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Today's News

  • Berry, Cooper jump personal bests at Oldham Co. meet

    General Manager

    Six feet, two inches.

    It’s the second best high jump in the state. And it’s a personal best for Eminence High School’s Ed Berry.

    Last week, Berry and teammate T.J. Cooper took their high jump skills to Oldham County where the two placed first and second respectively. Cooper’s jump cleared 5’8” — also a personal best.

  • Education Foundation distributes grant money

    Eminence Independent Schools Education Foundation Allocations Committee met March 12 to determine how to distribute this year’s grant funds.

    Applicants receiving funding were:

    • Joe Turner requested and received $200 for supplies to paint a mural depicting the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears.

    • Odyssey of the Mind received $400 for registration and competition fees. They had requested $1,000.

    • Elementary School Principal Mike Doran received $1,500 of the $2,000 he requested to replace outdated Alpha Smart systems.

  • Biggest Loser set to begin again

    It is time for the Henry County Biggest Loser Contest! Form a team of 3 or more adults, come up with a catchy name and send in the entry form found in this issue of the Henry County Local. First weigh in will be May 10 or May 11.

     

  • Focus on financial literacy critical in tough economy

    In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to understand and monitor our family budgets and personal finances.  Americans are facing a lot of uncertainty these days, so it is vital to educate yourself on the best ways to save and protect your finances for the future.  Since April is Financial Literacy Month, I wanted to share some tools that will help individuals and families better manage personal finances, assist those who may be having trouble with mortgage, and protect against identity theft and scammers.

  • Campbellsburg sewer project now focuses on manholes, infiltration

    General Manager

    They’re the worst of the worst.

    Ten man holes in the Campbellsburg sewer system have been identified as among the worst, leakiest manholes in the system. Six are in what Carrollton Utilities refers to as the elementary school water shed, and four are in the Rucker water shed.

    Campbellsburg City Council member Rex Morgan said Monday night that CU estimates the total cost to seal the manholes and prevent them from leaking again will be $7,310.

  • Music and more for a good cause

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Saturday, June 6 the Grange mansion on Kentucky 55 will provide the backdrop for the Campbellsburg Women’s Club Southern Picnic and Auction. The pastoral grounds hosted the event once before in May 2006 drawing more than 80 people and raising several thousand dollars for the good work these ladies do in the community.

    “It really was fun,” Pepper McKee said.

    This year the club hopes to do even better while still keeping the costs to attend low.

  • Shelby Fit for Life hosting FEW se

    In celebration of their third anniversary, Shelby Fit for Life has invited Danny Russo, nationally renowned fitness expert and television personality, to Shelbyville for a one-night-only seminar. This is Russo’s third visit to Shelbyville on his National Women’s Fitness Tour, that offers weight management, nutrition and exercise tips in a funny, motivating and informative seminar titled “FEW – Food Exercise and Water.” Russo, former Good Morning America Fitness Expert, has presented this seminar in more than 700 cities.

  • Get your fresh veggies Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    The first of the Henry County Farmers’ Market annual bounty will be offered in all its leafy goodness Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. until noon at the courthouse square in New Castle. “Most of the time we’re there around 8 (a.m.) setting up,” market president Barbara Gregory said.

    Produce offerings will be seasonal in nature.

  • CEO frugality pays off

    Staff writer/photographer

    Some local students learned recently that frugality can be a good thing.

    Dr. Bill Webb, director of the Center for Educational Opportunities, told the Henry County Board of Education that his program will offer a truly innovative option for students this spring. “By being frugal, we ended up with some extra money,” he said.

  • CASA volunteers work for kids

    CASA Volunteer  and Chairperson of the CASA: Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties Advisory Council

    There is nothing like a beautiful April day in Kentucky to remind us that cold, dreary winters eventually give way to fresh breezes and spring blooms. If we just wait long enough, nature will reward our patience with a sense of renewal and hope that comes this time of year.  Perhaps it is the icy weather of this winter or the economic turmoil that touches us all, but this year, spring feels particularly rewarding.