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  • Local Buzz for 3/30/11

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Blood Drive
    Red Cross blood drive at New Castle Christian Church from 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12.

    Chamber of Commerce
    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking dinner on Tuesday, March 29.
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • HCPL kids’ room back in business

    Weekly story time at the Henry County Public Library has always signaled a time for local children to gather under the branches of the story tree.
    Unfortunately, the children’s section has been closed for repairs since Valentine’s Day, when a patron ran into an exterior wall with her vehicle.
    The story tree limbs have been bare since the accident, but that’s about to change.

  • Playing from the heart

    Seven sleepy-eyed fifth graders straggled in to Amy Knight’s humanities room at Eastern Elementary School on Tuesday morning.
    They took violins and cellos out of black gig bags, and adjusted sheet music on stands, chairs placed in a semi-circle around their musical director.

    The orchestra members tucked instruments under their chins or balanced cellos between their knees. Knight readied the group to play “Irish Melody.”

    The first attempt of the morning was not quite up to par.

  • Stivers: no word on fires

    Working eight fire investigations in less than two years in Campbellsburg, Henry County Sheriff’s Department Detective Danny Stivers knows he’s dealing with an arsonist.

    “In my career, I’ve never had anything like (this),” he said. “Never had this many fires in an isolated area over a timeframe like this. I feel, we all feel, that it’s the same person setting these fires.

  • DIY: HC Water upgrades

    Call it the ultimate do-it-yourself job. Henry County Water No. 2 Chief Operating Officer Jimmy Simpson thinks of it as a common sense way to save his customers money.

    Last week, the utility company began work to upgrade 23,000 feet, or about 4.25 miles, of water line on Kentucky 193 between the state road barn and Lacie.

  • Red Cross discusses shelter options for EIS Warrior Activity Center

    When a community crisis occurs, Henry County residents pull together for family, friends and neighbors.

    Still, there are parts of the population that may have few options in the face of a disaster. Road closures, power outages and isolation may necessitate the opening of a mass shelter.

    During and after the ice storm of 2009 one was opened at the Eminence Community Life Center, now known as the Warrior Activity Center.

  • Community Clothes Swap

    New Hope Church of God is sponsoring a Community Clothes Swap. You can drop off gently used clothes on Saturday, April 2 or Saturday, April 9 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Hope Church of God, 5954 W. Broadway St., Eminence, KY . Then on Saturday, April 16 pick out new to you clothes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Eminence at 294 W. Broadway St.

    For more information call Gayla at (502)220-2949.

  • Petition seeks new stoplight

    Drivers in Henry County could see a stop light at the intersection of Ky. 55 and Ky. 22 in Eminence, if residents circulating a petition have their way.

  • Lending a hand

    Every year, usually in March and April, college students across the nation plot just what they’ll do for their spring break.

    Many plan trips to places warmer, sunnier and sandier than their dreary dorm rooms. Some head for Florida, some to Mexico and other international locations. A few may opt for a ski trip.

    But a dedicated few volunteer their time to help others. And they pay to do it.

  • ‘Bursting at the seams’

    For better or worse, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department is growing.
    “We’re doing a lot more law enforcement, and with the court system... we’re doing a lot for them,” Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens told the fiscal court last week. “We are bursting at the seams.”
    Bursting at the seams, he said, is leading to “some very interesting problems.”