Today's News

  • Harvest Showcase

  • Public Record for the week of July 25

    District Court


    Monday July 16,

    Judge Jerry D. Crosby II

    Kristy A. Brunner, 1987, charges from 6/16: failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense.FTA issue DOT and BW $250.

    Lisa A. Rice, 1970, charges from 5/04: careless driving; operating motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC. 08, 2nd offense, not guilty, pretrial conference 7/30.

  • Alaska: the land of the midnight sun

    By Candy Clarke


    Remember when you were in grade school and the bell rang for recess? Do you remember how happy you were to escape the classroom and play outside with your friends? Well, folks, that’s exactly the way it feels to be retired and live in Alaska during the summer months. Alaska, also known as the land of the midnight sun, becomes one gigantic playground with perfectly sane adults reverting back to childhood; our toys  are just different from the toys of earlier years.

  • HCHS offers a head start to health care careers

    By Sandy Powell

    Henry County     Public Schools
    When school begins in August, students at Henry County High School who dream of a career in the medical field will have a golden opportunity to enroll in the Health Science Program--a stepping stone to many careers in the health care industry.

  • How to safely prepare yourself and your body to beat the extreme heat

    Submitted by
    Bruce Owens
    Director Henry County Emergency Management Agency
    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.
    Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her age and physical condition. Older adults, young children and those who are sick or overweight are more likely to succumb to extreme heat.

  • College, Career: focus of 2012-13

    As the summer break comes to a close, students and parents will return to a school routine as early as next week, but according to Henry and Eminence school boards officials, the new school year will be anything but routine.

    The biggest buzz in both districts emphasizes the need for students to be college and career ready. Using new teaching strategies, technology and testing to ascertain students’ proficiencies, teachers and students can maximize classroom time to increase their success rate in pursuit of higher education and a secure career.

    Henry County

  • Pool hall offers food, fun - just like the old days

     Bond’s Hall in Pleasureville isn’t just a pool hall. It’s an institution.

    If, according to the Irish, a pub is a poor man’s university, then owners Owen and Sue Bond should be charging tuition. Bond’s Pool Hall doesn’t gather a poor clientele, but rather patrons exceedingly rich and generous with friendly jabs during conversation over a game of nine ball, or while eating some of its famous burgers at lunch.

  • Farrier a feature of Harvest Showcase

    Although his clients usually tower over him and outweigh him by a few hundred pounds, Mike Ratcliff likes what he does.

    Ratcliff likes the independence of being his own boss. He travels more than 100 miles to shoe horses – from thoroughbreds to gypsy vanners.

    He decided what he wanted to with his life while working on a farm.

    “A friend of mine and I were in tobacco field, I was about 18 or 19,” Ratcliff said. “They were shoeing horses, and I decided that was what I wanted to do.”

  • Service dog gives Harer independence

    Nicole Harer knew her life would never be normal.

    Her health complications kept any sense of independence a dream.

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and post-traumatic stress disorder made her a regular at hospitals. On top of that, she went undiagnosed with diabetes type 1 for six years. The lack of glucose in the cells of her brain affected her everyday life. She was hospitalized for weeks at a time; and once doctors diagnosed the problem, the damage seemed terminal.

  • IN '72 IT WAS 'US VS. THEM'


    I’m an Olympics fanatic. I have been for about 40 years now. My first memory of the Olympics is the 1972 Munich Games.