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Today's News

  • Board members express concern about construction costs

    Staff writer/photographer

    Members of the Henry County School Board showed cracks in their composure during the board meeting last week over an ever-growing pile of costly construction changes at the high school.

    Two change orders in particular seemed to present sticking points.

    One change order requested $21,035.15 for changes in the auxiliary gym. It cited a revised entrance as well as site work changes and changes to windows.

  • Perry's does it best

    Staff writer/photographer

    G.W. and Martha Perry are the perfect pair to own Perry’s Hardware in Eminence. “We have about 90 years’ experience between us,” Perry said.

    Both were hardware buyers for different concerns for decades beginning in the early 1960s.

    Their broad knowledge is a boon for customers. Perry believes smaller stores can compete with the big boys price-wise as well as offer services they don’t.

  • Being a good neighbor? Court approves fence policy for park

    General Manager

    Be a good neighbor.

    If there was any other theme to emerge from last week’s Henry County Fiscal Court meeting, that was it. The phrase worked its way into several issues before the court last week, including fence installation at the new county park.

    Ray Powell said he wanted to be a good neighbor and work with the county on creating a fence line around the park property — which adjoins his own property.

  • Pleasureville pressure woes to ease

    General Manager

    Years of low water pressure may soon come to an end for residents in, and around, Pleasureville.

    A new water tower has risen above the city’s tree line, though welding marks on the tank’s exterior may make the tank look older than it really is..

    Once completed, the new tower will have three times the capacity of its predecessor, which should help alleviate years of low water pressure problems in the area.

  • Smithfield to celebrate new park

    General Manager

    A big celebration is on tap in the county’s smallest incorporated community.

    Smithfield will host Music in the Park Saturday evening in an event that will showcase the city’s most recent acquisition — a one acre parcel of ground that expands the city’s small park.

    The celebration, which starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, will feature music by Dave Stahl and Reid Moore, will be catered by Our Best, and feature a few homemade desserts from Smithfield Christian Church.

  • Country living is the life for me

    In 40 years of marriage, my husband and I and our children – all now grown – have lived in five states and about twice that many houses, beginning with a mobile home in Kansas. On three occasions we lived in subdivisions, most recently on the east side of Louisville. That was never our ‘cup of tea.’

  • Thanks for help during storm clean up

    Words can’t express our thanks and appreciation for our great neighbors, the Rogers’ family, the Worford family for helping us open our road. We all worked together to clear eight to 10 downed trees on Flatrock and Mt. Glead Roads. A big thanks to the Shelby Rural Electric men, who worked endlessly to get our light lines back up and running. Neighbors and friends like Shelby Rural Electric, working together, in the time of need gives us all hope for the future.

    Wendell and Barbara Parks

    New Castle

  • Student gets an education in transportation

    Staff writer/photographer

    From horses on the hoof to horses under the hood of a race car, Jessica Riley, a 14-year old freshman at Henry County High School, learned a lot about transportation over the summer.

    Riley was one of 18 Kentucky high school students who attended Kentucky State University’s Summer Transportation Program.

    “We studied all about planes, buses and boats,” Riley said. “We studied horses because back in the old days they used horses for transportation.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 24, 2008

    Wednesday, September 24

    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, September 25

    TOPS 298 will meet at Orville Baptist Church. Weigh in 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5 p.m. New members welcome.

  • Glorified pracrice for Cats at Gallatin Co.

    Sports editor

    Last Tuesday’s cross county meet at Gallatin County was nothing more than a glorified practice for the Henry County squad that is currently aiming towards the Greater Louisville Classic Oct. 4, head coach Ricky Drawbaugh said. But a day after the Cats had a tough practice, they were still able to put together a solid race on the hilly layout.