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  • Marvin refuses to leave anyone starvin’

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Marvin Whitesides doesn’t know anything, but food.

    Staring at a Belvedere in a dealer window, certain he had to have it, his father told him he could have the car, but he would have to get a job to pay for it.

    At 16 years old, Whitesides went into the food industry to pay back his loan to his father. He had no intentions of aspiring as a restaurateur, but 34 years later he can’t imagine doing anything else.

  • The Big Chill

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    With an anticipated high of 13 degrees, Tuesday’s rising temperature started to offer a reprieve from the ‘polar vortex’, a low pressure system with fast winds, which descended on Kentucky with temperatures averaging at -4 degrees for Henry County.

    Due to an increase in the wind chill factor topping at -25 degrees, according to the National Weather Service, with surface winds at 10 to 20 mph Henry County was under a wind chill warning until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Conservation program helps landowners

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Natural Resources Conservation Service will accept applications up to Jan. 17, for an Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) Wildlife Initiative for landowners to improve the wildlife population.

    Wildlife Biologist Terri Estes with the Natural Resource Conservation Service can help landowners with a conservation plan that includes introducing native grass planting, tree/shrub plantings, edge feathering and forestry patch clearcuts.

  • Two suspects arrested after chase

    By Brad Bowman
    editor@hclocal.com
    Louisville Metro Police have arrested two suspects involved in the two-county chase originating in Henry County and ending in Trimble County.
    On Decmeber 29, 2013, Hazelett pursued the suspects from I-71 in Campbellsburg to outside Bedford in Trimble County before the vehicle they were driving crashed resulting in a countywide alert with seven Kentucky State Troopers and a canine unit assisting at the scene.

  • History saved at auction

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    A historical marker commemorating the Low Dutch Colony who settled in Henry and Shelby Counties will return to Henry County after it had been missing for more than 30 years.

  • A recipe not just for a happy holiday but a merry life

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Long before iPods, Xboxs and Playstations, Sarah Foree and her family enjoyed the simpler things during the holidays.

    Foree and her brother Tom would anticipate Christmas with expectations not filled with images of the latest electronic gadget or fancy clothes dancing in their heads, but the time they spent together as a family preparing for the holidays.

  • Young farmers sow future

    By Stephanie Doyle

    news@hclocal.com

    A group of farmers hopes to establish themselves as agricultural leaders in Henry County – and are trying to fulfill that dream by forming a new club called Henry County Ag Connections.

    Although some of them already knew each other, the 10 guys bonded during the most recent leadership program at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Salt Shakers

    By Stephanie Doyle

    news@hclocal.com

    A group of farmers hopes to establish themselves as agricultural leaders in Henry County – and are trying to fulfill that dream by forming a new club called Henry County Ag Connections.

    Although some of them already knew each other, the 10 guys bonded during the most recent leadership program at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Two missing after car chase

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Two black males escaped on foot after wrecking a vehicle involved in a car chase spanning Henry and Trimble Counties this weekend.

    At 2:04 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Trooper Mitch Hazelett clocked a 1999 white Chevy Monte Carlo speeding at 102 mph on I-71 near Campbellsburg. While in pursuit, the vehicle jutted off of Exit 34 and headed toward Bedford.

  • Fiscal Court and Sheriff compromise on nepotism, but conflict on budget

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens and members of the Henry County Fiscal Court butted heads over the budget for 2014, which Cravens ulitmately refused to sign.

    During Fiscal Court Tuesday, Dec. 17, where cooperation appeared initially conflict followed.
    “We met with the sheriff and over the course of a few days, the sheriff agreed to follow our (fiscal court’s) personnel policy,” Magistrate Nick Hawkins said.