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Today's News

  • Don’t let the bedbugs bite during travel

    The holidays give us a few days to travel to see family and friends.  But as we travel around there are some precautions to take to prevent getting bedbugs.  Ric Bessin our Extension Entomology Specialist shares these tips with us.

  • Best firewood determined by species and seasoning

    By Steve Moore

    Every winter, many Henry Countians utilize firewood for heating, sometimes for supplemental heat and sometimes for the primary heat source.  When buying firewood two factors will determine just how hot your fire is — seasoning and the kind of wood.

    Wood is made up of air and cellulose (wood fiber). The more air space that wood has, the less there is to burn. Buying wood with the heaviest/most dense per unit volume will keep you toasty.

  • FD budgets, audits could be required

    Beginning in 2011, fire departments in Henry County could be required to submit annual budgets and submit to an annual audit or risk losing their county-collected funding.

    It’s an effort, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and Magistrate Nick Hawkins said, to hold fire departments accountable for the public funding they receive.

  • Turkey traditions turned upside down

    Casual conversations in the community revealed that many locals are not going over the river or through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, many are opting to bow their heads in thanks over all the fixings at nearby restaurants.

  • A 24/7 presence

    In an election year, there often is talk of cutting expenses. In Eminence some of that pre-November conversation targeted the cost of police protection.

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan said one issue was a claim that the department employs more officers than in the past. He offered pictorial evidence disputing that. The 1978 group picture shows six men in uniform, while one shot in the 1980s shows seven smiling officers. “So, we’re operating with six,” Duncan said, “and that’s arguably not enough.”

  • Sunday wine sales considered

    After leading the charge at the state level, Chuck Smith of Smith-Berry Winery brought the issue of Sunday wine sales to the Henry County Courthouse.

    Along with his wife Mary, Smith has operated the small winery outside of New Castle for eight years. And in those eight years, he told the Henry County Fiscal Court last week, 80,000 to 100,000 people, from all 50 states and at least 12 countries, have visited the operation.

  • Wait, this is exercise?

    The metallic jingling of hundreds of small, lightweight medallions rang through the Steel Tech shooting range building Sunday afternoon.
    The medallions were attached to hip scarves, about two dozen of which were tied around the hips of women who had gathered for one purpose: To join the party.

  • Public Records for the Week of Nov. 24, 2010

    Marriages
    Lauren O. Fentress, 25, Port Royal, to Bryan K. Payton, 28, Port Royal.
    Stephanie D. Meadows, 25, Eminence, to Aaron Christopher Barrows, 23, Shorewood, Ill.
    J. Margo Aldridge, 53, Campbellsburg, to Ronald Wayne Barr, 59, Campbellsburg.
    Divorces
    Zackary James Robinson, 21, Campbellsburg, and Brittany Renee Tracey Robinson, 22, Pleasureville.
    David E. Jones Jr., 40, Sulphur, and Charlotte A. Peyton, 37, Sulphur.

  • County has lots to offer

    With the recent changes made to the Community Life Center, Coach D Park in Eminence, and the constant upgrades to the newest county park, in New Castle, the county is definitely providing the community with what it needs: places for its youth and nearby opportunities for all of the community.
    I encourage everyone to take advantage of these new additions in Henry County.

  • Mitchell, Jones to play as All Stars

    When the top middle school football players in the state line up to play in the annual Kentucky Middle School Football Association All-Star Game this Sunday, two Eminence players will be in the mix.

    Eighth graders Justin Mitchell and Austin Jones were both selected to play for Kentucky East, who plays the West team in Frankfort, at the Kentucky State University  field, this Sunday.