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  • HCHS band are Cards for a day

    Henry County High School marching band students will appear in a 2014 movie based on a book about University of Louisville graduate Patrick Henry Hughes.

    Hughes wanted to play in a marching band, but couldn’t fulfill that dream until he met UofL Marching Band Director Dr. Greg Byrne.

  • PR Baptist celebrating 200 years

    When Port Royal Baptist Church celebrated its 100th  anniversary in 1913, an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 attendees filled the churchyard and streets.

    The church community invites the public to the 200th anniversary celebration on July 21 with the same enthusiastic capacity and hospitality.

    In 1913, the church was known as Cane Run Baptist Church and provisions for the potluck dinner to feed such a multitude included tables constructed in a nearby maple grove and a wire surrounded the tables.

  • Take 5 with Bobby Foree

    Bobby Foree Take 5

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

     

    Quick Bio

    7th generation family farmer

    1971 HCHS graduate

    BS in animal science UK, 1975

    MS agriculture education

    UK law degree

    Beef cattle farmer

     

    Why did you want to study law since farming was such a big part of your family?

     

  • Farm Bill amendment will allow hemp research

    Agriculture officials say they are pleased with newly passed legislation that will allow colleges and universities to grow hemp for research purposes in states where hemp production is allowed by state law.

    The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Vanceburg) was one of three co-sponsors of the amendment and has filed a bill that would remove hemp from the federal definition of marijuana.

  • Shelbyville could get locally owned pharmacy

    By Todd Martin

    Shelby County could be close to getting a new locally owned pharmacy.

    The Triple S Planning Commission will hear a development plan from Andrews Pharmacy at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The development plan calls for 1,500 square feet of the Shelby Hardware building, 1545 Midland Trail, to be converted into Andrews Pharmacy with the construction of an interior wall. The hardware store will remain.

  • Judy just won’t slow down

    Connor Judy got hooked on motocross racing and then hooked his two younger brothers too.

    Judy, 7, entered his first motocross race two years ago at the Oldham County Fair and hasn’t slowed down since. A neighbor told Connor about his son’s involvement in motocross racing. Judy received his first backyard quad for Christmas. Jodie Judy, Connor’s mother, said her son rapidly showed an interest in racing.

  • P’Ville debates basement

    Pleasureville City Commissioners had a contentious debate over the use of the Pleasureville City Hall’s basement during the June meeting with the Pleasureville City Clerk and Mayor.

    The basement has been used as a restaurant and currently houses a catering business, but without the consent of all the commissioners.

    Verna Stivers, Pleasureville City Clerk, said the commission approved renting the basement to former commissioner Gary Grigsby so he could run his catering business and have private dinner parties.

  • HC man files false report over crack debt

    A Henry County man was sentenced to 160 hours of community service after pleading guilty to making a false theft report against a man for a crack debt.
    Eric McCarthy, 33, of Pleasureville admitted that he knowingly reported a false burglary against a David Brooks for stealing his 50-inch television and a gun, according to a report by Kentucky State Trooper Zack Morris on March 16

  • Comer announces cash cow for Kentucky dairy farmers

    Agriculture Commissioner James Comer introduced the Kentucky Proud milk brand ‘Udderly Kentucky’ Monday as a benefit for Kentucky dairy farmers and conscientious consumers.

  • Henry County native competes nationally

    Laura Broughton won the Miss Kentucky Plus America in March and now hopes to win the national Miss Plus America pageant.

    Broughton will compete in required categories: Elegant pant wear, evening gown and in the talent and fashion runway modeling categories.