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Today's News

  • Put the numbers into perspective

    To better understand just how much the country’s economic crisis has affected Kentucky, it may help to look at some hard-to-imagine statistics in a different way.

    If the number of people seeking unemployment insurance for the first time in February came together, for example, they would immediately become Kentucky’s third-largest city, slightly ahead of Owensboro.

    The total number of unemployed is of course much higher.  Its size easily outranks the combined populations of Owensboro, Bowling Green, Covington and Richmond.

  • Honoring their own

    Staff writer/photographer

    Airplane-shaped cookies iced in red, white and blue frosting and two-liter bottles of Stars and Stripes soda were the refreshments served at the Henry County High School Air Force Junior Ninth Annual Awards Night last Thursday.

    “Those cookies were the talk of the entire place, believe it or not!” Lt. Col. Mark Fassio said. “Maybe I  should’ve issued those instead of medals.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 22, 2009

    Wednesday, April 22

    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.

  • Relay For Life

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

    • Friday, April 24 — Cook’s in Eminence will be having a cookout beginning at 11 a.m. with proceeds going to their Relay team.

  • We’re all a Twitter about changes

    General Manager

    It’s an exciting time here at the Local. After weeks of settling in, we’re finally ready to show off our new home!

    We invite you to visit our new office at 18 South Penn Avenue, in Eminence, this Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m.

    Stop by, meet the staff and see just what it is we’re so excited about!

    The new office, undoubtedly isn’t the only change you’ve noticed for the Local.

  • KCHIP enrollment available at Eminence Christian Church

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program is reaching out to Henry County residents.

    According to KCHIP’s Web site there are an estimated 67,000 eligible Kentucky children who remain uninsured. To address the problem KCHIP set up satellite locations in outlying counties to make it easier for residents to enroll.

    Enrollment Specialist Bobbie Mercer recently set up a space at the Eminence Christian Church to assist local families who need coverage.

  • Relay For Life happenings

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

    • Eminence Christian Church Relay For Life team will hold a yard sale in the church yard from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in conjunction with a bake sale hosted by Cub Scout Troop #178.

  • H.C. teen part of regional robotics grou

    Staff writer/photographer

    Andrew Elliott-Johnson’s dream is to build his own eight-foot tall bi-pedal robot.

    “I like doing things like this,”  he said. “It will be an industrial type machine with a person inside it.”

    Elliott-Johnson, of Smithfield, is part of the Engineers of Tomorrow robotics team, a local robotics team traveling to Atlanta this week to participate in a national competition.

  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month

    Underage drinking is a serious problem, with roots deep in our culture. Teens are in a constant state of searching for who they are and who they want to become. They have a desire for adventure and excitement as well as a desire to feel more grown up. Unfortunately, many teens turn to alcohol to fill this need for enlightenment, exhilaration and maturity. These reasons are often compounded by their belief that they are indestructible.

  • ACS recognizes volunteers

    In celebration of the 36th annual National Volunteer Week, April 19-25, the American Cancer Society recognizes and celebrates the efforts of its more than three million volunteers nationwide who are making a difference for people facing cancer every day. In Henry County, many volunteers give their time and talent to fight back against the disease.

     

    The Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network sponsor the annual National Volunteer Week, which began in 1974 with an executive order by President Richard Nixon.