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Today's News

  • County to gather info for disabled residents

    General Manager

    By all accounts, the ice storm that hit the region on Jan. 27 was a learning experience.

    That learning experience hit home for some local officials when Henry County went about the process of setting up storm shelters.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said that while severe weather has hit the county before, rarely does it happen in cold weather. In warm weather, he said, residents are better able to “rough it out.”

  • 'Cardiac Cats' play to name

    After the 31st District tournament last week, I’ll have to give the Henry County Wildcats a thanks for doing what they do best: keeping fans on the edge of their seats and this reporter exhaling at the end of games. They truly are the Cardiac Cats, which is a title no team has been more deserving to have.

    I haven’t been able to exercise much this winter due to a few nagging injuries but the Wildcats have kept my heart rate at an all-time high. Don’t believe me? Go watch Henry play in the 8th Region tournament this week and you will see what I mean.

  • Stimulus package details still pending

    Although final details are still pending, Kentucky got a much clearer picture last week of what it can expect from the federal stimulus package that Congress recently passed.  Even with quite a few strings attached, it should still provide a substantial lift right when we need it most.

    According to Governor Beshear, we will get a little more than $3 billion over the next 28 months, which doesn’t include direct stimulus payments Kentuckians may receive from such things as tax cuts or boosts in Social Security payments.

  • Hold insurance companies in check

    I know most insurance companies are reliable and that sometimes a reasonable increase in insurance premiums is justified. I don’t like it when it happens, but I understand that it can happen. Even the most reasonable person would agree, however, that three increases over a six-year period, cumulatively totaling more than a 100 percent hike in premiums, would be unjustified, harmful and unconscionable.

  • $3.2 billion in stimulus coming to Ky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Now that President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment act has been passed, just how the stimulus funding will reach Henry County is up in the air.

    The money will be distributed to Kentucky’s 120 counties by the state. Among the firm details are that $100 million of the $3.2 billion earmarked for Kentucky  will be spent in Metro Louisville alone.

  • Look out for ‘alco-pops’

    MADD KY State Youth Program Coordinator

    Alcoholic versus non-alcoholic: think you could tell the difference?  You may want to think again.  Alco-pops are flavored malt-beverages to which fruit juices, sweeteners, wine, and/or distilled liquor have been added.  Alco-pops present a potentially serious health threat to youth. 

  • C.J. Penny's last-second basket lifts Anderson over Shelby in 8th Region finals

    Sports Editor

    C.J. Penny hit a long-range shot at the buzzer and the Anderson County Bearcats are headed to the Sweet 16 State Tournament for the first time since 1997.

  • New energy policy critical to economic growth

    Last year, families, businesses and communities in Kentucky’s Fourth District were forced to make tough choices in order to afford the soaring cost of energy.  This painful experience taught us that our energy supply will not always be abundant, reliable or affordable.  While it is tempting to think our energy crisis has ended now that oil prices have dropped, Americans cannot afford for Congress to become complacent.  We must not abandon our goal of creating a new American energy strategy.

  • HCPS to add two teachers for 09/10

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though enrollment in Henry County Public Schools is expected to slow, superintendent Tim Abrams recommended an addition of two teachers in the district.

    During last week’s Henry County Board of Education meeting, Abrams proposed that Henry County Middle School hire one new mathematics teacher for the 2009-10 school year.

  • 18 months in the making

    Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 26, the Henry County Local will no longer be located at 1378 Eminence Road.

    Instead, we’ll be operating out of our new location at 18 S. Penn Avenue in Eminence, next door to Shroyer Insurance and a couple doors down from Chat ‘N Nibble.

    Though we’ve allotted two days for the move, we should be up and running again Friday morning. But our first ‘official’ day of business at our new home will be Monday, March 2.