Today's News

  • Conserve and plan for winter hay needs

    Hay availability in Henry County and Kentucky may be short this winter because of weather events—last year’s drought, this year’s early record rainfall, and this year’s summer drought—both hay quality and yield are down.  Some effort at conservation and planning will help make hay last longer through the winter.

    Store hay inside a barn or other structure where it will remain dry.  Hay testing is the first step to knowing how much will be necessary to meet the nutritional needs of the animals to be fed, from horses to cattle to goats.

  • 4-H gearing up for new school year

    This month I will be visiting all of the fourth and fifth grades in the county telling students about the 4-H program in Henry County.  For those of you who may not be aware of the program I thought I would share a little about it.
    The 4-H Club has been going strong for more than 100 years throughout the country.  We are part of the Henry County Cooperative Extension program that serves as a branch of the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky.  

  • Second Wind Dreams: Making others happy

    Submitted by Sue Barnett
    There is a song with lyrics that say, “If I can make someone happy as I travel on, then my life would not be in vain.”
    That is what Second Wind Dreams is all about. Our goal has been in the past to grant wishes and dreams to the residents at Homestead Nursing Home in New Castle. We’ve made their lives happier in many ways. Our dreams that have been granted in 2011 are:
    1. A Valentine party with music and decorations by the New Castle United Methodist women.

  • Public Records for the Week of Sept. 21, 2011


    Susan Allison Alfred, 25, Frankfort, to Justin Reid Ellis, 24, Frankfort.

    Ethel Ann Hoskins, 28, Eminence, to Charles William Allan Edds, 27, Eminence.

    Brooke Alexandra Button 19, Campbellsburg, to William Skyler Bryant, 20, Campbellsburg.


    Leonard D. Roberts, 46, Smithfield, and Jana Mounce, 40, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers:

  • $150k animal shelter grant awarded

    Landmark News Service

    The approval of a state grant for $150,000 for the animal shelter proposed jointly by the fiscal courts of both Trimble and Henry counties has put the project on the fast track toward completion.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent confirmed Tuesday morning that the counties had received the $150,000 grant through the Animal Control Advisory Board, a division of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • HCPS takes .32% tax increase

    After years of taking the state-allowed four-percent tax increase, the Henry County Board of Education voted Aug. 25 to accept the compensating tax increase – one which would generate the same amount of revenue as last year, and would not substantially raise taxes on county property owners.

  • EIS, HCPS ACT scores improve

    Juniors in both the Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools systems performed well enough on the ACT last year to increase the average scores in all subject areas.

    Eminence’s average composite of 20.9 placed it seventh among the state’s districts.

    Additionally, more juniors in both districts met the designated benchmarks for the test’s subject areas — English, math, reading and science — compared to the previous years.

  • Parents, teachers adjusting to new grading system

    Special to the Local
    Two of the three elementary schools in the Henry County School District are changing the way parents will receive information about their children’s progress on report cards.
    Letter grades, used to rate academic success – or lack thereof – for generations of schoolchildren, will be replaced with numbers representing each student’s level of mastery of core subjects, as required by the state Department of Education.

  • Fink Family Reunion

    Submitted by Allie Hazelwood

  • Four generations - Hackett

    Pictured are four generations of the Hackett family, William David Bruther, Christopher Matthew Bruther, Joy Denise Hackett James and Billy Gentry Hackett.