Today's News

  • 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.”

  • H.C. Cattleman’s meeting set for April 25

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 25, at the Henry County Extension Office.   We’ll start with a sponsored beef supper and then hear from sponsors ADM Feeds and Southern States.  Other short topics will include our Veterinarian’s Report, FFA Update, FSA/NRCS Update, Phase I Update, and an Extension Update. 

    Please contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 by Friday, April 22, to register.

  • Wee Warriors participating in Stars for Kids Now

    Stars for Kids Now is a voluntary system for licensed and certified child care programs. Programs are given a 1 to 4 Star rating. All Star levels are measurable quality indicators about the state minimum requirements.

    Wee Warriors Educational/Recreational Childcare in Eminence has been awarded a 2-star rating indicating that the program is seeking quality standards beyond the requirements for facility licensure.

    To contact Wee Warriors child care program, call Rosalind Roberts at (502) 845-5427, ext 2473.

  • Time to register for 4-H teen conference

    The Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference will be held on the campus of the University of Kentucky from June 13-16.  The conference is for teens who have completed their freshman year of high school, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have just graduated. 

    While attending the conference delegates will participate in several workshops and tracks of their choosing.  They will have an opportunity to take a campus tour and visit colleges within the university.  They will also participate in the election of 4-H State Officers for the upcoming year. 

  • From tobacco to berries to wine

    By Stephanie Hornback
    Landmark News Service

    Chuck Hall has always been a player, his wife, Ladonna, said, but not in the manner you usually think of when you hear a man described that way. He experiments with different foods and flavors to develop something uniquely his. “I like to play mad scientist,” Chuck said.