Today's News

  • Spring Break Planting
  • Local Buzz for the week of 04/20/11

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Chamber of commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Life’s easy as pie at Pleasure Cafe

    The weather has turned generally more amenable to country drives and leisurely lunches, and at least one local entrepreneur seized the opportunity to launch a new eating establishment.

    Allison Dempsey and her granddaughter, Erin Tatum have reopened the cafe which is located in the lower level of Pleasureville City Hall.

    The Pleasure Cafe Bakery & Deli (878-2146) is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday beginning May 1.

    “Dessert First” could be its rallying cry.

  • Henry’s jobless rate down from Feb. 2010


    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between February 2010 and February 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Twenty-four county rates increased, while three county rates stayed the same.

    Henry County’s unemployment rate of 11.1 for February 2011, was down from 13 percent in February 2010 and from January 2011’s rate of 11.7 percent.

  • Chamber Awards dinner honors 8

    Submitted by Pat Wallace
    Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    On March 29, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner.

    All nominees, whose nominations came from the community, received a certificate with the reasons for their nomination listed.

    Outstanding Farmer
    Pat and Lloyd Gray received this award, presented by UK Extension Agent for Agriculture Steve Moore.

  • Local Students of the Week: Ben Smith

    Ben Smith is 16 and a Sophomore.

    Principal Steve Frommeyer said Smith is a school leader and single-handedly coordinates the ag club. “He’s a real team leader,” he said.

    What is your favorite thing to do outdoors?
    I like anything outdoors, but especially hunting and fishing. I almost got a turkey last weekend.

    What are you thinking about for a career?
    Thinking about animal sciences.

    Do you have any siblings?

  • Local Students of the Week: Hayden Hughes

    Hayden Hughes is 17 and a junior.

    Principal Jim Masters said Hughes recently was selected to be a Governor’s Scholar. “He’s also put in a lot of time to prepare for the ACT,” Masters said.

    What are your future aspirations?
    I’m undecided, but I’m thinking about Sports Medicine or being a Physical Therapist.

    What sports do you participate in?
    Cross-country, basketball and baseball.

    Which one do you like best?

  • Eastern Elementary School students of the month
  • Painting with Sharon
  • Kentucky to exceed 155 markets in 2011

    It’s that time of year. Spring is in the air. Temperatures are rising, flowers and trees are beginning to bloom, and farmers’ markets are opening up all across the state.

    “Farmers’ markets give consumers the opportunity to buy fresh, nutritious foods that they can serve to their families with confidence,” Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer said. “They also enable the growers to capture a larger share of the food dollar.”