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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of January 27, 2010

    Wednesday, January 27

    Karate classes will be held at the Community Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    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 Mobile Pantry will be at Henry County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. or as long as supplies last. Please bring ID and or recent mail to confirm your address. Must live in Henry County.

  • Permanent shelter from the storm

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Jan. 27, 2009, snow and an ice storm left much of Henry County without heat  or power.

    Some residents were stranded in their homes until emergency personnel rescued them.

    When Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and Department of Emergency Services coordinator Bruce Owens began to get a handle on the storm’s scope they realized an emergency shelter was needed.

  • He must think we’re stupid

    The President of the United States must think we’re stupid.

    First, he gives bailout money to large “too big to fail” banks. Some of them didn’t want the money, but he forced them to accept our tax dollars anyway. Next, the banks pay back the bailout money, with interest, but that’s evidently not good enough. Now the President wants to tax banks approximately $90 billion. Wow, how wonderful, we’ll show those big, mean, banks.

  • Bayorek ‘does bad things when she gets mad’

    General Manager

    A December attempt to burn down the trailer she lived in was not the first arson charge leveled against a La Grange woman.

    Melinda L. Bayorek, 45, of La Grange, was indicted Jan. 14 by the Henry County Grand Jury on a sole count of second degree arson, a class B felony. If convicted, Bayorek could face 10-20 years in prison.

    Bayorek was charged in connection with attempting to burn down her rented trailer in Henry County on Dec. 9, 2009.

  • Communites do come together

    A big thank you to the city and the residents of Eminence.  On Thursday night, Jan. 21, our Greyhound, Quandra, escaped out of our back yard at approximately 8:30 p.m.  She was gone for about 30 minutes when we realized that she wasn’t out there.  After searching until 1:30 in the morning of Jan.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race

    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.

  • 32 file to run in May primary

    The filing deadline for the May 2010 primary has closed. By Tuesday morning, the following candidates filed.

    • Scott Bates, Eminence, for Magistrate District 1 as a Republican.

    • Ronnie Lee Stephens, Jr., Sulphur, Henry County Jailer as a Republican

    • Jason Stanley, Campbellsburg, Magistrate District 3 as a Democrat

    • James E. Pollard, Pleasureville, Coroner as a Democrat

    • Tammy Louden Sharp,  New Castle, Magistrate District 4 as a Democrat

  • Engstrand resigns

    It was a tough decision for Chris Engstrand, but one he felt he had to make. On Jan. 11, he made it official.

  • Classy end for a coach who will be missed

    I will say there’s very few people — if any — happy that Chris Engstrand has decided to leave the Henry County High School football program, but nobody can blame him. How can they?

    Engstrand’s official decision to leave came on Jan. 11 with a letter of resignation to HCHS Athletics Director Todd Gilley. His wife, Jaime, lost her father in November and they decided to move closer to her mother in Larue County. Like he has preached to his players during the last four seasons, family is a first priority.

  • Getting a grip on ‘Parky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Joy Hay of Turners Station is a petite blonde with a zest for life. From riding motorcycles and water skiing to completing cross stitch projects and jigsaw puzzles she just doesn’t know when to give up.

    But for Hay, not giving up can be harder than it sounds.

    Hay has Parkinson’s Syndrome, a condition that some days leaves her unable to lift her arms or even hold a fork.

    “One day you can tie your shoestrings,” she said. “The next day you can’t.”