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  • Student arrested after making threats

    General Manager

    An Eminence student is being held at a juvenile detention center after being arrested Wednesday, April 29.

  • Henry County Relay for Life events

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

    • Friday, May 1— PBI Bank will be having a bake sale all day at the Pleasureville branch. Call Tami at (502) 878-4214 for more information.

  • Fostering green thumbs

    Staff writer/photographer

    Waves and waves of color welcome visitors to the Henry County High School greenhouse, and all that color is for sale.

    Agriculture teacher Lindsey Cottrell said sales were slow in the beginning. “We started off in quite a bit of a hole,” she said. “It (the greenhouse) takes a lot of money to run.”

    Pointing out ferns and flowers dangling in baskets overhead, Cottrell said hanging basket purchases improved sales last week.

  • Education Foundation distributes grant money

    Eminence Independent Schools Education Foundation Allocations Committee met March 12 to determine how to distribute this year’s grant funds.

    Applicants receiving funding were:

    • Joe Turner requested and received $200 for supplies to paint a mural depicting the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears.

    • Odyssey of the Mind received $400 for registration and competition fees. They had requested $1,000.

    • Elementary School Principal Mike Doran received $1,500 of the $2,000 he requested to replace outdated Alpha Smart systems.

  • Biggest Loser set to begin again

    It is time for the Henry County Biggest Loser Contest! Form a team of 3 or more adults, come up with a catchy name and send in the entry form found in this issue of the Henry County Local. First weigh in will be May 10 or May 11.

     

  • Campbellsburg sewer project now focuses on manholes, infiltration

    General Manager

    They’re the worst of the worst.

    Ten man holes in the Campbellsburg sewer system have been identified as among the worst, leakiest manholes in the system. Six are in what Carrollton Utilities refers to as the elementary school water shed, and four are in the Rucker water shed.

    Campbellsburg City Council member Rex Morgan said Monday night that CU estimates the total cost to seal the manholes and prevent them from leaking again will be $7,310.

  • Music and more for a good cause

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Saturday, June 6 the Grange mansion on Kentucky 55 will provide the backdrop for the Campbellsburg Women’s Club Southern Picnic and Auction. The pastoral grounds hosted the event once before in May 2006 drawing more than 80 people and raising several thousand dollars for the good work these ladies do in the community.

    “It really was fun,” Pepper McKee said.

    This year the club hopes to do even better while still keeping the costs to attend low.

  • Shelby Fit for Life hosting FEW se

    In celebration of their third anniversary, Shelby Fit for Life has invited Danny Russo, nationally renowned fitness expert and television personality, to Shelbyville for a one-night-only seminar. This is Russo’s third visit to Shelbyville on his National Women’s Fitness Tour, that offers weight management, nutrition and exercise tips in a funny, motivating and informative seminar titled “FEW – Food Exercise and Water.” Russo, former Good Morning America Fitness Expert, has presented this seminar in more than 700 cities.

  • Get your fresh veggies Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    The first of the Henry County Farmers’ Market annual bounty will be offered in all its leafy goodness Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. until noon at the courthouse square in New Castle. “Most of the time we’re there around 8 (a.m.) setting up,” market president Barbara Gregory said.

    Produce offerings will be seasonal in nature.

  • CEO frugality pays off

    Staff writer/photographer

    Some local students learned recently that frugality can be a good thing.

    Dr. Bill Webb, director of the Center for Educational Opportunities, told the Henry County Board of Education that his program will offer a truly innovative option for students this spring. “By being frugal, we ended up with some extra money,” he said.