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Today's News

  • Henry County Proposed Budget - Expenses

    Henry County Budget

    Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2010

     

    * Line items with $1 are listed as such to keep that account number open.

    Expenditures Summary:

    General Fund - $3,918,846

    Road Fund - $1,093,470

    Jail Fund - $570,245

    LGEA - $81,900

    Federal Grants - $16,000

    Solid Waste - $28,847

    911-EMS - $119,550

  • Wildcats make it three straight

    It might have taken the Cats a while to get rolling, but they are now picking up steam.

    After starting the season at 1-3 in Derek Springate’s first stint as the head coach, the Henry County Wildcats won three straight basketball games to improve their overall record to 4-3 and, more importantly, start 31st District play at 2-1.

    Last week, the Wildcats defeated Carroll County (50-45) on Monday night, Owen County (44-41) on Friday, and Ludlow (70-51) on Saturday in the Grant County Forcht Bank/Dry Ridge Toyota Holiday Classic.

  • HC Ladycats suffer first two losses

    The Ladycats suffered their first setback of the 2009-10 season last Tuesday night against Carroll County as the Henry County High School girls’ basketball team lost 51-47.

  • Holiday closings

    The Henry County Local will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. The Local will be closed again on Jan. 1 in obersvance of the New Year’s holiday.

  • HCPS getting more out-of-county students

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each year, students living outside of Henry County attend Henry County schools, and some students in Henry County opt to attend school in neighboring counties.

    Henry County Public Schools superintendent Tim Abrams said there is a give and take between local school systems that allows Henry County children to attend school in neighboring counties and vice versa.

    Currently there are 90 HCPS students attending school in surrounding counties and 152 commuting in to the district.

  • H1N1 shots coming to middle, high schools

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Elementary School principal Mike Doran told school board members that grade school students have now been vaccinated for the H1N1 flu by representatives of the North Central District Health Department.

    He said he was pleased it was offered in school because that makes at-risk children more likely to get the shot. “Teachers made a personal effort to get permission slips signed,” Doran said, “so as many kids as possible could benefit.”

  • Wish list to Santa

    Christmas truly is the best time, even for someone who will have no presents waiting under the Christmas tree this year. I can’t stop smiling.

  • Gilley reaches 300th W

    Last Thursday’s win over Gallatin County for the Henry County High School girls’ basketball team meant more than just another victory. It was more than a perfect 3-0 start to the season. And more than a 1-0 start in 31st District play. It also marked a milestone.

  • McKee elected to National Associations Committee

    Henry County’s Jim McKee, who is the USATF President for Kentucky, was elected to the National Associations Committee at the annual USATF national meeting recently held in Indianapolis.

    McKee will work on communications. Also at the meeting, the 2009 Jesse Owens awards were given to Sanya Richards and Tyson Gay. Richards was the world champion in both the 400-meter and the 1,600-meter relay, while Gay broke the American record in the 100-meter dash twice and he had four of the top-five fastest times in the world. McKee is shown with Gay, above, during the USATF meeting.

  • EPD’s Parham earns DUI award

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Police Officer Phillip Parham has a passion for nabbing drunk drivers.

    That passion recently earned Parham recognition by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for his work with the Eminence Police Department.

    For the third year in a row he picked up the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award for making the most Driving Under the Influence arrests in the department.

    Parham was responsible for 71 of the 108 made by the agency.