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Today's News

  • 2009 will be Rankin’s first Relay as a survivor

    Staff writer/photographer

    Most doctors do not ask women to go for a mammogram until about age 40. Luckily for 35-year old Jennifer Rankin, hers recommends an earlier start date.

    “On Friday, March 20 I went in for my first ever baseline mammogram,” she said. “On Monday, she called me and said they’d found a worrisome tumor.”

    Rankin is a full-time deputy clerk for the Henry Circuit and District Courts, married to Jerry Rankin Jr., and has an eight-year old son, Dylan.

  • Keeping our kids safe on the internet

    Through the Internet, kids can access online educational resources from some of our nation’s greatest institutions, like the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Museums.  The Internet also helps kids with homework and research projects, provides them with instant information about community events and local activities, and connects them with friends around the world.  While the Internet is a valuable tool in our children’s lives, as parents, we must be conscious of its potential dangers.

  • It’s time to RELAY

    Staff writer/photographer

    Forty teams from across Henry County will descend upon the Henry County High School track Friday night for the 2009 American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

    The Relay for Life counts on community support to reach its goals.

    “Our goal this year is $95,000,” Henry County Relay Chairwoman Marla Young said. That comes out to $2,375 per team, perhaps a taller order than usual in 2009.

  • A resort, a military institute and a hotel?

    Staff writer/photographer

    You might not know it from passing through, but once upon a time, Drennon was a busy place.

    In 1952, former Courier-Journal editor/publisher Barry Bingham Jr., wrote an article about the ill-fated enterprises in Drennon called  “The Town With Three Lives - All Spent.”

  • Three sides to ATV story

    You can say there is two sides to every stories but in this case you can say three. No, the ATVs are not everyday after school or during the week. But yes we do let our kids and family ride the ATVs in our yard and the families yard behind us. We also ride them too.

    I, September Tingle, took a petition around our neighborhood with the help of Donna Samples to ask our neighbors if they had problems with us riding our ATVs in our yards. If they did not have a problem with it, could they sign the paper. Out of 30 houses only seven did not sign. So what does that tell you?

  • Fair starts Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s that time of year. Time for hot dogs and corndogs, hamburgers and cotton candy. Draft horse pulls, truck and tractor pulls and mud runs.

    Yes, it’s time for the 60th annual Henry County Fair, which opens Saturday and runs through July 4.

    There will be something for everyone, from pageants to a demolition derby and everything in between.

  • Yankees champs, again

    The Henry County Yankees came through in the clutch against the Eminence Rockies in the championship game of the Henry County Youth Baseball League Major League Division, scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning to break open a tie and holding on for a slim 8-7 win.

  • Aldridge resigns

    Staff writer/photographer

    Superintendent Don Aldridge has resigned after being at the helm of the Eminence Independent School District for three years.

    Aldridge leaves Eminence to take up the superintendent’s position in Garrett County.

  • Best kept secret in Henry Co.

    The Henry County Rod and Gun Club has been the best kept secret in Henry County for years, club president Ken Case said, but now he wants to get the secret out.

    For just $50 annually, a family can enjoy the luxury of a fish-stocked lake, hunting and camping seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Since Case became president in 2007, the membership has soared to its current 160 members. The club is looking to increase that number by 2010.

  • Springate named new coach

    Inside the high school’s cafeteria Monday night, Athletics Director Todd Gilley announced Derek Springate as the new boys’ basketball coach at Henry County High School.

    Springate, who was an assistant coach at West Jessamine last season, replaces Jason Holland, who left for Oldham County last month following five seasons at HCHS. After combing through all the applicants — including some impressive resumes — Gilley said Springate stood out the most.