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Today's News

  • Local Buzz

    Arts & crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Warrior Activity Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Chamber of Commerce
    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking dinner on Tuesday, March 29.
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Cell phone users should take it outside

    Let me say first (to paraphrase the ultimate authority) “let she who is without sin cast the first iPhone.”

    So, in the interest of full disclosure I’ll admit I have forgotten to turn off my cell phone in public venues. I’ve been embarrassed a few times when the strains of “Incense and Peppermints” emit from my handbag.

    But, it was an oversight.

  • Exploring different kinds of power

    This month during 4-H, school clubs students in the fourth and fifth grades have been designing balloon racers.  The activity is from the SET project books, which stands for Science, Engineering and Technology.  The idea behind the activity is to get students to explore different sources that could be used for power.  There was a discussion about using solar energy, electricity from wind turbines, electricity and batteries to help offset the use of gasoline in hybrid cars, and air fans that move fan boats across the water.

  • Millions have it and don’t know it

    In observance of Diabetes Alert Day (March 22), the National Diabetes Education Program and the Henry County Extension Service are encouraging people to take NDEP’s diabetes risk test at: ndep.nih.gov/resources/ResourceDetail.aspx?ResId=252 to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

    Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes. It is estimated that nearly one-third of people with diabetes do not know they have the disease. An estimated 79 million adults are estimated to have pre-diabetes, placing them at increased risk for developing the disease.

  • Hoopla time is here again

    Monday morning after Selection Sunday is always my favorite morning of the year — time to pencil in those picks, which I’m certain are going to be 100-percent accurate with each guess. I nod with satisfaction as I scribble in teams to the right.

    Yes, it has arrived again.

  • Oldham County wins 8th Region tournament

    A packed gym inside Henry County High School watched the Oldham County Colonels handle Spencer County with ease last Tuesday night in the boys’ 8th Region championship game, winning 70-50 to claim the title and advance to the state tournament.

    Spencer was going after its first-ever trip to state, but instead Oldham will be making its 14th. Former Henry County coach Jason Holland earned his first ticket to the state tournament, and Oldham will be there for the first time since 2007.

  • Planning forage establishment in 2011

    The past few years have been rough going for forage establishment on many farms. Some springs have been really wet, and some falls have been terribly dry. Let’s hope this year we can get some decent windows of opportunity both spring and fall.

  • Justin Hartlage headed to Kentucky Wesleyan

    Henry County High School’s most productive wide receiver of all time who was also the top receiver in Class 3-A this season has decided on a college, picking Kentucky Wesleyan to continue his football career.

    Henry County senior Justin Harlage narrowed his list to just three schools — Kentucky Wesleyan, Pikeville College and Union College — and in the end went with the Panthers. He made it official with a signing inside the high school’s Media Room on Friday.

  • Henry golfer commits to St. Catharine

    Trent Lucas didn’t give playing golf in college much thought until Willie and Kathy Peyton told him it was an option this past fall — now the Henry County senior has signed with the St. Catharine College Patriots.

    Willie is the boys’ coach at HCHS, his wife Kathy is the girls’ coach, and both are familiar with St. Catharine coach Joan Rizer and her program. They talked to Lucas about playing for the Patriots, and he ended up taking that route versus attending Eastern University or Georgetown College and not playing golf.

  • Public Records

    Divorces
    Matthew Owen McCubbins, 40, Eminence, and Leslie Lee McCubbins, 30.
    Property Transfers:
    Alan D. and Maria S. Shepard, Georgetown Ind., to Stone Ridge Realty LLC, an Indiana limited liability company, Georgetown, Ind. Lot No. 20, Elmcrest Village Subdivision; fair cash value is $20,000.