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  • Cedar Lake closes on park property

    General Manager

    After more than two years, Cedar Lake has sealed the deal.

    Last week, the facility that serves patients with mental disabilities, closed on a contract purchasing three acres of the new Henry County recreation and services park on U.S. 421 north of New Castle. In doing so, Cedar Lake handed the county a check for $89,000.

  • Battling the bulge in local schools

    Staff writer/photographer

    Children at Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools are exposed to all the right stuff when it comes to nutrition and physical education.

    Eminence Superintendent Don Aldridge said staff and students are making both a real priority as a part of the system’s wellness imperative. 

    Nutritious food is the first line of defense.

  • Farmer’s Market to start in April

    The Henry County Farmer’s market met at the Extension Office last week to begin planning for their opening the end of April.  The market will be held on Saturdays at the Courthouse and also on Wednesday afternoons during peak season and this year they are planning a new location at Browning Pontiac on North Main in Eminence on Friday afternoons.  All produce that is sold at the market is grown in Henry County.  Dues for member farmers are only $25 per year.  The market is planning to accept both WIC and Senior Coupons again this year.

  • Main Street supporters honored at dinner

    Staff writer/photographer

    Iced tea, conversation and compliments flowed at an appreciation dinner for New Castle Main Street supporters last week at the refurbished Locker building.

    Preservation Board Chairman Joseph Yates introduced the evening’s speaker, Kentucky Heritage Council Executive Director Mark Dennen.

    Yates credited Dennen with opening the eyes and minds of New Castle residents to the city’s possibilities.

  • Commission votes 3-2 for speed bumps

    General Manager

    In a discussion that quickly became snide and snippy, members of the Pleasureville City Commission hastily voted 3-2 to install speed bumps in the city.

    Sandra Woods said during the meeting that she wanted speed bumps installed on Marcus and Fairview Streets in the city.

  • County offering more recycling options

    Staff writer/photographer

    With additional locations and no sorting necessary, Henry County residents should now find the recycling process a breeze.

    County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said when the county negotiated a new contract with Rumpke more recycling bins were requested. “We already had several at the county road barn,” he said. “We got two new ones at Eminence schools and Eastern Elementary.”

  • County to gather info for disabled residents

    General Manager

    By all accounts, the ice storm that hit the region on Jan. 27 was a learning experience.

    That learning experience hit home for some local officials when Henry County went about the process of setting up storm shelters.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said that while severe weather has hit the county before, rarely does it happen in cold weather. In warm weather, he said, residents are better able to “rough it out.”

  • $3.2 billion in stimulus coming to Ky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Now that President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment act has been passed, just how the stimulus funding will reach Henry County is up in the air.

    The money will be distributed to Kentucky’s 120 counties by the state. Among the firm details are that $100 million of the $3.2 billion earmarked for Kentucky  will be spent in Metro Louisville alone.

  • Look out for ‘alco-pops’

    MADD KY State Youth Program Coordinator

    Alcoholic versus non-alcoholic: think you could tell the difference?  You may want to think again.  Alco-pops are flavored malt-beverages to which fruit juices, sweeteners, wine, and/or distilled liquor have been added.  Alco-pops present a potentially serious health threat to youth. 

  • HCPS to add two teachers for 09/10

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though enrollment in Henry County Public Schools is expected to slow, superintendent Tim Abrams recommended an addition of two teachers in the district.

    During last week’s Henry County Board of Education meeting, Abrams proposed that Henry County Middle School hire one new mathematics teacher for the 2009-10 school year.