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Today's News

  • Henry County Republican party honors Abraham Lincoln

    This year marks the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.  Born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, he led a modest life, worked hard, and went on to become the 16th President of the United States.  Abraham Lincoln won the presidency in 1860 as the candidate of the newly formed Republican Party.  He led our nation through one of the most devastating periods in our history - the Civil War.  He is considered by many to have been the greatest American president. 

  • ON THE RUN

    Landmark News Service

    Three Indiana prisoners remain on the loose after leading authorities into Kentucky.

    In Carroll County, men were beaten and tied up Monday, March 23, in a home on Kentucky 36 East, just south of Interstate 71.

    Their attackers are believed to be the three men who escaped Friday morning from Branchville Correctional Facility in Tell City, Ind.

  • Gardening on the rise as grocery budgets shrink

    Staff writer/photographer

    Last summer the regulars at the senior center in New Castle grew six hearty tomato plants just outside the center’s back door. The seniors tended the bright red beauties and enjoyed their flavor on salads and sandwiches.

    Whether it’s six tomato plants or a half-acre garden, backyard produce may offer a safe, abundant, relatively inexpensive alternative to supermarket fruits and vegetables.

  • Music seen as critical to education

    Staff writer/photographer

    Russell Cooper, director of vocal music and theater is giving the students of Henry County middle and high schools something to sing about.

    The choral program is on an upswing after declining numbers and little participation in the past.

    Cooper has 20 students in seventh grade chorus, 18 in eighth grade chorus and 21 in high school chorus. “It’s up from 12 in high school last year,” he said.

  • Sorry, I ain’t birthin’ no babies

    Spring has arrived, and I’m pretty happy about that — except for one thing.

    Spring, as you know, is when most livestock give birth. Each year we have mares that are bred to foal in March, April or May, and that makes me extremely nervous. Being a stay-at-home wife, I am the designated lookout. Somehow it is my job to keep an eye on the mares and make sure that everything is going okay, should they foal.

  • Mandatory garbage lawsuit hearing to be held April 28

    We the members of the Henry County Concerned Citizens would like to advise all Henry County Residents of how our lawsuit regarding mandatory garbage is progressing.

    There will be a scheduled hearing at 9:45 a.m., April 28, on the 10th floor of the Jefferson County Judicial Center at 700 W. Jefferson Street.  The Appellate Court will hear oral arguments at this time.  The court of appeals will hear only about 20 percent of cases put before them.

  • Dead animal removal continues

    General Manager

    After an unexpected halt, dead animal removal in Henry County has resumed.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday afternoon that Warsaw-based Harmon Brothers is available to pick up dead animals, a service previously provided by Shelbyville-based Nation Brothers.

  • Community calendar for the week of March 25, 2009

    Wednesday, March 25

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Thursday, March 26

     

  • Denim day - step up to end sexual assault

    March is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Kentucky.  SAAM raises awareness of sexual violence and its prevention through special events, while highlighting sexual violence as a major public health issue and reinforcing the need for prevention efforts.

    The “Sexual Violence: kNOw MORE” campaign provides a great opportunity to get the word out!  The foundation of this campaign is sharing vital information in print and through special awareness activities such as Denim Day.  First, here are just a few of the myth-busting facts everyone should know.

  • Conservation District presents awards program

    The Henry County Conservation District Board of Supervisors co-sponsors each fall with Farm Bureau Federation, a Conservation Art/Writing Contest for all students in the Henry County and Eminence school systems.  On Thursday evening March 12 they hosted an Awards Program for the winners.   The theme of this year’s contest was “Working Trees: Kentucky Renewable Future”.  A large crowd of parents and students enjoyed a cook-out meal and an informative presentation from Steve Graves, Senior Forester from Kentucky Division of Forestry.  He reminded the