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  • June 30 KHS deadline is looming

    The June 30 end-of-contract date between Henry County and the Kentucky Humane Society is rapidly approaching.

    Magistrate Roger Hartlage, who is leading the county’s committee on animal control, said last week that the county is waiting for Valleyview Landfill to sign a piece of property over to Trimble County. From there, Henry and Trimble Counties will function under an inter-local agreement to operate an animal shelter that will serve residents in both counties.

  • A walk for kids in need

    Court Appointed Special Advocates of the River Region serving Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties is proud to announce the 1st CASA Walk: A Walk for Kids in Need. The CASA Walk is a family-friendly, 3-mile event to support to the CASA mission, which is to support and promote volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children. The walk will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at Seven Counties Services (2141 Spencer Court) in La Grange. Participants can pre-register by visiting www.casarr.org/walk. Event-day registration begins at 8:15 a.m.

  • English’s career started behind the counter

    Like many of her employees, Martha English started her career behind the counter.

    As a college student in 1974, English got a job as a part-time crew member at a McDonald’s in Henderson, in Western Kentucky. She noticed that there were plenty of opportunities to advance, and got into the company’s management program while still attending college.

    Five years after starting with the company, English took over as restaurant manager for a McDonald’s in Madisonville, before moving across the Ohio River into southern Indiana.

  • Bright arrested for DUI

    Former Eminence City Council Member and 2010 Mayoral Candidate Shawn Bright has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence.

    Bright was arrested Wedenesday, April 20, at 12:05 a.m., after Eminence Police Department Officer Phillip Parham spotted “Mr. Bright northbound on Main, crossing the center line the width of the car,” according to the arrest report.

  • Dancin’ to the music

  • Dam cracks are "surface slide only;" Sulphur residents may return home

    The topsoil shift at Lake Jericho dam is a ‘surface slide only,’ according to a state official.

    The ruling from the Kentucky Division of Water’s Marilyn Thomas meant the evacuation order for Sulphur was lifted, and residents could return to their homes.

    The tiny town of Sulphur has a long history of flooding. And because of that history, and the steadily falling rain for the last week, Henry County Emergency Management Director Bruce Owens has had his eye on Sulphur since Saturday.

  • EMA conducting OneCall test at 7 p.m. Wednesday

    Henry County Emergency Management will be testing the One-Call Alert System at 7 p.m., today (Wednesday, April 20). Monitors are located throughout the county which will be contacted after the test to check how many phones were activated with the alert.

     

  • Local Buzz for the week of 04/20/11

    Arts & Crafts

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

    Chamber of commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Life’s easy as pie at Pleasure Cafe

    The weather has turned generally more amenable to country drives and leisurely lunches, and at least one local entrepreneur seized the opportunity to launch a new eating establishment.

    Allison Dempsey and her granddaughter, Erin Tatum have reopened the cafe which is located in the lower level of Pleasureville City Hall.

    The Pleasure Cafe Bakery & Deli (878-2146) is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday beginning May 1.

    “Dessert First” could be its rallying cry.

  • Henry’s jobless rate down from Feb. 2010

    Submitted

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between February 2010 and February 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Twenty-four county rates increased, while three county rates stayed the same.

    Henry County’s unemployment rate of 11.1 for February 2011, was down from 13 percent in February 2010 and from January 2011’s rate of 11.7 percent.