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Today's News

  • Pepe le Pew’s in the mood for love

    On a long drive this past Sunday, I saw a fresh dead skunk on the road every few miles.  It sure looked like a bad night for skunks since all of them had been hit by cars.  What’s going on? 

    The short answer:  Breeding season.  Breeding season usually starts in late January.    Males can travel up to four or five miles a night, but are reluctant to flee when endangered, so they just get hammered on the roadways.  

  • Preparing for tax season is half the battle

    Now is the time when we start thinking about filing our income taxes from the previous year.  Even though it’s an annual event, it can cause anxiety for many. By preparing now, you can ease the process for yourself and your tax preparer.

  • Public Record for the week of Jan. 30

    Divorces

    Everett Floyd, Sulphur, 57, and Carla Staggs, Carrollton, 50.

    Paul McAlister, Shelbyville, 56, and Penny Winters, Eminence, 51

    Dennis Tingle Jr., 36, Pendleton, and Erica Cooper, 33, Pendelton.

    Property

    Ramona Wilson, Shelbyville, and Edward Sweeney and Michele A. Sweeney, Eminence. Property in Henry County; $195,000.

  • Public Record for the week of Jan. 30

    Divorces

    Everett Floyd, Sulphur, 57, and Carla Staggs, Carrollton, 50.

    Paul McAlister, Shelbyville, 56, and Penny Winters, Eminence, 51

    Dennis Tingle Jr., 36, Pendleton, and Erica Cooper, 33, Pendelton.

    Property

    Ramona Wilson, Shelbyville, and Edward Sweeney and Michele A. Sweeney, Eminence. Property in Henry County; $195,000.

  • Student of the Week for Jan. 30: Eminence Elementary School Jadah Redmon

    Jadah is a 3rd grader at Eminence Elementary.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Math because we get to do math facts on the computer.  We answer division, multiplication  mostly those two.

    What would you like to do when you grow up?

    A lawyer because you make good money.

    Do you have any pets?

    Five. Two birds, two fish and a cat.

    Birds: Zack and Jack , Fish: Mr. Blue and Alleycat. Cat: Bella.

    What kind of music do you like?

    Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

  • Student of the week for Jan. 30: New Castle Elementary School Zachary Walker

    Zachary is a 1st grader at New Castle Elementary School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Science, because animals have a lot of amazing features. I like the zebra the best because of their stripes. I can tell which ones match because they have different patterns that they go in where they’re from.

    What would you like to do when you grow up?

    A country singer and play the drums, because it’s fun when you are playing the drums you can be really fast.

    Do you have any pets?

  • Rotary Club donates dictionaries

    Photos submitted by Karen Shannon
    Eminence Rotary Club members recently handed out a dictionary to every Henry County third grader at Eastern, New Castle, Campbellsburg  and Eminence Elementary Schools. This is part of The Eminence Club’s Literacy Program and has become an annual project. Pictured are members and students at the schools.

  • Former HCPS students return home to inspire young students

    Submitted by Sandy Powell

    Henry County Public Schools

    What better way to learn about college than from a student who has been there and experienced it?

    With many recent Henry County High School graduates home for Christmas break, the elementary schools took advantage of the opportunity and asked these college students to speak to elementary classes about their college experience.

  • Rural roots inspire modern soundscapes

     

    Gerald Plain weds his childhood life in rural Kentucky with modern classical composition.

    The winner of several fellowship awards, Plain scores his small town autobiography in his compositions.

  • USPS cutting hours

    Henry County residents can expect reduced hours at their local post offices by March with a reduction of hours in other locations.

    The cost cutting strategy will save the postal service what it hopes is an estimated half billion dollars annually.

    The U.S. Postal Service made a two-year strategy for reducing its lost revenue and financial instability by reducing hours across the nation.

    The U.S. Postal Service examined post offices throughout the county based on customer usage and have already had town meetings about the reduction.