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Today's News

  • Phase 1 apps due June 10; notification in late June

    As a reminder, the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund Phase I Cost Share Program is now taking applications, and will do so until June 10 for any 2011 Funds. 
    Applications are available at the Henry County Extension Office at 2151 Campbellsburg Rd., about two miles north of New Castle and across from the entrance to the Henry County Country Club.  In addition to answering nine questions about your farm and farming operation, you will need to submit your Tax ID number and your farm’s FSA number on the application.

  • Farmers Market is open

    Don’t forget that the Henry County Farmer’s Market is now open at the Courthouse on Saturday morning.  This week there were herbs, jams/jellies, farm fresh eggs, fried apple pies, garden plants, potted plants and much more.  Pictured above is Farmer’s Market President Melissa Blankenship.

  • Public records for the week of May 25, 2011

    Marriages
    September Dawn Tingle, 39, Campbellsburg, to Larry Wayne Tiller Jr., 37, Campbellsburg.
    Daisy Lynn Harris, 29, Eminence, to Robert Allen Cox, 37, Eminence.
    Heather Nicole Kimberlin, 19, Eminence, to Nathan Wayne Hazelwood, 20, Eminence.
    Property Transfers
    Carol L. Neely, Campbellsburg, to John Neely, Campbellsburg. Property in Henry County; Love and affection and $1, fair market value is $1.

  • ‘She was our sunshine that caused us to bloom’

    A red rose in its prime graced the center of each table at the Patrick Henry Award dinner in honor of Martha Tarry-Simpson.

    Presenter Tina Barr Tipton noted that roses are Simpson’s favorite flowers, but likened her former teacher to something much bigger.
    “She was our sunshine,” she said, “that caused us to bloom.”

  • Judges: New space is needed

    In the courtroom where they hear others plead their cases, the judges for Henry County’s Circuit, Family and District Courts made their own case last week in front of the Henry County Fiscal Court.

    Their message was clear: the existing courthouse simply is not adequate and an upgrade is very, very necessary.

    “I think of this as like a crazy uncle,” Family Court Judge Tim Feeley said. “It’s got a lot of character, but it’s old and not very useful.”

  • Cincinnati artist DiFulvio finds her photographic muse in Port Royal

    In a plot twist worthy of the 1960s sitcom Green Acres, Lauren DiFulvio of Cincinnati, Ohio, reluctantly stepped out of her big city anonymous persona and into the more personal down-to-earth world of Port Royal.

    In Green Acres a wealthy businessman whisks his sophisticated wife out to the farm to start a new life. In our story, Gus Wolf took his time getting his sweetheart used to the slower pace.

    Then, in an unexpected turn, DiFulvio found a creative side of herself that has broadened her art.

  • Broadband provider not paying rent

    The relationship between the City of New Castle and Liberty Communications, the company providing broadband capability, is strained.

    Commissioners voted just last spring to allow Liberty to mount equipment on the city’s water tower.

    At the time, Hugh McBurney who lives on Flat Rock Road begged commissioners to hook him up because he was unable to get a signal and had to rely on a much slower dial-up connection.

  • HCPS approves 1% raises

    Superintendent Tim Abrams asked HCPS board members to include a one percent pay increase for both certified and classified employees.

    Member Harold Bratton praised the district for its fiscal soundness in uncertain times.

    “Not many districts are giving anything,” he said.

    “I’d like to do a whole lot more,” Abrams said, “but I’m glad we can do this.”

    He said HCPS is able to raise salaries slightly even without additional state funding.

  • Honoring the fallen

    On May 19, Kentucky State Police throughout the state honored the 26 troopers who have been killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 63-year history.

    In Henry County, KSP Post 5 troopers honored Trooper Delano Glen Powell. Powell, who was from Sulphur, was killed on July 9, 1965, while serving a bench warrant with a Breathitt County Deputy. He was 28. Several members of Powell’s family were on hand for the ceremony, including his widow, his brother, his son and a grandson.

  • ‘We’ve come a long way in 3 years’

    “We’ve come a long way in three years.”

    Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows couldn’t have spoken truer words at last week’s council meeting.

    Little more than three years ago, in April 2008, the Eminence City Council took a step that’s a bit rare in politics these days — they admitted they made a mistake in how they went about reopening the city’s former swimming pool.