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Today's News

  • Burn ban issued

    Despite a reprieve from the oppressive heat, Henry County is under a no burn ban.

    Within the last month, most of Henry County has received less than two inches of rain with temperatures averaging in the 90s.

    Judge Executive John Logan Brent issued the ban on July 5. The order will stay in effect until the county receives sufficient rainfall. The ban for all outdoor burning includes fireworks.

  • Antiques are good, old fun

    Antique tractors don’t spit fire and smoke like their modern diesel counterparts, but for tractor pull competitors like Reuben Yount and Jimmy Hance antique tractor pulls are a time for fun with family and friends.

    “It isn’t like the old days when there wasn’t any rules at tractor pulls. The competitions weren’t exactly safe,” Yount said, “and there isn’t any drunks fighting with each other.”

  • Exhibit Hall - A Trip Well Worth Your Time

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you missed seeing the biggest and best display we have had in years.

    There were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 different individuals. If you did miss the Fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For more information call us at 845 - 2811.

  • Great turn out for entries in the 4-H division

    The exhibit hall during the Henry County Fair was full of wonderful projects, photos, canned goods and handmade items.

    I hope that many of you took advantage of the air conditioning to cool off as well as check out all of the goodies inside the fairgrounds building.

    The following are the results in the 4-H division.

    Burley - one stick – Andrew Pollard received a blue and champion.

    Dog Poster – Allison MaGruder received a blue and champion.

  • Public Record for the week of July 11

    KSP arrests

    Blake W. Thomas, 19, of Louisville was arrested on West Broadway, Eminence, on 7/2 by Trooper Morris and charged with menacing; 3rd degree criminal mischief; terroristic threatening; disorderly conduct; and resisting arrest.

    David A. Zimmerman,38, of Dillsboro, Ind., was arrested on East Cross Main, New Castle, on 7/2 by Trooper Morris and served with 4 bench warrants.

  • It’s Tour de Henry time

     

     

    Just when my dedication to cycling was waning a bit, the world’s greatest cycling race got underway recently.

    The Tour de France started June 30 with a 4-mile prologue in Belgium. The prologue is a time trial and kickoff celebration all rolled into one. Each rider leaves the starting gate at 3-minute intervals and tears through the course at breakneck speeds.

  • Stivers to lead Lady Cats

    Stivers named head girls’ soccer coach at Henry County High School

    Brandi Stivers has been named to replace Shannon Snider as the girls’ soccer coach at Henry County High School. Stivers — who works as an assistant to the Henry County Public Schools financial officer — will be in her first coaching position outside of youth clinics.

  • Henry County to kick off fall sports with carnival

    The fall sports teams at Henry County High School have found an answer to Midnight Madness: called the Kickoff Carnival and it will be 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday, July 16, at the Henry County High School football stadium.

    The Kickoff Carnival will include inflatables from Backyard Bounce, games, concessions and fun for the entire family.

    Affordable Signs and Apparel will sell team t-shirts. The football team will host an open practice that day and other fall sports teams as well as youth football teams have been invited to participate.

  • Pee-Wee ball needs coach

    The Henry County Youth Football League is looking for a coach to run the Pee-Wee football team. The Pee-Wee team is a feeder program for the older kids who play in the Youth Football League for Eastern, New Castle and Campbellsburg.
    The Henry County Youth Football League is looking for someone to step up and take the challenge. If you are interested, please call 655-9669 or 710-1619.
    Sign-ups for the Pee-Wee League will be Saturday, July 14th from 9 a.m. to 12.
     

  • Wildlife has right-of-way on the Alcan

    By Candy Clarke

    Traveling the historic Alcan Highway is always an adventure in itself.

    The highway, built as a joint effort between Canada and the United States during World War II, still serves as the main highway to Alaska. You never know who or what you will encounter around the next curve or at the top of the next hill! It could be incredible scenery, messy road construction, an animal, or interesting travelers.