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  • Relay For Life

    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 24 — Cook’s in Eminence will be having a cookout beginning at 11 a.m. with proceeds going to their Relay team.

  • KCHIP enrollment available at Eminence Christian Church

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program is reaching out to Henry County residents.

    According to KCHIP’s Web site there are an estimated 67,000 eligible Kentucky children who remain uninsured. To address the problem KCHIP set up satellite locations in outlying counties to make it easier for residents to enroll.

    Enrollment Specialist Bobbie Mercer recently set up a space at the Eminence Christian Church to assist local families who need coverage.

  • 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):

    • Eminence Christian Church Relay For Life team will hold a yard sale in the church yard from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in conjunction with a bake sale hosted by Cub Scout Troop #178.

  • H.C. teen part of regional robotics grou

    Staff writer/photographer

    Andrew Elliott-Johnson’s dream is to build his own eight-foot tall bi-pedal robot.

    “I like doing things like this,”  he said. “It will be an industrial type machine with a person inside it.”

    Elliott-Johnson, of Smithfield, is part of the Engineers of Tomorrow robotics team, a local robotics team traveling to Atlanta this week to participate in a national competition.

  • ACS recognizes volunteers

    In celebration of the 36th annual National Volunteer Week, April 19-25, the American Cancer Society recognizes and celebrates the efforts of its more than three million volunteers nationwide who are making a difference for people facing cancer every day. In Henry County, many volunteers give their time and talent to fight back against the disease.

     

    The Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network sponsor the annual National Volunteer Week, which began in 1974 with an executive order by President Richard Nixon.

     

  • With bids under budget, sewer project is a go

    Staff writer/photographer

    Work is finally set to begin on two major New Castle sewer projects.

    Last week, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said New Castle received a grant of $475,000 from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for the job. “It looks like the sewer projects will come to fruition,” he told the New Castle City Commission last week.

  • Wreck shuts down Ky. 146 for 8 hours

    Staff writer/photographer

    One person suffered minor injuries in a single vehicle accident that shut down a major Henry County roadway last week.

    Kentucky 146 was closed for eight hours after a tanker truck overturned about five miles west of New Castle at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 9.

  • Eminence Head Start registration

    Registration for the 2009-2010 Head Start will be held at Eminence Elementary School from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 16, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 17.

     Bring to the registration your child’s social security card, birth certificate, valid immunization certificate, income information and emergency contact information.

    If you are registering your child, please bring your child for screening.  Preschoolers who attend Head start do not need to attend.

  • ‘I don’t think they were going to stop'

    General Manager

    Four area residents have been arrested in connection to a month long series of thefts spread across two counties.

    On April 8, Henry County Sheriff’s Department Detective Danny Stivers arrested Paul W. Kimberlin, 20, of Smithfield, Matthew K. Graves, 18, of Louisville, Nicole L. Smith, 20, of Bedford, and Dereck W. Townsend, 20, of Pendleton, on charges related to thefts of ATVs, a utility trailer and an electric guitar.

  • Lea’s legacy in 23rd year, benefit Friday night

    Staff writer/photographer

    In 1987, the staff and students at Campbellsburg Elementary School held several fundraising projects, attempting to raise money to cover Judy Lea’s health insurance premiums.

    Lea was a beloved school lunch lady who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1986.

    “She died before she could use the money,” Carol Cole, Lea’s sister, said, “so we gave the money back to the school.”