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Today's News

  • Get your blues " and more " at Blueberry Hill

    Staff writer/photographer

    On a clear, mild Monday morning, the U-Pick crowd descended upon Blueberry Hill Farm by 9. It was their first opportunity to get a taste of this year’s blueberry crop.

    Farmer Kristi Winchell said seasoned pickers know to come early in the day for the best berries, which also is when the temperature is most comfortable.

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  • Community Calendar for the week of June 2, 2010

    Wednesday, June 2

    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.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

    Thursday, June 3

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

  • Oldham beats Wildcats 6-1 in opening round

    The Henry County baseball team’s winning season hit an ending point on Monday night as the Wildcats took a 6-1 loss to Oldham County in the first round of the 8th Region tournament.

    After starting with an early-season 2-8 record, the Cats stepped up their play down the homestretch to even up their record and move ahead of the .500 mark. They finished second in the 31st District tournament to earn a berth into the regional tournament, then lost to Oldham in the opening round for a 16-14 record.

  • EIS progressing on renovations

    Staff writer/photographer

    Facilities Manager Darrell Scriber told EIS board members last week that work is progressing on the elementary school’s major renovations.

    He reported that new, energy-efficient windows have arrived and work crews are in the process of removing the old ones.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Fall on final hurdle alters history

    And just like that, it was over. With a single fall, history was altered and the final chapter was written to one of the best Henry County High School athletes.

    The story of Brittany Crawford had no state titles, but it did have plenty of feel-good moments with some blazing results that included school records, numerous wins and two second-place finishes against the best in the state. The one race she wanted so badly to win, she did not even get the chance to finish.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Fiscal Court asks P&Z commissioner to resign

    General Manager

    The Henry County Fiscal Court has given a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission 30 days to resign or be removed from his post.

  • To the Biggest Losers - you can do it

    To the soon to be contestants in Henry County’s Biggest Loser contest — you CAN do it.

    Some time in mid-January, I stepped on my trusty bathroom scale, like many of you do, and didn’t like what I saw.

     

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Grand Jury partially indicts Velazquez

    General Manager

    A Carrollton man charged in connection to a fatal drunk driving accident will not stand trial for manslaughter.

    In March, Estevan Velazquez, 25, of Carrollton was charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury, a class D felony, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second offense, a class B misdemeanor. He also was charged with second degree manslaughter and operating on a suspended or revoked license.

     

  • Renaissance Faire kicks off Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you’re looking for a little entertainment a lot closer to home, the Kentucky Highlands Renaissance Faire begins this weekend.

    The annual event features food and drink, games and shows, and several vendors.

    On Saturdays and Sundays from June 5 through July 11, the festival will be in full swing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

     

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Choices are blessings, not burdens

    When I was newly married and in charge of a household for the first time, I considered shopping for groceries a lot of fun and I looked forward to the novelty of my weekly trip.  Pears?  Apples?  Grapes? Hamburger?  Pork Chops?  Roast?  Having the responsibility of making choices about which foods to buy for my husband and me was exhilarating, and I eagerly met the challenge.

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