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  • 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.

  • CASA volunteers work for kids

    CASA Volunteer  and Chairperson of the CASA: Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties Advisory Council

    There is nothing like a beautiful April day in Kentucky to remind us that cold, dreary winters eventually give way to fresh breezes and spring blooms. If we just wait long enough, nature will reward our patience with a sense of renewal and hope that comes this time of year.  Perhaps it is the icy weather of this winter or the economic turmoil that touches us all, but this year, spring feels particularly rewarding. 

  • Honoring their own

    Staff writer/photographer

    Airplane-shaped cookies iced in red, white and blue frosting and two-liter bottles of Stars and Stripes soda were the refreshments served at the Henry County High School Air Force Junior Ninth Annual Awards Night last Thursday.

    “Those cookies were the talk of the entire place, believe it or not!” Lt. Col. Mark Fassio said. “Maybe I  should’ve issued those instead of medals.”

  • Relay For Life

    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, April 24 — Cook’s in Eminence will be having a cookout beginning at 11 a.m. with proceeds going to their Relay team.

  • KCHIP enrollment available at Eminence Christian Church

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program is reaching out to Henry County residents.

    According to KCHIP’s Web site there are an estimated 67,000 eligible Kentucky children who remain uninsured. To address the problem KCHIP set up satellite locations in outlying counties to make it easier for residents to enroll.

    Enrollment Specialist Bobbie Mercer recently set up a space at the Eminence Christian Church to assist local families who need coverage.