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Today's News

  • Raising bullying awareness

    My name is Corey Roberts and I go to Eminence Middle School. I am doing my eighth grade service-learning project on anti-bullying. During the week of Feb. 22–26, our school will be an “anti-bully zone.” We will be having poster contests for elementary students and poem contests for middle and high school students, with prizes being awarded to the winners. Thank you to Cook’s, Steel Technologies and Perry’s Tri-County Hardware and Lumber for donating money for prizes for the poster and poem winners.

  • Sprouting Spring

    Staff writer/photographer

    Last week, Barbara Gregory was working on pansies.

    She may have been snowed in, but she said there’s no time like the present to get your garden started.

    Gregory issued an invitation to tour her greenhouse, but recommended waiting a few weeks.

    “If you come down today, you’ll end up spending the night,” she said, “but I do have hot chocolate.”

  • Have you thanked a farmer for their hard work?

    Did you know that, on average, each American earns enough income to pay for their annual food supply in just 37 days? That’s just over 10 percent of our income. America’s farmers are unmatched in their ability to consistently produce an abundance of affordable food. And they continue to do this despite significant challenges and uncertainty on a daily basis, including inclement weather, damaging insects and other challenges.

  • Thanks to law enforcement officers for taking part in Youth Coalition training

    Please allow me to take this opportunity to publicly thank Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy and Henry County School Resource Officer Mike Lucas and Kentucky State Police Trooper Michael Webb. Both men recently spoke at a Youth Coalition training session, sharing information with the members about current alcohol and drug abuse in the community, as well as other high-risk activities and even crimes in which young people in our community are engaged.

  • Community Calendar for the week of February 24, 2010

    Wednesday, February 24

    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.

  • County gets sports store

    Like many others in Henry County, Jason and Libby Warner had to make countless trips outside of the county to buy sporting equipment. Jason said there were weeks when Libby had to make four separate drives to Dixie Highway to buy needed youth gear. So they decided to do something about it.

    Starting this Saturday, the Warners, along with John and Missy Wheeler, will officially open All American Sports in New Castle. I know I’m excited by the announcement.

  • District tourneys start this week

    After a hectic finish to the basketball regular season due to the snow, Kentucky high schools are scheduled to open district tournaments this week.

    The top-two teams from each district statewide advance to 16 regional tournaments, and each region champion moves on to the Sweet 16. The four county teams — Henry County High School boys and girls, and Eminence High School boys and girls — are part of the 8th Region, while Henry plays in the 31st District and Eminence in the 30th District.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race Sponsored by PBI Bank

    The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishing at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Due to Daylight Saving’s Time, which falls during the event, the finishing time has been pushed back one hour to get in the total 24 hours.

  • Survey ranks HC 41st

    Henry County is the 41st healthiest county in Kentucky, according to a recent study.

    For the first time, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Project/University of Wisconsin has assigned a health ranking to every county in the United States.

    Counties are compared to all other counties within a state to come up with the rankings. According to the study’s data, Henry County ranks 41st among Kentucky’s 120 counties.

  • State, county may replace mailboxes

    General Manager

    For some county residents, it’s as much a frustration as the snow itself.

    As the snow clears, they discover that their mailbox is no longer there, seemingly knocked off or otherwise damaged by a snow plow.