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  • Students get a crash course in texting

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 16-year old male driver was typing a text message into his phone when he almost rear-ended a motorcycle, veered off the right side of the road then hit a deer.

    A 16-year old girl fared little better, repeatedly crossing the center line on a two-lane road while typing her name into her phone’s keypad.

    “She was pretty much over the center line all the time,” said James Gray of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

  • 2 roads to receive emergency road aid

    General Manager

    Two rural roads in Henry County damaged by water and heavy rain soon may be repaired.

    The Henry County Fiscal Court voted last week to utilize $70,000 in emergency road aid from the state to repair crossings on Six Mile Road and Turkey Run Road.

    According to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, a crossing on Six Mile Road took damage several times this summer because of heavy rain. Some concrete and a pipe were washed out.

  • Pleasureville Florist holding holiday open houses

    Executive Director, Henry county Chamber of Commerce

  • Bridge completion date moved back

    Staff writer/photographer

    The end to the project to build a new bridge on U.S. 421/Kentucky 55 at Campbellsburg has been pushed back ... again.

    Louisville District Department of Highways Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford said contractors hope to have work completed by Christmas.

    Originally slated for a September reopening, many set-backs have occurred.

    Geological problems necessitated more blasting. Then, an increase in train traffic through the area threw off the schedule.

  • The way we were

    General Manager

    In her younger days, Dorothy Fetter was a figure skater. She was a member of the Louisville Figure Skating Club and U.S. Figure Skating Association. Her oldest son is a professional ice skater.

    Fetter, a native of Princeton, Ind., also was an airplane riveter before she started a family. Her marriage of 56 years produced four children, and she is the proud grandmother of 17, and great grandmother to 23.

  • Health Department to give H1N1 vaccines

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you haven’t gotten your H1N1 vaccination yet, it’s not too late.

    H1N1 flu vaccination shots will be offered free of charge at the Henry County Health Department on Friday, Nov. 20, from noon to 2:30 p.m.

    The clinic will follow the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to administer the vaccine to these target groups:

    • Pregnant women.

    • Health care and emergency medical services personnel.

  • Talking turkey at 2 community dinners

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County residents will have at least two opportunities to get a Thanksgiving dinner without doing the cooking themselves.

    On Sunday, Nov. 22, the Eminence Council of Churches celebrates its annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner and Service beginning at 6 p.m.

  • HCPS: Leave contingency funds alone

    Staff writer/photographer

    As members of the Kentucky General Assembly gear up for the 2010 legislative session, some are taking aim at school contingency funds.

    During Monday’s meeting of the Henry County Board of Education, Henry County Public School Superintendent Tim Abrams said some members of the General Assembly have indicated considering requiring school districts to use their state mandated contingency funds for regular operating budgets. Abrams read a resolution to the board that opposed such a plan.

  • Communities gearing up to light up

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County communities soon will have visions of sugar plums, melodious Christmas music and breakfasts with a certain jolly old elf.

    Smithfield council member Saundra Smith said Smithfield will throw the switch on its Celebration of Lights Nov. 30.

    Lights, garlands and wreaths will twinkle on lamp posts and greenery throughout the village.

  • He’s a traveling man

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ballard Metcalfe is going places.

    The Eminence High School senior, who also is enrolled at Western Kentucky University’s Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was photographed recently in front of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

    Reportedly, he was cool as a cucumber as he delivered an address to the National Energy Board — a 50-member panel of legislators, policy advocates and business leaders. The topic was greenhouse gas emissions.