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Today's News

  • 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.

  • After May accident, New Castle woman learning to walk again

    General Manager

    In June, Betty Jean Hamilton vowed she would walk again.

    After losing her leg in a freak accident in May, Hamilton has spent the last seven months in intense physical therapy.

    In Novmeber, the 77-year old New Castle resident received a prosthetic leg. Learning to walk all over again has been tough.

    The process, she said, has been long and slow. “This leg has just about got me down,” Hamilton said Monday. “I told (my daughters) I was going to take a break from it.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of December 23, 2009

    Wednesday, December 23

     

    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.

     

    Thursday, December 24

     

  • Henry represented in All-Star football game

    Playing for the East, Henry County High School’s Erick Butler, Chris Price and Cole Crouch were selected and played in the annual East-West All-Star football game at Southern High School on Saturday.

    The top seniors from the Louisville area competed in the contest hosted by the Greater Louisville Football Coaches Association. Bullitt Central’s Mike Gossett coached the West team, Oldham County’s Matt Brown coached the East and the West won 40-20 on a cold and windy day.