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Today's News

  • Census shows farm size increase, decrease in number

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The rural landscape of farms in Henry County hasn’t changed since 1909, but the amount of farms has drastically diminished according to the Census of Agriculture.

    Using data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, a snapshot of farms, acreage and production from 1909 to 2007, the market value of crops and livestock has steared land ownership, the average age of individuals who principally farm as an occupation and where they have historically invested their capital.

  • Students take Odyssesy to Iowa

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Odyssey of the Mind club at Eminence Middle School recently brought home second place at the Kentucky State Tournament, held on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus in Richmond, which qualifies them to move on to the World Finals on the campus of Iowa State University, May 28-31.

  • P’ville looks at updates

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Pleasureville City Council has been heading an effort recently to update the town’s infrastructure. This effort has evolved into a full-blown beautification project. At the heart of the issue, though, is the desire to make Pleasureville more inviting, as well as more up to date.

    According to Mayor Rodney Young, two sections of sidewalk have already been completed.

  • Fighting libraries is counterintuitive

    If I were to take a poll of all of Kentucky, I wonder how many people would tell me that they had never used a library for anything. My guess is very few. Libraries are the sort of institutions that you use without ever realizing how important they are, and how strange life would be if they weren’t there.

  • Social Security isn’t revenue

    Thomas Massie

    U.S. Congressman

  • Vote for what you believe so we know where you stand

    Jon Park

    Henry County GOP Chairman

    James 5:12 says “let your yes be yes and your no be no.  Stand up for what you believe. 

  • Letters to the editor

    The Iceman Cometh

    The Iceman, the Snowman, the Zerotemp man cometh to Henry County over and over again during the last few months. Incredibly beautiful pictures of the stark white landscape only served to bring complaints of power outages, frozen water pipes, missed school days. The list goes on and on. Since we choose to live in a rural area, with all the advantages it has to offer, sometimes the disadvantages get the better of us.

  • What to do to salvage your fruit crops

    Late last week, we saw apples at silver tip and peaches at the swollen bud stage. So, if you haven’t done so yet, it is time to get the dormant oil and fixed copper spray on apples and pears for San Jose scale, aphid, mite and fire blight control. It is a little too late to control peach leaf curl on peaches with fixed copper since the buds have begun to swell, but an oil spray is recommended for San Jose scale and mite control if it hasn’t been applied.

  • Helping for 100 years to navigate change

    While change isn’t easy for some people, it’s inevitable in some circumstances. Throughout the history of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, countless agents have worked to help Kentuckians learn about and embrace important changes. This year will mark the anniversary of the passage of the Smith-Lever Act, which formally established the national Cooperative Extension Service system. The UK Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating ways that extension has helped clients change their lives for the better.

  • Child’s insight not far from teaching

    Michael Duncan

    Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

    Like Donna and I have done, Gerry and Julie Claybrook have spent their adult lives in ministry. Julie saw one of my recent Facebook posts and easily discerned that I would be using the Lord’s Prayer as the central part of an upcoming sermon. She promptly sent me the following message: