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  • Beyond the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Robison looks for new ways to help

    Ariel Robison nominated herself for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge last year, but now she’s thinking about more ways to help others who face losing loved ones to the deadly disease.
    In January 2014, Robison lost her mother, Alicia, to ALS, short for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe.
    Like so many others, Robison took up the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness about the disease.

  • Energy Stars

    Members of the New Castle Elementary Energy Team feel empowered in teaching their fellow students about electricity generation, efficiency, conservation and safety.
    One year after a group of New Castle fourth-graders won an all-expense-paid tour of Washington, D.C., as a part of the National Elementary Rookie of the Year Award, energy team members planned and held an energy fair in the school’s gym March 27.

  • Volunteers make help center award possible

    Intense community involvement led to the Henry County Help Center receiving Dare to Care Food Bank’s Agency of the Year Award out of 250 non-profits the regional food relief program works with.
    More than 20 volunteers accompanied help center Director Joe Durbin to the 2015 Partner Appreciation Dinner at the African-American Cultural Center in downtown Louisville March 24, knowing that the Henry County non-profit was among the four finalists for the award.

  • Fiscal court magistrate makes history

    In becoming a Henry County magistrate, Rickey Timberlake only wanted to help the people. He didn’t set a goal of breaking new ground by becoming the first African American to serve on fiscal court.
    As he sees it, this office simply provides him with another avenue to give back to the community.

  • Fire destroys Robinson Farm Equipment in Eminence

    Firefighters continue to put out hot spots at Robinson's Farm Equipment at 5995 South Main Street in Eminence. The call went out at about 12:15 p.m. when all Henry County fire departments were asked to respond to the scene. The fire consumed the business in about an hour. The fire appeared to start in the back of the building and crept forward until the whole structure was fully engulfed.

    For the time being, police are detouring traffic from South Main Street.

    The Local will report more details when they become available.

  • Bad weather extends the school year

    After a wild winter with record snowfall, both school districts in the county have modified their school calendars to get in all their required instructional time.
    According to regulation, schools must accrue 1,062 hours of instructional time.  Both districts had already scheduled more than the required number of hours into their calendar and have some flexibility in scheduling their make-up days.

  • Jailer bill can't break out of House committee

    Legislators worried about some county jailers slacking off on the job ran out of time to win approval for a Senate bill meant to increase accountability for the constitutional office during the 2015 General Assembly session, but it will be reintroduced in 2016.
    The schedule called for legislators to wrap up their work in Frankfort March 23-24.
    Senate Bill 184, drafted by state Sen. Danny Carroll, R-Paducah, gained the support of the full Senate and had a first reading before the House’s Committee on Local Government before the session’s end.

  • Watershed Moment

    Students learn best when they get to wade into their lesson and get their feet wet, such as when the eighth grade science class at Henry County Middle School goes outside the classroom for their hands-on water quality studies.

  • Campbellsburg school to get upgrades

    When Campbellsburg Elementary students come back to school in the fall, they’ll walk into a brighter, better place to learn.
    “Improving the learning environment has been proven by study after study to be a very important factor in increasing student achievement.  It also improves morale of students, teachers and parents,” said Tim Abrams, superintendent of Henry County Public Schools. “Henry County is a wonderful community with awesome kids; they deserve nothing less than a top notch education in a top notch facility.”

  • News Briefs: Paving work to take place on Hwy. 389

    Paving work to take place on Hwy. 389
    Workers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in Henry County will greet spring by making resurfacing part of Hwy. 389 one of the year’s first road projects, according to spokeswoman Andrea Clifford. Lane closures and delays are possible are possible on Hwy. 389 between KY 561 and the bridge over Woodcock’s Branch (mile points 0 to 2) and between mile points 7 and 8 (near KY 22) due to asphalt resurfacing, she said.
    Tri-County board members needed