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Today's News

  • McIntosh donates his 240th pint

    Normally, a Red Cross blood donor might receive cookies and juice after they give, but a Sulphur resident received a slice of cheesecake with a candle on top at his most recent donation.
    John McIntosh reached two milestones on March 6. He donated pint number 240, for a lifetime total of 30 gallons, the same day as he turned 80 years old.

  • Road crews smooth out the rough patches

    Plenty of sunshine and snow melt means pothole season has arrived for Henry County roads.
    It still felt a little cool out as the sun started to emerge from the haze at about 9 a.m. March 12 on Hwy. 202 as a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet road crew continued to work their way north, near Smith-Berry Winery.
    Joe Mobley, Bradley Lyons and James Waford shoveled and raked the cold mix into a cluster of potholes in the blacktop as Kent Wilson inched the dump truck forward toward the community known as Drennon.

  • Spring Cleaning
  • Drennon creek or drennon lake?

    Drennon Creek as viewed from the left and right sides of the bridge on Franklinton Road near its intersection with Hwy. 202 under normal water levels. Below, following days of snowmelt and last week’s rainfall, the creek flowed up and out of its banks, resembling more of a lake as it filled up the creek bottom on both sides. The water has begun to recede.

  • Theatre Downstream to present ‘It’s Complicated!’ March 19-22

    With two shows under their belts, the members of Henry County’s Theatre Downstream are excited to announce their next project: “It’s Complicated: An Evening of One Acts About Life, Love and Other Important Things,” according to a news release.

  • Passport fair scheduled for March 21 at the Eminence Post Office

    Warmer weather is right around the corner which means vacation season isn’t far behind.
    The postal service is making it more convenient for customers to travel internationally by holding passport fairs, including one at the Eminence Post Office March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.
    Customers have the option of applying for a passport book (good for all international travel) or the passport card (good only for land and sea travel between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean region and Bermuda).

  • Boy scout helps the help center
  • Chamber membership grows as spring approaches

    Thank goodness that as I write this column, the temperature is great and the snow is gone (except for the piles made to clean the roads).  
    Our road workers deserve much gratitude for their hard work.  Thanks so much to all of you!
    I welcome Lee Family Chiropractic to the Chamber.  

  • Labor force in Henry rises as unemployment falls

    State statistics indicate that unemployment rates dropped by 2 percentage points for Henry County when comparing January 2015 to the same period last year.
    Unemployment rates fell in 117 Kentucky counties between January 2014 and January 2015, while Russell County went up, and Boyd and Elliott counties’ rates stayed the same, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • UCB promotes RADER

    Elisa Rader of Henry County has received a promotion at the Shelbyville Citizens Union Bank branch, the bank announced the March 10. Rader has been named the assistant head teller at the Simpsonville branch.