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  • Organ donation saved lives of two children

    Tammy Shaw 
    When a rare disease struck two babies, their families didn’t complain. They dove into research about the illness, which required a liver transplant, and found the value of something they’d never considered — organ donation.
    It’s hard to imagine a baby, born without incident, becoming deathly ill a few weeks later, but that’s exactly what happened to Talayha Hanlon, 13, and Nolan Marlette, 5, soon after birth.

  • Garrison retires after 32 years at Henry County Extension

    For over 32 years, a Henry County Extension agent has inspired and educated the community, and last week, the office boardroom was filled with residents thanking her for her service.
    The Henry County Extension Office celebrated Maryellen Garrison’s retirement last week with gifts, kind words and certificates of achievement.

  •  Nutrition app offers choice, saves money

    By Tammy Shaw
    This year, Henry County Public Schools students can add another app to their phones — a school nutrition application to provide menus and nutritional content, so students may decide whether to take lunch and breakfast or bring food from home.
    Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) Board of Education approved a new nutrition app at the July board meeting. KidsChoose Inc., could promote choice, improve meal planning and save the district money.

  • Sheriff’s office collecting money for K-9 sniffer dog

    Editor's note: In an original version of this story, a city which donated money was incorrectly stated. The city of Campbellsburg donated $2,000 to the program.

    To combat the drug epidemic in Henry County, the Sheriff’s Office wants to enlist a sniffer dog, a K-9, to help on traffic stops, school locker searches, warrant service and when drug activity is suspected. But first, the sheriff’s office needs to raise $20,000 for the dog, handler training and a special cage for the squad car.

  • FFA officers staying busy over the summer


    FFA kicked off summer by attending the Kentucky State FFA Convention held June 4-7.
    Highlights include four members receiving their Kentucky State FFA Degree, the chapter being recognized in the top 10 percent of chapters through the National Chapter Contest, a student receiving the Agri-Entrepreneur award, and members participating in contests. The convention was held at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • County’s Dutch Creek Farm is farm of the year

    Landmark News Service
    The Schlosnagle family of Dutch Creek Farm was commended for their farming practice at Cropper Ruritan Club’s July 19 meeting and presented with the Outstanding Farmer of the Year award.
    Dutch Creek Farm was started in Pleasureville by the family in 1981 by husband and wife team Doug and Susan Schlosnagle. The family initially raised tobacco and feeder cows, but as the years went on and they had children, they began testing out other methods of farming. 
    When their daughter, Chelsey, was about 6 years old and their son, Jared, about 4, they got them some laying hens.

  • Grimes writes new book on old river town — Lockport

    By Tammy Shaw
    Henry County historian Mike Grimes has done it again.
    His latest book, “Lockport,” one of seven histories of Henry County, is hot off the presses.
    Alva and Ella Robinson of Pleasureville asked Grimes to write the Lockport book. They lived in the town for many years and are still members of the Lockport Baptist Church. Alva, or “Shorty” as he is known, grew up on Six Mile Creek not far from Lockport, Grimes said.

  • Book recalling 1936 Henry County murder turns 2 years old

    Upon the second anniversary of a local author’s debut book on the tale of a 1936 Henry County murder, readers gathered to hear her speak about her findings last week at the Louisville Free Public Library (LFPL).

    Ann DAngelo dedicated six years of her life investigating the Nov. 6, 1936 shooting death of La Grange widow and businesswoman Verna Garr Taylor in Pendleton for her book “Dark Highway: Love, Murder and Revenge in 1930s Kentucky.”

  • Tranquil communities or development in Henry — an either — or proposition?

    Similar to Shakespeare’s Hamlet, who wondered, “To be or not to be—that is the question,” to develop or not to develop is on the minds of Henry Countians lately.
    The issue is more complex than “pro versus no development” or “just those citizens that are for everything or against everything,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said.
    Most residents, he said, fall in the middle.
    Do Henry Countians want the area to be a bedroom community, defined as a small community that has no major industries lived in by people who work somewhere else?

  • Bourbon, property taxes to give thousands to schools

    Henry County Public Schools and other institutions could receive thousands in revenue from state bourbon barrel and property taxes, said John Logan Brent, Henry County Judge-Executive.
    Barrels of bourbon are only taxed after their second year, due to the aging process required for liquor to be considered straight bourbon, Brent said. However, property taxes on the distilleries’ land and buildings would be a constant source of tax revenue.