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Today's News

  • MarketReady sales training set for Aug. 18

    “The Third Thursday Thing” will be held August 18, at the KSU Research and Demonstration Farm, 1525 Mills Lane near Frankfort will feature the MarketReady Producer Sales Training, given by Dr. Tim Woods, UK Economics Professor.  The program is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The normal MarketReady fees are waived through grants from the USDA-SARE and USDA-RMA.

    This should be a valuable opportunity for producers and people who sell value-added products.  Contact the Extension Office at 845-2811 for details.

  • Interest in food preservation on the rise

    Have you noticed the interest in home food preservation? Equipment sales are up, cookbooks are selling and home cooks, from beginners to experts, are enjoying the pleasure of canning, freezing, jams, jellies and drying foods.  Some are doing it for creativity, or to give as homemade gifts.  Others want to control salt, sugar and other preservatives in the foods they eat. Some want to save money by preserving the excess garden bounty.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Aug. 10

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church events

    Henry Christian Church will be having “Country Hope” at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, with Donnie and Sharon Finney, Steve Foster and Chuck Berry providing country gospel music.

  • Baughman wins National Public Parks championship

    Henry and Jann Baughman traveled via RV to Minneapolis, Minn., last week, where he participated in the Category II National Public Parks Championships.

    Playing in the 70 & over singles division, Baughman was the lone entry outside of Minnesota. He was seeded No. 1 and received a bye in the eight-draw field. In the semi-finals, he defeated Tom Frydinger 6-0, 6-0.

    In the finals, he defeated the No. 1-ranked player in Minnesota, Bob Busch, 6-2, 6-1 for his 19th title in the nation’s oldest tennis tournament.

  • Jeffries spends summer with Hoyas

    Derek Jeffries, junior at Henry County High School, played center and power forward for the Basketball Academy of Louisville 16U BA Hoya Elite team.

    The team was made up of players selected from tryouts of more than 45 players. The final team of 12 came from the 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th Regions.

    Derek was busy in April, May and July traveling around the country to compete in elite AAU/travel team tournaments with 75 or more teams in this division from Florida to Michigan and Texas to Canada.

  • Public record for the week of Aug. 10

    Marriages

    Charlyce Ann Palmer, 40, La Grange, to William Ray Parks Sr., 47, La Grange.

    Jodi Lynell Chapin, 39, Pendleton, to Kenneth Bruce Brown, 48, Pendleton.

    Jaclyn N. Beam, 25, Smithfield, to Dustin A. Chisholm, 30, Smithfield.

    Divorces

    Shawn David Brierly, 37, Sulphur, and Annie Kathleen Pettit, 33, Carrollton

    Brandon Shrader, 25, New Castle, and Heather Kristen Shelton, 22, Pleasureville.

    Zoning permits

  • ALL IN A DAY'S WORK

    As the animal control officer for two counties – Henry and Trimble – Dan Flinkfelt spends a lot of his time on the road.

  • Families petition for bus service

    Families living on one of Henry County’s remote roads have petitioned the Henry County Board of Education for bus service for their children.
    In July, Jessie Decker presented a petition with 13 signatures on it to the board, in hopes that bus service would return to LeCompte’s Bottom Road. Many of the signees wrote “I pay school tax,” in the comment area next to their name and address.
    “Whereas we pay school taxes, we feel that we’re being discriminated against,” Decker said in a July phone call to the Local.

  • Sulphur Post Office on possible closure list

    A severe drop in first-class mail vol- ume over the past few years is one of the driving forces behind the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to close retail post office locations nationwide.

  • Graduation rates a mixed bag in Henry County

    According to a new federal formula for determining graduation rates, Henry County’s two school districts are on both sides of the state average.