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  • 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.

  • The life and adventures of Henry Bibb

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry Walton Bibb was born in, or near, New Castle in 1815. Bibb was the son of Kentucky State Senator, James Bibb. He grew up to be a respected writer, editor and newspaper publisher.

    It should have been a typical success story. Not so for Henry Bibb.

    He was the illegitimate mulatto son of a slave and a white man born in the early 19th century. He, of course, was not acknowledged as Bibb’s son and grew up a slave.

  • Eminence pastor witnessed, lived black history

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was 1964 and the young Rev. Wilbert Goatley had been pastor of the First Baptist Church in Eminence six short years.

    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was scheduled to speak at a large civil rights rally at the state capitol in Frankfort and Goatley and other activists in the area prepared for the visit. “We carried eight carloads from this church,” he said. “We met in the churches and ended our rallies singing ‘We Shall Overcome.’”

  • Historical Society Gala set for March 21

    General Manager

    The Henry County Historical Society would like to say thank you.

    Or, at least, that will be the theme of their annual fundraising gala set for March 21 at Smith-Berry winery.

    With a “Gratzi! Henry County” theme, the event will include an Italian based meal as well as live and silent auctions.

  • Mr. Goodwin goes to Washington

    Staff writer/photographer

    A passion for journalism, both print and broadcast has earned an HCHS senior a trip to Washington.

    Brandon Goodwin, a senior at Henry County High School, has already come a long way and is still going places. An Oklahoman transplanted to Franklinton,  Goodwin soon will travel to Washington, D.C., to collect a scholarship for outstanding work in the field of journalism.