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  • Easter story cookies

    Easter Story Cookies

    To be made the evening before Easter

    You need:

    • 1 cup whole pecans

    • 1 tsp. vinegar

    • 3 egg whites

    • pinch salt

    • 1 cup sugar

    • zipper baggie

    • wooden spoon

    • tape

    • Bible

    Directions

    • Preheat oven to 300 degrees

    (this is important-don’t wait until you’re half done with the recipe)!

  • Spring fling pageants

    The Spring Fling is Saturday, June 13.  This year children’s pageants wil be featured again. There will be Tiny Tots, Little Miss and Mr. Spring Fling pageants.  The Tiny Tots pageants will be for boys and girls one to three years in age.  The Little Miss and Mr. Spring Fling pageant will be for boys and girls ages four to five.  All children entered in the pageants must be residents of Henry County. 

  • Relay for Life happenings

    Relay For Life in Henry County is approaching quickly, 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):

    • Tuesday, April 14 — Team Captains Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Henry County 4H Building at the fairgrounds. All captains are encouraged to attend.

  • 70 years, day by day

    General Manager

    It was May Day more than 70 years ago when they first met.

    A young William Mason spotted Sarah during May Day festivities and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, the Masons will celebrate their 70th anniversary.

    William was so taken with the young woman he met that day, that later during their courtship, he would ride a bicycle from Eminence to Frankfort just to see her.

  • Warriors’ lesson

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Wee Warriors day care program of Eminence Elementary School welcomed a real warrior last week.

    Sam McAfee — a Blue Clan member of the Overhill Tribe of the Cherokee Nation — explained tribal life to the children using authentic accoutrements as visual aids. McAfee got their complete attention when he held up a wide leathery piece and showed it around the room. “This is the armband that I wear when I dance,” he said. “It’s made of rattlesnake.”

  • Inherit the wind - County couple utilizes ‘off the grid’ power sources

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ann and Bob Cook said they relocated from a Louisville subdivision onto 11 acres on a Henry County ridge in order to live “off the grid.”

    That’s the term used to describe the use of alternative power sources like solar or wind energy to lessen or eliminate dependence on the nation’s power grid.

    Ann Cook said the homeowner’s association where they used to reside would not allow them even to put solar panels on their home.

  • Relay For Life happenings

    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 3 — United Citizens Bank will host a bake sale in the lobby of the New Castle office beginning at 9 a.m.

  • ATV accident claims the life of local teen

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Monday, March 23, an ATV accident claimed the life of 19 year-old Gabriel "Gabe" Couch and injured his 13 year-old nephew Ronald "Ronnie" Wayne.

    Couch's sister Melissa Couch-Wayne said her brother and son were riding on Six Mile Creek Road when the accident happened. She said they were going too fast to take a curve in the road. Couch hit a pothole which propelled the vehicle across the road where it hit a tree. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.

  • Pleasureville man facing sexual abuse charges in Boone County

    Staff report

    A Pleasureville man was arrested recently on charges tied to sexual abuse that occurred 16 years ago.

    William “Marty” Kelley, 52, was arrested March 20 by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on charges that he sexually molested a six-year old child between January and December 1992.

    Boone County Sherriff’s Department Detective Tracy Watson investigated the allegations made by the now 23-year old, out of state victim, and charged Kelley with four counts of first degree sexual abuse, each a class D felony.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Children’s and Young Adult Services

    Henry County Public Library