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Today's News

  • Crawford, Farmer lead Cats at Mason-Dixon Games

    Sports Editor

    In Henry County’s season opener Saturday afternoon, Brittany Crawford and Travis Farmer both earned third-place finishers at the Mason-Dixon Games — which also served as the Kentucky Indoor State Track and Field Championships — and the Henry girls finished 16th in the team standings while the boys finished 22nd.

  • Eminence has illegal speed bumps

    Speed bumps are a traffic control device that is specifically regulated by statute. There are many illegal speed bumps within the city of Eminence. The city officials know they are illegal. The city attorney knows they are improperly installed. they are there because the “people wanted them,” just as in Pleasureville. The city attorney for these two towns (the same person) should make the city officials aware of the statutes and ensure that the cities comply with what is legal.

    Ron Marlow

    Eminence

     

  • Battling the bulge in local schools

    Staff writer/photographer

    Children at Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools are exposed to all the right stuff when it comes to nutrition and physical education.

    Eminence Superintendent Don Aldridge said staff and students are making both a real priority as a part of the system’s wellness imperative. 

    Nutritious food is the first line of defense.

  • Farmer’s Market to start in April

    The Henry County Farmer’s market met at the Extension Office last week to begin planning for their opening the end of April.  The market will be held on Saturdays at the Courthouse and also on Wednesday afternoons during peak season and this year they are planning a new location at Browning Pontiac on North Main in Eminence on Friday afternoons.  All produce that is sold at the market is grown in Henry County.  Dues for member farmers are only $25 per year.  The market is planning to accept both WIC and Senior Coupons again this year.

  • Fiscal responsibility missing from FY2010 budget

    While the rest of America is tightening family budgets and making sacrifices due to the recession, Washington, D.C.

  • Main Street supporters honored at dinner

    Staff writer/photographer

    Iced tea, conversation and compliments flowed at an appreciation dinner for New Castle Main Street supporters last week at the refurbished Locker building.

    Preservation Board Chairman Joseph Yates introduced the evening’s speaker, Kentucky Heritage Council Executive Director Mark Dennen.

    Yates credited Dennen with opening the eyes and minds of New Castle residents to the city’s possibilities.

  • Commission votes 3-2 for speed bumps

    General Manager

    In a discussion that quickly became snide and snippy, members of the Pleasureville City Commission hastily voted 3-2 to install speed bumps in the city.

    Sandra Woods said during the meeting that she wanted speed bumps installed on Marcus and Fairview Streets in the city.

  • Oh, the places you’ll go with a good book

    An important birthday passed Monday, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t say a little something about it.

    Theodore “Dr. Seuss” Geisel would have been 105 on March 2. Geisel’s impact has been felt across generations now, instilling a love of reading into countless children — and I count myself among those.

  • County offering more recycling options

    Staff writer/photographer

    With additional locations and no sorting necessary, Henry County residents should now find the recycling process a breeze.

    County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said when the county negotiated a new contract with Rumpke more recycling bins were requested. “We already had several at the county road barn,” he said. “We got two new ones at Eminence schools and Eastern Elementary.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 4, 2009

    Wednesday, March 4

     

    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.

     

    Eastern Elementary SBDM council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.