News briefs for March 26, 2008

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By The Staff

Crews to work on I-71

Routine maintenance could block motorists and cause some delays this week, according to reports from the state Transportation Cabinet.

State work crews could be patching potholes, sweeping, cleaning drains and ditches and performing other work along Interstate 71 in Henry County throughout the week during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

Interstate delays should also be expected in Oldham and Jefferson counties, state officials said.

County road crews upgraded a portion of Union Church Road Monday that eroded from last week's flash floods. The county will also perform minor repairs on some other local roads, but officials said the work should not cause complications with motorists.

Henry County Relay for Life

Mark your calendars for the following fundraisers all held in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society:

• Barb's Bud's will sponsor the first ever Henry County Tractor Run on Saturday, April 12. More Details will be announced at a later date.

• A three on three basketball tournament will be held on Saturday, April 19 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Morgan Community Center in Bedford. Tournament is for ages 10 and up and a maximum of 3 players per team. Male and female tournaments will be held and there is a $30 registration fee per team. There will also be a half court shot competition and an Around the World 3 point Competition. Entry fee for half court competition is $5 and for Around the World is $10. All proceeds go to Henry County Relay For Life. Tournament is sponsored by Tri-County Fellowship's Relay For Life Team and registration forms can be picked up by contacting Tara Hawkins at (502) 255-4974 or by e-mail at tnhawkins@yahoo.com. Final registration is Tuesday, April 1.

• Relay Day at Harry Hill Park will be held on Saturday, May 17th. Car show, motorcycle show, corn hole tournament, food and much more! Booth rental is $15 per booth. Final date to sign up is May 5th. Anyone interested in having a booth for their team please contact Tara Hawkins at (502) 255-4974 or tarabelle00@hotmail.com.

Also on this day there will be a Poker Run. Sign-ups will be from 11 to noon at Hometown Pizza in Eminence. $10 single rider; $5 passenger. All vehicles welcome.

• Henry County Local this year will sponsor a "Darling Baby" contest for ages 0 months to 12 months and a "Sweetie Pie" contest for ages 13 months to 48 months. Registration and deadline information will be announced at a later date in the Henry County Local. Watch for details!