Local News

  • Henry County Proposed Budget - Expenses

    Henry County Budget

    Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2010


    * Line items with $1 are listed as such to keep that account number open.

    Expenditures Summary:

    General Fund - $3,918,846

    Road Fund - $1,093,470

    Jail Fund - $570,245

    LGEA - $81,900

    Federal Grants - $16,000

    Solid Waste - $28,847

    911-EMS - $119,550

  • Holiday closings

    The Henry County Local will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. The Local will be closed again on Jan. 1 in obersvance of the New Year’s holiday.

  • HCPS getting more out-of-county students

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each year, students living outside of Henry County attend Henry County schools, and some students in Henry County opt to attend school in neighboring counties.

    Henry County Public Schools superintendent Tim Abrams said there is a give and take between local school systems that allows Henry County children to attend school in neighboring counties and vice versa.

    Currently there are 90 HCPS students attending school in surrounding counties and 152 commuting in to the district.

  • H1N1 shots coming to middle, high schools

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Elementary School principal Mike Doran told school board members that grade school students have now been vaccinated for the H1N1 flu by representatives of the North Central District Health Department.

    He said he was pleased it was offered in school because that makes at-risk children more likely to get the shot. “Teachers made a personal effort to get permission slips signed,” Doran said, “so as many kids as possible could benefit.”

  • EPD’s Parham earns DUI award

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Police Officer Phillip Parham has a passion for nabbing drunk drivers.

    That passion recently earned Parham recognition by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for his work with the Eminence Police Department.

    For the third year in a row he picked up the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award for making the most Driving Under the Influence arrests in the department.

    Parham was responsible for 71 of the 108 made by the agency.

  • After May accident, New Castle woman learning to walk again

    General Manager

    In June, Betty Jean Hamilton vowed she would walk again.

    After losing her leg in a freak accident in May, Hamilton has spent the last seven months in intense physical therapy.

    In Novmeber, the 77-year old New Castle resident received a prosthetic leg. Learning to walk all over again has been tough.

    The process, she said, has been long and slow. “This leg has just about got me down,” Hamilton said Monday. “I told (my daughters) I was going to take a break from it.”

  • NWTF donates turkeys to food pantry

    Staff writer/photographer

    With three grown children, 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives expected on Christmas Day, Eminence resident Marie May is was thankful for the generosity of Henry County’s Patrick Henry Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

    Secretary/treasurer Tim Jones delivered 10 15-pound frozen turkeys to the Eminence Christian Church to be distributed to area families.

    The chapter opened in spring 2002.

  • Daring to Care in Henry Co.

    General Manager

    Residents in need have another option today for putting food on their tables.

    The Dare to Care Mobile Pantry will be at the Henry County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 16.

  • Grant cools, and heats, Historical Society

    Staff writer/photographer

    The installation of a new 3.5-ton heating and air-conditioning unit at the Henry County Historical Society will do far more than keep visitors comfortable.

    Board of Directors member Donna Ludwig said maintaining a constant climate in the building is crucial to the integrity of historical papers.

    “We have all of Henry County’s historic records” she said. “Just a little moisture can ruin those documents.”

  • Cedar Lake groundbreaking ceremony set for Dec. 18

    Cedar Lake will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park on U.S. 421 for its new Cedar Lake Lodge Park Place homes. Upon completion, the new facility will represent a $2.7 million total investment that will feature four connected homes totaling 15,800 square feet. CLL Park Place will be state-licensed to serve 16 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and will employ about 35 individuals.