Director Jessica Powell.

  • A lifetime in Extension: the Younts

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Extension, for many people, is more than just an extracurricular activity, or something to take up time on the weekend. For Katie Sue Yount and her husband, Robbie, Extension is an integral part of their lives and careers. Katie Sue began her work with Extension when she first got out of college.

    “It was something that I could apply for,” she recalled. “It was my first job.”

    Yount started out in Boone County. When she received her appointment, though, it was in Henry County.

  • Annie, Get Your Gun

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Irving Berlin’s classic stage play “Annie Get Your Gun” will be coming to Henry County High School Thursday night. Starring Danielle Toy and Caleb Potts as Annie Oakley and Frank Butler, the show is about the romance that blossoms between two sharpshooters who travel with an old west shooting show.

    For Toy, this is her first lead role.

  • Foree Animal Clinic celebrates 25 years

    Foree Animal Clinic PLLC is earning recognition for practicing the gold standard of veterinary medicine for 25 consecutive years.

    Since 1989, Foree Animal Clinic PLLC has voluntarily submitted itself to the American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Standards of Accreditation. Achieving accreditation by AAHA is an important milestone to delivering quality pet care.

  • County roadwork planned for 2014

    By Melissa Blankenship

    Publisher@hclocal.com

    While many miles of county roads need attention, which roads in the county will be resurfaced next year under the 5th District Rural Secondary Recommendations was the primary topic of discussion at the Henry County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday night.