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  • The CARE Team Connection

    Kentucky dedicates the month of March to building awareness about sexual assault. Studies tell us that one in every six women and one in 33 men will be the victim of sexual assault. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nationls largest anti-sexual assault organization, reports a sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the United States.

  • March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month

    Submitted by Bruce Owens

    Henry County Emergency Management

    March 2008 has been designated as Severe Storms Preparedness Month across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The National Weather Service offices that serve the state of Kentucky along with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee have designated this month as a time for severe weather preparedness. Tornado drills are being conducted in schools and factories.

  • reduce, reuse, recycle...resistant?

    The average adult in Henry County could throw away 600 times his weight in garbage over a lifetime, according to reports from environmentalists.

    Alexandra Guidry knows the severity of that statistic. That's why the Eminence eighth-grader is pushing for door-to-door recycling services in the county. Last year Guidry surveyed the community about recycling for a school science project and found only a small portion recycle here. Others indicated they would be willing to recycle if it were easier, the survey found.

    No Henry County cities offer curbside recycling.

  • Where can you find real treasures?

    Submitted by Pat Wallace

    Executive Director,

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    Treasures' Flea Market at 5245-5247 South Main Street (formerly Shoppers Mart) in Eminence is not your typical business. Yes, it is a flea market meaning it has many and various items for sale, both new and lightly used, but it goes much deeper than just a flea market.

  • Henry not forgotten in House budget

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Henry County could fare well under a state spending plan passed Wednesday by House lawmakers that includes millions in earmarked funds for local projects over the next biennium.

    "I'm extremely pleased with the House budget," Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said. "We got every water and sewer project that we asked for."

  • Sulphur school was to be sold

    No arrests have been made in the suspected arson that destroyed the former Sulphur High School earlier this month, Danny Stivers, an investigator with the Kentucky State Police said Monday.

    But a few people have been identified who might provide leads on how the fire started, Stivers said, without divulging those names.

  • Casino bill on hold, SB1 advances

    Kentucky Press Association News Bureau

    While legislation to allow casino gambling has stalled in the House, a move to radically change student evaluation tests has been approved by the Senate.

    Senate Bill 1, eliminating open-ended essay questions in the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System testing in favor of multiple choice tests, has gained significant attention from many sides in the General Assembly including Gov. Steve Beshear.

    On March 7, the bill's sponsor, Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, brought the measure to the floor.

  • Council awards pool bid

    Proponents of re-opening the Eminence swimming pool cleared a major hurdle last week as the Eminence City Council awarded the bid for repairs on the facility.

    The 6-0 decision to award the bid to Our Back Yard Leisure Specialties came at the end of a more than two-hour long meeting that was, at times, contentious.

    The repairs proposed in the bid will give the city a brand new swimming pool that will need little, if any, repairs in the next 30 years, according to Making Waves committee chairwoman Manda Gingrich.

  • When it snows ... it piles up?

    A weekend blizzard is blamed for shutting down the county, causing accidents, cancellations and generating grocery store rushes.

    Threats of heavy snow prompted Henry County and Eminence Independent school officials to cancel classes Friday. School was closed all day for Henry County students, while those in Eminence were released at 1 p.m. because of worsening conditions.

    Eminence is making up its previous snow days during this week's spring break, but the district will not be forced to make up last week's early release day, a school official said.

  • Ditch those rabbit ears - digital TV will be the norm in Feb. '09

    Maryellen Garrison of Eminence gets just three network TV channels.

    "That's good enough for me," she said.

    But come next year, Garrison must replace her two decades-old TV sets, or adjust to a screen of gray and white fuzz.

    Those "rabbit ears" or rooftop antenna devices will be useless after Feb. 17, 2009, when the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will require households to convert all existing analog TV sets to digital ones.

    Cable, satellite or other service-paid subscribers won't be affected by the switch.