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Today's News

  • There’s more to the CFD rebuild

    After reading last week’s editorial in the Henry County Local, I feel I should address some of the issues raised.

  • A Wii bit of fun

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County’s Life Enrichment Center is known locally as the senior center, but Activities Director Debbie Drury wants residents to know it belongs to everyone in the county.

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency’s senior program does use the facility every week day, and it appears to be the “cool” place to be for the over-60 set.

  • Commission squabbles over liens

    General Manager

    Property maintenance rules in Pleasureville are about to get tougher.

    An amended property ordinance intended to give the city more oomph in the enforcement of property maintenance was approved on first reading by the Pleasureville Commission Monday night.

    But conversation about the ordinance was strained for at least the second month in a row.

  • Still searching for their first W this season

    Entering the new year, the Eminence girls’ basketball team is still searching for its first win of the season.

    The Lady Warriors are 0-11 following three losses in the Kentucky Country Day Holiday Tournament last week. The host school beat them 56-27 on Monday, Whitefield Academy beat them 63-27 on Tuesday and Shawnee beat them 61-43 on Wednesday. The one bright spot for the squad was from junior point guard Rachel Raisor, who averaged 11.7 points per game in the three-day stretch and scored a season-high 20 points in the finale against Shawnee.

  • Litratings releases first list

    In the first boys’ basketball Litkenhous Ratings released Monday morning, Shelby Valley is ranked the top team in Kentucky, Shelby County is the top among 8th Region teams, Henry County is 11th in the region and Eminence is 16th.

    The Litkenhous Ratings are a computerized formula that ranks the state’s teams based on record, strength of schedule and other factors against in-state schools. The girls’ ratings have not been released.

  • Three more file for May 2010 primary

    Updated listing of candidates who have filed for elected offices so far:

    • Richard Smith,Turners Station filed Dec. 28 for jailer.

    • Gary Carnes, Pendleton, filed Dec. 28 for jailer.

    • Guy S. Coombs, Smithfield, filed Dec. 30 for District 2 magistrate.

    Residents interested in filling for the primary election have just three weeks left to do so — the deadline to file for the May primary is 4 p.m., Jan. 26.

  • Food and prescription assistance

    For all Henry County residents there are two new opportunities for assistance that you may be interested in.  First, on the last Wednesday of each month the Dare to Care Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Henry County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. The Henry County and Eminence Schools Family Resource Centers have taken the lead on this new program and are doing an excellent job with it. The mobile pantry came to Henry County for the first time last month. It served an estimated 250 people, providing them with a box of food which included meat and potatoes.

  • Looking back...

    Fans worldwide continued to be glued to their seats during 2009, watching all the sporting stories unfold. The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl. North Carolina won the men’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament. The Los Angeles Lakers were the NBA champs once again. The New York Yankees bought yet another World Series. Lance Armstrong made his return to the Tour de France. Usain Bolt sprinted his way into the history books. And, for the first time, Tiger Woods got more attention for what he did off the golf course.

  • A look back at 2009

    JANUARY

    Replacement of the historic truss bridge connecting Henry and Owen counties at Gratz began. The bridge was one of 429 bridges in the United States built in 1931. Heavy truck traffic from Liter’s Quarry made its replacement a priority. The project is slated for completion in 2010.

  • Energy, economy, education studies received by General Assembly

    At the end of the year, and with an eye on the beginning of another legislative session, the General Assembly often receives studies from a handful of special committees formed to study a single issue.

    2009 was no different, with at least five providing their findings in recent weeks.  Energy was the driving force behind two, while education and the economy were the focus of the other three.