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Today's News

  • Ag plays a huge part in the local economy

    Agriculture represents a large slice of the Henry County economic pie.
    The 2012 USDA — United States Department of Agriculture, Census of Agriculture, produced every five years through the NAS, reported 869 Henry County farms, compared to 962 in 2007.
    Lindsey Davie, Henry County High School agriculture teacher, pointed to the ag census results as a way to help non-farmers to realize the economic impact of agriculture on the county’s bottom line.

  • Foree is brewing up a new agritourism idea for Henry County

    An idea began fermenting in Josh Foree’s head in 2012 when he decided to relax during time off from his electrician’s job by volunteering at craft brewing events in Louisville.
    Now, Foree plans to add to the growing agritourism attractions in Henry County by opening his own microbrewery and events space on his farm this July. His idea both compliments the wave of distilleries and wineries sprouting in Kentucky and goes against the grain, too.
    For nearly two decades, Foree earned his living by taking on intense 15 hour a day, seven days a week electrical jobs that go on for months.

  • Donation to pay for splash pad at Henry County rec park

    Eminence officials recently decided to open the splash pad in Coach D Park for Memorial Day weekend. A few months after that, a second, larger recreational water feature should open in Henry County’s main park.
    Donald Buchanan of Pleasureville will spring for the new splash pad, which county officials have described as a gift to the children of Henry County.

  • Dogs loose on I-71 led to fatal wreck

    John Crawford made it a habit to help animals before he pulled off Interstate 71 to try to save two dogs threatened by traffic April 25, according to Henry County’s animal control officer.
    Crawford stopped his commercial vehicle and notified the Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch before calling Dan Flinkfelt himself, the animal control officer told the Henry County Local. Crawford knew Flinkfelt’s cell phone number because the citizen had been in contact with him on previous occasions.

  • Eminence congratulates distinguished and proficient students

    Eminence Independent Schools honored students who scored Distinguished and Proficient on the state’s KPREP exam at an awards ceremony for students, parents and friends last Tuesday night.  

     

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  • Ag-Themed Commute

    Henry County High students, this year joined by members of the community, drove their Massey-Fergusons and their John Deeres to school May 1 as part of a larger, week-long celebration of agriculture in the community.

  • Raising the Roof

    Henry County High School prom gave students an opportunity to cut loose — and in some cases, cut up - as the end of the year and summer approaches. For the 2018 prom, partipants gathered at the high school for pictures in their fancy suits and flowing gowns before heading to the venue, Passalino’s, at the corner of Second and Market in downtown Louisville.

  • Honor Flight needs your help to honor our veterans

    Many Americans don’t understand the commitment soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines make when they enter the military. Whether by draft or enlistment, every single one signed a check made out to the United States of America for an amount “up to and including my life.” And because only about 7 percent of Americans have made that commitment it is imperative that we pledge to caring for these heroes.
    There are thousands of veteran’s organizations. This is a story about a unique organization – Honor Flight.

  • Ticked off? Mild winter increases insect numbers this year

    Unfortunately, this cold weather hasn’t slowed down the ticks.
    They are out, and this year’s mild winter could have increased the amounts of ticks.
    Just remember, tick season is here, and you need to prepare yourself when in the outdoors.
    Ticks can be found anywhere from tall grass fields, woodland areas and your backyards.
    There are three common types of ticks in Kentucky; the lone star tick, American dog tick and blacklegged tick.
    These ticks will feed on humans, many mammals and multiple birds and can carry certain diseases.

  • DYI summer vacation or hired guns — choose wisely

    It may not feel like it yet but it is time to start thinking about summer.
    This season is a great time to relax and spend time with family.
    One of the best ways to spend time with your family is during summer vacations, but planning for those can be expensive and time-consuming.
    To begin planning for a summer vacation, it is important to make a budget.
    This will help you decide where to go, where to stay and how to get there.
    A budget can also provide you with a spending guideline for once you reach your destination.