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  • ‘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.

  • Farm Service Agency Loans now available

    The Farm Service Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture makes operating loans to eligible farmers who are unable to obtain sufficient credit elsewhere at rates and terms which can reasonably be afforded.   Operating loan funds can be used for annual farm operating expenses, family living expenses, purchase of livestock, purchase of equipment, payment of costs associated with land and water development for conservation or use purposes, real estate repairs and the refinancing of intermediate farm debts.  Eligible applicants may obtain direct loans up to a maximum

  • Foundation dinner set for Feb. 7

    Staff writer/photographer

    The annual Eminence Education Foundation Dinner once again is on the horizon.

    Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Donald Aldridge said the foundation raises funds for student scholarships and educational grants for teachers. “It’s the Booster Club for academics,” he said. “It provides two to four scholarships per year plus grants for innovative education programs.”

  • Witnessing History

    Staff Writer/Photorapher

    Millions of people gathered in Washington D.C. Tuesday to witness an historic event — the inauguration of Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president.

    Among the millions at the National Mall to witness the event was Henry County District Court Judge Jerry D. Crosby II and his wife Adrienne.

  • Infinite Campus comes to Henry County Public Schools

    Maintaining information on the students in the 174 Kentucky public school districts requires a huge system with the capability to accurately store and retrieve student information, calculate state funding, facilitate transfers, and many other utilities.