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Today's News

  • Realtors earn new designation

    Steven L. Woods, Lyndon B. Johnson and Hannah Way of Re/Max Preferred Realty have earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.

     

  • My husband is no Jack Sprat

    My husband and I have always had many things in common. We share a love for books, old country music, the peace and quiet of rural living, and spending time with our children and grandchildren. For the most part, our values and outlooks on life are in sync.  Neither of us is particularly hotheaded, and we both feel a sense of humor is necessary to cope with life’s inevitable frustrations. But when it comes to dietary issues, we are exact opposites. We’re like Jack Sprat and his wife from the old nursery rhyme.

    Jack Sprat could eat no fat,

  • Martin wins Ladies Invitational over Adcock

    Louisville’s Krissy Martin has won the Henry County Country Club Ladies Invitational for the second time in three years, finishing three strokes ahead of Eminence’s Carolyn Adcock in a 36-person field last Wednesday afternoon.

    Martin finished with a 70 for 18 holes to win the championship flight, while Adcock finished at 73 for second and Joan Waldrup finished at 81 for third. Martin won the Ladies Invitational in 2007, Adcock won it in 2008 and Martin has now won it again in 2009 in the see-saw results. Martin plays at Nevel Meade Golf Course in Prospect.

  • Court freezes county pay

    General Manager

    After a contentious discussion, the Henry County Fiscal Court voted to freeze salaries for all employees in 2010.

    Though raises for all employees were included in the first draft of the county budget, they were removed prior to the second reading of the budget.

    Pleasureville area magistrate Jerry Beasley proposed the amendment, and said that in the current economy, with residents losing their jobs, giving raises — even if the county is in the black — wouldn’t be prudent.

  • Finally, I have an answer

    Every year after the Bev Parrish Outstanding Female Athlete and the Ross Wallace Outstanding Male Athlete winners are named, I hear the same question: who’s Ross Wallace? And every year I have the same response: not sure. Now, after some long-overdue research, I have the answer.

  • Teaming up with food, friends and fun at Relay For Life

    Relay For Life Henry County will take place Friday at the Henry County High School Track with opening ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity and offers everyone in the community the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. The event brings together the community to celebrate the lives of those who have battled or are battling cancer, remember loved ones who have lost their lives to this horrible disease, and last but not least, a chance to fight back against cancer and seek ways to put an end to this disease.

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 24, 2009

    Wednesday, June 24

    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 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Family Movie Matinee at the Henry County Library. All ages welcome. Snacks provided. Call (502) 845-5682 for more information.

    Thursday, June 25

  • 2009 will be Rankin’s first Relay as a survivor

    Staff writer/photographer

    Most doctors do not ask women to go for a mammogram until about age 40. Luckily for 35-year old Jennifer Rankin, hers recommends an earlier start date.

    “On Friday, March 20 I went in for my first ever baseline mammogram,” she said. “On Monday, she called me and said they’d found a worrisome tumor.”

    Rankin is a full-time deputy clerk for the Henry Circuit and District Courts, married to Jerry Rankin Jr., and has an eight-year old son, Dylan.

  • Keeping our kids safe on the internet

    Through the Internet, kids can access online educational resources from some of our nation’s greatest institutions, like the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Museums.  The Internet also helps kids with homework and research projects, provides them with instant information about community events and local activities, and connects them with friends around the world.  While the Internet is a valuable tool in our children’s lives, as parents, we must be conscious of its potential dangers.

  • It’s time to RELAY

    Staff writer/photographer

    Forty teams from across Henry County will descend upon the Henry County High School track Friday night for the 2009 American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

    The Relay for Life counts on community support to reach its goals.

    “Our goal this year is $95,000,” Henry County Relay Chairwoman Marla Young said. That comes out to $2,375 per team, perhaps a taller order than usual in 2009.