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Today's News

  • Stop the Bleed working to reduce fatalities in schools

    It’s easy to feel numb when mass shootings are fast becoming the new normal. Tragedies in schools, night clubs, workplaces and during concerts all have one thing in common — injured victims who require immediate help and cannot wait for a first responder, no matter how quickly they arrive.

    Rising national statistics spurred Mike Hilliard to take action. Hilliard, a 35-year veteran first responder — firefighter and emergency management worker — discovered a way to keep injured people alive until emergency services can reach them.

  • Henry County man, 82, dies in weekend wreck

    BY Amanda Manning

    Landmark News Service

    An 82-year-old man died in a two-vehicle accident Saturday night in La Grange.

    According to a La Grange Police report, a 2012 Ford Fusion stopped at a stop sign on West Madison and was waved across by stopped traffic around 6 p.m. Aug. 25.

    The vehicle continued across and was hit on the passenger side by a 2011 Acura MDX traveling northbound on Highway 53.

    La Grange and Henry County resident Gerald Faust had to be extricated from the car by La Grange Fire and Rescue.

  • A hard choice to make

     

     Retirement from teaching on May 25 from Eminence Middle School wasn’t what Janet Golden pictured at this point in her life.

    “I never saw myself retired at 51,” she said. “My husband always said they’d have to take me out of the building (Eminence Independent Schools) on a stretcher, but things change.”

  • Livestock auction hopes to keep kids in agriculture

    The county’s best and brightest children who have interest in agriculture will soon have an event they can call their own.

    The Henry County Youth Livestock Auction, in its inaugural year, will be held September 8 for kids in the county involved in 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA).

  • Mathis connects region with development opportunities

    Economic development is the life’s blood of rural counties.

     

     

    However, costs prohibit most agricultural communities from building their own economic development team, and in the past have relied on the state to funnel potential opportunities based on infrastructure, unique characteristics and available property and workforce.

  • NEA BIG Read to kick off on September 8 with festival

    Activities for the NEA Big Read, sponsored by the Agrarian Literary League, will take place throughout the county between September and October, starting with a kickoff on September 8. 

  • Napier receives honor from work at The Cabbage Patch

    Rod Napier, a resident who has lived on a farm in Bethlehem since 1991, is being honored by the Center for Non Profit Excellence with the Pyramid Award for The Art of Leadership, sponsored by Kosair. He is currently the Director of Programs for The Cabbage Patch, an independently funded Christian Ministry in the Old Louisville neighborhood.  The Patch serves at-risk children and their families with programs in education, recreation and counseling/family services.

  • Angel’s Envy warehouses and distillery likely to come to Henry County

    The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to push through a zoning change, proposed by Louisville Distilling Company, to the Henry County Fiscal Court.
    The zoning change, if approved by the Fiscal Court, would allow a Louisville Distilling Company barrel storage warehouse and distillery on approximately 354 acres, located at the 4600 block of Campbellsburg Road.
    Phase 1 would include the construction of three barrel storage warehouses, 59,000-square-feet a piece. Construction would start, if approved by Fiscal Court, in fall 2018.

  • KSP Post 5 to help identify missing persons

    By Staff
    news@hclocal.com
    Kentucky State Police Post 5 is partnering with The National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs) to help law enforcement identify missing loved ones.
    The free event, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Campbellsburg Community Center, located at 8191 Main Street in Campbellsburg.

  • Relay for Life kicks off Hope campaign

    The statewide American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life will kick off its virtual Hope campaign on September 20 to fundraise for cancer research and treatment.
    Donors of $15 or more to the charity will receive a commemorative 2018 Kentucky-themed “Hope Starts At Home” T-shirt.
    Relay supports life-saving research and treatment innovation through donations. The Henry County Relay for Life event in New Castle on June 23 raised funds for the organization earlier this summer.