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Today's News

  • Candidates face KFB questions

    When it comes to two key policy issues facing farmers, the candidates for the 47th House District agree: nothing should change.

    Incumbent Rep. Rick Rand, Democrat of Bedford, and Republican T.K Broecker of La Grange faced questions from chairmen of the Henry, Oldham and Trimble Kentucky Farm Bureau Boards.

  • Public Records for the week of Aug. 1, 2012

    Marriages

    Tina Marie Allegeier, 46, Smithfield to Mark Gregory, 48, Smithfield.

    Michele Franklin, Eminence, 21, to Ryan Gipson, Eminence, 23.

    Amanda Hurd, Pleasureville, 28, to Jason Westbrook, 28, Pleasureville.

    Terriska Burke, Pendleton, 47, to David Ernest Jones Jr., 42, Sulphur.

    Property Transfers

  • Courts to close for 1 day

    The Henry County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Aug. 6, as part of a statewide series of three furlough days scheduled for 2012.

    Court services, from district court to circuit court offices will be unavailable.

    Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Monday, Aug. 6, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the first of three furlough days in 2012. This will be the first time since Kentucky’s modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget.

  • Scott makes sweet music for HCPS

    Bruce Scott will never forget the first time he held a cello in his hands.
    He hopes to encourage the same in Henry County orchestra students.
    Scott was diagnosed with first stage Hodgkin’s Lymphoma around Thanksgiving 2011. The disease has been in remission since April. After his cancer went into remission, Scott wanted to celebrate by doing something for the fledgling orchestra group Eastern Elementary Arts and Humanities teacher Amy Knight started.

  • New health department means more services

    With the continuing rise of health care, receiving health services without insurance can be costly.
    The new Henry County Health Department building hosts a larger facility to offer more health care services on and off the property.
    The new location on US 421 includes six new clinic rooms, compared to the old location’s two, and a separate laboratory area. North Central Health District Director Renee Blair said the department will schedule new services like larger specialty clinics such as cancer screening, WIC and family planning.

  • A full report after my first Harvest Showcase

    Disclaimer: please read the following with tongue firmly planted in cheek.
    After attending my first Harvest Showcase, I must say I am disappointed.
    I didn’t have the opportunity to spend $20 dollars attempting to win an anemic gold fish in a plastic bowl. No chance to bust a few balloons for a Black Sabbath mirror or purchase a $5 plastic souvenir lemonade bottle which could’ve added to the shelves of useless cabinet clutter.

  • Stuck in the middle: caring for your kids and parents

    Many middle-aged adults are finding themselves caring and supporting two generations: their children and their aging parents. While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often can bring additional emotional, physical and financial stresses for caregivers as they try to balance a career, parenting and elder care.

  • Of mums and melons

     Interested in learning how horticulture production systems can be put to work on Henry County farms for marketable flowers and vegetables? At 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Extension Service will offer a short demonstration featuring a simple irrigation and fertilizer system for container mums, and a plasticulture system for watermelons.  Featured guest speakers include Steve Berberich and Ty Cato, UK Extension Horticulture Associates. 

  • Heat is fall sports biggest foe

    Summer is always a trying time for coaches. In addition to getting their teams ready for competition, coaches must get equipment ready and handed out, deal with last minute schedule adjustments, and get rosters ready for the media.

    Fall sports coaches have the additional burden of dealing with the heat; and this year has been one of the toughest in memory.

    Several coaches already have lost practice time because of high heat index readings and pop-up thunderstorms caused by the heat and humidity clashing with slightly unstable air masses.

  • It's all about attitude

    Talking to Tyus Ford and Ben Ingabrand for this week’s issue inspired me to get on my soapbox and preach a little bit in my column. I can see the eyes of many of my former athletes and students rolling into the back of their heads now.
    Coaches love to use the cliché, “It’s 90 percent mental and 10 percent physical.”
    There’s a reason that certain phrases become clichés — they’re usually true.