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Today's News

  • New locks installed at jail for $6

    200 Years Ago

    William Pemberton filed a claim for $1.50 with the Henry County Court for guarding William Carty and Jerry Sullivan while they were on trial.

    Sheriff John Dodd of Henry County paid Isaac Pendleton $6 for his services as patroller.

    W. Webb inspected and adjusted the weights and scales at the Westport Warehouse as per order of the County Court.

  • MyPlate: A new icon for eating healthy

    The MyPlate icon, with a plate, fork and drinking glass, simplifies the message for healthy eating. The plate is divided into four unequal sections — vegetables and fruits fill the left half, and grains and protein fill the right. The glass represents dairy products. The straightforward visual makes the recommendations for eating different food groups clear.

  • Beginning Farmers Program

    The Cooperative Extension Service is planning to offer a ‘Beginning Farmer Program’ soon.  Many details are yet to be determined, although we do expect there to be as many as 12 different sessions including both classroom lectures and field trip visits. The Department of Agriculture Economics at UK will be involved in the final program, tailored to fit the type of agriculture in the region, and the composition of the class.

  • 4-H State shoot results

    The Kentucky State 4-H Shoot was held Sept. 17-18. Henry County was well represented throughout the event with the following shooting sports members attending:  Jacob Yount, Jordan Campbell, Connor Toole, Todd Adams, James Pollard, Justin Yount, Jared Yount, Colt McGuire, Michael Murphy, Blake Jones, Devin Hagan, Clayton Perry, Jacob Wilson, Logan Yount, Jayson Murphy, Dylan Rankin and Gavin Robinson.

  • Birth - Ryan Hampton Nolin

    Bryan and Fran Nolin of Smithfield announce the birth of their son, Ryan Hampton Nolin, born Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Suburban Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19 inches long.  He has one brother, Baylor Nolin.

    Grandparents are Rick and Mary Louise Schepman, New Castle and Ann and Allen Nolin, Smithfield.

    Great-grandparents are Layton and Betsy Rouse, New Castle; Robert and Irene Ison, Frankfort; Berdine Nolin, Smithfield; Jean Moore, Frankfort and the late Russell Nolin.

  • Luke Josiah Peiffer

    Adam and Shannon Peiffer of Belleville, Ill., announce the birth of their son, Luke Josiah Peiffer born Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at Belleville Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Grandparents are Steve and Reba Pollard, Campbellsburg; Ron and Peggy Zearing, Lexington, Ind.; Nancy Peiffer, Belleville and Ernie and Jane Peiffer, Prairie Du Rocher, Ill.

    Great-grandparents are David and Shirley Watson, La Grange, and Ernie Peiffer, Millstadt, Ill.
     

  • Engagement - Morel-Estes

    Hayden and Samantha Estes would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their parents, Bobbie Morel and Devon Estes.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Stephanie Deckard, Defoe and Robert Morel, Louisville.
    The groom is the son of Mark and Nancy Estes, Eminence.

    The wedding will take place at 1 p.m., Oct. 22, 2011, at the Bagdad Ruritan Club in Bagdad. A reception will follow. All friends and family are invited to attend.

  • Eminence Elementary Students of the Month

    Pictured are the Eminence Elementary School students of the month for October: Zackery Newton, Reese McKinley, Cristopher Reza, Cassie Higgins, Silas Cannon, Nathan Goss, Abelardo Reza, Chloe Stivers, Isabella Bates and Caroline Yount. Maranda Morrison (separate picture) also was named a student of the month.

  • EHS Students of the Month

  • Improving child welfare programs

    As chairman of the Subcommittee on Human Resources, it is my responsibility to periodically review programs under my jurisdiction to ensure they are an effective use of taxpayer dollars.

    Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and I worked together to accomplish that result with legislation that was signed into law last week by President Obama.  The Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (H.R. 2883) reauthorizes and improves two important child welfare programs to continue serving children and families in need without adding to the deficit.