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  • Franklinton Baptist Church presents Christmas comedy this Saturday

    What do you get when you mix two rather inept radio show hosts, an over-zealous organist, one singing pianist, a guitar picker, an inebriated local cook and one underpaid, overworked weatherman and traffic reporter? You get “The Gene and Jean Saturday Night Radio Hour,” an original, interactive comedy for Christmas.

  • According to Kids Count Data, Henry County makes progress

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester General Manager With a handful more children in 2006 than 2000, Henry County has made some progress when it comes to serving the needs of its children according to the latest Kids Count Data Book released earlier this month. The data book reports information, by county, based on 47 indicators of child well-being.

  • Jefferson Community and Technical College campus comes to Carrollton

    Landmark News Service After several years of hard work, the dream of building a new Carrollton campus for Jefferson Community and Technical College moved a big step forward last week. Local and state officials announced Wednesday, Nov. 21, that they have reached an agreement securing a site for a new campus.

  • Donations needed for the Teddy Bear Tree

    Donations are needed for the annual Teddy Bear Tree.

    Sign-up as a donor November 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, and the 26th through the 30th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cook's Pharmacy in Eminence.

    Call 845-7808 for more information.

  • Eminence tables liquor by the drink sales

    Staff writer and photographer

    The Eminence City Council agreed on Monday night to table discussion regarding an amendment to the city's alcohol ordinance that could allow liquor by the drink sales in certain establishments.

    The council decided it would be appropriate to wait until all members were present to make a vote. Council member George Armstrong III was not in attendance.

  • Oldham airport board gets an earful at hearing

    Landmark News Service

    Joe Schoenbaechler said he felt like a Louisville Cards fan standing center field inside Commonwealth Stadium on Monday night.

    But UK fans might have shown more mercy.

    Schoenbaechler, director of Oldham County Economic Development Authority, was one of three people who spoke in favor of building an airport in Oldham County during a public meeting about the airport. He was met with a wave of boos before he put down the microphone.

  • Smith receives award he helped to create

    General Manager

    He has served, for more than 30 years, the children of Henry County. And for his dedication and devotion, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce honored John W. Smith Jr., with the Patrick Henry Award Saturday night.

    After several speakers attested to Smith's character and humor, Smith sat with a knowing grin on his face, and his wife at his side.

    Michael Duncan, the evening's emcee, described Smith as one born to his particular mission. "John W. Smith Jr., tonight's honoree, was born to be a supporter of education," he said.

  • Salute to veterans

    General Manager

    At times during Henry County High Schools Veterans Day Ceremony Friday morning, it was solemnly silent.

    The ceremony began with an unusual sound in the large gym - that of bagpipes as the school's JROTC cadets filed in.

    Larry Jeffries, who served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1959, was attending his third ceremony.

    "I can't get over how quiet they are," Jeffries said of the students watching the ceremony from the bleachers.

    The ceremony, he said, helps to heal hurt feelings for "all the ones who are not here."

  • Churches to hold special Thanksgiving events

    Staff writer and photographer

    Harvest Community Church will sponsor its first annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Eminence Community Center. All Henry County residents may attend, however those who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal or have no one to share the holiday with are especially welcome.

    "Those are the individuals who are our biggest concerns," said Kevin Whitt, Harvest Community Church pastor.

  • Operation Henry County Cares to send packages to 167 soldiers

    Staff writer and photographer

    The Henry County High School class of '08 is collecting items for its sixth annual "Operation Henry County Cares" which provides a variety of supplies for soldiers stationed overseas.

    This year they've "adopted" 130 male and 37 female service members stationed in either Iraq, Afghanistan, or Kuwait; some of whom have a connection to the county.

    "This year is particularly special for us because two of the brigades we are supporting are being led by two Henry County graduates," said Judy Rice, Henry County High School Senior Sponsor.