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Today's News

  • Showcasing HCHS senior service projects

    Students in Henry County High School’s Life 101 class exceeded their goals for their community service projects, as highlighted in the Senior Service Showcase May 14-15, according to teacher Cheryl Taylor.

  • Cold can cause injuries to trees and shrubs

    Dr. Bill Fountain, UK Extension Horticulturist, has recently written a fairly complete summary of the winter of 2013-14 and how it has affected our landscape trees and shrubs.

    I’ve taken the liberty of shortening the article. If you’d like to have a copy of the entire piece, please contact me at the Henry County Extension Office (845-2811).

    There are some unusual circumstances regarding the weather and our plant material this winter. The plant hardiness zone for most of Kentucky is zone 6.

  • Extreme heat’s effect on older adults

    Summer is upon us, and temperatures are beginning to heat up.

    While that may be welcome news for many, combinations of high humidity and excessive heat can be dangerous for others, especially older adults.

    When a person’s body cannot properly cool itself, it increases the risks for heat-related illnesses.

    Older adults are more susceptible to hyperthermia, a common heat-related illness that results in a dangerously high body temperature.

    The most common form of hyperthermia is heatstroke.

  • Turners Station farm joins angus association

    McAlister Farms, Turners Station, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

    The American Angus Association, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

  • Henry County designated as ready to work

    As president of Eminence Speaker, Chris Rose knows how much of the recent Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress designation can help Henry County He expects it will help the workforce, businesses and the community as a whole.
    The designation means that local workers have the required skills to master jobs that innovative companies have to offer, according to state and local officials.

  • Primary voters choose clerk, magistrates

    Turnout for the May 20 Primary Election in Henry County topped that of Kentucky as a whole, as residents went to the polls to select federal, state and local candidates.
    After all the ballots were cast and County Clerk Juanita Lashley calculated the turnout, the figures showed that 3,322 out of 11,449 registered Henry County voters had participated in the primary
    The 29 percent who showed up to vote in the county made it a slightly healthier turnout than that of the state, at 27 percent.

  • Eminence school expansion imminent

    Eminence schools may have a slightly different look in the coming years with a planned expansion to allow more individualized learning for students, according to Superintendent Buddy Berry.
    Dubbed ‘Edhub’ by the school board, the project would include 13 new classrooms, nine new labs and a large hub area for students to gather. Berry said that he hopes the expansion will lead to a greater customization of learning.

  • Eminence school expansion imminent

    Eminence schools may have a slightly different look in the coming years with a planned expansion to allow more individualized learning for students, according to Superintendent Buddy Berry.
    Dubbed ‘Edhub’ by the school board, the project would include 13 new classrooms, nine new labs and a large hub area for students to gather. Berry said that he hopes the expansion will lead to a greater customization of learning.

  • Henry Co. recognized by state as ready to work

    As president of Eminence Speaker, Chris Rose knows how much of a benefit the recent Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress designation can help Henry County He expects it will help the workforce, businesses and the community as a whole.
    The designation means that local workers have the required skills to master jobs that innovative companies have to offer, according to state and local officials.

  • Primary voters choose clerk, magistrates

    Turnout for the May 20 Primary Election in Henry County topped that of Kentucky as a whole, as residents went to the polls to select federal, state and local candidates.
    After all the ballots were cast and County Clerk Juanita Lashley calculated the turnout, the figures showed that 3,322 out of 11,449 registered Henry County voters had participated in the primary
    The 29 percent who showed up to vote in the county made it a slightly healthier turnout than that of the state, at 27 percent.