Today's News

  • Buy Local this Christmas

    By Lance Minnis

    This is not an article about the over commercialization of the holidays. For one, we all know it’s the case, yet few of us change our habits. No, I recognize that I and probably most of you are going to go nuts this Christmas. I love to give gifts to my family. I like to surprise them with things they wistfully mentioned six months ago, and see the looks on their faces when they open that exact thing they wanted. And for me, one of the most important and satisfying things I do is to buy as much as I can locally. Let me tell you why.  

  • Man gets 10 for meth

    Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced a Pendleton man to 10 years in a methamphetamine case.

    Kentucky State Police originally arrested Joshua Clift, 24, of Pendleton on June 8, 2012, on meth-related charges including manufacturing methamphetamine with a ‘one-step’ meth lab on the property of a residence at Pendleton Loop. Less than three months later, Kentucky State Police would arrest Clift again with a meth lab in his car in the driveway.

  • Make adequate hay for your livestock

    By Steve Moore
    Henry County Extension Office

    The wet spring this year resulted in several acres of hay that were cut and baled late. This can be problematic since much of our hay is derived from fescue and fescue-legume mix stands. The later the hay harvest, the more the plants advance in maturity from a vegetative stage, causing the percentage of the good stuff, energy and protein, to decrease.

  • 1st reading of fairness ordinance

    One week after Morehead City Council adopted a fairness ordinance making it the sixth Kentucky city prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, Campbellsburg City Council had its first reading.

    Mayor Rex Morgan gave Campbellsburg residents Punkin Burk and Shawn Golden three minutes each to share their views before the first reading.

  • Motivation for those New Year’s health and wealth resolutions

    By Maryellen Garrison
    Henry County Extension Office

    Got New Year’s resolutions to improve your health and/or personal finances?

    For example, losing weight, increasing physical activity, reducing debt or saving money?
    Cooperative Extension’s Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program has two free resources to motivate you to achieve your personal self-improvement goals: an online challenge and a 132-page workbook that is available for downloading or is free at our office.

  • On fire: EIS students go to state STLP

    One of the winning teams from Eminence Independent Schools developed its own media company – complete with blogs, tweets, webpages and podcasts. Another group created reading and math iBooks for the iPad. The third winning team developed a class for parents called, “How to Survive in a Digital World.”

  • Rosebud doesn’t horse around

    To passersby, Rosebud looks and acts like a regular ol’ donkey – cautious, friendly and always ready for a snack. On a recent weekday, when Rose Marie Corolla squatted down beneath bare oak trees and opened a box of Triscuit crackers, Rosebud ambled over and devoured the treats in his owner’s gloved hand.

    Despite typical donkey behavior, Rosebud is no regular ol’ donkey. Four days each year – Dec. 22 to 25 – he is the star of the Living Nativity in Bethlehem.

  • HCPS Board rules short break

    Winter break will be two days shorter for Henry County Public Schools students, the Board of Education ruled Monday night.

    Board members unanimously made the calendar change for students to make up snow days from Dec. 6 and 10.  The makeup days are Jan. 2 and 3. Winter break will begin on Dec. 23 as planned but end on Jan. 1.

    Board member Harold Bratton said that he knew of at least one person who would not be pleased with the Board’s decision.

    “My grandson texted me, hoping we would vote against this,” he said.

  • Saliba: Living the American dream

    George Saliba was 21 and spoke no English when he stepped onto a college campus in Ohio on May 29, 1979 – just three months away from the first day of classes.

  • 2-year anniversary of puppy mill shows improvement in animal welfare

    Two years after the raid on a puppy mill that saved 240 animals in Henry County, Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt’s memory of the incident and his vision for the county remain clear.

    With Vicks VapoRub under his nose, a mask on his face and breath mints in his mouth, Flinkfelt still remembers the smell outside the trailer filled with numerous animal cages stacked on top of each other.