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Today's News

  • McDonald indicted for att. murder

    General Manager

    A man accused of firing shots at a house in southeastern Henry County has been indicted.

    Chester T. McDonald Jr., 34, of Frankfort was indicted for one count of attempted murder and two counts of first degree wanton endangerment.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 16, 2010

    Wednesday, June 16

    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.

    All former employees and retirees of Madison’s Reliance/Rockwell/Baldor are invited to attend a reunion to be held at The Pines Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. in Madison, Indiana. Call (812) 265-3117 or (812) 866-5601 by Friday, June 13 for reservations and details.

  • Please don’t sell me your old junk

    Many of us sometimes have a hard time throwing things out. Clearly, in the back of our minds lurks the fear that we may need those objects some day.

    Or we hang onto things for sentimental reasons knowing that even the most trivial of trinkets can elicit fond memories of a favorite person, place, or trip. A cheap souvenir from a trip taken years ago can unleash a torrent of vivid recollections.

  • Harvest Showcase is July 31

    Please mark your calendars for this year’s Harvest Showcase on July 31. The Showcase committee has a mix of new events and old favorites that should prove to make this 11th annual event one of our best ever. As always there will be a farmer’s breakfast held by the Chamber of Commerce starting at 7:30.  This will be followed by Lunch at the Farmer’s Market with locally grown beef, pork, vegetables and homemade cantaloupe ice cream on the menu.

  • Honoring Our Troops Year-round

    Memorial Day is a day of remembrance unlike any other.  To some, it marks the beginning of summer festivities.  However, for service members, veterans and the loved ones of the fallen, it recognizes the ultimate sacrifice brave men and women have made to protect our freedom.

  • TJ Cooper ends EHS career tied for 11th at state

    Eminence’s TJ Cooper capped off his high school athletic career with an 11th-place finish at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championship.

    Competing in the smaller Class A competition at the University of Louisville on Saturday morning, Cooper cleared 5-foot-8 in the high jump, knocked off the crossbar on three attempts at 5-10 and tied with five other jumpers for 11th in the state.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Study could have big impact

    The three lines in the state’s 283-page budget may have taken up little space, but the study they authorized on Kentucky’s corrections system could have a big impact in the years ahead.

    My colleagues in the General Assembly and I set this in motion because it will give us a chance to work with the Pew Center on the States, an independent and highly reputable non-profit organization that has undertaken in-depth looks at various government programs across the nation.

  • Henry athletes qualify for state in 10 events

    First-year head coach Sedrick Williams wasn’t surprised that his boys’ 400-meter relay squad won the Class AA Region 3 Championship last week, just at the ease.

  • Postseason dwindling

    Eminence’s baseball and softball teams were eliminated in the opening round of district tournament play. Henry County’s baseball and softball teams were knocked out in the first round of regional play. And both the Eminence and Henry track teams wrap up their seasons at the state meet later this week. The high school postseason is dwindling down.

  • Henry boys 18th at state, girls 25th

    A season marked by Sedrick Williams taking over the Henry County track program and the athletes qualifying for the state meet in a school-record 11 events came to an end last Thursday night at the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championship.