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  • Slipping, sliding away no longer

    General Manager

    What some Henry County magistrates feared could be a disaster in the making has been repaired, and residents traveling Union Church Road can breathe a little easier.

    During its April meeting, members of the Henry County Fiscal Court felt it imperative that something be done about the slipping roadway.

    According to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, the road began sliding several years ago. Though the road was repaired at that time, the road began sliding again earlier this year.

  • Crusade for Children

    The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. One-hundred percent of each donation is returned to the community through grants to agencies, schools and hospitals that make lives better for special needs children in all 120 counties in Kentucky and more than 50 counties in Indiana.

  • Henry County Relay for Life events

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

  • Scriber's Station open for business

    News Intern

    Sometimes it just feels like something is missing. Connie Scriber, co-owner of the new Scriber’s Station On Elm, thought so and went out to change that with the help of his nephew, Jason Scriber.

    Located at 697 Elm St. in Eminence, Scriber’s Station On Elm offers the Henry County community a convenient and refreshing dining experience, according to co-owners Connie and Jason Scriber.

  • Churches forming 'Creative Communities'

    News Intern

    The show must go on!

    Several Henry County churches are working together this summer to produce Creative Communities, a community-wide musical theatre production for the county youth.

  • Fire claims Pleasureville residence

    News Intern

    Little Man means so much to Charles Jennings, that he went against the advice of friends from the Pleasureville Fire Department to save him.

    Jennings rescued the treasured family member last week as the family’s home was engulfed by flames.

    “Little Man has been a part of our family for a long time,” Jennings said. “He means more to me than the house.”

  • HCPS elementary schools deemed very safe

    News Intern

    Henry County Public Schools’ elementary schools were deemed very safe through a series of multifaceted safe school assessments administered by the Kentucky Center for School Safety on March 11.

    It was a joint effort through the Kentucky School Boards Association, the Department of Education and the Kentucky Center for School Safety, according to Denise Perry, Director of Student Support Services for Henry County Public Schools.

  • Relay for Life events

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

  • A fond farewell

    News Intern

    The New Castle Elementary School community bid a fond farewell to three long time taechers Thursday afternoon.

    Jennifer Peniston, Mary Roberts and Judy Sanders will retire this year after a combined 89.5 years at the school. The trio also takes with them a total of more than 100 years of overall teaching experience.

    “We’re just three Henry County girls,” Peniston said.

  • Speedway has new owners, better chance to lure big time race

    Landmark News Service

    It began as a dream a decade ago when Jerry Carroll announced plans to build a $130 million auto racing track in Gallatin County.

    The dream intensified in 2005 when Carroll began trying to lure a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to Kentucky Speedway. Last week, it appeared as if the dream would become a reality when Speedway Motorsports Inc., owner of seven NASCAR Sprint Cup tracks, and Bruton Smith, SMI Chairman, announced they had reached a deal with Carroll to purchase Kentucky Speedway.