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Today's News

  • HCPS facing $714,000 deficit

    The Henry County Board of Education’s tentative budget for the 2013 fiscal year shows a gap between expenses and revenue with a $714,000 deficit. The budget reflects a decrease in government funding, state economy and school attendance.

    At the board’s Monday night meeting, Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams said the district is spending more than it projects to make in the next year.

    Without cutting programs, Abrams hopes the board can find solutions when it submits its working budget in September.

  • Lyle defeats Hawkins for Circuit Court Clerk

    Barring unforseen circumstances, Gina Lyle will be the next Henry County Circuit Court Clerk.

    Tuesday night, Lyle defeated challenger Nick Hawkins 1072 to 927.

    The pace of the race remained neck and neck until Lyle the final two precincts — Campbellsburg and Gest. Campellsburg was the next to last to report in. There, Lyle won with 162 votes to Hawkins’ 53.

    Early in the evening, Hawkins came to the Henry County Courthouse, hugged Lyle and wished her luck. The sentiment was reciprocated.

  • People: The charm of Henry County

    By Candy Clarke

    Charm is defined as “attractiveness; the power to delight or attract people.” In my opinion, that equates to a place called Henry County.

  • 4-H Smart Shooters dominate at Brewer

    The Henry County 4-H Smart Shooters attended the Brewer Invitational Youth Hunter Educational Challenge held in Harrodsburg on April 28.

    The YHEC event covers many aspects of hunting including:  shotgun, muzzleloader, archery, wildlife ID, orienteering, hunter safety course and a written exam.

  • Get the freshest produce at the Farmer’s Market

    Fresh Kentucky salad greens are delightful at the start of the spring garden season! Whether you choose to grow your own in a patio container or backyard garden or purchase from your favorite farmer’s market vendor, delicious salad greens make a refreshing and nutritious statement for spring family meals.

  • Time to make hay

    Last spring started a good year for grazing cattle which was halted in this region by a July and August drought.

    However, the fall was wet enough to bring back the fall pasture and hay fields, and this past winter was especially mild. Here is hoping that we have another good season with no droughts or blizzards. In farming, just as in most other endeavors in life, we can hope for the best but should be prepared for the worst.

  • Eastern students save tabs for charity

    Sheila Maddox’ math classes at Eastern Elementary school began collecting pull tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House at the beginning of the school year. The students brought in more than 50,000 tabs! Jo Brewer came and collected them Wednesday, May 9.

  • Eastern Elementary School Students of the month

    Pictured above are the Eastern Elementary School April students of the month. Front row, left to right: Josh Beverly, Dillon Downey, Brennan Hines, Madison Mitchell, Grace Adams and Isaac Stevenson. Back row: Kendall King, Shelby Aldridge, Brett Herbig, Chaney New and Courtney Jennings. Not Pictured: Roberto Ramos.

  • Public Records for the Week of May 16, 2012

    Property Transfers

  • Best friends Payton, Sailings heading to Asbury

    Surrounded by friends and family, Henry County High School seniors Jared Payton and Austyn Sailings signed with Asbury University Monday afternoon.
    After signing, Sailings joked that he was following Payton to the small Wilmore-based University.

    But the joke was only partially tongue-in-cheek. Payton and Sailings have been friends “practically since birth,” an observer noted.

    Payton said he chose Asbury in part because the small school felt like a good fit, and that he would fit in well there.