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Today's News

  • Thanks for making safety a priority

    Last week brought about many very positive changes for students and parents of Henry County High School and Middle School.  One change appreciated by all is the turning lane that was installed in front of the middle school and high school campus.  As anyone who travels that route can tell you, it is a very welcome addition.  Parents, students, staff, bus drivers, community members and others just passing through are experiencing a much safer commute because of the efforts of State Representative Rick Rand, County Judge Executive John Logan Brent, and

  • HCMS student 65th at World Champs

    Playing against the best young golfers from around the world, Henry County Middle School seventh-grader MacKenzie Peyton finished 65th at the US Kids Golf World Championship, improving from her 85th-place outing in the same event last August.

  • HCPS: An ounce of prevention

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s all about prevention.

    HCPS district school nurse Melissa Jeffries said a letter will be sent to the homes of all students this week outlining the district’s commitment to flu prevention.

    Jeffries said HCPS is taking its direction from the Centers for Disease Control and the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Community Calendar for the week of August 12, 2009

    Wednesday, August 12

    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.

    CARE Team coalition luncheon will be held at the library at noon. Please RSVP for lunch (502) 878-0001.

    Thursday, August 13

  • Despite being landlocked, Kentucky has plenty of shore line

    Kentucky may technically be a land-locked state, but it certainly does not lack in shoreline.  Lake Cumberland alone, for example, has almost as much as our country’s entire Pacific coast, all 1,293 miles of it.

    No state outside of Alaska has more streams and rivers, and our 1,500 miles of navigable waterways are double the length of our interstates.

    In other words, we know water.

    It was with that thought in mind that House and Senate leaders decided earlier this year to create a committee dedicated solely to our streams, rivers and lakes.

  • Heat-related injuries have been a hot topic despite the cool temperatures

    After all the talk from the Kentucky High School Athletic Association about heat-related injuries and prevention, I will say that it’s been a bit of an ironic summer.

  • Common sense ideas for health care reform

    We can all agree America needs healthcare reform, and an important debate is taking place in this country about how to best achieve that. I think answers can be found in the story of the government’s “Cash for Clunkers” and stimulus programs. The problems with these programs show why Americans are right to be skeptical of a government takeover of health care.

  • Reckless homicide for Elston

    Staff writer/photographer

    After more than three days of testimony, Steve Elston has been convicted of reckless homicide.

    Elston was charged with second degree murder in the July 6, 2008, shooting death of Joseph Burch. The jury deliberated less than two hours before returning a verdict — one of five options presented by Judge Karen A. Conrad.

    The options included finding Elston not guilty, guilty of the original charge, or guilty of one of three lesser charges.

  • Henry County Sharp Shooters 11th at national

    The Henry County Sharp Shooters improved this year at the National Rifle Association’s International Youth Hunter Education Challenge, but the problem was every other team improved, too, in a competition between the best squads in the country.

  • Country Club hosts US Kids World Championships Qulifier

    The rain tried to put a damper on the US Kids World Championships Qualifier held at the Henry County Country Club last Wednesday, but after a three-hour rain delay the 32-person field finally teed off.

    It was the first time the golf course located just north of New Castle landed a Worlds Qualifier event, which attracted golfers aged 5-14 from all across the country. Among the mix were three from Henry County: MacKenzie Peyton, age 12, Isaac Klempner, 7, and Will Peyton, 6.