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Today's News

  • Thousands without power, water district operating normally

    Thousands of Henry County residents remain without power today after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain beginning Monday night.

    Primary roads in Henry County were passable, though drivers are urged to be cautious.

    Residents in Pleasureville found themselves not just without power this morning, but without water as well. According to Henry County Water District No. 2 Superintendant Barry Woodsd, the station went down because of a lack of power. That station is up and running again.

  • Public Records for the week of January 28, 2009

    Marriages

    Kimberly Denise Perry, 48, Pleasureville, to Jeffery Herman Rigsby, 49, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Scott Goodman Woodrow, 46, Eminence, and Deadra Lynn Burgin, 45, Pleasureville.

    Eric Cristopher Klink, 30, Smithfield and Shannon Denise Terry, 31, Smithfield.

    Property Transfers

  • Do you know where your teen drinks?

    A report was recently released by SAMHSA, called the NSDUH Report: “Underage Alcohol Use: Where Do Young People Drink?”  The 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health asked past month alcohol users aged 12 to 20 how they obtained the last alcohol they drank and where they were when they consumed it.  This report has examined where teens drink alcohol so that parents can better target their efforts in ensuring teens have fewer opportunities to engage in underage drinking. 

  • Who’s watching the county?

    I do not understand the recent actions (or, better, inactions) of the Henry County Local. The Local promises to strive “for accuracy, fairness, and clarity in its coverage’ but recently has been failing to provide any of its promises.   A few  weeks ago the Local published the official notification of the audit of the Henry County Fiscal Court performed by state auditor Crit Luallen.

  • Kentucky roadways, the good and the bad

    One of the more welcoming trends in Kentucky in recent years has been our declining highway fatalities.  Though one is too many, there is greater evidence that increased seatbelt usage and the relatively new graduated driver’s license for teenagers is having the effect we in the General Assembly had hoped.

    In 2005, there were 985 people who died in automobile accidents on Kentucky’s roads, the highest total since the early 1970s. Fortunately, we have seen a steady drop since then, with last year’s listed at 822 – a nearly 17 percent reduction.

  • Eminence looking for information on city’s past mayors

    General Manager

    In its history, Eminence has had dozens of mayors, but little is known about them.

    Eminence Mayor Jim Petitt said some residents and city employees have been looking for pictures and whatever information may be available, including when they were born, when they died. “We would like to make as large a picture as possible,” he said.

  • Not the only one with a unique hobby

    I thought I had an odd and unique hobby, but after reading the article about the man visiting Sligo, I realize there are others doing what I enjoy doing.

  • ‘Life ain’t a game’

    General Manager

    Every day, 7,000 students nationwide drop out of school.

    According to Steve Swank, Henry County Public Schools’ Dropout Prevention Coordinator, those dropouts are eight times more likely to wind up in jail when compared to those who have at least a diploma or GED.

    In the course of his job, Swank said he sees students at all grade levels. The decision to drop out, doesn’t come on a whim, and sometimes is based on seeing someone else do it.

  • Farm Service Agency Loans now available

    The Farm Service Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture makes operating loans to eligible farmers who are unable to obtain sufficient credit elsewhere at rates and terms which can reasonably be afforded.   Operating loan funds can be used for annual farm operating expenses, family living expenses, purchase of livestock, purchase of equipment, payment of costs associated with land and water development for conservation or use purposes, real estate repairs and the refinancing of intermediate farm debts.  Eligible applicants may obtain direct loans up to a maximum

  • Misspent “fun” is vandalism

    On Thursday night, Jan. 15, 16 mailboxes on Bates Lane were vandalized – most were smashed on one side by some object and several were knocked completely off their pedestal! I would guess that this vandalism was perpetrated by young people, who were out driving around and thought this would be fun. Someone (or a group) who would do this must have a perverted sense of what is fun. Obviously, they have no respect for other’s property; but, vandalizing U.S. Postal Service mailboxes is a Federal offense!