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Today's News

  • Kentucky Renaissance Faire keeps up flair with new attractions

    The Kentucky Renaissance Faire offers new and staple attractions including a gypsy encampment; a Guinness World Record breaking juggler/fire breather and a royal court jester show for all the lords and ladies in your family.

    The Pickled Brothers Circus show will keep the crowds and crown mesmerized with circus stunts involving the fire eating and breathing brothers Travis Fessler and Erik Kloeker. Travis Fessler formed the troupe and they along with Fessler’s wife, Susan Fessler, have performed on the Tonight Show and appeared on Guinness World Records.

  • What are we teaching our children?

    By Candy Clarke

    No, this isn’t an attack on parents or the school system. It is simply a question loaded with a great deal of concern and based on years of personal observation. As adults, whether or not we are biological parents, we need to ask ourselves some serious questions.

  • The Main Street dilemma

    By Lance Minnis

    For Father’s Day, I had the pleasure of spending some time in Midway.

    Our purpose was to eat dinner at a local eatery, but we took some time to drive through the small downtown and some of the neighborhoods immediately surrounding. While there are some properties for sale and open storefronts for lease, like most small communities, downtown is well maintained, full of restaurants and shops, and the residential streets are shaded and beautiful with well-tended homes and apartments.

  • Take precautions,manage pastures during high heat

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Henry County Extension Office.  Warren Beeler, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Director of Policy, will discuss several current issues concerning the livestock industry.  Reports will include the veterinarians report, FFA report, FSA report and an update on the Phase I CAIP program. 

    Reservations are required.  Please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 to reserve your spot.

    Summer 2013 Reminders for Livestock

  • Don’t go away, vacation in beautiful Henry County

    Summer has arrived, and activities are in full swing.

    If you have ever wondered if the chamber might be an organization you or your business should join, we welcome you to attend our annual meeting and dinner on June 25.

  • Summer opens in full swing

    County Fair
    Enter your exhibits on Monday, July 1! Be watching for the Fair catalog to check out what you will enter. If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall last year you missed seeing the biggest and best display we have had in years. There were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 different individuals. The Exhibit Hall will be open to view On July 1 and 2 from 6 until 9 p.m.
    Adult crochet classes start in July

  • Once a Cat, now a travelling Cardinal

    Former Henry County Lady Cat softball player Ally Vaughn recently completed her

    freshman year as a first basemen and outfielder at the University of Louisville.

    Playing for a Division I school has allowed her to travel the country.

    “My college experience as a player and student has been great,” Vaughn said. “I have made a lot of new friends and gotten to experience a lot of things. I got to travel the U.S. with the softball team from Las Vegas to Florida to New York City, to Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Notre Dame.

  • Beverlys' judo legacy lives on

    Robert Beverly of Bethlehem is pursuing a dream that requires dedication, determination and a lot of hard work.

    Beverly is on the US Olympic Training Center Judo Team in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    As a high school competitor for Owen County, Beverly learned the sport from his mother Doris Beverly who competed in judo at Henry County High School in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

    Doris Beverly learned the sport from long time Henry County Middle School teacher Keith Ritchey who still works in the school system as the homebound teacher.

  • Adams show improvement in first year

    Former Eminence Warrior first baseman Todd Adams has continued his baseball career this year as a freshman for the Pikeville University Bears. Adams played first base and some outfield this year mostly for the JV team.

    “My college experience has been different both as a player and a student. As far as baseball, the skills and level of play is increased so much from high school it takes a little adjusting. As far as school, the biggest adjustment is that you are on your own. Everything from eating to studying is on you.”

  • Peyton competes at Junior PGA

    MacKenzie Peyton competed in the PGA Junior Series tour event at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington on June 4-6.

    More than 50 girls from across the country competed in the 54-hole event.

    Peyton finished tied for 12th place after shooting 77-69-82 for a 228 total.

    Maddie Hamilton of Louisville and Jessica Porvasnik of Hinckley, Ohio, were tied for first place at 213 after completing the third round.

    Hamilton, who plays for Sacred Heart and is a regional rival of Peyton, won in a three-hole playoff.