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Today's News

  • Splashed out: City reapplies for grant

     Henry County and Eminence residents will have to look for a water oasis somewhere other than Eminence’s Coach D Park.

    Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens announced in November that the city would receive a $42,000 match Land and Water grant for a proposed 1,050-square foot water feature to be built near the old pump house in the park.

  • Deterioration from neglect

    County cemeteries constantly face the challenges of change and perpetual care.

    Similar to  historic homes and buildings, cemeteries and tombstones, the landmarks of a family’s loved ones, can be destroyed, demolished and disappear simply by neglect.

    There are an estimated 218 cemeteries throughout Henry County including the larger city cemeteries in Campbellsburg, Eminence, Pleasureville, Port Royal and New Castle.

  • Career choice at crossroads

     Melissa Blankenship needed a change.

    Blankenship’s role as publisher of the Henry County Localrequired her to wear many hats as a general manager, reporter and editor. She never had enough time for the important things in her life. At a crossroads with her career, Blankenship made a decision after listening to the question she repeatedly asked herself.

  • Mentoring program benefits all

    Chandler Morris went through a lot growing up and wanted to make a difference.

    Morris joined the Love-A-Child mentoring program and started with one student. That soon led to more.

    “I started with a kid at Eastern Elementary and they asked me to take a second,” Morris said. “I like helping kids. I moved here two years ago not really knowing anyone. The kids brightened my Fridays.”

  • Outstanding farmer: Ryan Roberts

    Basic Bio

    Henry County High School graduate. Graduated from UofK with a degree in animal science. Works on his family’s farm — established in 1884 and recognized as a historic farm by Ky. Dept of Agriculture and Ky. Heritage Council for being in continuous ownership in same family.

    Why animal science?

    I always liked working with cattle and that fit the occupation I wanted to go in. We raise beef cattle. I own 113 acres and lease the rest from my grandmother and uncle.

  • Homemakers: 75 years as the original social network

    A cable is defined as a group of wires bundled together for the purpose of transmission; Extension is the cable that has been Extension Homemakers’ connection to Henry County for 75 years!

    You’ll find them around every corner: Extension Homemaker volunteers who make a difference each day in local churches, community organizations, neighborhoods, senior centers and other organizations. In total, these unsung heroes are making a bigger impact than ever as local budgets evaporate and community needs escalate.

  • Cats Fall To Oldham

    The Henry County Lady Cats season came to an end Monday, as they fell to Oldham County 8-3 in the 8th Region Softball tournament.

    The Lady Cats put a scare into the Lady colonels before falling 8-3 in the first round of the tournament.

    Henry County started with a base runner when Aly Stanley reached on an error. Paige DeBurger laid down a sacrifice bunt to move her into scoring position. Krista DeBurger then hit a high line drive to deep centerfield where Oldham County centerfielder Cynthia Leaton made a running over-the-shoulder grab at the fence.

  • Lady Cats finish second in district tournament

    The Henry County Lady Cats and the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats began their 31st district championship game on May 22, but Mother Nature would not cooperate.

    Lightening and rain suspended play after one inning with Gallatin County leading 2-0.

    Henry County went down in order on three ground balls to start the game and Gallatin scored in the bottom of the first.

    The Lady Cats avoided further damage when Madison Rabourn threw out a runner trying to score from first base on a double.

  • Lack of exercise takes its toll

     

     

    By this time last year I had gotten myself in to pretty decent shape for an old guy. I was running a couple of times a week and riding my bicycle about 45 miles a week. I was a couple of weeks away from my first duathlon.

    I figured that with my impending retirement from teaching, I would be able to maintain my exercise more regularly.

  • Fish for Free this Weekend

    Submitted by Seth Stewart

    Ky. Fish and Wildlife Dept.

    Families can take a free test drive of fishing fun during the first weekend of June.

    Kentucky celebrates free fishing weekend across the state June 1-2.

    Families and out-of-state visitors all can sample Kentucky’s fishing opportunities without having to buy a license or permit during this weekend. Size and creel limits on the number of fish that angles may keep still apply, however. Anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.