Today's News

  • Upcoming activities throughout the county

    Cattlemen’s Association to meet

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association will meet Monday, June 23, at 7:00 pm, at the Henry County Extension Office. Featured speaker will be Dr. Gregg Rentfrow, Muscle Meats Specialist at the UK College of Agriculture. Dr. Rentfrow will be demonstrating butcher techniques for breaking down large primal parts of a beef carcass. Also on the program will be the usual brief business meeting and the Veterinarians, FSA, FFA, and Phase I reports.

  • Yount to attend state agricultural leaders program

    Henry County’s Justin Yount will join 45 other students from across Kentucky at the Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders at Murray State University June 15-19.

    Summer vacation may be only beginning for most students, but for ninety-two high school juniors the emphasis on education continues.

    These students, from 60 counties across the state, have accepted invitations to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau’s (KFB) 29th annual Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL), held in two locations this month, according to the organizers.

  • Shaking off the dirt from our feet

    When Jesus sent his disciples out to share his story, he anticipated their not being welcomed everywhere they went. He told them, “When you enter a town and are not received, go out in the street and say, ‘The only thing we got from you is the dirt on our feet, and we’re giving it back. Did you have any idea that God’s kingdom was right on your doorstep?’ [Speaking to the disciples, Jesus added,] Sodom will have it better on Judgment Day than the town that rejects you’” (Luke 10:10-12, The Message).

  • Boot brigade: firefighters outdo themselves

    Ask any charitable organization and they’ll tell you the most precious commodity to come by these days is time. Folks are much more likely to write a check or put together a bag of clothes to donate than allot any of their time to a particular cause.

    But the men and women of our county’s volunteer fire departments are different.

  • Louisville making friends with pro sports?

    I hope that our sports editor, Greg Woods, will forgive me. I’m about to step into his turf.

  • Public record for the week of June 11

    EMINENCE arrests

    Matthew T. Wells, New Castle — arrested May 30 at West Broadway after police served two warrants for another police agency.

    Desmond Mason, Eminence — arrested May 31 at Circle Drive for alcohol intoxication in a public place (first and second offense); disorderly conduct, second degree; resisting arrest; criminal mischief in the second degree.

  • Gibson graduates

    Samantha Rochelle Gibson graduated Summa cum laude from Morehead State University on May 10, 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education.

    Samantha is a 2010 graduate of Henry County High School and is the daughter of Jerry and Carolyn Gibson of Pleasureville. She is the granddaughter of the late Larry and Faye Carter, Marvin Gibson and Della Gibson.

  • New Castle Elementary End of Year Carnival
  • Sharpshooters live up to their name

    Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters compete in Spencer County; YHEC state championships


    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters traveled with 26 team members to Taylorsville on May 17 to compete in shotgun, archery, 22 rifle, air pistol, and 22 pistol at the Spencer County Invitational. The competition drew participants from surrounding counties and was the first competition of the season.

    The Sharpshooters had a successful day, with numerous team members bringing home trophies, including some first-time winners.

  • Questions abound as World Cup opens


    It’s time for the most popular sporting spectacle in the world. I am looking forward to this year’s World Cup as I always do. But this year there are several intriguing story lines that make World Cup 2014 especially interesting.

    • The World Cup starts tomorrow with the host Brazilian national team taking on Croatia in the only game scheduled for that day, as is the tradition in the World Cup.