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Today's News

  • General Assembly to get underway

    At the end of the year, just before the start of another legislative session, the General Assembly’s various committees report on the issues they have reviewed since the last legislative session.

    Not surprisingly, with 14 joint House and Senate committees, numerous subcommittees and eight others focusing on specific areas of state government, there is a wide ranging amount of information covered.

  • Perry Automotive at your service

    Staff writer/photographer

    “Meaner than a junk yard dog” became a household term when “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” was a hit back in 1973, but Baxter, the Rodney Perry Automotive Inc., shop cat, could spark a new, friendlier automotive expression.

    He might inspire something more along the lines of “softer than a chamois cloth” or “oranger than Jeff Burton’s car.”

    Diane Perry said she brought Baxter to live at the repair shop after adopting him from a shelter.

  • Bridge replacement underway, historic bridge will be removed

    Staff writer/photographer

    The historic Warren through-truss bridge that crosses the Kentucky River where Henry and Owen counties meet at Gratz is slated for removal as soon as a replacement is built.

    Ground was broken for the new bridge project on December 2.

    The bridge is one of 429 in the United States built in 1931 and carries an average of more than 1,000 vehicles daily across its span.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said the bridge has been on the six year highway plan for 15 to 20 years.

  • A tale of 12 Sligos

    General Manager

    In 2000, Irishman Gavin Walsh set off on a unique journey.

    A native of Sligo, Ireland, Walsh, 43, learned during his previous travels that there were 11 Sligos in the United States. And in 2000, he visited each one on an 8,000-mile “racethrough.”

    Now, Walsh is on his 88th trip to the United States and retracing some of his steps and gathering information for what could be part of a travelogue.

  • HC Native is Humana Medicare expert

    Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    As we age, our needs change, and so does our insurance.  Medicare becomes our main focus, but how many really understand what coverage is available?

  • CARE Team Connection: Resolve to Love a Child

    Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  Many people resolve to lose weight, get into shape, get their finances in order, or make some other positive change in their lives.  How long do these changes usually last?  A day?  A week?  A month? 

  • Community Calendar for the week of January 14

    Wednesday, January 14

    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.

    Henry County CARE Team Coalition meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the HC Public Library. Please RSVP for luncheon.

    Thursday, January 15

  • Community Calendar for the week of January 7, 2009

    Wednesday, January 7

    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 meet in the middle school conference room at 4 p.m.

  • Community says goodbye to Dewayne Douglas

    Sports Editor

    With a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd packed inside the high school’s gym Monday afternoon, the Eminence community remembered the life of Dewayne Douglas and said a teary-eyed goodbye to the man that is better known as Coach D.

    Douglas, who has served multiple positions at Eminence Independent School since 1991, died of an apparent heart attack in the early morning hours Friday, which shocked the school and the community. He was 51.

  • Thanks for help with and coming to live nativity

    Back in 1959, a group of church members from the three churches in the Bethlehem community met to discuss the possibility of a joint project. The idea of a living nativity was presented and all enthusiastically agreed. Now 50 years later, this ministry has been portrayed over and over each Christmas season. This would not have been possible if so many dedicated people had not had the faith to keep it going. To all who helped in any way, we say thank you so much for your support and willingness to serve.