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Today's News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • McKee officiates third Olympic trials for U.S. track and field

    Henry Countian Jim McKee returned earlier this month from another stint as an official at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials.

    McKee probably never  dreamed he would be involved with track at its highest level when his children began their high school careers in the throwing events in the mid-1990s.

  • Hardly relaxing, but a lot of fun

     

     

    My wife and I have a tendency to think big when it comes to vacations. We have been on some great trips over the years, but we always come home exhausted and vowing to a take a “real vacation” the next year.

  • Krebs named Wildcats coach

    By GREG WOODS
    Sports Editor
    Henry County Country Club golf professional Cory Krebs has been named the new golf coach for the Henry County High School boys’ golf team.
    He will be assisted by Steve Allen.
    Krebs, who has been in the position at the local club since January, has coached numerous young golfers, but this will be his first experience as the coach of a high school team.
    As a youngster, he played on the Musselman-Dunne and Pepsi Junior golf tours. He played high school golf at St. Xavier in Louisville.

  • Big ideas don’t come from just big cities

    In this week’s issue of the Henry County Local, I met with several business owners that were expanding their business or pursuing new avenues of revenue.

    I also attended the Forecastle Festival in Louisville where more than 30,000 people attended for three days of music, art and activism. Not preachy activism, but practical means for sustainability in regards to local economies and the environment as a whole. I  attended the Henry County Public School Board meeting where they are pursuing a program that integrates the Internet as a learning tool.

  • Music, fun and food coming to fairgrounds July 28

    Looking for a great family event? Interested in helping your children and grandchildren recognize the importance of our agricultural heritage? Want some great burgers, farm fresh produce or some homemade ice cream or some great barbecue? Looking for that perfect, unique wedding gift? Want to see Patrick Henry Hughes and hear some great country/gospel and dulcimer music? Have we got the event for you!