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Today's News

  • New energy policy critical to economic growth

    Last year, families, businesses and communities in Kentucky’s Fourth District were forced to make tough choices in order to afford the soaring cost of energy.  This painful experience taught us that our energy supply will not always be abundant, reliable or affordable.  While it is tempting to think our energy crisis has ended now that oil prices have dropped, Americans cannot afford for Congress to become complacent.  We must not abandon our goal of creating a new American energy strategy.

  • HCPS to add two teachers for 09/10

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though enrollment in Henry County Public Schools is expected to slow, superintendent Tim Abrams recommended an addition of two teachers in the district.

    During last week’s Henry County Board of Education meeting, Abrams proposed that Henry County Middle School hire one new mathematics teacher for the 2009-10 school year.

  • 18 months in the making

    Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 26, the Henry County Local will no longer be located at 1378 Eminence Road.

    Instead, we’ll be operating out of our new location at 18 S. Penn Avenue in Eminence, next door to Shroyer Insurance and a couple doors down from Chat ‘N Nibble.

    Though we’ve allotted two days for the move, we should be up and running again Friday morning. But our first ‘official’ day of business at our new home will be Monday, March 2.

  • EIS announces new teacher

    Staff writer/photographer

    Paul Adams McDowell of Shelbyville took the helm of Eminence Independent School System’s Physical Education Department on Feb. 9.

    McDowell’s previous experience includes working as a special education teacher and a physical education teacher in Jefferson and Shelby County public schools. “He has experience at all three grade levels,” EIS Superintendent Don Aldridge said.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of February 18, 2009

    Wednesday, February 25

    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.

    Thursday, February 26

  • Spring Fling planning is underway

    Plans are currently underway for the 27th Annual New Castle Spring Fling.  The date is Saturday, June 13.  The committee is currently working on several things for the 27th Annual New Castle Spring Fling, but the economic crisis has hit us hard and we are strapped for funds to run the festivals in New Castle. The festivals are the Spring Fling, Fall Fling, and Christmas in New Castle.  We need some donors to step up and sponsor our festivals.  If we don’t get more sponsorships, we might have to take drastic cuts in the festivals.   It would be v

  • A new chapter

    General Manager/Editor

    On Monday, March 2, the Henry County Local will formally open its doors for business at 18 South Penn Avenue in Eminence.

    As we close the door at 1837 Eminence Road, we thought we’d take a look back at the paper’s history.

    Many Henry County residents may remember the Henry County Local’s current building as a once popular hang out – the Dairy Castle.

  • Do we really need this much protection?

    On the prairies of eastern Kansas, the early spring is when ranchers do their annual burning to allow the new spring grass to emerge with full vigor. I used to love to watch the flickering horizon on the prairie from my front porch. But every once in awhile, the Kansas winds would pick up or shift direction so that those “controlled” fires became a potential menace.

     

  • Crawford kicks off Relay with laughter

    Staff writer/photographer

    Setting dinner on fire may not be the first metaphor to come to mind when discussing the home care of a cancer survivor, but according to Byron Crawford, it perfectly described his competence as a caregiver.

    Crawford, a long time Louisville Courier-Journal columnist, helped kick off the 2009 Henry County Relay for Life.

  • Thanks for donations

    I would like to thank Scriber Station and an awesome Sunday School group at Eminence Baptist Church for donating a meal for 20 of our seniors once a month and Eminence Christian Church for donating a meal once every 3 months. This means a lot to our Meals on Wheels program.

    I want to reiterate that these donations along with any monetary donations will keep this program running. We need your help to continue to provide meals for the seniors in this community.