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Today's News

  • Are taxes as inevitable as death?

    Jon Park

    Henry County GOP Chairman

    Ronald Reagan once said “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.”

    As we mark the passing of another Tax Day it is interesting to note that until 1862 there were no significant taxes paid by individuals. 

    The war of 1812 brought us the first sales tax to help pay for that war, but when the debt was paid off in 1817, are you ready for this? Congress did away with those taxes. 

  • Tips for taking your child to the doctor

    Doctor’s visits can be a daunting task for parents and kids alike. Caring for children is a privilege that also comes with the challenge of making office visits as pleasant as possible for all involved. There are many ways that you can help your child have a more successful visit.

  • The female pharmacist in small town Kentucky

    Lindsey Seel

    My husband and I joke that I was always a small town country girl that just happened to be born in a big city and raised on the road while following my Navy Dad to five states and two foreign countries.

    Now, as the pharmacist at Bluegrass Drug Center in Campbellsburg, and living among my husband’s family in Madison, IN, after 27 years I finally feel like I’m where I was always meant to be.

  • Public record for the week of April 23

    EPD Arrests

    Paula Bright, 41, Pleasureville – arrested on April 16 on S. Penn by Officer Parham for speeding 10 mph over limit, careless driving and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense

    Adam Brown, 38, Pleasureville – arrested on April 20 on S. Main by Officer Parham for careless driving and no brake lights, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense

  • Silvers paints with Eastern students

     

  • Relay Recess

    On April 11, Eastern Elementary School held its Recess Relay in conjunction with the American Cancer Society. Fundraising events included profits from concession sales at District Governor’s Cup, class penny drive, and sales of “Relay for Life Walking to Celebrate Life Feet” to honor cancer survivors and remember those lost. The total raised for The American Cancer Society was $765.62.

  • Extension plays pivotal role in land-grant system

    Even though the Cooperative Extension Service has been around for 100 years, people often ask about the connection between Extension and land-grant institutions.

    Land-grant institutions are legislated to not only teach but to engage in research and outreach. The Smith-Lever Act established the Extension Service system in 1914 to provide federal funding for land-grant universities to educate rural citizens in vocational, agricultural and home demonstration topics.

  • Celebrating 100 years of Extension Service

    We hope you’ll mark your calendar and plan to attend our open house at the Henry County Extension Office on Thursday, May 8.

    Our Open House and Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Cooperative Extension Service will be from 4 to 6 pm. We’ll reminisce, and we have some special guests and programs during the evening.

  • Announcing the 4-H Communications event results

    The 4-H Communications Event and Variety Show was held on April 10 at the Henry County Cooperative Extension Service office.

    Those that competed in the speech category were: Jakob Beckley in the 15 year old category with a speech entitled “Hemp” and the potential uses and increase to the American economy.

    Katherine Buckler’s speech in the 14 year old category was on “Water Step” a new nonprofit movement to turn old shoes into water filtration systems in third world countries.

  • Southern States loses civil lawsuit

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    After two weeks of testimony, a Henry County jury awarded the widow of Michael Guse over $6 million in damages stemming from his death in June 2008 following the explosion of a propane tank at his workplace.