110th Anniversary Reception
Friday, August 1, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate with library staff, trustees, and special guests from the community in the HCPL Rotunda! Enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Meet founding librarian Miss Susan Towles (aka Bookmobile Manager, Amber Potts).

110th Scavenger Hunt Rules and Locations ~ 110th Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, August 2 & 9, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., & 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Learn about the history of the Library, explore the current collection, and discover new offerings on a guided tour led by knowledgeable HCPL staff!

Monday-Thursday, August 4 – 7, 6:30 p.m.

HCPL will host guest speakers on various Henderson history topics every night of the week!

Monday, August 4 – Frank Boyett, “Prostitution on the Installment Plan”

Tuesday, August 5 – Susie Thurman, “Henderson History Starting 10,000 Years Ago”

Wednesday, August 6 – Lynda Schreiner, “Find the History of Your House”

Thursday, August 7 – Tom Jake, “Audubon’s Connection to Henderson”

HCPL Jeopardy Friday, August 8, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Local history buffs Chuck Stinnett, Tom Jake, and Jim Bates will put their knowledge to the test in this game show hosted by HCPL Public Services Librarian Amos Ballesteros!



110th Anniversary Family Day Sunday, August 10, 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate 110 years with a day of fun for the whole family! The staff will share a time capsule they created to be opened in 2029. Families will be able to take a capsule home to create their own. Enjoy popcorn and other refreshments while you tour local history exhibits and shop the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Tri-State’s Country Station 99.5 WKDQ will be broadcasting LIVE from the Library today!

Audubon Mill Park, Henderson, KY – One of the largest, free Bluegrass Festivals in the Country.

Bluegrass in the Park will kick off Friday, August 8 at 5:00pm.

Breakfast in the Park is Saturday, August 9 from 7:00 am to 10:00am. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. Adults – $7.00 and Children $4.00.

Live music from Keith Vincent from 7:00am to 9:00am.

Folklife Festival: Saturday, August 9 10:00am – 2:00pm




The Downtown Summer Sale Days will be held in Downtown Henderson

Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26th.

Check out some of the great deals you will see this weekend.

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gabbi’s Pet Boutique ~ 25% off treats, 40% off beds and $7 to $10 off select food

HorseFeathers Gifts ~ 20% off entire purchase of $20 or more

J’Petals Florals & Gifts ~  50% lots of items throughout the store! Back to school special everything else in store is 25% off including new Vera Backpacks and lunch boxes

Just Plus /Just Chic & Little Britches Embroidery ~ 10% off all merchandise except items marked firm

Klassy Kids ~ 50% off Summer Merchandise and 25% off Under Armour

LuciaSoapsEtc LLC ~ 20% off Summer Seasonal Soaps and body lotions

Memories Past & Present and Memories Yarn Cafe ~ Additional mark downs throughout the store and 20% off yarn

Oh My Goodness at Balfour ~ Up to 40% off store wide

Simon’s Shoes ~ Great Deals in the Sale Room

The Gold Mine ~ 20% off select purses, select jewelry and glitzy sandals, 25% off glitzy belts and Buy 4 Get 1 Free on the Kaleidoscope Summer Bracelets

Third Street Gift Shop & Merle Norman Cosmetics ~ Join them for their once a year house cleaning sale

Victoria’s Boutique ~ Sales store wide starting Thursday, July 24 – Saturday, July 26th

  • July 28, 2014 – American Queen – 8am to 7pm
  • July 29, 2014 – Queen of the Mississippi  - 1pm to 5pm
  • September 2, 2014 – American Queen – 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • September 9, 2014 – American Queen  - 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • October 16, 2014 – American Queen – 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • October 21, 2014 – American Queen  - 8:00am to 1:00pm

Photo Courtesy of Betty Smithhart


Please come out and WELCOME our visitors!




Independence Bank and the Downtown Henderson Partnership  have an exciting 4th of July planned for Henderson and the surrounding communities! We invite you to the riverfront in downtown Henderson for delicious food, children’s activities, terrific music and topping it off with an outstanding fireworks show! Since 2002, Independence Bank and the Downtown Henderson Partnership have worked closely to provide the Henderson community with a fabulous 4th of July fireworks show!

Lil 4th poster 2014

The food vendors will open at 5:30 P.M. The children’s activities will be from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in Audubon Mill Park on the Henderson Riverfront. The activities include Magical Entertainment by Lewis D. Chaney,  a petting zoo provided by Equestrian Enterprises and pony rides will also be available for $4.00.

The 65 piece Henderson Community Band will perform in Audubon Mill Park from 4:00pm -5:00pm.

Musical Entertainment will begin at 6:15pm and will end at 9:00pm before the Firework show. The Musical entertainment this year is The Dave Lutz Band.

 The breathtaking fireworks show over the Ohio River will begin at 9:00 P.M.


Thanks to our sponsors: Independence Bank, Pittsburgh Tank & Tower, Air Hydro Power, Faught & Jones Inc., Home Oil & Gas Company, Industrial Support Services, Farm Bureau Chase Fulcher, CLU, ChFC Agency Manager, IWT Solutions, Weaver Dalton & Associates, State Farm Insurance Agents – Anne Thrasher Boyd, Al Baity, Chris Trammel & Christina Estes,  Henderson Chevorlet, Audubon Metals and Dunaways Imperial Pharmacy.

 Media Sponsors: Eyewitness News, The Gleaner, WSON & Townsquare Media