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Today's News

  • If it’s got a computer, he can fix it

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools proudly boasts their own one-man geek squad.

    As Information Technology Specialist Larry Jesse said he fixes anything in the district that has a computer in it.

    “I’m fixing cable TV, telephone services, e-mail and internet,” he said. “and end up fixing the HVAC.”

    HCPS Chief Information Officer Nikkol Bauer said he services all HCPS schools.

  • Cassey Fischer Second Team All-State

    The only athlete from Henry County to be named All-State First Team, Second Team or Third Team during a fall sport in 2009, sophomore Cassey Fischer has been listed on the Second-Team All-State.

  • Wildcats over Warriors, again

    The Henry County boys’ basketball team beat Eminence 49-38 on Saturday night for its second win over its cross-county rival this season and eighth straight dating back to February 2006. But, on a night when Eminence answered most of Henry’s spurts, it wasn’t as easy as the score indicates as the streak was close to being snapped.

  • Economy and public education are focus of last week’s G.A. session

    Each legislative session, the General Assembly spends much of its time focusing on three areas: education, the economy and public protection.

    It was the latter two that generated the most discussion in the state House last week.

  • Donations needed for Humane Society

    My name is Sean Hoagland and I am an eighth grader at Eminence Middle School. I would like to get information on asking for community help with the Humane Society.  I am doing a community project for school and chose the Humane Society because of my love of animals.  Since volunteering at the Shelby Co. Humane Society (Henry Co. directed me there since their volunteer coordinator had a family illness), I have found out there is a huge need for donations.  The society runs on donations which are down due to our hard economy.

  • Mr. Aikley, hired man, and Chubby

    When I was a young girl growing up on a farm in upstate New York, my folks had a hired man named Shel Aikley. Given the custom in those days and the fact that he was probably 40 years older than I was, I always politely addressed him as “Mr. Aikley.” He gave me the feeling that he was fond of me, and, sure enough, years later at my wedding, he wept openly, as if he’d been my uncle.

  • Henry County track practice starts Monday

    Practice starts for the Henry County track team after school this Monday, Feb. 22, followed by a meeting for all athletes and parents inside the high school’s cafeteria.

    The meeting was originally scheduled for last week but was canceled until Monday due to the icy road conditions.

  • I-71 chase ends in Lake Jericho

    General Manager

    A Smithfield man is in jail after leading Kentucky State Police on a chase through the Lake Jericho area.

    Robert Lee VanPatten, 47, Smithfield, was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly attempting to evade KSP Trooper Jermaine Kilgore.

    Kilgore attempted to stop VanPatten on I-71, on the northbound side, for an expired registration plate. But the vehicle, a mini-van, sped up, and left the interstate at exit 28.

  • Ray Graham: Henry’s next coach

    A month after Chris Engstrand resigned his position as the Henry County High School head football coach, his replacement has been named.

    Ray Graham, who was the head coach at Harrison County for 25 years and spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Lexington Christian Academy, will lead the program with high expectations. Engstrand resigned on Jan. 11 and Graham was officially named the new coach on Friday at a meeting with next year’s players.

  • Relay for Life Kickoff set for Feb. 23

    The Henry County Relay For Life Kick Off 2010 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building at 7 p.m. This years featured guest speaker will be Pastor Michael R. Duncan. When a dear friend and member of his church was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Michael Duncan committed to raising money in the fight against cancer for the Church’s Relay Team. He was the top individual fund raiser for 2009 with a grand total of $2,003.02! Michael R.