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Today's News

  • White House invites Rosen to summit

    A New Castle entrepreneur who continues to spread the word about industrial hemp as a nutritious food recently celebrated some victories of his own.
    Chad Rosen recently met with several political and business leaders and rebranded his product lines under the banner of ending the “war on hemp.”

  • Hemp takes root in local farm fields

    Growing industrial hemp serves as an experiment for one New Castle farmer — in part, as a test to find out whether the emerging crop can turn a profit in the future.
    John Emerson Smith of New Castle has plowed two fields — a one-acre plot dedicated for the extraction of cannabidiol oil and a second nine-acre tract for Victory Hemp Foods.
    A long-time tobacco grower — “since I was old enough to walk,” as he put it — Smith has branched out into other agricultural pursuits. He finds his old crop frustrating to work these days.

  • Local Buzz for July 6, 2016

    Church Activities and Services
    Pleasant View Baptist Church will celebrate its Men’s Day on Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker is Rev. Lloyd Watkins, associate pastor of Kenwood Northeast Baptist Church, Crestwood. The focus of the Men’s Day program is on family and friends, “Each One Bring One.”  Lunch will be served immediately after the morning service.  

  • Public record for July 6, 2016

    KSP arrests
    Veronica Smith, 37, Covington — arrested June 28 at Pendleton Road by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Newberry for assault, fourth, domestic
    David Norship, 47, Pendleton — arrested June 28 at Pendleton Road by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Newberry for resisting arrest
    Ryan Daniel, 32, Owenton — arrested June 30 at Interstate 71, 32 mile marker north bound, by Trooper Mitchell for speeding; reckless driving; operating on a suspended license; failure to surrender revoked license

  • School briefs for July 6, 2016

    Several locals achieve honors at UK

    The University of Kentucky has released its dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester.  
    A total of 6,640 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance, including several from Henry County.  

  • Three attend sheriffs’ ranch
  • Be aware of tobacco blue mold threatening East Coast crops

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Make an early start in planning for your retirement

    We all want to get the most out of our retirement, but financially that cannot be possible if we don’t start planning for it early in our careers.
    While retirement may seem like an eternity away for you, it will come sooner than you think.  
    It is hard for me to imagine that I have been working for Cooperative Extension for 45 years. I remember when I started working retirement seemed eons away.

  • Fourth of July celebrates freedom, history

    As it has for nearly two-and-a-half centuries, our nation will pause on Monday to celebrate its “birthday,” commemorating a time 240 years ago when the Founding Fathers declared our independence.

    Since July 4, 1776, we have weathered a war for our freedom, a war against ourselves, and wars against those who would like nothing more than to see us and our values falter. Although the world has changed in countless ways since Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, our commitment to protect and promote freedom has never wavered.

  • News, roads agitate my spirit and mind

    This is one of those race-to-the-bottom columns.

    I’ve tried in vain to access my superego countless times during the week with the intention of writing about some uplifting topic.

    A very divided United Kingdom voting to destroy continental unity and scuttle their long relationship with the European Union — what largely seems a system to oversee commerce and to bolster the economy there — makes it seem naive to talk about the evidence I see of an improving economy at home.