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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 6, 2009

    Wednesday, May 6

    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 HCMS Site Based Council meeting will be held in the middle school conference room at 4 p.m.

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

  • Stuck in line? Not for long

    General Manager

    Motorists sitting in long lines on U.S. 421 soon will see some relief.

    Thanks to a set of perfect circumstances, turn lanes will be installed in front of the schools.

    Construction on two turn lanes — one into each entrance to the schools — is slated for this summer.

    Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said he was excited about the project, which is something the district has sought for several years.

  • Census Bureau reports moving rate at lowest in 60 years

    In any given year, a little more than 10 percent of our country’s population packs up its belongings and moves.  Most don’t go far: Two-thirds just re-locate to another area in the same county, and another fifth stay in the same state.

    In today’s economy, however, even our restless nature is taking a break.  The U.S. Census Bureau confirmed that last month, when it reported our country’s moving rate in 2008 was the lowest since the agency began tracking it in 1948.

  • Stone could be released June 1

    General Manager

    An Eminence man charged with murder soon may be released from jail.

    Warren Stone, 56, was in Henry County District Court Monday for Judge Diana E. Wheeler’s ruling on his competency. But that ruling did not come, and Wheeler continued the case to June 1.

    Stone is charged with the Feb. 29, 2008, murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

  • AFJROTC provides discipline, caring

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dressed in sweaty t-shirts and gym shorts, JROTC leaders Lt. Col. Mark Fassio and MSgt. Kevin (Sarge) McClure sprawled comfortably on office chairs.

    Veterans of both the military and teaching high school, they had just finished playing a game of basketball with their considerably younger counterparts, the cadets.

  • National energy tax legislation will cause more pain for Kentucky families

    Over the next few weeks, the House of Representatives will dedicate significant energy to debating a proposal that will increase utility bills, raise the price of a gallon of gas, push food prices to new heights and generally increase the cost of nearly every consumer product in an attempt to hastily address the issue of global climate change. 

  • Smithfield to name park for Morgan

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mayor Kenny Baker said Smithfield residents, local dignitaries plus friends and family will be on hand to honor Robert W. Morgan’s patronage of the City of Smithfield Park on Saturday, May 30.

    “Over the course of more than 30 years,” he said, “he let the city use the existing park.”

    Smithfield commissioner Saundra Smith said Morgan and his wife, Rose, have since donated the part of the park where the playground stands.

  • Hancock and Waits to remain open

    Staff writer/photographer

    At least one of Henry County’s two auto dealers learned last week that they were safe from closure.

    Hancock and Waits Chrysler dealership employees were on pins and needles awaiting notification from ailing auto giant Chrysler about whether or not they would be a casualty of industry-wide shutdowns.

  • 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.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

     

  • Too early to say if GA will be recalled to Frankfort

    In the 50 years since the federal government began tracking personal income growth, there has never been a three-month period that was lower than its counterpart from the previous year.

    This summer, however, that’s expected to change.