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  • 300 Dreams

    Wish No. 300 granted by the Henry County Second Wind Dreams Committee to a senior brings to mind the saying, it’s the simple things that matter.
    Committee members who work to bring happiness to seniors brought Larry his request — two new pairs of sweat pants, Extension agent Maryellen Garrison, an organizer of Second Wind Dreams, said. This is pretty typical of what geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, founder of the international non-profit, realized after visiting with many seniors in nursing homes.

  • Plea leads to 180-day jail term

    After pleading guilty last month to charges of kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence, Glenda Holcomb was sentenced in Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Holcomb was sentenced to 10 years for the kidnapping charge and 5 years for the charge of tampering with physical evidence, with those sentences to run concurrently for a total of 10 years. However, she received an alternative sentence of 180 days for her part in a 2013 kidnapping and assault.

  • Daybreak Baptist Church dawns in Eminence

    Lamentations 3:23 inspired the name of Daybreak Baptist Church, which recently held its first service at 4323 N. Main St. in Eminence, according to Pastor Michael Fitzgerald.

  • Fund to help fire victims

    After William and Becky Debord of Bethlehem lost their home and all its contents in a New Year’s Eve fire, a relief fund has been set up in their name at the Commonwealth Bank and Trust East Branch in Shelbyville.
    Deborah L. Ellis who owns Ellis Farms in Shelby County knows the Debords because William works for her on her horse farm and wants to help them.
    She noted that the Debords had no insurance.
    “They’re the nicest dang couple you ever want to meet,” she said.

  • New Castle to make safe routes with grant

    Kids in New Castle will soon have a safer walk to school.
    The City of New Castle secured a federal Safe Routes to School grant in the amount of $250,000 that will allow it to install an approximately 2,600-foot sidewalk connecting the town’s elementary school to residents of the Castle Creek Subdivision.

  • Growers need to get ready for farmers market

    Here are several opportunities for people who are regulars with the Farmers Market or for those of you who are thinking it might be something you are interested in.

  • Epcot at EIS

    Eminence Independent Schools recently completed one of the final steps needed to break ground on an historic $8 million expansion and renovation project. The board voted to approve bids and approve the sale of bonds that secures the funding for the project.
    “As excited as I am about it, I’m more excited about what we’re going to do with it,” EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry said. “The way we are transforming student learning is the most exciting.”

  • Were 2014 rain amounts good for farms?

    Farmers reported nice yields on practically every crop in 2014. So, how did the year stack up with local rainfall?   
    To answer that question, we’ve researched the data collected in several reporting stations scattered around Henry County.  
    The reporters are local farmers and homeowners who use a special rain gauge to measure precipitation to the nearest one hundredth of an inch on a daily basis.   
    The reporting system is CoCoRaHS, short for the Collaborative Community Rain, Hail and Snow network.

  • Officials: Jailers save money

    Don’t count on finding savings from merging the duties of jailers with the sheriff’s office here, Henry County officials say. If anything, they believe that would cost taxpayers more.
    Kentucky’s constitution requires the election of jailers to serve their counties— even in the 41 counties around the state without jails.

  • Relay for Life kickoff set for Jan. 18

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Henry County will host a kickoff event on Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at Henry County Extension Office as volunteers and participants launch fundraising efforts for the year.
    The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers, and will feature speakers from the community who have benefited from the funds raised at Relay For Life as well as American Cancer Society staff partners on the programs and services available to Henry County residents.