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Today's News

  • KSP investigation leads to military honors for Laws

    Harold Eugene “Sarge” Laws, 81, of Owen County received the military honors he deserved Jan. 27, after a Kentucky State Police Post 5 criminal intelligence analyst feared his eternal rest would be in a pauper’s grave.
    Laws died as a result of a Jan. 20 accident on Highway 227 in Carroll County, after when he wasstruck by a vehicle while crossing the road, according to Ali Parham, KSP’s analyst.
    Laws lived in the community of Wheatley but several times a week walked 20 miles one way into Carrollton, visited shops and made friends there.

  • Troopers added to KSP Post 5

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 69 new troopers at ceremonies recently held in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 910 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Extension Recognizes Moore’s service
  • Comer visits Henry County, promotes ‘Ag Tag’ donations

    In an effort to grow funding for agricultural programs like 4-H and Future Farmers of America, Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer partnered with Agricultural Commissioner James Comer to promote “Ag Tag” donations.
    Comer appeared at the county clerk’s office Jan. 27 with the hopes of boosting local donations.
    Motorists have the option to make a voluntary $10 donation when renewing Kentucky farm licenses plates at county clerks’ offices statewide.

  • Fire destroys Banta's Fork home

    A vacant home on Banta’s Fork Road that was being remodeled is now a total loss after a fire last Monday afternoon.
    Kentucky River Fire Chief Billy Reardon was on his way home from work when he saw heavy smoke in the area between Pleasureville and Bethlehem. Reardon tracked the smoke to the home on Banta’s Fork Road and reported the house fire to Kentucky State Police.

  • Lawson commuted to Louisville, but refused to leave Eminence

    Segregation impacted where Joe Louis Lawson, 78, could go to school, but not his place of employment in Louisville, where he rose to be a supervisor and remained for 43 years before retiring.
    Named for the World Heavyweight Champion who dominated boxing for 12 years beginning in the 1930s, Lawson was born in Eminence when blacks still were not welcomed in white schools.

  • 4-H Clubs have sewing, canines, photography, art, cooking and more

    There is a lot going on in 4-H Clubs across the county.  If you are looking for something new to try I would like to encourage you to check out the clubs listed below and see if there is something that piques your interest.  4-H is learning at its best, you come because you’re interested and learn skills you can use throughout your life.  Don’t miss out.  Call us at 845-2811 or visit us on the web for more details www.henrycounty4h.com

  • Here’s how to file for earned income tax credit

    Here is some information from one of our Extension Management Specialists, Joanne Bankston of Kentucky State University who wants you to be sure to claim federal tax dollars that you deserve.   
    Did you work full or part-time during 2014 and have an income of less than $52,000 with children and less than $14,590 without children?   You may qualify for the Earned Income Credit (EIC).

  • Family marks five generations
  • $10 GED testing available for limited time

    Henry County Adult Education encourages adults to take advantage of this opportunity. 

    Kentucky Adult Education (KYAE) has announced that eligible adults may take each module of the GED® test at the reduced rate of $10, as a result of $20 vouchers being provided to eligible individuals. 

    The cost of a full GED® test will be only $40. Don’t miss out on this limited offer.