Today's News

  • Master Cattleman class starts soon

    All folks interested in enrolling in the 2011 Master Cattleman Class are encouraged to call the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811.  This is for virtually everyone in the cattle industry, primarily beef cattle, regardless of experience.  We are putting the class together in the next couple of weeks, and the first session of the year will be at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Shelby County Extension Office.

  • Sewing club is ready to get started

    If you have an interest in learning about fabrics, patterns, and sewing machines then the 4-H Sewing Club is for you.  The advanced club will be meeting from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service.  The advanced club is for members who have sewn with the group last year.  The beginning group will start on the following Monday, Jan. 31, at the same time and place.

  • Small Steps to Health & Wealth starts Jan. 16

    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 2011 SSHW Challenge.”  This free six-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, runs from Sunday, Jan. 16, through Saturday, Feb. 26.  Prizes will be awarded for participants who report the highest point totals. 

  • BIRTH: Ella Kyon Russell

    Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Russell of Lexington announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Kyon Russell, born Nov. 15, 2010, at Central Baptist in Lexington. She weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 18 ½ inches long.
    Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Mike Burchett, Paintsville and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Russell, Smithfield.

  • Public records for the week of January 5, 2011

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    John Redman, theft by unlawful taking over $500, criminal trespass, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/29.
    Shelly R. Griffin, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/29.
    Melissa Carraco, nonsupport, arrested by Keith Perry on 12/31.

    District Court
    Monday, Dec. 27
    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

  • Bipolar disorder is common, impacts family & friends

    By Gregory Stewart

  • Stressful times affect students, too

    It was a move that could have been considered intuitive.

    In August 2010, Henry County Public Schools hired Sedrick Williams away from Seven Counties Services. It was a move to save money by moving away from contracting social services, but proved to be a winning strategy for helping students affected by difficult times.
    Both Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools reported an increase in disciplinary issues at the beginning of this school year.

  • Top 10 of ‘10

    Unquestionably, the story of the year was about the weather.
    It seemed precipitation fell in every season except the one it was needed most — summer.

    A 6” blanket of snow covered the county on Feb. 9, and within just a couple of days turned into a pavement eating snow-drift monster, thanks to sustained winds.

  • Mother charged with forgery

    A Richmond woman is facing charges that she forged checks written against her own son’s bank account.

    Lori Leigh Neville, 37, is charged with 11 counts of 2nd degree possession of a forged instrument. She is charged with using her son Jacoby Moore’s checks to get cash at several Eminence businesses.

  • No such thing as a routine stop

    If there’s one thing every participant in the 2010 edition of the Kentucky State Police Citizen’s Police Academy learned, it’s simple: there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

    A highlight for many participants was taking part in a mock traffic stop, where they learned the reality of that statement. Each participant stepped into the role of trooper in the mock scenario, and learned just how quickly an ordinary stop can turn deadly.