Today's News

  • Feeding the poor steals from the rich

    By Joe Yates


    Like the drone of a furnace in the background, pretense has trickled out of our nation’s capital for so long that no one ever pays much attention. The steady hum of hypocrisy is just a mundane fact of life. Recently, however, the posturing has become downright circus-like.

  • New specialty license plates could kick cancer stats down the road

    Each year, 25,000 Kentuckians – nearly 70 a day – are given the one diagnosis nobody ever wants to hear from their doctor: Cancer.

    If there is a silver lining surrounding this sizeable cloud, it is that we are seeing true progress in making sure this word is said much less often.  Nationally, deaths are down a fifth from their peak in 1991, and most types of cancers – but not all – are in decline.

  • Phase I applications due by June 18 for Ag development program

    All Henry County farmers and landowners are reminded that the 2013 Phase I Application Period is now open.

    From now, through 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, the Henry County Extension Office will have the producer applications available.  After June 18, no more applications can be accepted for the 2013 Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund CAIP Program in Henry County. 

  • Splashed out: City reapplies for grant

     Henry County and Eminence residents will have to look for a water oasis somewhere other than Eminence’s Coach D Park.

    Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens announced in November that the city would receive a $42,000 match Land and Water grant for a proposed 1,050-square foot water feature to be built near the old pump house in the park.

  • Deterioration from neglect

    County cemeteries constantly face the challenges of change and perpetual care.

    Similar to  historic homes and buildings, cemeteries and tombstones, the landmarks of a family’s loved ones, can be destroyed, demolished and disappear simply by neglect.

    There are an estimated 218 cemeteries throughout Henry County including the larger city cemeteries in Campbellsburg, Eminence, Pleasureville, Port Royal and New Castle.

  • Career choice at crossroads

     Melissa Blankenship needed a change.

    Blankenship’s role as publisher of the Henry County Localrequired her to wear many hats as a general manager, reporter and editor. She never had enough time for the important things in her life. At a crossroads with her career, Blankenship made a decision after listening to the question she repeatedly asked herself.

  • Mentoring program benefits all

    Chandler Morris went through a lot growing up and wanted to make a difference.

    Morris joined the Love-A-Child mentoring program and started with one student. That soon led to more.

    “I started with a kid at Eastern Elementary and they asked me to take a second,” Morris said. “I like helping kids. I moved here two years ago not really knowing anyone. The kids brightened my Fridays.”

  • Outstanding farmer: Ryan Roberts

    Basic Bio

    Henry County High School graduate. Graduated from UofK with a degree in animal science. Works on his family’s farm — established in 1884 and recognized as a historic farm by Ky. Dept of Agriculture and Ky. Heritage Council for being in continuous ownership in same family.

    Why animal science?

    I always liked working with cattle and that fit the occupation I wanted to go in. We raise beef cattle. I own 113 acres and lease the rest from my grandmother and uncle.

  • Homemakers: 75 years as the original social network

    A cable is defined as a group of wires bundled together for the purpose of transmission; Extension is the cable that has been Extension Homemakers’ connection to Henry County for 75 years!

    You’ll find them around every corner: Extension Homemaker volunteers who make a difference each day in local churches, community organizations, neighborhoods, senior centers and other organizations. In total, these unsung heroes are making a bigger impact than ever as local budgets evaporate and community needs escalate.

  • Cats Fall To Oldham

    The Henry County Lady Cats season came to an end Monday, as they fell to Oldham County 8-3 in the 8th Region Softball tournament.

    The Lady Cats put a scare into the Lady colonels before falling 8-3 in the first round of the tournament.

    Henry County started with a base runner when Aly Stanley reached on an error. Paige DeBurger laid down a sacrifice bunt to move her into scoring position. Krista DeBurger then hit a high line drive to deep centerfield where Oldham County centerfielder Cynthia Leaton made a running over-the-shoulder grab at the fence.