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  • Relay For Life Kick off planned

    Henry County Relay For Life Kick Off is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23. The event will be held at the 4-H building at the Henry County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. This year’s featured speaker will be Byron Crawford.

  • Restoring power can be long job

    Staff writer/photographer

    Thursday morning the sun dazzled on the snow and ice-covered ridge topping Barton Lane close to Pt. Pleasant Christian Church.

    The serenity of a devastatingly beautiful winter scene was only disturbed by animal tracks criss-crossing the ice and generators humming outside the scattered houses. An open charcoal grill outside a shed playfully labeled the Pitts was, possibly, that family’s only means of cooking supper since the power went out in the early morning hours of Jan. 28.

  • ACS network helps patients, survivors and caregivers

    For those in Kentucky who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, there will be many questions and emotions. A newly diagnosed patient may have questions about how to tell his or her family, what treatment options are available, or may need help understanding the complex medical system. There will be many practical considerations as well, such as what treatment will be like, how to handle financial concerns, or how to get to and from appointments.

  • OneCall used for 1st time

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry County was slammed with snow and ice on Jan. 27-28, the county had a new tool to notify residents of an emergency situation.

    Installed in December, the OneCall Inc., emergency notification system was used for the first time in Henry County.

  • Brief - trash pick up in Pleasureville

    Industrial Disposal was unable to run its regular trash routes last Friday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Pick up will resume on its regular schedule as of Friday, February 6.

  • Curves is welcoming SilverSneakers members free

    Curves of Shelbyville is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program designed for older adults. Beginning January 1, SilverSneakers members were eligible to join Curves of Shelbyville at no cost.

  • New business to help rebuild lives

    Today’s world is one of a multitude of problems, and many of those problems are hard to face.

    But Across Kentucky Life Skills Center aims to help residents face their problems, learn to forgive and learn to live.

    Life Skills International has opened in Eminence, and soon will offer its first class.

    Mona Huff is one of four trained facilitators who will work with clients.

    Huff said clients will attend classes to help work through their anger and frustration issues, some of which may stem back to childhood.

  • Chamber announces Patrick Henry Award winner

    Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    “I don’t think I have ever been more surprised,” Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. said after being told he was the fifth recipient of the Patrick Henry Award.  “I never considered that someone would think I have the proper qualifications.  I am deeply honored.”

  • Snow, ice and more SNOW

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just as Henry County began to thaw from last week’s winter storm, more snow fell Tuesday adding to a mix of snow and ice that most residents would be happy to never see again.

    Last Wednesday’s ice storm left more than 607,000 Kentuckians in the freezing cold and darkness, thousands of those in Henry County. That number surpassed the nearly 600,0000 Kentucky residents who lost power in September.

  • A question of protection

    General Manager/Editor

    When Pleasureville’s last long-time police officer retired, he left after 18 years of serving the city. Since that time, the small community has wrestled with finding and keeping a police officer. For the last year, the city has gone without a police officer, and some say that the city has had fewer problems now than it did when the city had a police officer on duty.