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Today's News

  • 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.

     

  • 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.