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Today's News

  • In recovery: Rescued dogs on the mend

    The 240 animals confiscated Dec. 12 from a puppy mill/hoarding situation on Allyson Lane in rural Campbellsburg have all found refuge with foster homes, veterinarians and animal rescue groups in the region, according to Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt.

    So far, the majority of the animals have survived. Two cats that were removed from the property died in transit; one was euthanized after it tested positive for feline leukemia, a deadly, incurable and highly contagious disease.

  • Second-round shelter bids rejected

    Henry and Trimble County officials working together to build a new animal shelter were unpleasantly surprised Thursday, Dec. 15, when a second round of bids for the project came in at least $100,000 higher than the amount the counties have budgeted.

    The counties hope to build the 2,100-square-foot, cement block structure for $250,000 on land donated to Trimble County by Republic Services, owners of the Valley View Landfill.

  • Home for the Holidays

    While the Henry County Animal Shelter has been dealing with finding rescues and foster homes for the 240 animals confiscated from an alleged puppy mill in Campbellsburg last week, Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt wants to remind area residents that he and his staff are still handling the routine tasks of running the facility.

    “We’re still spaying and neutering, and still doing everything we need to do” to operate the shelter, as well as going out on calls, as well as dealing with the overwhelming number of animals that were confiscated.

  • 12 days of holiday tips

    Here are some tips to help over the holidays and if you want more information go online to the government websites listed.

    Celebrate on a budget

    The holidays can be expensive, but you don’t have to break the bank to celebrate. Taking a few minutes to plan your holiday spending can help you avoid taking on debt. Start by creating a holiday spending plan, keep track of what you spend, avoid impulse purchases, and leave the credit cards at home.  www.consumerfinance.gov/plan-your-spending-to-avoid-holiday-debt/

  • One acre at a time

    Nearly all Henry County landowners have some portion of their land in trees.  This wooded portion can be just a fraction of an acre here or there, or it may be a sizeable area consisting of dozens or even hundreds of acres.   In fact, Henry County is nearly 25 percent covered in woodlands, with uses covering the gamut from wasteland to recreation to well managed timber.

  • Count the benefits of buying local

    When shopping runs you ragged, and you think there is no end to the trips to the Big City,” stop and think about the fact that Henry County has many good businesses that may offer just what you need without the hassle. 

    While we all realize we need more businesses to offer the items you cannot purchase here, we should remember to help our current businesses stay in the community.

    Why shop Henry County? Let us count the ways…

  • County jobless rate drops below 8% for second month this year

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between October 2010 and October 2011, while 20 county rates increased and one county remained the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.  
    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 6.4 percent.

  • Hatfields are the real McCoy

    It is always exciting to have a new business come to Henry County.  Hatfield Media recently opened in New Castle, and they can do just about anything you might need to promote your business.
    Did you ever wish you could have your own website with online broadcasting for special events in high definition?

  • Foul trouble, mistakes cost Warriors 2 games

    Uncharacteristic turnovers and foul trouble plagued the Eminence Warriors in a rough, two-loss week.

    On Dec. 13, the Warriors hosted Berea in a game that was close to the end. But fouls sent Brandon Mitchell and Daishon Moore to the bench, and Berea to the charity stripe to seal the win.

    But the game started well for the Warriors, who dominated Berea early. “We were up 14-5 in the first quarter,” head coach Chris Nethery said.

  • Cats turn on the pressure against Panthers

    Austin Dunn coolly released the ball, with a Carroll County defender hot on his heels. Fired from behind the 3-point-line, the ball hit its target.

    The crowd, and Dunn, went nuts, screaming and roaring as the Wildcats clawed their way back from an early deficit.

    It was his third 3-point shot in a row, and part of a second-quarter surge that helped the Wildcats beat the Panthers 69-51 last week.