https://www.hclocal.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Cravens and Brent to face off for judge-executive in fall https://www.hclocal.com/content/cravens-and-brent-face-judge-executive-fall <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/primary_-_cravens_reads_results.jpg" alt="Sheriff Danny Cravens continued in his role in calling out the election totals outside the sheriff’s office, including his own race against Bonnie Martin-Duke to appear on the general election ballot in the fall as the Republican candidate for judge-executive." title="Sheriff Danny Cravens continued in his role in calling out the election totals outside the sheriff’s office, including his own race against Bonnie Martin-Duke to appear on the general election ballot in the fall as the Republican candidate for judge-executive." align="left" hspace="6" width="88" height="85" /><p> Henry County voters in the primary election decided which two candidates for judge-executive will appear on the fall ballot.</p> <p> In all, the outcome of five local contests were decided in the primary with a total of 2,531 voters coming out to the polls. Henry County residents also participated in choosing a Democrat to run for Congress in the 4th District this fall.</p> Local family searches for an organ donor https://www.hclocal.com/content/local-family-searches-organ-donor <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/phoebethompsonfamilyimg_44051.jpg" alt="Daughter Janey, Phoebe Thurman-Thompson, son Finn and husband Todd Thompson hope they can find an organ donor for Thurman-Thompson before she has to go on dialysis. " title="Daughter Janey, Phoebe Thurman-Thompson, son Finn and husband Todd Thompson hope they can find an organ donor for Thurman-Thompson before she has to go on dialysis. " align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" />New Castle native Phoebe Thurman-Thompson has gone through life knowing that at any moment the hereditary kidney disease that killed her father could strike her, too. Doctors have tested Phoebe every year since birth for signs of organ deterioration, she said. At 23, blood calcium levels began to rise and Thurman-Thompson consulted a nephrologist, a medical doctor who specializes in kidney care and kidney diseases. She received a kidney transplant 12 years ago and donated kidneys last from 10 to 12 years, and she’s in need of another now. Delivering more assistance https://www.hclocal.com/content/delivering-more-assistance <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cecilclarkoliviadillsjamesdills.jpg" alt="Donations made a new Henry County Help Center truck possible. The larger truck will pick up more food for the county’s hungry. Olivia’s father, Cecil Clark, left, and Olivia and James Dills pose in front of the used International." title="Donations made a new Henry County Help Center truck possible. The larger truck will pick up more food for the county’s hungry. Olivia’s father, Cecil Clark, left, and Olivia and James Dills pose in front of the used International." align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" />When a Henry County Help Center volunteer retired earlier this year, the food distribution network had to find a replacement for his dedication, his driving skills and his truck. Ed Rockwell brought his truck with him to the cause, picking up food at Dare to Care in Louisville and delivering to the food pantry. Center co-directors James and Olivia Dills turned this missing piece at the food pantry into a blessing. Will chickens come home to roost in Eminence again? https://www.hclocal.com/content/will-chickens-come-home-roost-eminence-again <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/morgan_shaking_hands.jpg" alt="Reese Morgan shakes hands with Eminence City Council Member Danny Meadows after presenting his request for raising chickens at his family’s home." title="Reese Morgan shakes hands with Eminence City Council Member Danny Meadows after presenting his request for raising chickens at his family’s home." align="left" hspace="6" width="121" height="85" />A 10-year-old’s desire to keep chickens sparked a discussion about the ban on raising animals at the May 14 Eminence City Council. Reese Morgan, accompanied by family members, submitted the request in a letter along with copies of related ordinances from La Grange and Louisville for the council members to compare. The handwritten letter noted he would like to get three chickens for eggs. Adult education recognizes 11 GED graduates https://www.hclocal.com/content/adult-education-recognizes-11-ged-graduates <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/adult_ed_graduation.jpg" alt="JCTC Adult Education held a ceremony for its graduating class of GED students. From left to right: Alexa Zinser, Shaun Smith, Cheyene Smith, Bailey Miller and Dylan Milby sit with their other classmates waiting for the ceremony to start." title="JCTC Adult Education held a ceremony for its graduating class of GED students. From left to right: Alexa Zinser, Shaun Smith, Cheyene Smith, Bailey Miller and Dylan Milby sit with their other classmates waiting for the ceremony to start." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" />Henry County Adult Education honored 11 program graduates who earned their GEDs in a May 18 ceremony, according to a news release. “Earning your GED takes self-discipline and hard work,” Betty Rankin, the director, said. “Congratulations, graduates.” Three students earned their GED in the fall of 2017, including Robert Kidwell, Christina Rutherford. and Cheyene Smith. Eight others have earned their GED since the first of the year, including Kristan Fox, Rebecca Goodman, Morgan Gregory, Dylan Milby, Bailey Miller, Justin Robertson, Shaun Smith and Alexa Zinser. Blade inducted into the Ordnance Hall of Fame https://www.hclocal.com/content/blade-inducted-ordnance-hall-fame <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/victorbladesmilingart.jpg" alt="Victor Blade" title="Victor Blade" align="left" hspace="6" width="59" height="85" />Eminence native Victor Blade retired with a distinguished record in the U.S. Army in 2012 and on May 1 at Fort Lee, Va., the Army honored him in its 2018 Ordnance Hall of Fame for accomplishments during his 36-year career. The awards began in 1969 and the group recognizes retired veterans and civilians for achievements in the ordnance and logistics field who contributed positive and significant contributions to the Ordnance Corps. Memorial held for slain trooper in sulphur https://www.hclocal.com/content/memorial-held-slain-trooper-sulphur <img src="https://www.hclocal.com/sites/www.hclocal.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/trooper_memorial.jpg" alt="A memorial service was held Wednesday morning for slain Trooper Delano Powell at Sulphur Cemetery. Powell, 28, was shot and killed July 8, 1965, while serving a warrant in Breathitt County. In honor of his service, U.S. 42 in Henry County was designated the Trooper Delano G. Powell Memorial Highway." title="A memorial service was held Wednesday morning for slain Trooper Delano Powell at Sulphur Cemetery. Powell, 28, was shot and killed July 8, 1965, while serving a warrant in Breathitt County. In honor of his service, U.S. 42 in Henry County was designated the Trooper Delano G. Powell Memorial Highway." align="left" hspace="6" width="148" height="85" /> Military Appreciation Day set for June 3 https://www.hclocal.com/content/military-appreciation-day-set-june-3 The Service Members, Veterans and Families Taskforce (SMVF) invites Henry County military families to a Military Appreciation Day to honor vets and their families, who serve alongside service members. The organization wants to treat these families to a day of fun at Lake Jericho Recreational Area in Smithfield on Sunday, June 3, volunteer Richard Hayes said. Music, food, fishing poles, kayaks, rowboats, corn hole, a bouncy house, a bubble bus will be on hand.