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Today's News

  • Bucket List for Bonnie

    Bonnie Lynn overcame doctors’ expectations when as a child she learned to walk and talk. Now, Lynn hopes to fulfill the expectations of her bucket list and she’s almost halfway there.

    Lynn was born with fluid on her brain. Physicians’ didn’t have a positive outlook for Lynn, expecting her to have a life of complications due to her developmental disability similar to Down syndrome.

  • Sisters seek shoppers somewhere in tyme

    Two sisters from Smithfield have a dream not just for their business, but the entire shopping district of Eminence.

    Roberta (Morgan) Blakemore and Bonnie (Morgan) Martin never thought in their retirement they would be running the Somewhere in Tyme  store.

    Blakemore and her husband purchased the old five-and-ten store and the building that housed the Eminence Theater on South Main Street. The couple repainted the store and filled the space with vendors.

  • Pleasureville: City seeks change

    Pleasureville City Commissioners Shawn Mertz and Diane Perry look to give the town a facelift.

    Enforcing local ordinances, funding for beautification projects and attracting new business owners while engaging local residents to get involved are hurdles for a town that once flourished. 

    In conjunction with the economic development committee, the commissioners want to revitalize and restore the town’s economy and appearance. According to Mertz, the city is in the planning stages.

  • 1800s doctor removed 22-pound tumor

    Kentucky Dr. Ephraim McDowell didn’t fear the impossible.

    On Monday, the good doctor and surgeon — who reached fame during the 1800s — shared his tale of removing a 22-pound tumor with members of the Henry County Historical Society.

    Played by Henry Dowell for Kentucky Chataqua, McDowell recounts a life-or-death surgery performed in Danville before the invention of anesthesia in what was the world’s first recorded ovariotomy.

  • Sisters get 20 days for missing drug tests

    Henry Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad didn’t mince words last week with two sisters who missed random drug screens.

    Sabrina Walker’s public defender said the young woman did not hear her color when she called in for her drug screen.

    Sabrina Walker also is facing flagrant nonsupport charges and was concerned about being able to keep her job should Conrad send her to jail for missing the screen, asking for work release jail time.

    Conrad admonished Sabrina Walker.

  • 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.