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Today's News

  • Homemakers to study small-scale gardening

    With more people living off the farm or in suburban areas, many think they do not have the space to garden.
    A new publication from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, ID-248: “Gardening in Small Spaces,” describes how you can garden in a limited area.
    Besides space, an issue that may limit gardening is sunlight.
    Most vegetables require full sun conditions, which equals six or more hours of direct sunlight each day.
    If you have an open yard free of tall trees or a south facing sunny patio, you should have sufficient light.

  • Eminence congratulates the academic team on a good year

    Eminence Independent School educators recently recognized the Academic Team for a successful year, including placing third in Quick Recall and fourth overall in regionals, as well as individuals winning their own awards. The individual winners included Blaze Berry, placing first in mathematics and third in language arts; and Gentry Stivers, placing fifth in social studies.

  • Work more healthy fruit and veggies into your diet

    We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings.
    Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol.
    Spring is an excellent time to try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet, as all of them will be in-season at some point in the coming months.
    In-season produce is the peak of a particular fruit or vegetable’s freshness, which means its flavor is going to be wonderful.

  • Results of the March 28 Henry County 4-H Communications Event

    The Henry County 4-H Communications Event was held March 28 at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service Office.
    The following are the results in the Speech Division: 17-to-18-year-old – Camryn McManis received a blue ribbon and champion on her speech entitled “The Fifth ‘H’ in 4-H.”
    In the 12-year-old category – Ella McManis received a blue for her speech on “Things Parents Say;” Ethan Ryan received a red on his speech about the Holocaust; Dustin Turner received a blue and champion on his speech entitled “From the Backside.”

  • Rosen Lobbies for hemp

    Chad Rosen of Victory Hemp Foods in Campbellsburg continues to be at the forefront of the effort to legalize hemp as a cash crop for farmers. This time, Rosen was among the industry leaders who met with Sen. Mitch McConnell before the Senate majority leader announced he would file a bill involving the legal status of the crop. “McConnell’s hemp bill intends to remove Industrial Hemp from the Controlled Substance Act and move the task of administering the program to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is where it belongs,” Rosen said.

  • Hudson family has deep ties to Point Pleasant

    Judy Lyons submitted this photo of a family reunion in Hilton Head, S.C., of her extended family, which has deep roots in Henry County. John Reuben (1856 -1918) and Annie Elizabeth Hudson (1862-1946) were life-long members of the church and Point Pleasant Community in Henry County, as were their children Lindsay Hudson and Bessie Hudson Yount, she explained. They made their living by farming.

  • Lady Cats win opener vs. Gallatin, 14-1

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Lady Cats got a district win over Gallatin County in their delayed season opener March 26.

    The Lady Cats’ original opener ended after just a couple of innings on March 19 against East Jessamine because of rain. In that game the Lady Cats were down 3-0 when the umpires called the game off.

    This time around the Lady Cats got off to a better start and broke the game open early with nine runs in the bottom of the second inning.

  • Commanders defeat Wildcats, 9-6, in Florida

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Wildcats started their spring break trip in Destin Florida with a game against Washington County and fell by three runs to the Commanders despite mounting a late-inning rally.

    The Commanders got off to a strong start against Henry County pitcher Jaydon Berry with three runs in the first inning.

  • 2A Championships headed to Owensboro

     The Kentucky 2A Championships recently announced a partnership with the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the Kentucky 2A Championship events. This agreement will extend through June 30, 2021, encompassing three basketball state championships, two baseball state championships, two softball state championships, one volleyball state championship and one boys’ and girls’ soccer state championship.  

  • Track Cats compete at North Oldham

     sports@hclocal.com

    The Henry County High School track team finally got their season underway at the rainy, cool North Oldham Invitational Thursday night. The Track Cats have had two previous meets cancelled due to weather.

    Noah Combs had the best showing for the boys’ team in the discus throw with a toss of 80 feet, three inches, which was good for fourth place. Ryan Phillips also scored in the discus with a throw of 73 feet, three inches for seventh place.