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  • Adult education holds graduation ceremony

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    It was standing room only Sunday afternoon as family and friends gathered to see their loved ones gradate from the Adult Education Program.

    Program Director Katrina Ackerman welcomed the crowd for attending what she called a “major milestone” in the graduates’ educations.

  • Forestry Field Day focuses on hardwoods

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Sherman and Joyce Dotson’s five-year-old black walnut plantation provided the backdrop for the recent Henry County Extension Office Forestry Field Day.

    The field day highlighted methods of farming and the future of marketing locally grown hardwoods.

    Experts in forestry, woodcutting and wildlife habitat as well as individuals considering a tree plantation shared information and experiences while enjoying a walking tour of the plantation and surrounding forest land.

  • Gettin' buggy with it

    General Manager

    Corey Kirschman knows there are many things fighting for the attention of her two children.

    There are video games, movies, television shows and more. Kirschman, however, hopes they catch the reading bug.

    “There are so many things besides reading that will take their attention and their mind,” she said. With the help of the Henry County Public Library’s summer reading program, she hopes to keep her eldest, 12, engaged with books. The family has faithfully attended the program for nine years.

  • 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.