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  • Garbage lawsuit to be appealed

    General Manager

    The Concerned Citizens for Henry County Government LLC lawsuit against the county is far from over, according to the group.

    The case, which focuses on the county’s mandatory garbage collection ordinance and corresponding franchise fee, began in 2005.

    On July 9, CCHCG attorney William Sturm issued a press release stating the group filed an appeal with the Kentucky Court of Appeals to review the March 16 decision by Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad, who ruled in favor of the county.

  • Close to Home: Dinner and music with friends

    General Manager

    If you’re looking for a quick evening get away that’s not too far from home, the Smith-Berry Winery dinner and concert series may be what you’re looking for.

    Smith-Berry Winery, on Kentucky 202 just outside of New Castle, continues its annual series throughout the summer. On August 23, the winery will celebrate the event’s sixth anniversary.

    Every other Saturday during the summer, through October 4, the winery hosts the event which features a wide range of music from bluegrass to Beatles music.

  • Henry County Harvest Showcase schedule

    Saturday July 26 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Henry County Fairgrounds

    7 a.m. — Live Broadcast with Reed Yadon, WHAS Meteorologist

    7:30 a.m. — Chamber of Commerce Breakfast (“old ham” and fresh eggs)

    10 a.m. — Petting Barn, Kids’ Games & Hay Rides (all day) (games include: soybean box, thimble in a haystack, corn hole & more)

    10 a.m. — Antique Tractor Show & Games (all day)

    10 a.m. — Equine Events & Demonstrations

  • Frommeyer says Eminence is making great strides

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Middle and High School principal Steve Frommeyer last week told the Eminence Board of Education both of his schools have improved.

    He said that both schools have made great strides academically, in delivering his annual report to the board. “We are becoming viewed as an academic school system by the outside world,” Frommeyer said.

  • Showcasing: Family traditions

    General Manager

    For Donna Williams, making brooms isn’t a hobby or a craft, it’s a way of carrying on a family tradition.

    A sixth-generation broom maker, Williams has taken the family craft to new heights, while maintaining a generations old focus on quality.

    Williams’ participation in the craft began 20 years ago.

  • Showcasing: local farms

    General Manager

    As visitors wander through the Harvest Showcase this weekend, they’ll no doubt venture through the Farmers Market area, where a bounty of fresh produce will make the senses tingle.

    For one vendor, the venture into selling at a Farmers Market began quite simply — she wanted to make a little extra money and connect with and help people.

    Barbara Gregory has grown her own produce for much of her life, building upon knowledge she’s picked up from aunts and uncles, books and workshops.

  • Back to School: 2008-2009 school year calendars

    Eminence Independent Schools

    First day: August 1

    July 28-30 - Professional Development Day

    July 31 - Professional Opening (Staff Only)

    August 1 - First Day of School for Students

    August 20 - Early Release for Students

    September 1 - Labor Day Holiday, School Closed

    October 6-16- Fall Break

    Nov. 4 - Election Day, no school

    Nov. 26-28 - Thanksgiving Break

    Dec. 22-Jan. 2 - Winter Break

    Jan.. 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, School Closed

  • 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.