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Today's News

  • Trooper Island also in need of donations

    Still searching for a gift that makes a difference in the lives of children from right here in Henry County?

    Consider making a tax-deductible gift in your “aunt who has everything’s name” to Kentucky State Police’s Trooper Island.

    Children who go to summer camp seem to remember with big smiles those days of scratching at fireside mosquito bites and the joys of pulling on an already wet life preserver. A chance at making those memories is a given for many, but for some it is as remote as a distant planet.

  • Shelbyville man indicted

    The Henry County Grand Jury has indicted a Shelbyville man on five charges, including tampering with physical evidence and possession of marijuana.

  • CPA: EIS has ‘pretty good war chest built up’

    It was music to the Eminence Independent Schools board members’ ears.
    “You have a pretty good war chest built up,” CPA Dudley Shryock said. “You are doing very well to begin the 2010-11 year.”

    Shryock, a certified public accountant, summed up the district’s status at the November meeting after completing the yearly audit for fiscal year ending June 30, 2010.

    Some of the financial highlights, he said, included a beginning cash balance of $1.5 million, and $4.3 million in revenue and $4.1 million in expenses.

  • I’m thankful for many things today

    It never fails. As we head into Thanksgiving week, my thoughts turn into what I’m thankful for — I imagine many of us experience that.
    Throughout the year, I think of these things, but often don’t write them down.

  • Government taking steps to be more open and responsive

    When we think of state and local governments, it is certainly understandable that much of our focus is on elected offices.  They are the ones, after all, that ultimately decide the direction the Commonwealth takes.

    But that should not underscore the critical importance of literally hundreds of quasi-government boards and agencies that range from the large – like the Kentucky Lottery Corporation – to such smaller ones as water, fire and library districts.  They, too, touch our daily lives, often in ways we may not even realize.

  • Don’t let the bedbugs bite during travel

    The holidays give us a few days to travel to see family and friends.  But as we travel around there are some precautions to take to prevent getting bedbugs.  Ric Bessin our Extension Entomology Specialist shares these tips with us.

  • Best firewood determined by species and seasoning

    By Steve Moore

    Every winter, many Henry Countians utilize firewood for heating, sometimes for supplemental heat and sometimes for the primary heat source.  When buying firewood two factors will determine just how hot your fire is — seasoning and the kind of wood.

    Wood is made up of air and cellulose (wood fiber). The more air space that wood has, the less there is to burn. Buying wood with the heaviest/most dense per unit volume will keep you toasty.

  • FD budgets, audits could be required

    Beginning in 2011, fire departments in Henry County could be required to submit annual budgets and submit to an annual audit or risk losing their county-collected funding.

    It’s an effort, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and Magistrate Nick Hawkins said, to hold fire departments accountable for the public funding they receive.

  • Turkey traditions turned upside down

    Casual conversations in the community revealed that many locals are not going over the river or through the woods to grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. In fact, many are opting to bow their heads in thanks over all the fixings at nearby restaurants.

  • A 24/7 presence

    In an election year, there often is talk of cutting expenses. In Eminence some of that pre-November conversation targeted the cost of police protection.

    Eminence Police Chief Carey Duncan said one issue was a claim that the department employs more officers than in the past. He offered pictorial evidence disputing that. The 1978 group picture shows six men in uniform, while one shot in the 1980s shows seven smiling officers. “So, we’re operating with six,” Duncan said, “and that’s arguably not enough.”