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  • Court freezes county pay

    General Manager

    After a contentious discussion, the Henry County Fiscal Court voted to freeze salaries for all employees in 2010.

    Though raises for all employees were included in the first draft of the county budget, they were removed prior to the second reading of the budget.

    Pleasureville area magistrate Jerry Beasley proposed the amendment, and said that in the current economy, with residents losing their jobs, giving raises — even if the county is in the black — wouldn’t be prudent.

  • Teaming up with food, friends and fun at Relay For Life

    Relay For Life Henry County will take place Friday at the Henry County High School Track with opening ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity and offers everyone in the community the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. The event brings together the community to celebrate the lives of those who have battled or are battling cancer, remember loved ones who have lost their lives to this horrible disease, and last but not least, a chance to fight back against cancer and seek ways to put an end to this disease.

  • 2009 will be Rankin’s first Relay as a survivor

    Staff writer/photographer

    Most doctors do not ask women to go for a mammogram until about age 40. Luckily for 35-year old Jennifer Rankin, hers recommends an earlier start date.

    “On Friday, March 20 I went in for my first ever baseline mammogram,” she said. “On Monday, she called me and said they’d found a worrisome tumor.”

    Rankin is a full-time deputy clerk for the Henry Circuit and District Courts, married to Jerry Rankin Jr., and has an eight-year old son, Dylan.

  • It’s time to RELAY

    Staff writer/photographer

    Forty teams from across Henry County will descend upon the Henry County High School track Friday night for the 2009 American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

    The Relay for Life counts on community support to reach its goals.

    “Our goal this year is $95,000,” Henry County Relay Chairwoman Marla Young said. That comes out to $2,375 per team, perhaps a taller order than usual in 2009.

  • A resort, a military institute and a hotel?

    Staff writer/photographer

    You might not know it from passing through, but once upon a time, Drennon was a busy place.

    In 1952, former Courier-Journal editor/publisher Barry Bingham Jr., wrote an article about the ill-fated enterprises in Drennon called  “The Town With Three Lives - All Spent.”

  • Fair starts Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s that time of year. Time for hot dogs and corndogs, hamburgers and cotton candy. Draft horse pulls, truck and tractor pulls and mud runs.

    Yes, it’s time for the 60th annual Henry County Fair, which opens Saturday and runs through July 4.

    There will be something for everyone, from pageants to a demolition derby and everything in between.

  • Aldridge resigns

    Staff writer/photographer

    Superintendent Don Aldridge has resigned after being at the helm of the Eminence Independent School District for three years.

    Aldridge leaves Eminence to take up the superintendent’s position in Garrett County.

  • SPD arrests burglary suspect

    Landmark News Service

     

    Shelbyville Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for recent break-ins at businesses in Henry and surrounding counties.

     

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested June 17 and could be charged with perhaps 30 burglaries in a six-county area.

     

  • Fire claims the life of Pendleton man

    A Pendleton resident died Sunday morning in a trailer fire.

     

    Lake Jericho firefighters were first on the scene of a trailer fire at 190 Hickory Hill Road in Pendleton early Sunday morning. Michael R. Davidson, 35, died in the blaze. He was home alone at the time of the fire.

     

    The call, placed by a neighbor, came into Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch at 2:10 a.m. Campbellsburg and Pleasureville fire departments also responded.

     

  • Henry County woman indicted for Shelby County arson

    Landmark News Service

     

    A woman formerly of Shelby County has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for burning down her own house in January.

    Susan M. Jackey of Henry County is charged with second-degree arson for setting fire to her house at 2709 Pea Ridge in Waddy.

    Shelby County Fire Marshall Robert Goodwin said after an extensive investigation, he presented his evidence to the sheriff's office and the commonwealth attorney's office, who turned the case over to the grand jury, which found sufficient evidence to indict Jackey.