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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Local Buzz June 29

    Clubs & Organizations

    Henry County Amateur Radio Emergency Service meetings are the third Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Henry County Public Library, 172 Eminence Terrace, Eminence.

    The Henry County Rod & Gun Club meets the last Thursday of each month from March through October. Meetings start at 7 p.m. at the club house located on Sunnyside Road in Smithfield. Memberships are available. For more information, call (502)-845-7256 or Facebook/Henry County Rod & Gun Club Lake.

  • Public Records June 29, 2016

    Grand Jury Indictments, June 2016

    Curtis Ellis, DOB 11/21/1986, New Castle – receiving stolen property, under $10,000 and persistent felony offender, first degree

    Codie Pollett, DOB 10/07/1988, Pleasureville – assault, fourth degree (domestic), third or greater offense within 5 years and violation of Kentucky EPO or DVO

    Christopher Banta, DOB 11/29/1984, Campbellsburg – two counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, second degree

  • Shark visit a swimming success

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • Reading program takes a Shakespearean turn

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • Summer sun and fun at renaissance Faire

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • Reasons to celebrate and be thankful

    Levi Berg will soon celebrate his first anniversary as Henry County Ag Agent!  
    A year ago my article started with this… “We are very happy to be able to announce that the position of Henry County Extension Agent for Agriculture has been filled by Levi Berg, who will start on Aug. 3.”  
    It seems hard to believe that he has already been here for almost a full year, but we hope that he will stay many more.