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Today's News

  • Local History

    Submitted by Eleanor Sharp

  • Results of the 4-H Talk Meet & Variety Show

    The Henry County 4-H Talk Meet and Variety Show was held on March 23 at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service.  The evening began with junior division speeches which are broken down by the 4-Hers ages. 

  • Pick 5 for the environment on Earth Day 2011

    On April 22, 1970, 20 million people celebrated the first Earth Day. Since then our planet has faced many environmental challenges, but has also made great strides in protecting and preserving our natural resources.

  • Knitters visit the yarn source
  • Public Records for the week of 04/06/11

    Divorces
    Jerry Lambert, Chesapeake, Ohio, 31, and Tracie L. Coleman, 34.
    William Royce Pyron, 57, Smithfield, and Rebecca Sue Weird, 53, Smithfield.

  • Cleaning up the dam

    Alyssa Mattingly likes the scenery on the Little Kentucky River at the Sulphur Dam.

    The 17-year old HCHS senior likes it so much she decided to have some of her senior photos taken there.

    “I had gone to the Sulphur Dam the past two summers,” she said, “to swim down there.”
    But, when she arrived to have her picture taken, what she saw was not scenic. “It was disgusting,” Mattingly said.

    Litter had taken over.

  • Friends remember Lt. Ray Herman

    He loved his family, his job, his community and fishing.

    And on Saturday, April 2, retired Kentucky State Police Lt. Ray Herman, 64, of Campbellsburg, died after a fishing accident at Kentucky Dam.
    Herman and Andy Myers of Louisville drowned. A third man swam to safety.

    According to the Paducah Sun, Sgt. Garry Clark of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife said the water there is “more turbulent and can be dangerous,” but that fishermen frequent the area because that’s where the catfish are.

  • County grows 2.4%

    In the last decade Henry County grew — but not by much.

    According to data released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau, Henry County’s population increased by just 356 people to 15,416, a change of 2.4 percent from 2000. The increase marked the lowest growth rate since the 1990 census, which reflected a 0.7 percent increase in population from 1980.

  • Turners Station resident is looking for a few good Friends

    Betsy Packard is looking for a few Friends.

    That’s Friends of the Quaker variety, mind you.

    Packard, who is new to Henry County, has attended the Lexington (Quaker) Religious Society of Friends gatherings for several years.  Frankfort Friends also are a part of that group. Packard said there are about 90 people on the Lexington rolls with weekly attendance of between 40 and 50. Louisville has a chapter as well.

  • Pleasureville to raise sewer deposit for renters

    Pleasureville commission members split down the middle on the decision whether to raise sewer/water deposits.

    Pam Bramblett and Diane Perry voted yea while Shawn Mertz and R.L. Wilson voted nay.

    Mayor Rodney Young was the unwilling tiebreaker on the controversial vote.

    At issue was an ordinance doubling deposits for renters only. Homeowners still will pay a $60 deposit, while it will increase to $120 for non-owner tenants.