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Today's News

  • Hillz isn’t hollerin’

    General Manager

    A popular, but troubled, recreation park in Henry County has been closed — again.

    Hillz-N-Hollarz, an off road vehicle park in the Lockport area, was shut down in March after a meeting of the Henry County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments, where the board reviewed the park’s conditional use permit.

  • General Assembly finishes session

    The General Assembly finished its legislative session late last week, ending nearly three months of work that will have a positive impact for years to come.

    Highlights range from a plan to overcome a large budget deficit to significantly revising the tests that determine how well our schools are progressing.  We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time, especially when considering that this was a “short” session – so named because it is half as long as those in even-numbered years.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 1, 2009

    Wednesday, April 1

    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.

    The Henry County Middle School SBDM Council will be held in the HCMS conference room at 4 p.m.

    Eastern Elementary SBDM Council will meet at 4 p.m. in the school library.

  • Eminence drops opener but improved from last year

    Sports Editor

    The Eminence Warriors had just one day of practice before their season opener at Christian Academy-Louisville last Tuesday, and they came away with possibly their best start since the track program was restarted in 2005.

  • Scholastic audit reveals deficiencies

    Staff writer/photographer

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told the Henry County Public Schools board the Kentucky Department of Education recently conducted a scholastic audit of Henry County High School.

    He said the audit contained 88 indicators of success graded on a one to four scale.

    “Nobody gets a four,” he said. “Three is fully functional.” Abrams said a score of two indicates that programs have been implemented and developed but still need improvement. A one means no improvement has been made.

  • The Devil is in the Details: An Assault on Charitable Giving

    In these difficult economic times, more Americans are turning to non-profit and charity organizations for assistance.  From local soup kitchens and homeless shelters to major philanthropic organizations, like the Red Cross and Goodwill Industries, charities across the nation are reporting an overwhelming increase in demand for their services.  However, due to a short-sighted provision included in President Barack Obama’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2010, some charities may be unable to continue to respond to the needs of our communities.

  • The devil is in the details: higher taxes for small businesses

    The U.S. Labor Department recently released the unemployment numbers for February. More than 650,000 jobs were lost last month, pushing the national unemployment rate to 8.1 percent, up from 7.6 percent in January.  

    Since the recession began in December 2007, 4.4 million jobs have been cut. February’s report further underscores the importance of creating and protecting American jobs.  

    It is through this framework that we must examine President Barack Obama’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2010.

  • General Assembly egular session wraps up this week

    The 2009 Regular Session – which wraps up on Friday this week – will long be remembered for several reasons.  During this time we overcame a large budget deficit, overhauled the state testing system for our schools and set in motion nearly $2 billion in road improvements.  We also sought to slow our skyrocketing prison growth by providing more substance-abuse treatment to those whose addiction has led to an arrest.

    There were quite a few other bills about to become law, though, that in ways large and small will make a difference in our lives.

  • Four Henry County residents nabbed in ‘Operation Spring Clean Up’

    Landmark News Service

    Local law enforcement had their own version of spring cleaning Friday morning, March 20, rounding up 17 of 26 individuals indicted recently by a Carroll County grand jury for drug trafficking.

    Four Henry County residents — Jeffrey Roberts, 20, New Castle; Yvonne Dawson, 57, Pendleton; Zackory Johnson, 19, Smithfield; and Duran Towles, 20, Pendleton — were arrested; each was lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center.

  • Eminence, EIS to discuss community center ownership

    General Manager

    Months after it was first suggested by an outgoing city council member, the City of Eminence might consider giving control of the Eminence Community Life Center to the Eminence Independent Schools district.