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  • News briefs for March 19, 2008

    Henry County Relay For Life

    Mark your calendars for the following fundraisers all held in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society:

    • Barb's Bud's will sponsor the first ever Henry County Tractor Run on Saturday, April 12. More Details will be announced at a later date.

  • 'Combative' man taken to Louisville hospital following Pendleton incident

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police troopers and paramedics wrestled an ailing man believed to be homeless Tuesday morning, after they say he entered a Pendleton gas station and made threats to cashiers, who urged him to seek medical help.

    The man, who is believed to be in his 50s, couldn't be identified by press time. He apparently had been sleeping under the Interstate 71 underpass after being released from a Louisville hospital, according to reports from emergency responders on the scene.

  • 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.