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  • April is sexual assault awareness month

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    According to Corissa Phillips, Director of Communications for The Center for Women and Families, one out of every nine Kentucky women has been raped in her lifetime. That statistic does not include alcohol or drug facilitated rape, attempted rape, statutory rape or other forms of sexual violence.

  • EPD cracks concession capers

    Staff writer/photographer

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 19, someone broke into the Eminence Independent Schools ball park concession stand, taking merchandise stored within and leaving a big mess behind.

  • Five generations with the same name

    The Henry County Historical Society recently received a packet of genealogical materials from Myrtle Rucker Carroll of Portland, Tenn., concerning the lineage of the Rucker Family of Defoe.

  • Check us out on Twitter!!!

    www.twitter.com/hcsports

    Check out the Henry County Local’s sports department Twitter account at www.twitter.com/hcsports. It is updated throughout the week with upcoming sporting events, results and news. The account is mainly used for Henry County-related postings, including the high schools in the county — Henry County High School and Eminence High School.

    Twitter is a service that allows on-line communication through the exchange of short sentences. There are only 140 characters allowed with each posting, which keeps them quick and simple.

  • EPD cracks concession capers

    Staff writer/photographer

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 19, someone broke into the Eminence Independent Schools ball park concession stand, taking merchandise stored within and leaving a big mess behind.

  • Fiscal Court approves first reading of 2009/2010 budget

    General Manager

    Flat revenue and a substantial increase in the county retirement are among the more significant items in the proposed Henry County budget, but that wasn't what generated the most conversation in a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.

    In the draft budget, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent projected no change in the amount of property tax to be collected in 2009/2010, which remains budgeted at $595,000 for the next fiscal year.

  • 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.