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Today's News

  • Mock Congress gives Henry County students insight into the work of the legislative branch

    At times they agreed, but on certain issues they were impassably divided. Much like our own Congress, students undertaking a mock session of legislation in Jim Hook’s American Studies classes learned just how wide the bipartisan aisle could be for our elected officials.

  • Eminence TSA team bring home awards from first events

    Eminence Middle School launched its first Technology Student Association (TSA) Chapter, a career and technical student organization, by placing in four competitions, according to a news release.
    Students traveled to the Crowne Plaza in Louisville to compete with students from across the commonwealth.
    Thirty different events that are designed around engineering and technology were offered for students. Eminence participated in seven of the events and placed in four.

  • Six local students selected as ‘Governor’s Scholars’

    Five Henry County High School students and one Eminence High School junior will attend the Governor’s Scholars Program (GSP) this year.
    Rebekah Huff, Gabriel Hughes, Abigail Lyons, Camryn McManis and Lydia White, all HCHS juniors, and Cristina League, an Eminence student, will attend the GSP program at one of three Kentucky colleges for five weeks during summer break.
    Each applicant chooses up to three areas of interest then administrators weigh those choices against availability. The program begins at staggered dates throughout the summer. Students anticipate assignments soon.

  • A sure bet for Derby or anytime you need a treat

    When I get asked where I grew up and answer Campbellsville, very few people know where it is right off. Unless they’ve visited Green River Lake, know someone that attended Campbellsville University or track Amazon packages through the distribution centers, most don’t really know the exact location. Often they wrongly assume it’s in Campbell County.
    I’ve found the best way to tell people about my hometown, actually located in Taylor County, is to tell them it’s 25 miles from Maker’s Mark. Everyone is familiar with Maker’s Mark bourbon and its famous red wax.

  • Jakob Beckley elected Lindsey Wilson student body president

    by Tammy Shaw
    news@hclocal.com
    Lindsey Wilson College’s latest Student Government Association’s student body president for 2018-19 is a sophomore from Pleasureville who’s majoring in business administration.
    Jakob Beckley won the April 5 election in a close vote cast by fellow students.
    He is no stranger to politics, either at college or Henry County High School, where he graduated in 2016.
    Last year, Beckley served as chief-of-staff under the former student body president.
    Each elected office offered Beckley great opportunities to hone his leadership skills, he said.

  • Eminence congratulates distinguished and proficient students
  • A quick tour through the garden can limit disease, pests

    Even though almost none of our crops are in the ground yet because of the cold spring, I expect to receive numerous questions about plant disease and insect damage — it happens every day.
    These calls can be about anything from brown rot on grapes to alfalfa weevil control and all kinds of topics in between. Probably eight out of 10 calls, my first question will be, “When did you start noticing this problem?”and usually the answer will be, “Today!”

  • Good hygiene best bet to prevent foodborne illness

    We have heard a lot about diseases transmitted through foods lately and two very important things you can do to protect yourself are washing your hands and your food preparation surfaces often.
    Foodborne bacteria can’t be seen, tasted or smelled. These microorganisms can make you sick if ingested and they spread through contact with cutting boards, utensils, countertops and food, so be ready and clean.
    Here are some tips from the Partnership for Food Safety Education:

  • 4-H students in Forestry Judging Field Day for first time

    On Monday, April 23, four 4-H members from Henry County competed in the State 4-H Senior Forestry Judging Field Day held at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.
    This was the first year Henry County has had representation at the competition and included Ethan Dockter, Cody Dzurenka, Tommy Garrison and Emma Noe.
    This judging event provides teens ages 14 to 18 years old the opportunity to demonstrate their forest knowledge while developing leadership skills.
    An appreciation of trees and their role and importance in our environment is acquired while preparing for the competition.

  • Local Buzz May 2, 2018

    Church Activities
    Port Royal Baptist Church will host a free and open to the public Faith & Film event in May. The film Of Gods and Men will be shown on Wednesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. A meal and discussion of the film will be held on May 16 beginning at 6 p.m. RSVP to (502) 947-5892.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Drennon Christian Church meets most Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Check our Facebook page for the current schedule.