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Today's News

  • Lunchettes aiming for fun over age 50

    News Intern

    Known by their characteristic red hats everywhere they go, the Henry County Red Hat Lunchettes are determined to have fun over age 50.

    “We meet and eat,” Judy Stivers, a member of five years from Shelbyville, said.

    The Lunchettes meet the third Wednesday of every month and go to different restaurants or tea houses for lunch. The Lunchettes usually decide their next destination through suggestions from members or from their Queen Mother, Mildred Elston.

  • I-71 wreck claims the life of Ohio man

    Landmark News Service

    An Ohio man died Wednesday, June 18, after the car he was driving crossed the median near mile marker 35 on Interstate 71 and struck a semi.

    The accident, which occurred at 2 p.m., left the interstate closed to traffic for several hours during the afternoon; southbound traffic was re-routed through Carrollton and Trimble County during the closure.

  • New principal at HCHS already on the job

    BY CINDY DIFAZIO

    Staff writer/Photographer

    When Henry County middle and high school students walk through the school doors in August, they will be greeted by new principals.

    Incoming Henry County High School Principal Jim Masters is enthusiastic about coming to this district. He says that he liked Henry County from the very first time he visited. “I feel so blessed,” Masters said. “I was really careful about my choice. I did my homework on the community and the school.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of June 25, 2008

    Wednesday, June 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. Community Library open to the public from 1 to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

    Free Family Movie Matinee at 2 p.m. at the Henry County Library. Call 845-5682 for more information.

    Thursday, June 26

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

  • There's a new doctor in town

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Dr. Tim Lee opened his new chiropractic practice, Lee Family Chiropractic, at 20 East Broadway in Eminence on May 17. Since the doors opened, Lee said he has seen a steady stream of patients.

    Many of Lee’s Eminence patients came with him from the group practice he left in Shelbyville where he was known as “Sports Doc.”

    “The new practice is even better than I hoped or expected,” he said.

  • New preschool open in Pendleton

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Carah Whalen’s inspiration to open the Orange Blossom Preschool in Pendleton was her own three children.

    “I knew what I wanted in a daycare and the only way to get it was on my own,” Whalen said. She began renovations on the building located between the bank and post office in Pendleton in October 2007 and opened for business May 5. The preschool was whimsically named for a character in the cartoon, Strawberry Shortcake.

  • Swinging for the fence

    Between chasing the always elusive butterflys, drawing circles in the dirt and the sound of laughter, the young and enthusiastic players in the Pleasureville T-Ball League finished their season last Thursday evening. The players, age 4-7, played each Thursday at Pleasureville’s baseball field.

    Katelyn Stine (above) swings with all her might, while Owen Suter (left) throws the ball back to the pitcher with a smile after tagging first base.

  • Hey parents, can you spare a dime?

    Staff writer/Photographer

    Due to a sharp rise in food and fuel costs, Henry County and Eminence school districts will raise food service prices across the board for the 2008-09 school year.

    “I think it’s all driven by fuel prices,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. He theorized that vendors have to submit higher bids when they must drive the extra miles to locales outside metro Louisville. “Transportation costs have really hurt us.”

  • Lace up your shoes, it's Relay time

    News Intern

    The Henry County High School football field and track will come alive this Friday, June 27, as Henry County will host the 14th annual Relay for Life celebration.

    “If the weather is good, we’ll have at least 2,000 people there,” Earl Holmes, Jr., committee chairman, said.

    Henry County Relay for Life raised over $120,000 last year and over $125,000 in 2006. The 2008 goal is $120,000.

  • Kasten resigns as HC softball coach

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    Shortly after winning his 100th game on the diamond, Jon Kasten decided to step down from his coaching position for Henry County’s softball team.

    Kasten will back away from the program after leading the Ladycats to a 17-14 season, the 31st District title and a third straight appearance in the 8th Region tournament, where the squad lost to Shelby County (8-5) in opening-round action.