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Today's News

  • Help solve a historical mystery

    I need your DNA!

    I have had the most exciting story for a history fan land on my news desk and all you history buffs can help!

    John Trowbridge, Kentucky National Guard Command Historian, told me about a story that puts Henry County in the spotlight of a History Detectives-type show.

  • Small steps to health and wealth

    Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, the Cooperative Extension system is launching an online Small Steps to Health and Wealth challenge called “Winter 2013 SSHW Challenge. This free, six-week program is open to anyone who enrolls online, and will run from Sunday, Jan. 13, through Saturday, Feb. 23. Prizes will be awarded for participants who report the highest point totals.

  • Upcoming strategy session for farmers

    FARMER CONFERENCES

    The American Forage and GrassLand Conference, the Kentucky Cattleman’s Conference, the Burley Tobacco Growers Conference, the Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Grower, and meetings of the Kentucky Dairy Development Council and the Kentucky Horse Council were held last week in Lexington.

  • Applications for Soil and Water Conservation

    The Henry County Conservation District is now accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Applications on a continuous basis. This is designed to make the program more “landowner friendly” and address the needs of a landowner any time during the year.  As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for projects without waiting for a designated sign up period.

  • Student of the Week for Jan. 16 : Eminence High School Andrew Lentini

    Andrew is a sophomore at Eminence High School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math. I like problem solving in Geometry where you have to find things like circumferences and such.

    What do you do for fun?

    Hang out with my friends and go to the mall. Go roller skating.

    Do you have any pets?

    4 cats: Jacob, Misty, Ginger and Boots.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go?

    I would go to Italy. I would like to visit the rest of my family that lives there in Sicily.

  • Students of the Week for Jan. 16: Henry County High School Colleen Coomes

    Colleen is a junior at Henry County High School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    I like English and peer tutoring. I like studying different time periods. Mrs. Johnson does a good job when she teaches it. I like tutoring because I like getting to know kids and teachers and helping them.

    What do you do for fun?

    I play basketball, hang out with my friends and family. We go bowling or have a movie night.

    Do you have any pets?

    Two horses: Sugar and Tanner, Dogs: Ice Man, Sassy, Bentley and Max.

  • Public Record for the week of Jan. 16

    Marriages

    Katie Cunningham, 24, Sanders, to Jonathan Christian, 24, Louisville.

     

    Divorces

    Clay Merryman, 36, Pendleton, and Jennifer Waford, 37, Pendleton.

    Casey Chadwell, 27, Carrollton, and Letiscia Chadwell, 30, Carrollton.

    Christopher Blust, 26, New Albany, Ind., and Firth Blust, 27, Eminence.

     

  • The new year is here. Now what?

    By Lance Minnis

    It’s a New Year….what now?
    December has passed, and we are now halfway into January.
    I hope that everyone had a prosperous holiday season for their business, and a personally fulfilling one. For me, the holidays are a time of rejuvenation, to step back and take stock of the past year.

  • We need your help with awards nominations

    The annual Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner will be April 25. The Chamber invites you to submit your nominations for these awards.

  • Unemployment down in 99 counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 99 Kentucky counties between November 2011 and November 2012, while 20 county rates increased and one stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Woodford County recorded the lowest jobless rate in the Commonwealth at 5.4 percent. It was followed by Scott County, 5.9 percent; Fayette, Franklin, Oldham and Union counties, 6 percent each; Daviess, Madison and Shelby counties, 6.2 percent each; and Ohio and Owen counties, 6.3 percent each.