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Today's News

  • Public Record for the week of Aug. 29

    Marriages

    Eleschia Kay Eldridge, Smithfield, to Leonard John Eng, Smithfield.

    Divorces

    Brian Neil Barnett, Carrollton, and Renee Schmidt Diane, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

  • Magistrates to cut $150k from budget

    Henry County property taxes will not increase this year, but the magistrates who voted to leave property taxes flat will begin meeting to look at how they might slice a little more out of the county budget.

    “We had a good run of eight years in the black and built our funds up to over $2 million,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent told the magistrates last week. “Then we were down a little in 2011, but nothing that I think was too concerning… but last year, we had a tough year, down over $500,000.”

  • Animal shelter gets 501c3 status

    The Henry County Animal Shelter in collaboration with the Humane Society worked to make part of the shelter a nonprofit agency. The shelter and residents will soon offer more services at lower costs.

    Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt will sit down with Pam Rogers from the Humane Society to do the necessary paperwork for the shelter. With less than year into the new shelter, progress continues by unleashed leaps and bounds.

  • Beshear, Vilsack issue disaster declaration

    More than half of the nation’s farms continue to experience low yielding soybean and corn crops due to the drought.

    With approximately 116 of the state’s 120 counties classified as drought disaster areas, Henry County farmers are eligible to receive drought relief as a contiguous county to primary disaster designated counties following Governor Steve Beshear’s announcement last week that U.S. Agriculture Secrectary Tom Vilsack added more disaster areas.

  • A good thrashin’
  • Ag creates something from nothing for Davie

    Agriculture is creating something from almost nothing for Lindsey Davie and that is why it is one of the most important disciplines to study.

    Davie loves teaching not just in Henry County, but also across the world.

    She volunteered in Haiti as an agriculture missionary where she taught the local population about erosion control from deforestation, composting, livestock, and contour farming. This summer she went to Indonesia where farmers still use cattle to plow fields.  She did similar work in the Philippines and Trinidad.

  • Music a constant in Moss’ life

    Curtis Moss’ family always had music in their life.

    As the Eminence Independent Schools’ Music Director for middle and high school band, choir, brass quintet and general music educator he continues to instruct and instill the fundamentals and fun of music in his students.

  • You’re never too old to start anew

    Jeff Downey never let geography stand in the way of his creativity.

    From the little town of Bethlehem to the city of Angels, the Henry County native continues to surround his life with music and film.

  • Soccer falls to Carroll

    The Henry County boys’ soccer team started well against the Carroll County Panthers, scoring just 5 minutes into their Monday night game.

    The Wildcats got off to a great start in the game as Jacob Buckley made a great sliding tackle in midfield and then got up to feed a nice through ball to Gavin Jamison who beat the Panther back line and scored from 15 yards out to give the Cats a 1-0 lead just 5 minutes into the game.

  • Henry County Boys' Golf falls to Trimble

    The Henry County boys golf team opened the 2012 season against Trimble County at Cardinal Hills golf course in Bedford on Aug. 15.

    The Raiders came out on top 179-212 against the very young Wildcats. Henry County’s oldest player was freshman Jacob Beckley.

    Sixth grader Alex Hadden finished second individually with a 42. Beckley shot 58, 6th grader Isaac Klempner shot 52, 7th grader Tyler Tingle and 8th grader Dillon Allen both shot 60 in the 9-hole match.