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  • Back to School - 2008-2009 HCHS schedule check and new student registration

    Henry County High School students may pick up schedules through Thursday, July 24. Students will need to go to Henry County Middle School to pick up the schedule. Students will need to pay school fees of $55 before picking up schedules. If a student receives free or reduced lunch, this fee does not have to be paid. The times for schedule pick ups at the middle school are:

    Wednesday, July 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Thursday, July 24, noon to 7 p.m.

  • Showcasing: Local crafts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Sweet Home Spun is a 150-acre family owned and operated sheep farm, wool, knitting and retail enterprise on U.S. 421 just 1.2 miles south of Pleasureville. It is the life’s work of JoAnn Adams, her husband Sam and son, Samuel.

  • Harvest Showcase is set for July 26

    News Intern

    Known as the largest all-local all-agricultural festival in the state of Kentucky, the Henry County Harvest Showcase is quickly approaching.

    The event will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds Saturday, July 26.

  • H.C. Board of Education visits construction site

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Board of Education Chairman Harold Bratton had more than a few questions for the architect and construction manager of the Henry County High School renovation project.

    Bratton questioned Architect Kelly Crocker and construction site manager Darrell Hayden on a list of change orders up for board approval.

  • Smith family looking toward the future

    General Manager

    Under normal circumstances, 8-year-old Tyana Smith is like most children her age.

    She loves Hannah Montana, cheese pizza, McDonalds and the colors pink and purple. A second grader at New Castle Elementary School, Tyana’s favorite school subject is spelling.

    On a recent family pool outing, Tyana had fun splashing around her two brothers and two half-brothers.

    According to her mother Peggy Smith, Tyana normally is quite active, and it’s not uncommon for the second grader to run around doing flips and cartwheels.

  • Relay follow up will be at fairgrounds this weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    The 2008 American Cancer Society Relay for Life, cut short on June 27 due to threatening weather, will regroup on Saturday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

    The abbreviated event raised approximately $80,000 according to Team Recruitment Chair, Diana Berry. The original goal was $120,000.

    The centerpiece of the rescheduled event will be the ceremonial lighting of handheld luminaria candles and reading of names of those who have passed on.

  • Elston case sent to grand jury

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County District Court Judge Diane Wheeler ruled Monday that there is enough probable cause to proceed with a murder case involving a New Castle man.

    Robert Steven Elston, 54, is charged with second-degree murder in the July 6 shooting death of Joseph Burch, 31, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston resides. Burch died of a single gunshot wound to the chest that entered his left lung and exited through his ribcage in the back.

  • Resident questions council about money jars

    Staff writer/photographer

    During the regular meeting of the Eminence City Council Monday night, resident Marcia Clark asked just what had become of pool donations made in jars at area businesses.

    “What happened to the jars?” she asked. “How much money was collected?”

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan reported that — at Mayor Jim Pettit’s request — he questioned Doug Gingrich about the jars.

  • Camp teaches youth about horses

    News Intern

    Surrounded by horses since they were young, sisters Sarah Lyons and Stephanie Mahoney have made horses their livelihood.

    “Both my sister and I have equine degrees from Midway College,” Lyons said. “We’ve had Morgans and shown Morgans my whole life. We kind of built up into a little business, Royal Acres Morgans.”

  • Hey Mr. DJ

    News Intern

    Crazy hours and the opportunity to have fun at work on a daily basis are just two of the perks in the life of a DJ.

    Both Brett Waford and Jonathan Mertz were born and raised in Henry County and are both currently employed with Forever Communications in Frankfort.

    “The whole point of radio is to have fun,” said Waford, who is better known as “Jumpin’ Jim Beam” to Froggy radio (104.9) listeners in Frankfort and surrounding areas.