Today's News

  • Be prepared during storm season

    There are forecasts for more severe storms each day this week and just over the weekend, a twister cleared a six-mile path through Joplin, Miss. leaving at least 116 people dead.

    Monday evening a storm with 60-mile per hour winds blackened Henry County skies and littered the countryside with debris.

    Henry County Emergency Management director Bruce Owens has asked county residents to be prepared.

  • Taking the bugs out of summer

    Spring is here, and Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner.  Our family loves the warmer weather and the chance to camp, go to the lake and spend time outdoors. 

    As much as I love spending time outdoors, I have to remind myself to take precautions so pesky mosquitoes and other summer pests don’t ruin the weekend.  The mosquito population is sure to be especially plentiful and buzzing this year with all of the recent flooding and remaining pools of water.

  • Campbellsburg student of the Week

    Zack Foree is 11 and in 5th grade.

    What are you most looking forward to in middle school?

    Having seven different teachers and sports.

    What is your favorite sport to play?

    What’s your favorite football position to play?

    I play quarterback on the Bengals team.

    Are you doing anything special over the summer?
    My family goes to Myrtle Beach.

  • Eastern Elementary School student of the week

    Maggie Jackey is 8 and in 3rd grade (along with her twin Joseph).

    Do you have any special plans this summer?
    Going to St. Louis to visit cousins and going to RenFaire.
    What do you like at RenFaire?
    My mom works there and sells fairy outfits. I also like the Mist Wall and Halloween there. “It’s kind of scary,” she said.
    How do you and your twin get along?

  • McKinley wins poster award

  • RCX Robotics Tournament

    On Saturday, April 16, one of four regional RCX robotics tournaments was held at Henry County Middle School. There were 32 teams in attendance from Henry, Shelby, Oldham, Carroll, and Gallatin Counties. Students from Transylvania University served as judges for the tournament. The

  • Phase 1 apps due June 10; notification in late June

    As a reminder, the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund Phase I Cost Share Program is now taking applications, and will do so until June 10 for any 2011 Funds. 
    Applications are available at the Henry County Extension Office at 2151 Campbellsburg Rd., about two miles north of New Castle and across from the entrance to the Henry County Country Club.  In addition to answering nine questions about your farm and farming operation, you will need to submit your Tax ID number and your farm’s FSA number on the application.

  • Farmers Market is open

    Don’t forget that the Henry County Farmer’s Market is now open at the Courthouse on Saturday morning.  This week there were herbs, jams/jellies, farm fresh eggs, fried apple pies, garden plants, potted plants and much more.  Pictured above is Farmer’s Market President Melissa Blankenship.

  • Public records for the week of May 25, 2011

    September Dawn Tingle, 39, Campbellsburg, to Larry Wayne Tiller Jr., 37, Campbellsburg.
    Daisy Lynn Harris, 29, Eminence, to Robert Allen Cox, 37, Eminence.
    Heather Nicole Kimberlin, 19, Eminence, to Nathan Wayne Hazelwood, 20, Eminence.
    Property Transfers
    Carol L. Neely, Campbellsburg, to John Neely, Campbellsburg. Property in Henry County; Love and affection and $1, fair market value is $1.

  • ‘She was our sunshine that caused us to bloom’

    A red rose in its prime graced the center of each table at the Patrick Henry Award dinner in honor of Martha Tarry-Simpson.

    Presenter Tina Barr Tipton noted that roses are Simpson’s favorite flowers, but likened her former teacher to something much bigger.
    “She was our sunshine,” she said, “that caused us to bloom.”