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Today's News

  • School briefs for June 22, 2016

    Three locals make WKU honors list
    Three local residents attending Western Kentucky University recently received recognition in their fields of study, according to information from WKU.
    To make the dean’s list, students need to have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale. Students on the president’s list have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0.

  • Local unemployment rate drops along with 82 other counties

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s unemployment rate has dropped to 3.8 percent as of April 2016, according to the statistics from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training. This rate has decreased in the past year, as Henry County’s unemployment rate was estimated to be 4.3 percent in April 2015.

    Job rates dropped in 83 Kentucky counties in between this and last April, rose in 33 counties and remained the same in Breathitt, Mason, Metcalf and Owen.

  • Summer ushers fun and sun into Henry County

    Paul Cole, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    The summertime temps are rising but it has been a beautiful spring with an abundance of rain here in Henry County. While difficult for farmers and gardeners, it’s been so beautiful.

    Henry County has many summer activities and events to enjoy and participate in.

    The Renaissance Faire, for example, started last weekend and runs thru July 10. McDonald’s in Henry County and the Ren Faire have partnered on some special offers.

  • Tips for parenting the second time around

    Many of us have fond memories of our grandfathers — the stories, the candy, the fishing lessons and life lessons we learned while visiting them. These are things we treasure and carry with us throughout our lives.

    But as family dynamics have changed, more and more grandfathers are finding the old adage of “spoil them rotten and send them home” no longer a reality.

    In fact, around 2.4 million grandparents across the United States are now raising their grandchildren.

  • Stay healthy by washing up after working on the farm

    Levi Berg, Cooperative Extension 

    Most times when we hear about safe handling of livestock, we think about the safety of the animals. However, many times we don’t think about our own safety in regards to diseases, bacteria and so on.

    Livestock, such as poultry, horses, ruminants and others, have digestive systems that can convert forages into usable nutrients, and this is possible because of bacteria, fungi and protozoa living in the intestinal tracts of those animals.

  • Positive sign point to economic development

    “Site Selection” is not a magazine most of us would keep on our coffee table, but for those in government and business who track economic development, this publication is one not to be missed.
    Fortunately, it has had a lot of good things to say about Kentucky in recent years, and over the past two, it has awarded us its annual Governor’s Cup for having more major job announcements than any other state on a per capita basis.

  • What St. Catharine meant to The Berry Center

    After starting The Berry Center in 2011, the first project we took on was what became the Berry Farming Program at St. Catharine College, a school founded by The Dominican Sisters of Peace in Springfield in 1931.

  • Forestry day allows 4-H to dig deep in the woods

    Cathy Toole, Henry County Cooperative Extension

    On Wednesday, June 8, 4-H youth had the opportunity to learn about the environment during the first day of the Forestry Days program.

    Twenty-one had the opportunity to travel to Henry County Park on Campbellsburg Road to listen to an expert, Lynn Garrison, retired employee from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, speak about trees and to collect leaves for a 4-H project.

  • Kentucky at forefront in hemp production

    As senators from Kentucky, we’ve been fortunate to meet many of the farmers who help make our state work. Agriculture is a vital part of Kentucky’s economy, and we’ve learned from Kentucky’s farmers that one way to keep our state’s agricultural sector growing is to explore new, viable cash crops for the state. This is why we’ve put our support behind expanding industrial hemp research.

  • Local Buzz, June 15, 2016

    Church Activities
    This year’s vacation Bible school theme at Eminence First Baptist Church at 5706 S. Main Street, Eminence, is “Submerged: Finding Truth Below the Surface,” based on Psalm 139: 23-24. The schedule is each night June 13 through 17 at 6 p.m.

    Civic Organizations
    Eminence Rotary Club meets at noon at Henry Christian Church every Monday.
    The New Castle Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Buddy’s Place in New Castle.