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Today's News

  • Congratulations to our own Ironman!

    Here at the Local, we already knew we were blessed with a unique and wonderful sports editor.

    Having worked with a variety of sports editors and writers over the years, I can honestly say Tommie is one in a million — not only does he cover every sport with unbridled enthusiasm, he’s tried just about every sport he covers.

    I think we all gained a new level of respect for him this weekend after he added a new sport to his list, and with it, a new title: Ironman.

  • Thanks for support of Oddfellows

    We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your continued support in helping make our parade a success. A special thanks to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the Henry County Band, Henry County JROTC, Browning Pontiac, Safety Kleen, Norms, Longs Auto Sales, Richie Adler and drivers, Eddie Sparks, Pastor Gary Polston, Pastor Doris Harris, Charlie Sevier, Kim Goodloe, Willie Payton, Waymon Thompson, Morris Payton, the Kentucky State University band, and to all those who drove or rode, we say thank you!

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 8, 2010

    Wednesday, September 8

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    The HCMS Site Base Meeting will be held in the middle school conference room at 4:30 p.m.

    Afterschool Adventures at the Henry County public library from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

    Thursday, September 9

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 1, 2010

    Wednesday, September 1

    Children’s Story and Craft hour every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pleasureville Christian Church. Also, the community library at the church is open to the public.

    Resume assistance at Henry County Library at 10:30 a.m.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM meeting will be held in the school library at 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday, September 2

  • HC grad behind ‘Children of Promise’

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Henry County’s native is the driving force behind the application for a $250,000 mentoring grant for students in Henry and Shelby Counties.

    If awarded, the grant would help children whose parents are incarcerated.

  • A laptop for every student

    Staff writer/photographer

    A concerted effort to put a laptop computer into the hands of every high school student is the impetus for the 1:1 initiative being pursued by Henry County Public Schools.

    HCPS Chief Information Officer Nikkol Bauer said the focus of the program is teaching and learning, not technology.

    She explained that children already are technology “content consumers.”

  • Park is ‘coming of age’

    General Manager

    The first youth ball games have been played. Residents already are fishing in the lake. And dozens of people use the trail daily.

    Less than four years after land was purchased, the first phase is almost complete for the Henry County Recreation and Services Park.

    “I would never have dreamed four years ago that we would be this far along,” Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday.

  • Arts, bluegrass and cultural flavor mark Labor Day weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    For more than 100 years, it has signified the ceremonial end of summer.

    It’s a three day weekend for many, including family gatherings, barbecues and lots of rest and relaxation.

    But if you want to get out of the house and yard for a little weekend fun, there’s plenty going on throughout the region.

  • Kentucky is the ‘Happy Hunting Ground’

    With Labor Day in our rear-view mirror, and hopefully the brutally hot weather as well, most of us are understandably looking forward to fall.

    Interests may range from football to festivals, but getting ready for hunting season or casting a line in the nearest lake or river ranks high on the list for many.  Native Americans called Kentucky the Happy Hunting Ground for a reason, and now more than ever, there is no shortage of people who love getting outdoors.

  • Settling into the stay-at-home life, Yantz is bitten by the competition bug

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    DeeDee Yantz caught the county fair competition bug shortly after moving to Smithfield with her young family in 2004.

    Yantz and husband Ralph outgrew their La Grange home as son Luke grew.

    They bought a home with land in Smithfield and Yantz settled into her Henry County life as a stay-at-home mom.