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Today's News

  • Levi Berg becomes the new Henry County Extension agriculture agent

    A desire to be near family, a love of horses, an interest in science and a recognition in the value of education all played a part in Levi Berg’s career path leading him to Henry County.
    After a lengthy search, University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service chose Berg to fill the position of agricultural extension agent, the vacancy left by Steve Moore’s retirement.
    Due to his older brothers joining 4-H, Berg got involved in the club at an especially early age, at just 5 years old, and he followed that up by joining FFA in school.

  • Backpack ministry provides blessings

    Along with hefting schoolbooks home, about 100 elementary-aged Henry County school children carry a backpack full of snacks so they don’t miss a meal over the weekends.
    Now that school has resumed, Sulphur Christian Church threw a funds- and awareness-raiser Aug. 7 to promote the Campbellsburg Elementary School backpack program that six churches assist with, according to Pastor Jeff Maggard.   

  • Coming Home

    Seven-year-old chocolate lab mix Rusty, the beloved Simmons family pet, couldn’t quite make it back way home after a three-year absence. Fortunately, a family friend helped bridge the last five miles to make the happy reunion possible.
    A neglected looking Rusty showed up outside the Pendleton Dollar General store in early July after the free-roaming companion animal disappeared for nearly half his life, according to Sandy and Jimmy Simmons. They later learned this from their friend and neighbor Angela Hitt and store Manager Tonya Brewer.

  • Local buzz, Aug. 12, 2015

    Church Activities and Services
    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane, Bedford, will celebrate their 16th anniversary service and the district fellowship meeting of the ALJC, Saturday, Aug. 15, at 6 p.m. Steve Williamson of Louisville will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. For more info, contact Pastor Bobby Wade at (502) 255-7510.

  • Public record, Aug. 12, 2015

    KSP arrests
    Randy Hedges, 34, Crestwood — arrested Aug. 4 at Campbellsburg Road, Campbellsburg, by Trooper Dykes for failure to wear seatbelt; following another vehicle too closely; DUI 1st; failure to produce insurance card; file of transferee of vehicle to apply for new title
    Jason A. Thomas, 37, New Castle — arrested Aug. 5 at Osage Court, New Castle, by Trooper Brewer for execution of two warrants
    Breann H. Larsh, 22, Bloomfield — arrested Aug. 5 at Nancye Lane, Pleasureville, by Trooper Dykes for execution of a warrant

  • ‘Trying harder’ doesn’t always work

    “You just need to try harder!”
    Has anyone ever said that to you?
    It doesn’t always work. I would have loved being one of those guys who played basketball, baseball and football.
    Actually, I did . . . in backyards and driveways.
    When it came to playing on our school teams, I lacked the coordination to play basketball or baseball.
    All the “try-harder” I could muster was not enough.

  • Crash follows chase

    What began as a routine traffic stop Friday night turned into a wild police pursuit through the streets and fields of Pleasureville, ending in an accident.
    Just after 11 p.m., Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Keith Perry was running radar in Pleasureville when he saw a red pickup truck turn from Marcus Street onto Main Street in a reckless manner.
    “He was spinning his tires,” Perry said.

  • Help your children eat healthier

    If we lived in a perfect world all of our children and we would consume the daily recommended serving of five fruits and vegetables every day, but we don’t.
    As with many adults, getting kids to eat healthier is easier said than done.
    Here are some tips and tricks to help you get your family eating more nutritious foods.
    • Offer vegetables every day. Children will not eat vegetables if you do not have them prepared and available to them.

  • 4-H launches ‘Rockets Away’

    By Cathy Toole

  • New ag agent feels at home in Henry County

    By Levi Berg