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  • 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.

  • EIS announces new teacher

    Staff writer/photographer

    Paul Adams McDowell of Shelbyville took the helm of Eminence Independent School System’s Physical Education Department on Feb. 9.

    McDowell’s previous experience includes working as a special education teacher and a physical education teacher in Jefferson and Shelby County public schools. “He has experience at all three grade levels,” EIS Superintendent Don Aldridge said.

  • A new chapter

    General Manager/Editor

    On Monday, March 2, the Henry County Local will formally open its doors for business at 18 South Penn Avenue in Eminence.

    As we close the door at 1837 Eminence Road, we thought we’d take a look back at the paper’s history.

    Many Henry County residents may remember the Henry County Local’s current building as a once popular hang out – the Dairy Castle.

  • Crawford kicks off Relay with laughter

    Staff writer/photographer

    Setting dinner on fire may not be the first metaphor to come to mind when discussing the home care of a cancer survivor, but according to Byron Crawford, it perfectly described his competence as a caregiver.

    Crawford, a long time Louisville Courier-Journal columnist, helped kick off the 2009 Henry County Relay for Life.

  • Steel Tech: From small beginnings

    Staff writer/photographer

    In the beginning, there was just one steel slitter in an 8,000 square foot warehouse. There was no crane, only a forklift.