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  • ‘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.

  • Eminence Speaker may look at temp shut downs

    Staff writer/photographer

    With the national unemployment rate rising to 7.2 percent last week, Rob Gault, president and CEO of Eminence Speaker, said permanent layoffs are not planned for the company. “In 40 years we have never terminated anyone,” he said. “I don’t want to be the one who starts.”

  • Library news: Resources to help you keep your resolution

    A brand new year is here again and all of us are thinking of our New Year’s resolutions.  Some of us go on a diet and vow to exercise more.  Some of us attempt to become more organized and use time more wisely.  This year, many of us will resolve to spend less.  Whatever your resolution, this year use the resources available at Henry County Public Library to help you keep it. 

  • Perry Automotive at your service

    Staff writer/photographer

    “Meaner than a junk yard dog” became a household term when “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” was a hit back in 1973, but Baxter, the Rodney Perry Automotive Inc., shop cat, could spark a new, friendlier automotive expression.

    He might inspire something more along the lines of “softer than a chamois cloth” or “oranger than Jeff Burton’s car.”

    Diane Perry said she brought Baxter to live at the repair shop after adopting him from a shelter.

  • Bridge replacement underway, historic bridge will be removed

    Staff writer/photographer

    The historic Warren through-truss bridge that crosses the Kentucky River where Henry and Owen counties meet at Gratz is slated for removal as soon as a replacement is built.

    Ground was broken for the new bridge project on December 2.

    The bridge is one of 429 in the United States built in 1931 and carries an average of more than 1,000 vehicles daily across its span.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said the bridge has been on the six year highway plan for 15 to 20 years.

  • A tale of 12 Sligos

    General Manager

    In 2000, Irishman Gavin Walsh set off on a unique journey.

    A native of Sligo, Ireland, Walsh, 43, learned during his previous travels that there were 11 Sligos in the United States. And in 2000, he visited each one on an 8,000-mile “racethrough.”

    Now, Walsh is on his 88th trip to the United States and retracing some of his steps and gathering information for what could be part of a travelogue.