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Today's News

  • Homeschooled students enjoy 4-H activities

    4-H offers hands-on learning opportunities for all young people, so it’s no surprise that many home school families find 4-H’s programs perfectly align with their educational objectives and goals.

    Located in offices of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, 4-H is in every county. Its curriculum covers a wide variety of interests.

  • Guitar students will play at KASGO and concert

    Although he admits to a little white lie 15 years ago, Henry County Middle and High School band director and music teacher Chip Anderson doesn’t regret telling it.

    “A former principal, Mr. Weid, met with me and said he’d like me to teach more classes at the high school because at the time I only taught one class,” Anderson said. “I suggested guitar class. Mr. Weid asked me if I played guitar, and I lied through my teeth and said, ‘Yeah, sure I play guitar…kind of.’”

  • Public Record - Jan. 30, 2019

    KSP ARRESTS

    Thomas Dawson, 32, Campbellsburg — arrested Jan. 24 for failure to appear

    Emir Berkovic, 33, Louisville — arrested Jan. 26 for public intoxication

    Edis Mujic, 35, Louisville — arrested Jan. 27 for possession of a controlled substance, first, first offense, trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication

    MARRIAGE

    Anstacia Raelyn Beaumont, 33, Eminence, and John Alexander Dixie, 47, Eminence

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS

  • Local Buzz - Jan. 30, 2019

    Church activities

    Sulphur Christian Church meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

    Drennon Christian Church meets from 6 to 8 p.m. most Wednesdays. Check the Facebook page for the current schedule.

    Life Church will hold Sunday service at 1 p.m. at La Grange Presbyterian Church, 1931 Prestwick Drive in La Grange.

  • Mike Hilliard to direct county EMA

    Mike Hilliard was appointed as part-time director of the Henry County Emergency Management Agency (HCEMA). The state approved the move on Jan. 18.

    Hilliard replaced Jody Rucker, who left the county’s employ late last year.

    “I made the decision to go in another direction with staffing of these duties,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said.

    The new director served the county for eight years as Planning and Zoning administrator, 911 coordinator, flood plain coordinator and Director of Emergency Servicces.

  • Clean sweep gets standing ovation at Eminence Independent Schools Board meeting

    A standing ovation erupted during a recent Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) meeting, a gesture of appreciation for its new cleaning staff.

    Facilities Management Services (FMS) signed a contract with the district in October and began services in November.

    “Even in the short time (FMS) has been here, they’ve gotten the building in the best shape it’s been in over a year and a half,” EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry said.

  • Shutdown over: USDA workers back on the job

    The federal government shutdown recently ended, after a month. As of Jan. 25, President Trump ended the shutdown without a deal from Congress and set a three-week deadline for negotiations to take place.

    If talks don’t conform to what Trump wants, the shutdown begin again.

    The only local federal agency affected by the shutdown was United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA) workers, who were furloughed after New Year’s and came back without pay on Jan. 22 on a limited capacity. 

  • Chamber of Commerce update

    BY Holly Kinderman

    Executive Director Chamber of Commerce

    Hello 2019! We are ready for the New Year.

    Twenty-eighteen was a wonderfully busy year for us at the Chamber, we have had some great programs, dinners, networking opportunities, ribbon cuttings, Ag Week and more. We have truly enjoyed getting out in the community and being a positive voice for Henry County.

  • Pulitzer-Prize winner from 100 years ago relevant today

    BY Stuart W. Sanders

    Kentucky Historical Society

    Citizens mired in apathy. International money and foreign agents influencing domestic politics. Americans ensconced in a bubble of prosperity and isolationism, unconcerned about other nations. Greed and self-interest dividing us, damaging our reputation abroad and superseding a love of country.

     Sound familiar? 

     Although these charges could appear in today’s headlines, a Kentucky newspaper editor wrote about them a century ago.

  • Henry County Public Library hires new director

    You could say it was “time” for Tony Jones to come to Henry County.

    He may not be from around here, nor live here–yet, but as the new director of the library, he already feels right at home.

    Jones took over the main role at the Henry County Public Library in January after Jessica Powell left for Oldham County.

    Growing up in the Okolona neighborhood of Louisville, Jones never thought he would work for a library; he didn’t even like school. The library, he said, was a “punishment,” to him as a kid.