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Today's News

  • Grazing school helps livestockers maximize potential

    Henry County’s rolling topography has always made this a great place for raising livestock, partly because our land is well suited for grazing and making hay.

    The Kentucky Grazing School, May 21-22, at the UK Research Farm near Versailles, is designed to give livestock farmers the latest information to help them maximize total production capability for their farm.

  • Celebrating a century of service through Extension

    For the past 100 years, the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has focused on improving the quality of individual and family life through education, research and outreach. The history of the Cooperative Extension Service is evidence of its growth and sustainability in Kentucky.

    In 1922, the first formal “home demonstration clubs” were formed in Kentucky. In 1939 Bina Baird Foree started the first club in Henry County at Franklinton and the second one at Jericho. Today, the organization is known as the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association.

  • Plant a tree, save a tree

    Conservation in Progress

    The Henry County Conservation District provides tree seedlings on an annual basis to the fourth grade students in the county school systems to observe Arbor/Earth Day.

  • AG Briefs

    Call for nominees

    Sand County Foundation and the Kentucky Agricultural Council (KAC) are accepting applications for the $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award program in Kentucky. The award honors Kentucky farmers, ranchers and other private landowners who voluntarily demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.

    Nominations must be postmarked by July 31, 2014, and mailed to Leopold Conservation Award, c/o Franklin County Conservation District, 103 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

  • New Homemaker Club takes field trip

     

    The Country Ladies are the newest Homemaker Club in Henry County.  They held their last meeting at Star View Nursery and had a wonderful lesson from John Ott on making potted Herb Gardens.  For more information on Extension Homemakers call Saundra Smith our County President or Maryellen Garrison, Henry County Extension Agent.

     

     

  • Lawsuit against Eminence schools dismissed

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    The lawsuit against Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education regarding their recent tax increase has been dismissed.

    Eminence resident Justin Atchison filed the lawsuit on the basis that EIS had passed the tax levy improperly following what he considered to be an inaccurate legal notice reflecting the previous tax rates, the compensating rate and the proposed rate and the funds realized from each.

  • Mayor provides updates

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    At the rescheduled April meeting of the City of Campbellsburg, Mayor Rex Morgan provided the council with a few updates of ongoing projects.

  • Peddling with a Purpose

     

    Ride 2 Recovery, a group dedicated to helping injured veterans improve their health through bicycling rode through Campbellsburg on their way to Louisville Monday. This was the second day of the Bluegrass Challenge, a ride that will take the riders from Covington to Nashville. The group stopped at the Kwik-E-Mart in Campbellsburg to rest and re-energize before heading on to the North Oldham Fire Department for lunch. The group rode 57 miles on Monday, stopping at The Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

  • A lifetime in Extension: Barbara Gregory

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    For Barbara Gregory, Extension has been more than just a job or a weekend distraction. It has been a home away from home that has allowed her to further satisfy her natural desire to help others. A nurse and EMT by trade, Gregory has spent the majority of her life helping people and she said that her involvement with Extension, specifically 4-H has simply given her more opportunities to do that.

  • Take 5 with Jakob Beckley

    Basic bio

    Sophomore, Henry County High School

    State President of the Future Business Leaders of America

    FFA Leadership Committee Chair

    Alumni Committee Chair

    Pep Club

    Beta Club

    Kentucky Youth Assembly

    New Castle Lion’s Club

    Henry County 4-H

    Pleasureville Day Parade

    Secretary of the Pleasureville Economic Development Committee

    Resides in Pleasureville

    What does it mean to you to be elected KY FBLA President?