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Today's News

  • Many helped in making roads safe, getting students home

    On Feb. 3, the snow caused considerable headaches for many motorists. The timing of the snow and more of it than was forecast caused many parents to have concerns about the safety of their children while traveling home from school. I, like every employee of the Henry County Public Schools, make the safety of our children my number one priority each and every day. It gives me great comfort to know that the transportation staff performs their duties with a great amount of professionalism.

  • OneCall used for 1st time

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry County was slammed with snow and ice on Jan. 27-28, the county had a new tool to notify residents of an emergency situation.

    Installed in December, the OneCall Inc., emergency notification system was used for the first time in Henry County.

  • Brief - trash pick up in Pleasureville

    Industrial Disposal was unable to run its regular trash routes last Friday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Pick up will resume on its regular schedule as of Friday, February 6.

  • I’m not the pioneer I thought I was

    The recent power outage made me realize that perhaps my self-image has always been slightly askew. All my life, I have fancied myself the “pioneer” type; delighting in the sight of my baby’s freshly washed diapers flapping in the Kansas breeze, making jam out of the wild blackberries I picked myself on our farm, knitting cotton dishrags for the kitchen, and helping haul water when we still depended on a cistern.  I have always felt the simple life was for me, as if I could step into the pages of a Laura Ingalls Wilder book and feel completely at home.

  • Mayor appreciates local support

    On behalf of the City of Eminence, I would like to thank the many, many volunteers who gave of their time to assist the citizens of Eminence and Henry County during the recent snow and ice storm emergencies.   The list is so long that I cannot mention everyone by name, but you know who you are.  I am so proud to live in a community where people care so much for one another.

  • Curves is welcoming SilverSneakers members free

    Curves of Shelbyville is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program designed for older adults. Beginning January 1, SilverSneakers members were eligible to join Curves of Shelbyville at no cost.

  • New business to help rebuild lives

    Today’s world is one of a multitude of problems, and many of those problems are hard to face.

    But Across Kentucky Life Skills Center aims to help residents face their problems, learn to forgive and learn to live.

    Life Skills International has opened in Eminence, and soon will offer its first class.

    Mona Huff is one of four trained facilitators who will work with clients.

    Huff said clients will attend classes to help work through their anger and frustration issues, some of which may stem back to childhood.

  • Chamber announces Patrick Henry Award winner

    Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    “I don’t think I have ever been more surprised,” Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. said after being told he was the fifth recipient of the Patrick Henry Award.  “I never considered that someone would think I have the proper qualifications.  I am deeply honored.”

  • Snow, ice and more SNOW

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just as Henry County began to thaw from last week’s winter storm, more snow fell Tuesday adding to a mix of snow and ice that most residents would be happy to never see again.

    Last Wednesday’s ice storm left more than 607,000 Kentuckians in the freezing cold and darkness, thousands of those in Henry County. That number surpassed the nearly 600,0000 Kentucky residents who lost power in September.

  • A question of protection

    General Manager/Editor

    When Pleasureville’s last long-time police officer retired, he left after 18 years of serving the city. Since that time, the small community has wrestled with finding and keeping a police officer. For the last year, the city has gone without a police officer, and some say that the city has had fewer problems now than it did when the city had a police officer on duty.