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Today's News

  • Farmers Market meeting is Feb. 21

    It will be time to start planting gardens before long!!  So we have scheduled the organizational meeting of the Henry County Farmers Market for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Extension Office.

    If for some reason you cannot attend that night but are still interested in receiving information from the Farmers Market please be sure to give me a call so we will keep you in the loop. We normally correspond most often with email but if you do not have email we also send regular mail be sure to let us know which you prefer.

  • Barmore-Bonner

    Samantha Barmore and Bryan Bonner exchanged wedding vows at Georgetown college’s John L. Hill Chapel on Oct. 8, 2011.

    The double-ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Terry Johnson, Eminence Presbyterian Church, and Father Nick Pagano, Lexington. The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Joe and Sharon Barmore of Smithfield.

  • News Briefs

    Henry County Middle School
    SBDM Parent Election

    On Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the HCMS main office two parent representatives will be elected to the school’s Site Based Decision Making Council.  

    Any parent or guardian of a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student for the 2012-2013 school year is eligible to vote and/or be elected to these positions.

  • News Briefs

    Henry County Middle School
    SBDM Parent Election

    On Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the HCMS main office two parent representatives will be elected to the school’s Site Based Decision Making Council.  

    Any parent or guardian of a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student for the 2012-2013 school year is eligible to vote and/or be elected to these positions.

  • Will you be your neighbor’s neighbor?

    After years of bouncing from one dead-end job to another, George finally landed the one for which he was created. Some of his friends didn’t think the job was so great, but George did.

    He liked the work. He got along with his co-workers, he had a good relationship with his supervisor, and the company’s clients liked him. Plus, the salary, while not great, paid the bills. George was a good employee. He gave a full day’s work for his pay, and he was willing when necessary to stay past quitting time or to come in early.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Feb. 8

    Arts & Crafts

    The Henry County Arts & Crafts Guild will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at the Henry County Extension Building on U.S. 421. Anyone interesting in joining is welcome to attend.

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

  • RUFFLED FEATHERS?

    A broohaha over the Pleasureville City Clerk’s salary may have started over a letter about chickens.

    For the fourth month in a row, payroll policies and the actions of the city clerk took center stage at the Pleasureville City Commission meeting.

    After a second reading of an ordinance that will amend the salary range for the city clerk’s position to $10,000 to $30,000, the commission approved the reading 3-1, with Commissioner Pam Bramblett casting the lone opposing vote.

  • Two candidates to vie for circuit clerk

    Two candidates will face one another for the sole local race on the May primary ballot.

    Nick Hawkins and Gina Lyle are the Democratic candidates for circuit clerk. The incumbent clerk, Mary Lou Roberts, is retiring and not seeking reelection.

    For Lyle, filing to run for circuit clerk was a “natural next step,” in her 23-year career with the circuit clerk’s office. “It’s something that I’ve worked toward for the last 23 years,” Lyle said.

  • 'THAT GRIEF IS NEVER GOING TO LEAVE’

    Dr. Karen Shay knows, all too well, the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
    Her daughter Sarah died after overdosing on methadone. She was 19.
    Shay, who lives in Morehead, shared her story, and her daughter’s story, in an appearance with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway at Henry County High School last week. The two were on hand, specifically, to talk to the school’s freshmen.

  • Johnny Lee Gibson trial under way

    Even nearly four years later, reliving the morning of May 2, 2008, elicits intense physical reaction from Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    On the witness stand Monday, Bibelhauser recalled the day when two armed men wearing ski-type masks broke into her Ballardsville home and terrorized her family, stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and valuables, confining her and her son in a bathroom and forcing her husband to drive to a nearby bank to cash checks totaling more than $3,000.