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Today's News

  • Fly like an Eagle

    For Andrew Cabe, it all started with a love of camping.

    Recently, the 17-year-old Jericho Meadows resident received his wings in the Boy Scouts of America, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

    While living in Georgia 10 years ago, a friend told Cabe that the Boy Scouts camped a lot. “I always enjoyed camping, and then he brought me to a campout, and started me from there.”

  • Ladycats go 5-1 in Florida Beach Bash

    Beating some top schools in a week packed with softball games, the Henry County softball team finished the Florida Beach Bash with a 5-1 record and are currently 10-1 overall.

  • Be aware of eating disorders

    In spite of increased awareness about the dangers involved in eating disorders, these illnesses continue to pose serious health risks to millions of Americans each day.  Eating disorders consist of anorexia, bulimia and other associated eating issues such as binge eating.  Anorexia, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is characterized primarily by being significantly underweight and having an intense fear of weight gain.  Bulimia, on the other hand, is a disorder in which the afflicted person alternates between bingeing and some form of res

  • Budget differences are small

    When the Kentucky House of Representatives adopted its two-year budget several weeks ago, my colleagues and I had three main priorities: Streamline government; protect education and our most vulnerable citizens; and kick-start our economy.

  • North Oldham beats Henry, twice

    Entering the 2010 baseball season, Austin Hunsaker stressed the importance of having confidence and maintaining composure during a season full of question marks with a young, inexperienced team. Now, after two weeks that has included one win and four losses, he is stressing it even more to his Henry County squad.

  • County names new parks director

    The Henry County Fiscal Court Parks Committee has selected Travis Buchanan as the new County Parks Director. Buchanan will take over the position that has been held by William Peyton. Peyton is retiring after four years in the position.

    Buchanan brings with him a degree from the University of Kentucky in turf management. His prior work experience includes being an assistant superintendant at two golf courses, including Hyde Park Country Club in the Cincinnati area. At Hyde Park, he managed a grounds crew of 30 employees.

  • Two meets in a three-day stretch

    Led by a combined 11 first-place finishes last week, the Henry County track team competed at the Shelby County All-Comers on Tuesday and the Henry County All-Comers on Thursday in a busy three-day stretch.

  • Cornhole tournament to raise cash for Trooper Island

    Kentucky State Police are looking for you to toss some bags for a good cause.

    On April 24, KSP will host a double elimination cornhole tournament.  Beginning at 10 a.m., the tournament will take place at the Disabled American Veterans building at 8853 La Grange Road in Pendleton.

    Two-player teams may enter for a $50 fee, and individual players may enter for a $25 fee. Prizes include $300 for first place and two $100 Walmart gift cards for second place. Third place receives a gift package.

  • Community Calendar for April 7, 2010

    Wednesday, April 7

    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, April 8

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

  • HCPL is going green with Wiche

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    It is common practice to wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day, but how about wearing green to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th anniversary?

    The Henry County Library invites residents to participate in any or all events planned in honor of our home planet. Included among those events is an appearance by regional gardening guru Jeneen Wiche, who will be at the library at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, when she will share her take on garden design.