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Today's News

  • Being aware of peak experiences

    A prominent psychologist named Abraham Maslow coined a phrase for those occasional brief occurrences in life when circumstances seem to produce a sense of complete well being. Maslow called such ecstatic feelings peak experiences. While all of us suffer tragedies in our lives — I’ve certainly had mine — most of us also have peak experiences now and then, perhaps some more than others.

  • Zach Rahm: ‘I just try to get everyone involved’

    It’s hard to miss him. Whether it be on the football field, at school during Pep Rallies or in the stands at basketball games, it’s hard to miss Zach Rahm. The senior at Henry County High School sticks out, and he makes a point to get everyone else involved, too.

  • Students will celebrate music throughout March

    Staff writer/photographer

    In just a few short weeks, Dr. Seuss, Spongebob Squarepants, Nemo, the Addams Family, Pocahontas and the Yellow Submarine will share stage time in Henry County.

    It’s all part of the celebration of Music in the Schools Month, and both the Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools will have special performances.

    In Eminence, both beginning and intermediate bands will present their annual concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in the school gymnasium.

  • Five options for recycling in Henry County

    In the Summer of 2009, Henry County began to enjoy the benefits of an expanded recycling opportunity. Our County Judge and Fiscal Court included in the last garbage collection franchise a provision that required the successful bidder to locate recycling collection bins at various sites around the county. I want to reiterate my appreciation to them for doing this. As a result, we all have the opportunity to recycle glass, tin cans, aluminum cans, newspaper, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic containers and many other recyclable items without driving as far as was once necessary.

  • Wildcats come up just short in 34-32 loss

    Playing against Owen County in the first round of the 31st District tournament last Wednesday night, the Henry County Wildcats were right where they wanted to be.

  • Henry designated a Storm Ready county

    General Manager

    Joe Sullivan likens getting an accurate weather picture to a Hindu parable about five blind men asked to describe an animal.

    Sullivan, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, tells the story to his storm spotter classes.

  • Two new bills would focus on youth

    Last week, as House leaders and I continued working on the final details of a budget plan that should be ready soon for a vote, the spotlight fell on our Judiciary Committee.

    On Wednesday, it approved two bills that have gotten a lot of attention lately, and both deal with our younger citizens.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 3, 2010

    Wednesday, March 3

    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 Henry County Band will be selling Little Caesar’s Pizza, cookie dough and pie kits through March 5. You may order from any band student or email Margie at mfassio@insightbb.com to place your order. The proceeds from the fundraiser go toward the purchase of music, repairs and supplies needed by all students.

  • It’s an emotional finish for the Ladycats

    In an emotional finish to a basketball season with plenty of highs and few blemishes, the Henry County Ladycats took a 47-37 loss to Owen County in the opening round of the 31st District tournament last Tuesday night.

    Playing at Gallatin County High School, the Ladycats were denied the chance to reach the district finals and advance to the 8th Region tournament for the first time since 2005. The Cats won their final seven regular-season games and their 15-10 overall record is the best in six years, when the 2004 squad went 20-7.

  • Duncan: ‘Cancer to me is faces and names’

    Staff writer/photographer

    It started with a simple goal: bike 300 miles, and raise some cash for charity.

    But in 2009, Eminence Baptist Church’s Rev. Michael Duncan surpassed his initial goal, biking 501 miles and raising $2,200 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The effort made him the top individual fundraiser in Henry County last year.

    Along the way, Duncan lost 20 pounds and lowered his resting heart rate to 56 beats per minute.