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Today's News

  • Results of the March 28 Henry County 4-H Communications Event

    The Henry County 4-H Communications Event was held March 28 at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service Office.
    The following are the results in the Speech Division: 17-to-18-year-old – Camryn McManis received a blue ribbon and champion on her speech entitled “The Fifth ‘H’ in 4-H.”
    In the 12-year-old category – Ella McManis received a blue for her speech on “Things Parents Say;” Ethan Ryan received a red on his speech about the Holocaust; Dustin Turner received a blue and champion on his speech entitled “From the Backside.”

  • Rosen Lobbies for hemp

    Chad Rosen of Victory Hemp Foods in Campbellsburg continues to be at the forefront of the effort to legalize hemp as a cash crop for farmers. This time, Rosen was among the industry leaders who met with Sen. Mitch McConnell before the Senate majority leader announced he would file a bill involving the legal status of the crop. “McConnell’s hemp bill intends to remove Industrial Hemp from the Controlled Substance Act and move the task of administering the program to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is where it belongs,” Rosen said.

  • New lawn equipment dealer is on the ‘cutting edge’

    A Defoe business owner plans to use his skills working on heavy equipment to provide cutting edge sales and service for lawn care needs.
    Marlin Miller’s original plan involved opening a custom welding and equipment repair shop, but he then heard from neighbors in Defoe they needed someone who could provide dependable service for their mowing equipment.
    As a result of that input, Miller recently opened Cutting Edge Farm and Lawn at 9160 Castle Highway, where he will offer sales and service equipment.

  • Hudson family has deep ties to Point Pleasant

    Judy Lyons submitted this photo of a family reunion in Hilton Head, S.C., of her extended family, which has deep roots in Henry County. John Reuben (1856 -1918) and Annie Elizabeth Hudson (1862-1946) were life-long members of the church and Point Pleasant Community in Henry County, as were their children Lindsay Hudson and Bessie Hudson Yount, she explained. They made their living by farming.

  • A spontaneous show of support for schools
  • Educators take legislators to school in Frankfort rally
  • Egg Scramble

    Dozens of children enjoyed a chilly sunny day at the Henry County Recreational Park on Saturday. The Henry County Baptist Association sponsored the inaugural event and contributed more than 4,000 eggs filled with candy and toys. Thirteen churches participated.

     

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  • Fletcher will always have a seat at C-burg council

    Jan Fletcher will continue to have a seat at Campbellsburg City Council as colleagues decided to honor the former mayor’s many contributions.
    Fletcher, who served as an elected city official for more than 12 years, died in February, and fellow Council member David Gray suggested a way to remember him at the March 19 city meeting.

  • Schools aid homeless students

    Homeless children are everywhere — even in Henry County. Local schools continue trying to make sure their hardships aren’t compounded by those children missing out on class, too.
    Educators say 22 of Henry County Public School young people are homeless, while 93 out of 377 students in Eminence Independent Schools are without fixed, regular and adequate nighttime lodging, the key measure of homeless youth. Once a child is determined homeless, aid kicks in — shelter assistance, clothing and food donations, counseling, job placement for adults and economic education for the families.

  • Grand jury indicts fugitive in March chase

    Even though he remains at large after leading police on a high-speed pursuit March 9, a 26-year-old Smithfield man has been indicted by the Henry County grand jury based on the incident.
    Zachary D. Ethington allegedly fled after Campbellsburg’s police officer, Tony Rucker, got behind a white sedan and turned on his blue lights for an ordinary traffic stop.
    Rucker had noticed that neither the male driver nor the female passenger were wearing their seatbelts at the time.