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  • CASA - a great way to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

    As the Henry County CARE Team prepares for their 10th Annual Celebration KIDS event, we looked for an agency to feature in highlighting Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention in Henry County. We immediately thought of our friends at CASA. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are building their program in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties. We would like to thank CASA volunteer, Mary Jo Robb, for taking time to explain more about the program. Here are her answers to our interview questions

    Can you briefly explain the CASA program?

  • Judge rules for county in garbage case

    General Manager

    A Circuit Court judge issued a ruling declaring the county’s mandatory garbage ordinance franchise fee was legal and not unreasonable, ending a four-year legal battle for the Henry County.

    The case began the Henry County Concerned Citizens filed a class action law suit in 2004. At the time, attorney William Sturm said he and his clients felt the mandatory garbage collection ordinance and exclusive franchise agreement with Rumpke were “illegal and invalid” and should be declared unconstitutional. In her ruling, Conrad disagreed.

  • Eminence Elementary receives $31,005 Crumb Rubber grant

    With national and local playground injuries on the rise, Eminence Elementary Administrators have chosen crumb rubber tire surfacing rather than the current wood mulch to prevent playground injuries, save money and increase lost instructional time due to falls to the surface on the elementary playground.

  • Relay for Life events

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

    • The United Citizens Bank Relay For Life team is raffling two beautiful Mother’s Day baskets. Tickets are $1 each or seven for $5 and are available at any of the Henry County locations. The drawing will be at noon on Friday, May 9 at the Campbellsburg office. You do not have to be present to win.

  • Ground broken for 'unique' playground

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    On the one year anniversary of his death, many said Michael Brent surely would be smiling down upon the scene April 17 in the new Henry County Park.

    It was there that four shovels pierced the grassy ground in a ceremonial gesture for what will, one day, be a very unique playground.

    The playground will be one that all children, those who are able bodied and those who are not, will be able to enjoy.

  • Brief: Postal Customer Appreciation Day

    Postal Customer Appreciation Day

    This is an invitation to visit the post office of your choice or visit them all for Customer Appreciation Day at any Henry County Post Office on Friday, April 25. Join us for cookies and drinks between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please check with your local post office for exact hours. Door prizes and information on the new rate increase will be offered to all who attend. This appreciation day is sponsored by the Bethlehem. Campbellsburg, Eminence, New Castle, Pendleton, Pleasureville, Port Royal, Smithfield and Sulphur Post Offices.

  • Eminence Christian Church is seeing green

    General Manager

    For years, he said, Bill Brammell has been irritated by something that's seemingly harmless - plastic communion cups. It has bothered him enough that he stopped taking communion at Eminence Christian Church 10 years ago.

    The move was part of something that's been an important issue for Brammell - living in a sustainable, environmentally friendly fashion.

  • Brief: Alive at 25

    Alive at 25 is a driver improvement course designed to help inexperienced drivers take control of driving situations through small group activities, discussion and role-playing. This free class will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 16) at Henry County High School. In Alive at 25 you will study:

    Seeing how inexperience, peer pressure, distraction and underestimation of risk cause unique driving hazards;

    Watch Real Streets, three video case studies of inexperienced drivers facing difficult situations;

  • Gas fueling food costs

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    See that banana? It has a story.

    Wrapped in a yellow peel, its journey likely began on an Equador plantation. Then chop. Wrap. Ship. Consume.

    That's the condensed version, anyway.

    Most produce in the U.S. is picked four to seven days before being placed on supermarket shelves. It's shipped in refrigerated crates for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold.

  • Solved mystery draws NY Times to Kentucky

    Landmark News Service

    A nine-year-old mystery — solved this week by authorities — has reportedly lured a New York Times reporter to Kentucky to recount the story.

    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard said he would meet with a representative from the nation's largest paper today in Frankfort, to discuss the case.

    It involves the identity of a murder victim, who was reportedly beaten and shot on an eastern Jefferson County farm in 1998, after a cocaine deal went wrong.