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  • Mmm ... soup.

    Staff writer/photographer

    A simmering pot of soup redolent of aromatic spices signaled two things in my childhood home - lentil soup for supper and the biblical story of Esau and Jacob retold.

    My mother related, while stirring and stirring, how Jacob tricked his twin, Esau, into relinquishing his rights as first-born son. She said Jacob traded his famished brother a bowl of red lentil soup for Esau’s birthright.

  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky residents woke up to a different kind of blanket Tuesday morning. It was thick, and it was fluffy, but it definitely wasn’t warm.

    Several inches of snow fell overnight, ranging from almost eight inches in Eminence to about five inches in Campbellsburg. At the Henry County Local, snow measured just three inches in the parking lot.

    Eminence Independent Schools’ Superintendent Don Aldridge was in his office by 5:10 a.m. yesterday morning to activate the “snow tree.”

  • KSP troopers helped with inaugural security detail

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Trooper Jim Mitchell said he was glad to make the 574 mile trek to last week’s inaugural to provide security for the new president even though their politics clash.

    “I definitely volunteered,” he said.

    Mitchell, a registered Republican, said he and wife, Tanya enjoyed spirited discussion throughout the campaign.

  • H.C. Sheriff’s office to make arrest tied to Pool Hall burglary

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is prepared to make an arrest in the case of a late December burglary in Pleasureville.

     

    Detective Danny Stivers said Monday that he soon will arrest a 16-year old male, in connection with a Dec. 30 burglary at the Pleasureville Pool Hall. The same suspect, he said, also stole items from Pleasureville Hardware. As a result of the two incidents, Stivers said the teen will be charged with second degree burglary, a class D felony, and theft by unlawful taking of goods less than $300, a class A misdemeanor.\

     

  • ‘Green before green was cool’

    Staff writer/photographer

    “We were green before green was cool,” Safety-Kleen Systems’ Smithfield Recycle Center plant manager Dave Hanson said.

    Safety-Kleen moved its largest hazardous waste recycling plant to Smithfield in 1987 after purchasing the McKesson Envirosystems Company complex in late 1981. Safety-Kleen operates 200 branch operations and processing facilities in 48 states and Canada.

  • Thousands without power, water district operating normally

    Thousands of Henry County residents remain without power today after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain beginning Monday night.

    Primary roads in Henry County were passable, though drivers are urged to be cautious.

    Residents in Pleasureville found themselves not just without power this morning, but without water as well. According to Henry County Water District No. 2 Superintendant Barry Woodsd, the station went down because of a lack of power. That station is up and running again.

  • Public Records for the week of January 28, 2009

    Marriages

    Kimberly Denise Perry, 48, Pleasureville, to Jeffery Herman Rigsby, 49, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Scott Goodman Woodrow, 46, Eminence, and Deadra Lynn Burgin, 45, Pleasureville.

    Eric Cristopher Klink, 30, Smithfield and Shannon Denise Terry, 31, Smithfield.

    Property Transfers

  • Do you know where your teen drinks?

    A report was recently released by SAMHSA, called the NSDUH Report: “Underage Alcohol Use: Where Do Young People Drink?”  The 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health asked past month alcohol users aged 12 to 20 how they obtained the last alcohol they drank and where they were when they consumed it.  This report has examined where teens drink alcohol so that parents can better target their efforts in ensuring teens have fewer opportunities to engage in underage drinking. 

  • Eminence looking for information on city’s past mayors

    General Manager

    In its history, Eminence has had dozens of mayors, but little is known about them.

    Eminence Mayor Jim Petitt said some residents and city employees have been looking for pictures and whatever information may be available, including when they were born, when they died. “We would like to make as large a picture as possible,” he said.

  • ‘Life ain’t a game’

    General Manager

    Every day, 7,000 students nationwide drop out of school.

    According to Steve Swank, Henry County Public Schools’ Dropout Prevention Coordinator, those dropouts are eight times more likely to wind up in jail when compared to those who have at least a diploma or GED.

    In the course of his job, Swank said he sees students at all grade levels. The decision to drop out, doesn’t come on a whim, and sometimes is based on seeing someone else do it.