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Today's News

  • Bring us Your Old Devices for BYOD

    Campbellsburg Elementary Principal Mark Johnson knows many of his students may never travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art but he hopes with the Bring Your Own Device initiative, they will be able to see the art inside of it.

    But he needs a little help.

    “We need people to donate their old or unwanted iPods, iPads or iPhones to our students,” Johnson said. “We are learning how to use technology in the class room and I want Campbellsburg Elementary to be the center of it.”

  • Henry County residents part of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. In this second article of a Civil War series, an escape involving two Henry County residents and the famed Confederate rogue officer John Hunt Morgan.

    A graduate of Transylvania University, Morgan reached fame after Gen. Braxton Bragg selected Morgan to lead a cavalry division into Kentucky. Bragg’s plan for Morgan’s rough riders included tormenting the Union supply lines, disrupting railroads and depots.

  • Unsung heroes in the county’s past

    I
     have recently started on another bit of history in the county that continues to interest me: the Civil War. The farther I look into the history of the county the more intriguing history I find.
    In last week’s edition, I wrote about Capt. I. N. Johnston of Pleasureville. Johnston was one of the officers who was instrumental in carrying out the great escape from Libby Prison. More than 100 people escaped through a tunnel dug in the company of rats that regularly climbed over the freedom seekers as they worked in shifts digging.

  • Safely store and dispose of prescription medications

    The week of Sept. 23-29, The Partnership at Drugfree.org launched the Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year effort to raise public awareness about and curb prescription drug abuse.   Most of us will take a prescription medication at some point in our lives. It’s important to remember that medicine a doctor prescribes you is only intended for your use.

    Here are some tips for safely storing medication:

  • Why join 4-H? Because it’s good for you

    October is the month to begin the new program year in 4-H.  School clubs in the fourth and fifth grades across the county have started and afterschool as well as project clubs have begun or will begin in the next few weeks.  There are so many reasons to join 4-H that I thought I would share a few in hopes that as a youth or as a parent, you may consider joining in the 4-H Youth Revolution of more than 140,000 members strong in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Eight-week master stocker program to begin Oct. 25

    Master Stocker is a new Extension program open to any beef producer who is involved in or interested in raising stocker cattle.

    In the format of the very popular Master Cattleman Program, Master Stocker includes eight classroom sessions covering topics that will improve your understanding of best management recommendations for stocker and backgrounding operations.

    Sessions will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on the following dates:

    Oct. 25 — Enterprise budgeting & cost of production, Shelby CES

  • Public Record for the week of Oct. 10

    Marriages

    Kelli Grigsby, 25, Campbellsburg to James Puckett III, 31, Campbellsburg.

    Morgan Colson, 18, Smithfield to Jeremy McClain, 19, Smithfield.

    Divorces

    Richard Dryman, Sacramento, Calif., and Jamie Dryman, Henry County.

    William Palmer, Lockport, and Charlotte Palmer, Lockport.

    Property Transfers

  • Public Record for the week of Oct. 10

    Marriages

    Kelli Grigsby, 25, Campbellsburg to James Puckett III, 31, Campbellsburg.

    Morgan Colson, 18, Smithfield to Jeremy McClain, 19, Smithfield.

    Divorces

    Richard Dryman, Sacramento, Calif., and Jamie Dryman, Henry County.

    William Palmer, Lockport, and Charlotte Palmer, Lockport.

    Property Transfers

  • We could take a lesson from bike gang

    By Michael Duncan

    My cousin Rickie was a born hunter.  He was only two years old when he made his first solo hunt.  Sometime during the morning, he left home wearing only his diaper and was accompanied by his dad’s two hunting dogs.  Shortly after he left, he was missed.

  • Clements Bottom Day reunion