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  • Board votes to allow Hillz-N-Hollarz to reopen

    General Manager

    Two gates and fencing.

    That's all that prevents the reopening of the Hillz-N-Hollarz off road vehicle park. After a nearly hour long discussion among the Henry County Planning and Zoning's Board of Adjustments Monday night, Hillz-N-Hollarz property owner Fred Snider, adjoining property owner Bill Heady and Planning and Zoning Administrator Greg Derossett were slated to meet Wednesday morning to review exact placement of two gates and associated fencing. The fencing is intended to prevent trespassers from going around the gates.

  • Pleasureville without police chief again

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    The City of Pleasureville finds itself without a police chief after Patrick Stucker resigned his position March 3.

    The resignation came almost two months after Stucker was placed on paid leave during the Pleasureville City Commission's January meeting. At that time, Commissioner Pam Whitaker made a motion that Stucker be suspended with pay for 60 days, or until a hearing could be held regarding allegations that if true would bring the city into disrepute, she said at the time.

  • 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.