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  • Henry designated a Storm Ready county

    General Manager

    Joe Sullivan likens getting an accurate weather picture to a Hindu parable about five blind men asked to describe an animal.

    Sullivan, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, tells the story to his storm spotter classes.

  • Duncan: ‘Cancer to me is faces and names’

    Staff writer/photographer

    It started with a simple goal: bike 300 miles, and raise some cash for charity.

    But in 2009, Eminence Baptist Church’s Rev. Michael Duncan surpassed his initial goal, biking 501 miles and raising $2,200 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The effort made him the top individual fundraiser in Henry County last year.

    Along the way, Duncan lost 20 pounds and lowered his resting heart rate to 56 beats per minute.

  • Next on the agenda ... an agenda

    General Manager

    It took two out of control meetings in a row for Pleasureville Mayor Rodney Young to bang the gavel, saying he’d had enough.

    After Monday night’s meeting became a shouting match between commissioners, former commissioners and city residents, Young used the gavel, hitting the gavel’s pad several times trying to gain control of a meeting that had veered wildly off track.

  • QUICKrecall

    Academic teams from five area elementary schools gathered Saturday at New Castle Elementary School for the District Governor’s Cup competition.

    The host school took the overall first place finish, with 41.83 points, while defending champion Eastern took second place overall with 34.5 points.

    Eastern defended its first place quick recall win from 2008, while New Castle took second place, Campbellsburg took third and Gallatin County Upper Elementary took fourth.

  • Dress in Blue on March 5

    The Colon Cancer Alliance encourages you to dress in blue Friday, March 5 to promote awareness about colon cancer and encourage people to get screened.

  • Sprouting Spring

    Staff writer/photographer

    Last week, Barbara Gregory was working on pansies.

    She may have been snowed in, but she said there’s no time like the present to get your garden started.

    Gregory issued an invitation to tour her greenhouse, but recommended waiting a few weeks.

    “If you come down today, you’ll end up spending the night,” she said, “but I do have hot chocolate.”

  • Survey ranks HC 41st

    Henry County is the 41st healthiest county in Kentucky, according to a recent study.

    For the first time, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Project/University of Wisconsin has assigned a health ranking to every county in the United States.

    Counties are compared to all other counties within a state to come up with the rankings. According to the study’s data, Henry County ranks 41st among Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • State, county may replace mailboxes

    General Manager

    For some county residents, it’s as much a frustration as the snow itself.

    As the snow clears, they discover that their mailbox is no longer there, seemingly knocked off or otherwise damaged by a snow plow.

  • Tornado Drill

    At 10:07 a.m. Tuesday, March 2 the National Weather Service will conduct its 2010 tornado drill throughout Kentucky.

    Henry County Emergency Management services will participate by conducting drills in all county schools as well as factories and businesses.

    HCEM also is offering public awareness presentations about storm preparedness to nursing homes, schools and other agencies on request.

    For more information, contact manager Bruce Owens at 845-4916.

  • Court drops, reduces charges against grandma

    Staff writer/photographer

    The charges against a woman who was charged in the death of her infant grandson have been changed.

    Commonwealth’s Attorney William Crowley moved to amend charges against Donna Cull Simpson in last week’s Henry County Circuit Court.

    Simpson was charged, along with ex-husband David Cull, with reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence in the Feb. 14, 2008, death of the couple’s two-month old grandson.