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Today's News

  • Audit report shows no serious problems

    General Manager

    Once a year, they descend upon government agencies throughout the state.

    Auditors – either independent or state employed – visit city and county governments to assess the body’s finances. The process can take as little as a couple of weeks or more than a month.

    Frequently those audits turn up little, though some audits reveal major problems. Sometimes the audits will reveal small items that could cause a problem if left unchecked.

  • Earthquake Awareness week

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared Feb. 1-7 Earthquate Awareness week in Kentucky.

    The resolution, issued Jan. 14, sttes that there are several areas in the state capable of producing damaging earthquakes, and that future earthquakes are inevitable.

    Henry County Emergency Management Director Bruce Owens said an earthquick drill will be held at area schools on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 10:07 a.m., with all schools participating and reporting results to his department.

  • Things I’d like to do ... my bucket list

    A recent movie called “The Bucket List” tells about two men, one terminally ill, who decide to take on a list of things they’ve always wanted to do before they ‘kicked the bucket” – hence the name. I am not terminally ill, thank goodness, but I have a ‘bucket list’ of my own. Unlike the goals in the film, mine are modest and inexpensive, even trivial, but then I never claimed that my life would be a blockbuster movie.

  • County blessed with generous residents

    Henry County is blessed with many generous hearts.  We’ve had so many people ask us what they could do to help the community.  Everyone knows that times are hard with this economy.  It has only made the kindness in the hearts of the community come together and want to help those less fortunate.  To the pastors, church groups, work groups, teachers and staff, students, families:  thank you!  We thank you for the food and supplies that many have brought in for our community pantry.  We thank you for the monetary donations and providing “Santa&rdq

  • Qualified candidates wanted

    The 2008 election season has come and gone.  It is now time to start focusing on future elections, specifically those involving our local government offices.  We are less than a year away from the filing deadline for county judge-executive, magistrates, sheriff, county clerk, prosecuting attorney and many other county and city-elected positions.  The filing period is between Nov. 4, 2009, and 4 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2010.  Now is the time to get involved for anyone considering candidacy in any of these local government offices,

  • Mmm ... soup.

    Staff writer/photographer

    A simmering pot of soup redolent of aromatic spices signaled two things in my childhood home - lentil soup for supper and the biblical story of Esau and Jacob retold.

    My mother related, while stirring and stirring, how Jacob tricked his twin, Esau, into relinquishing his rights as first-born son. She said Jacob traded his famished brother a bowl of red lentil soup for Esau’s birthright.

  • Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky residents woke up to a different kind of blanket Tuesday morning. It was thick, and it was fluffy, but it definitely wasn’t warm.

    Several inches of snow fell overnight, ranging from almost eight inches in Eminence to about five inches in Campbellsburg. At the Henry County Local, snow measured just three inches in the parking lot.

    Eminence Independent Schools’ Superintendent Don Aldridge was in his office by 5:10 a.m. yesterday morning to activate the “snow tree.”

  • KSP troopers helped with inaugural security detail

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Trooper Jim Mitchell said he was glad to make the 574 mile trek to last week’s inaugural to provide security for the new president even though their politics clash.

    “I definitely volunteered,” he said.

    Mitchell, a registered Republican, said he and wife, Tanya enjoyed spirited discussion throughout the campaign.

  • H.C. Sheriff’s office to make arrest tied to Pool Hall burglary

    The Henry County Sheriff’s Department is prepared to make an arrest in the case of a late December burglary in Pleasureville.

     

    Detective Danny Stivers said Monday that he soon will arrest a 16-year old male, in connection with a Dec. 30 burglary at the Pleasureville Pool Hall. The same suspect, he said, also stole items from Pleasureville Hardware. As a result of the two incidents, Stivers said the teen will be charged with second degree burglary, a class D felony, and theft by unlawful taking of goods less than $300, a class A misdemeanor.\

     

  • ‘Green before green was cool’

    Staff writer/photographer

    “We were green before green was cool,” Safety-Kleen Systems’ Smithfield Recycle Center plant manager Dave Hanson said.

    Safety-Kleen moved its largest hazardous waste recycling plant to Smithfield in 1987 after purchasing the McKesson Envirosystems Company complex in late 1981. Safety-Kleen operates 200 branch operations and processing facilities in 48 states and Canada.