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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 29, 2009

    Wednesday, April 29

    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.

    Thursday, April 30

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4 p.m. New members welcome.

  • Student arrested after making threats

    General Manager

    An Eminence student is being held at a juvenile detention center after being arrested Wednesday, April 29.

  • HCHS Baseball defeats Owen County

    The Henry County Wildcats defeated Owen County 10-1 Friday, April 17. Coach Austin Hunsaker could not be reached for an interview, and did not return messages left for him before press-time.

  • Henry County Relay for Life events

    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, May 1— PBI Bank will be having a bake sale all day at the Pleasureville branch. Call Tami at (502) 878-4214 for more information.

  • Determination

    General Manager

    After a brutal loss at Spencer County, it could have been an easy thing for the Eminence High School softball team to hang its head.

    But not these Lady Warriors, not this time.

    After falling 16-0 to Spencer County last Tuesday in a wet, cold game that was called after just three innings, the Lady Warriors hit the road Thursday to play Evangel Christian, a team that to that point was undefeated.

  • Fostering green thumbs

    Staff writer/photographer

    Waves and waves of color welcome visitors to the Henry County High School greenhouse, and all that color is for sale.

    Agriculture teacher Lindsey Cottrell said sales were slow in the beginning. “We started off in quite a bit of a hole,” she said. “It (the greenhouse) takes a lot of money to run.”

    Pointing out ferns and flowers dangling in baskets overhead, Cottrell said hanging basket purchases improved sales last week.

  • 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.