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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of February 10, 2010

    Wednesday, February 10

    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.

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

  • Henry Co. draws Owen

    The boys’ 31st District seeds are now set.

    The annual district meeting between the four schools was pushed up to last Friday because of a three-way tie for the top seed in the tournament. The teams met at around noon for the draw between Henry County, Gallatin County and Owen County — Carroll County was already guaranteed the fourth seed after an 0-6 district mark during the regular season.

  • HCPL wooing library lovers

    Staff writer/photographer

    Library lovers can demonstrate their affection this month by writing their sentiments on pink paper hearts at the Henry County Public Library.

    “They can write why they love the library,” director Joe Schweiss said, “then we’ll decorate the walls with the hearts.”

    Schweiss said the library belongs to the people of Henry County now more than ever.

  • Local groups still collecting supplies for Haitian relief efforts

    Staff writer/photographer

    More than a month after an earthquake devastated the small island nation of Haiti, efforts to provide relief to Haitian citizens continue.

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency has teamed with Go Ministries and Edge Ministries to assist in Haitian earthquake relief. Both work in tandem with Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.

    Henry County coordinator Margaret Mullins said the focus is on collecting medical and food supplies.

  • Shelby Valley, Newport are All ‘A’ champs

    In basketball tournaments designed for the smallest 125 schools in Kentucky, Shelby Valley and Newport Central Catholic proved to be the top teams in the All “A” Classic state tournaments last week.

  • Community Calendar for the week of February 3, 2010

    Wednesday, February 3

    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.

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

    The SBDM meeting for Henry County Middle School will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room.

  • Hancock & Waits closes

    Staff writer/photographer

    Another local business has closed its doors, citing the poor economic climate.

    Though Hancock and Waits Chrysler was spared the axe when Chrysler shut down nearly 800 dealerships in 2009, the business closed its doors for good last Thursday.

    Finance manager Shawn Bright said the general economy and flat new car sales  precipitated the move by owners Randy Hancock and Jim Waits, who declined a request for an interview.

  • ‘That’s a mistake, there’s no way’

    General Manager

    It was news that stopped Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams in his tracks.

    Working out on his treadmill after putting in a full day at the office on Jan. 7, Abrams received a call from a fellow superintendent. That colleague had just left a meeting of the Kentucky General Assembly’s House Committee on Education, in which Henry County High School had been identified as one of the 12 “persistently low-achieving schools.”

  • General Assembly spending a lot of time on education

    With more than half of our state tax dollars going to our schools and universities, it’s no surprise that the General Assembly spends a fair amount of time during legislative sessions focusing on education.

    Already, for example, we have approved a new law designed to make Kentucky more competitive in the federal “Race to the Top” grants being awarded this spring and summer to states that show the most commitment to improving schools.

  • Confidence ‘sky high’ for Warriors

    After winning two basketball games last week, the Eminence Warriors have doubled their wins from last season and are showing signs of turning the corner with six games remaining until the postseason.