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  • It’s academic

    Staff writer/photographer

    Twice a week, its members gather after school, and put in hours of extra study. And that hard work might be paying off for a group of local students.

    Eastern Elementary School’s Quick Recall Team will enter regional competition this weekend, having faced down all its opponents in a double elimination without suffering a single loss.

  • Boil water advsiory lifted

    Staff writer/photographer

    A boil water advisory for eastern portions of Henry County has been lifted.

    Barry Woods of Henry County Water District No. 2 said much of eastern Henry County was under a boil water advisory after a broken water line was detected around 6 p.m. Saturday. “We hunted all night and found a main artery ruptured coming into Pleasureville around 11 a.m. Sunday,” he said.

  • Economy makes it difficult for all

    Staff writer/photographer

    According to the Working Poor Families Project, a large number of poor families in Kentucky work, yet remain in poverty.

    The report states “these are families who ‘play by the rules’ by working and contributing to the productivity and prosperity of Kentucky but who struggle day to day to meet their most basic needs.”

    Earlene Ellis of Jericho can relate.

  • Junie Berry: ‘Family man, community man, business man’

    Staff writer/photographer

    He is soft spoken, a self-effacing gentleman.

    And on Saturday night, friends, family and members of the Henry County Chamber of Commerce gathered to honor Claude “Junie” Berry Jr. with the Patrick Henry Award.

    When it came time for him to speak, Berry adjusted the microphone down and spoke, breaking a mood that had become perhaps just a little too somber and respectful for his tastes.

  • Local banks faring well

    Staff writer/photographer

    Local community banks may fare better in the current economic climate than corporate giants.

    United Citizens Bank Chairman/President Keith Perry said Henry County’s one remaining locally-owned bank still comes from a strong position, noting 60 consecutive five-star ratings for the bank. The bank, which began under its current name in 1975, is a blend of three former Herny County banks founded from the 1870s to the 1930s.

  • Group allows girls to be Cinderella for a day

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just as Cinderella’s coach turned back into a pumpkin at the stroke of midnight in the fairy tale, Cinderella’s Closet turns back into Immanuel United Methodist Church in Lakeside Park when the shopping is done.

    Open just one weekend a year, Cinderella’s Closet offers a fairy tale evening to high school junior and senior girls who cannot afford the high cost of a prom gown.

    Each is provided an entire prom ensemble at no cost.

  • Regular screening effective in preventing cancer

    Submitted

    As the nation marks National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, the American Cancer Society is encouraging Americans to get lifesaving screening tests that have been proven to reduce the risk of the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women.

  • Getting a leg up

    staff writer/photographer

    The numbers are staggering. In the last four months, 4.4 million jobs have been lost. Unemployment numbers are towering.

    That means competition for available positions is stiff and applicants need every edge they can get to land the job.

    The Henry County Adult Education program in New Castle may be able to help. Best known for assisting people to attain their GEDs, the Henry County Adult Education Center also offers many employment and higher education services.

  • Re-Kid, Children’s consignment sale to benefit MOPS of Shelby County

    Re-Kid, Children’s resale event to benefit MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., on March 28, at the Waldrdge Center at Clear Creek Family Activity Center in Shelbyville.

    The multi-family sale will include resale items consisting of quality, upscale children’s clothing (sizes for preemies and up) for boys and girls as well as toys and equipment for one to multiple children. All items can be purchased cash only. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the scholarship funds for MOPS of Shelby County.

     

  • What are your teen’s assets?

    Prevention Division of Seven Counties Services, Inc.

    I am a parent of three children and acutely aware of the many temptations and dangers facing our kids today - many more than I faced as a child. I did not have to deal with cyber bullying, the temptations on the internet or the media bombardment of drugs, alcohol, violence and early sexual behavior. Our kids today face so many more risks than we did.