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  • Sweep the county clean Saturday

    General Manager

    If the litter along county roadways is any indication, Mountain Dew may be the most popular beverage in the county.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said Monday that during the annual Henry County Clean Sweep roughly 80 percent of the litter picked up each year is a plastic bottle, typical a 16-ounce soda bottle.

    "And of those, the most popular drink of choice, by far, is Mountain Dew," he said. "It's absolutely amazing. It must be the drink of choice in Henry County."

  • Henry County Saddle Club hosting final show

    Henry County Saddle Club

    The Henry County Saddle Club is holding the final horse shows for the year this weekend at the Henry County Fairgrounds. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the club will have its regular horse show with two trail classes (obstacle course) added to the show schedule. These classes will begin at 10 a.m., with the regular point show beginning at 2 p.m. There will also be a silent auction proceeding the trail classes. All proceeds from the show will benefit the new fairground concession stand. So come on out and help support the county fairgrounds.

  • HCHS to hold annual veterans day event

    Henry County High School will conduct its annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. The event will be held in the high school gymnasium and is scheduled to include a bagpiper, an Army rifle detail, and a video tribute to POWs, active duty soldiers, and those Killed-In-Action. All veterans, their families, and general members of the community are cordially invited to attend; admission is free.

  • Eminence City Council hears liquor by the drink sales request

    Council hears drink sales request

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester, General Manager

    During an almost three-hour long meeting Monday night, the Eminence City Council considered an ordinance that will approve liquor by the drink sales under specific terms.

  • Highlands Renaissance Festival to host Halloween events
  • Drennon Days start Friday night

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester, General Manager

    For more than 20 years, residents have descended upon Drennon Creek for the annual Drennon Days. Started by Judy and Bo Hardin, and sponsored by Drennon Christian Church, the festival is meant to be a recreation of the community's earliest days.

    "It was supposed to be a recreation of the early days of the pioneers, the smelting of saline and salt," Charles Adams, one of the event organizers, said.

  • Officials working to ease traffic congestion at schools

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester, General Manager

    As the Henry County Public Schools district begins the start the high school renovation project, parents and motorists passing by the school have experienced delays as all car traffic has been redirected to the parking lot's north entrance.

    Though the long line has extended beyond the 4-Seasons gas station at times, Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said appearances are deceiving.

  • Henry County fiddle music to shine at historical society meeting

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    If you're looking for a taste of old time music - music that led to bluegrass - the Henry County Historical Society has an event for you.

    For its final meeting of the year, the Henry County Historical Society will host Owen County musician and historian John Harrod.

  • America's Marines

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    Pete Raymer sat comfortably in a director's chair to watch the scene play out before him: Two dozen U.S. Marines, members of the USMC's Silent Drill Platoon, stood in a row in the middle of a soon-to-be-harvested soybean field, performing a portion of the group's routine while the sun came up before them.