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Today's News

  • Motivation for those New Year’s health and wealth resolutions

    By Maryellen Garrison
    Henry County Extension Office

    Got New Year’s resolutions to improve your health and/or personal finances?

    For example, losing weight, increasing physical activity, reducing debt or saving money?
    Cooperative Extension’s Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program has two free resources to motivate you to achieve your personal self-improvement goals: an online challenge and a 132-page workbook that is available for downloading or is free at our office.

  • On fire: EIS students go to state STLP

    One of the winning teams from Eminence Independent Schools developed its own media company – complete with blogs, tweets, webpages and podcasts. Another group created reading and math iBooks for the iPad. The third winning team developed a class for parents called, “How to Survive in a Digital World.”

  • Rosebud doesn’t horse around

    To passersby, Rosebud looks and acts like a regular ol’ donkey – cautious, friendly and always ready for a snack. On a recent weekday, when Rose Marie Corolla squatted down beneath bare oak trees and opened a box of Triscuit crackers, Rosebud ambled over and devoured the treats in his owner’s gloved hand.

    Despite typical donkey behavior, Rosebud is no regular ol’ donkey. Four days each year – Dec. 22 to 25 – he is the star of the Living Nativity in Bethlehem.

  • HCPS Board rules short break

    Winter break will be two days shorter for Henry County Public Schools students, the Board of Education ruled Monday night.

    Board members unanimously made the calendar change for students to make up snow days from Dec. 6 and 10.  The makeup days are Jan. 2 and 3. Winter break will begin on Dec. 23 as planned but end on Jan. 1.

    Board member Harold Bratton said that he knew of at least one person who would not be pleased with the Board’s decision.

    “My grandson texted me, hoping we would vote against this,” he said.

  • Saliba: Living the American dream

    George Saliba was 21 and spoke no English when he stepped onto a college campus in Ohio on May 29, 1979 – just three months away from the first day of classes.

  • 2-year anniversary of puppy mill shows improvement in animal welfare

    Two years after the raid on a puppy mill that saved 240 animals in Henry County, Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt’s memory of the incident and his vision for the county remain clear.

    With Vicks VapoRub under his nose, a mask on his face and breath mints in his mouth, Flinkfelt still remembers the smell outside the trailer filled with numerous animal cages stacked on top of each other.

  • Public records week of Dec. 4

    Marriages
    Bonnie Martin, 54, Smithfield to Roland Duke, 54, Smithfield.

    Property Transfers
    Patricia Murphy, acting by and through Patricia Murphy, her attorney in fact, Louisville, to Michael A. Murphy and Kathleen Dowling, Smithfield, property in Henry County, with love and affection, fair cash value $92,040.48
    Brenda C. Kelley, Campbellsburg to Raymond Payton, Sulphur, a house in Campbellsburg for $79,500.

  • Students of the Week

    Campbellsburg Elementary
    5th grader Brett Herbig

  • New Castle hopes to grow movie night

    By Brad Bowman
    editor@hclocal.com

    Jeff Thoke, New Castle Main Street Manager, wants people coming back to town at night.

    Five nights during this year, Thoke and Charlie Sevier, New Castle City Commissioner, put on a movie night behind the Henry County Courthouse with occasional live music and food. During those events, Thoke rented a projector to put family-friendly movies on a sheet for residents to watch. Now, Thoke hopes the city can be independent, cut renting costs and have a better projector for the public.

  • 2 year anniversary of puppy mill shows improvement in animal welfare

     

    Two years after the raid on a puppy mill that saved 240 animals in Henry County, Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt’s memory of the incident and his vision for the county remain clear.

    With Vicks VapoRub under his nose, a mask on his face and breath mints in his mouth, Flinkfelt still remembers the smell outside the trailer filled with numerous animal cages stacked on top of each other.