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  • 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

  • Rotary holds 23rd annual Farm City Day March 23
  • Road crews smooth out the rough patches

    Plenty of sunshine and snow melt means pothole season has arrived for Henry County roads.
    It still felt a little cool out as the sun started to emerge from the haze at about 9 a.m. March 12 on Hwy. 202 as a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crew continued to work their way north, near Smith-Berry Winery.
    Joe Mobley, Bradley Lyons and James Waford shoveled and raked the cold mix into a cluster of potholes in the blacktop as Kent Wilson inched the dump truck forward toward the community known as Drennon.

  • McIntosh donates his 240th pint

    Normally, a Red Cross blood donor might receive cookies and juice after they give, but a Sulphur resident received a slice of cheesecake with a candle on top at his most recent donation.
    John McIntosh reached two milestones on March 6. He donated pint number 240, for a lifetime total of 30 gallons, the same day as he turned 80 years old.

  • McIntosh donates his 240th pint

    Normally, a Red Cross blood donor might receive cookies and juice after they give, but a Sulphur resident received a slice of cheesecake with a candle on top at his most recent donation.
    John McIntosh reached two milestones on March 6. He donated pint number 240, for a lifetime total of 30 gallons, the same day as he turned 80 years old.

  • Agreement expected in 2012 case

    A 2012 rape case is close to being resolved in Henry County Circuit Court.
    Dwayne Ray Whitman, 57, of Pendleton, was indicted in August of 2012 and charged with one count of rape in the second degree, one count of sodomy in the second degree and three counts of sexual abuse in the first degree for alleged sexual contact with a female victim who was 13 years old at the time.

  • UCB promotes RADER

    Elisa Rader of Henry County has received a promotion at the Shelbyville Citizens Union Bank branch, the bank announced the March 10. Rader has been named the assistant head teller at the Simpsonville branch.

  • MCDONALD’s Employee recognized
  • Labor force in Henry rises as unemployment falls

    State statistics indicate that unemployment rates dropped by 2 percentage points for Henry County when comparing January 2015 to the same period last year.
    Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.