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Today's News

  • FSA pursuing drought disaster declaration

    For three straight months, portions of Henry County have had 21 days without rain, including a 12-day stretch at the end of May.

    The county’s farmers are acutely aware of the lack of rain, and last week, Dennis Campbell with the USDA Farm Service Agency drafted a letter requesting the county receive a disaster declaration.

    Exactly what that means for farmers is up in the air, as the U.S. congress left for its summer break without addressing the nation’s farm bill, a package that would make available some disaster programs.

  • Davis resigns

     

    By Tracy Harris

    Landmark News Service

    Congressman Geoff Davis announced at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, that he resigned from his post as congressman for Kentucky’s Fourth District. 

    “I thank the people of Kentucky’s Fourth District for the honor of serving as their Congressman over the last eight years,” he said in a statement released by email.

    In 2011, Davis announced that he would not seek re-election in 2012, although at that time, he planned to complete his term. 

  • Fall sports teams suiting up

     

     

    Despite what the thermometer tells us, it is high school sports time again.

    The Henry County Lady Cats’ golf team has already played in several events. The Eminence and Henry County volleyball teams played their first regular season games last night, and my calendar is so full of games for the upcoming months that I have no place to put anything else.

  • Yates to lead off for Bat Cats

    Long-time Henry County High School assistant baseball coach Zak Yates has been named the head baseball coach for the Spring 2013 season.

    Yates takes over for Austin Hunsaker who will be the school’s interim assistant principal.

    “In my opinion, when I found out I couldn’t continue as coach he was the one and only option,” Hunsaker said. “ I put a lot of hard work into this over the past five years to make this program consistently competitive and Zak is the best choice to push them even farther.

  • Peyton starts off week with a win at Owen County

     

    Henry County High School golfer MacKenzie Peyton shot a 1–under par 71 at Perry Park on Wednesday, Aug. 1, to win the Owen County Invitational. Peyton went up against a tough field of 85 golfers that included the Sacred Heart and Shelby County teams that had finished first and second in the Henry County Invitational.

  • Hadden 5th, Klempner 6th in the Pepsi Tour tournament of Champions

    After a rough first day at Oxmoor Country Club, Alex Hadden and Isaac Klempner settled down and finished strong to take 5th and 6th place respectively in the Pepsi Tour Tournament of Champions.

  • Mustangs run wild
  • Warriors ready for action
  • Stockpiling fescue pasture beats spring hay

  • Green up your home and weed out expenses

    Between running air conditioners, watering plants and keeping the kids cool on a hot summer day, many of us are seeing our energy and water usage rise with the temperatures. By making some small adjustments to your home, you can conserve more energy and water. Not only is this good for the environment, but it’s good for your finances.
    Here are some tips for conserving energy and water at home during the warmer months: