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  • Geotherm proposed for NCES

    As members of the Henry County Board of Education entered New Castle Elementary School for a called meeting last week, they heard a loud and unusual noise.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told board members that was the sound of the last throes of the school’s cooling tower. He said local HVAC specialist Rick Fox has practically moved in to keep it going. Fox wasn’t comfortable with cleaning the cooling tower at the start of the school year.

  • FFA hosts ‘Animals for Learning’

    Even in a rural county with an agriculture base, many students grow up without a farming background. That often means they have little exposure to farm animals.

    The Future Farmers of America chapter at Henry County High School hopes to change that. The group held the “Animals for Learning” event in the new shop room last Friday at Henry County High School. An exercise in bringing live animals into the learning process was a huge success.

  • Local schools preparing for SB1 changes

    Local high schools are preparing for statewide testing challenges brought about by Senate Bill 1.

    Last week, Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams told his board members that just 25 percent of Henry County High School students who have taken the ACT are ready for college.

  • F3 destroys 2 homes

    As a cold, steady rain fell, Gregg Williams, along with friends and family members began sorting through the twisted, mangled pile that once was his home.

    A chilly wind whipped around them as they pulled clothes, camping gear, guitars and more from the rubble. The remnants of the home scattered east from the home toward a second home, owned by Janet Spies, that also was destroyed.

  • Account set up for tornado victims

    An account has been set up at Farmers Deposit Bank in Eminence to help the families who lost their homes in Monday morning's tornado.

    Donations may be sent to: Eminence Tornado Victims' Account; P.O. Box 126; Eminence, KY; 40019.

    Also, the families need help salvaging what property and personal items they can before more rain arrives. If you are interested in helping, please call Scott McClamroch at (502) 376-5245.

    E-mail us about this article at editor@hclocal.com.

  • Tornado levels two homes in Springhill Estates

    The National Weather Service has verified that an F2/F3 tornado touched down in Eminence's Springhill Estates early Monday morning.

    Part of a line of severe storms that roared through the region, the tornado destroyed two homes and one detached garage, but left nearby homes completely untouched.

    According to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Trooper Michael Webb, the National Weather Service confirmed the the tornado this morning.

  • 2010 Tax Relief Act creates a write off for heavy SUV’s used entirely for business

    Submitted by Raisor, Zapp & Woods, PSC

  • Forum will focus on economic development

    As candidates for local office approached the November 2010 general election, one thing was clear: economic development was a hot topic.
    And at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, an Economic Development forum at the Henry County Tri-County Community Action Agency facility will attempt to bring clarity to what is already in place and present new options.

  • Born to be wild pigs

    At first, nobody believed Frank Corolla.

    “I saw one (while) bow hunting a few years ago, and everyone said ‘yeah, right.’ I thought it was just somebody’s pig that got loose,” he said. “I went over a hill, and never saw it again.”

    What Frank Corolla saw once four years ago, and what trail cameras confirmed last summer, was a wild pig in the woods of eastern Henry County. The pig likely was part of a wild or feral pig colony, the existence of which has been rumored for years.

  • Sparring with ‘The Greatest’

    In the 1950s, Donald Hill of Eminence had two options when he needed to get to the Columbia Boxing Gym in Louisville for training: either use his older brother’s 1950 Chevy to make the round trip to the legendary boxing gym, or hitchhike to Louisville and ride a Greyhound bus back to Lincoln Institute, where he went to high school.

    Either way, he was getting to that gym.