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Today's News

  • Sidewalk battle spills over to a new location

    After feeling as though his business was being targeted by the city of New Castle, Bob Cook, owner of Henry County Helping Hands, alerted the city to another business in town that had violated a recently passed ordinance.
    In July, New Castle implemented an ordinance that prohibits the placement of merchandise on the sidewalk in front of a business, something that Cook had frequently practiced.

  • Rotary honors Hammer Smith with the Andy Anderson Award

    The Rotary Club of Eminence recently honored history teacher, schools administrator and local historian as the latest Andy Anderson-Paul Harris Fellow.
    For the benefit of honoree Earl T. “Hammer” Smith and Rotary’s latest inductee, Jessica Powell of Henry County Public Library, emcee Michael Duncan at the clubs Aug. 1 meeting provided some background on the more than 100-year-old organization and its founder.

  • Price returns to Henry schools as assistant superintendent

    Henry County Public School’s new assistant superintendent feels glad to be back in the district where he began his educational career at Eastern Elementary 27 years ago.
    Originally from Shelby County, Price landed his first job at Eastern as a sixth grade teacher.
    “I really knew nothing about Henry County at that point, and asked where the school was and they told me how to get there,” he recalled. “I drove about half-way and turned around because I thought there couldn’t be a school this far out.”

  • Layla Blake Thomas

    Izabelle Miller and Mason Thomas would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Layla Blake Thomas, born on July 11, 2016, at Baptist Health in La Grange. She weighed five pounds, seven ounces and was 18 inches long.

  • News briefs for Aug. 10, 2016

    Eminence Day seeks pageant contestants
    Organizers of the Eminence Day pageants are looking for contestants for several age groups for the Aug. 13 celebration.
    A preliminary event for the Kentucky Festivals Pageant, the Eminence Day pageants will take place inside the Eminence Christian Church, rain or shine.
    For more, find Eminence Day Pageants on Facebook, contact Samantha Thompson or Anna Lewis at (502) 758-3781 or (502) 758-3776 or eminencedaypageants@gmail.com.

  • New school, new year
  • Stressing the importance of soil samples

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Ways to pep up a child’s school lunch

    A new school year is upon us.
    One of the most challenging daily tasks that goes with back to school is finding something interesting, healthy and tasty for your child to eat if they take their lunch instead of participating in a school lunch program.
    Here are some tips to simplify the process.
    Planning is essential to the success of packing a healthy lunch.
    It allows you to prepare well-balanced meals and reduces the amount of rushing to find something to take in the morning.

  • Henry County youth attend ‘Game On!’ summer camp

    By Cathy Toole

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Ducharm to work for Americorps

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    Although very recently graduated from college, Michael Ducharm has thrown himself in the midst of a whirlwind training session to prepare him for just about anything.
    “I’m still in training, and I’m really excited about the possibilities on what kind of work I’ll be getting into,” he said.
    The Pleasureville resident who moved to Kentucky from California at the age of 12 is two weeks into a training program for AmeriCorps.