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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cancer survivor thankful for Relay

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    “It seems like everyone in Henry County has been touched in some way,” Brenda Raake said quietly.

    A long-time participant in the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life, Raake found herself in need of the group’s support after being diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2005.

  • Possible tower location debated

    General Manager

    After several months and turnover in personnel representing Verizon Wireless, the Henry County Fiscal Court again is considering county property for placement of a cell phone tower.

    Initially, the site proposed for the location of the tower was 50 feet away from youth athletic fields.

    The new site, according to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, is 150 feet away from the fields.

  • Nationals come from bottom bracket to claim HCYBL

    The Nationals erased four earlier losses to the Renegades with two surprising wins at New Castles field Monday night to claim the championship in the Henry County Youth Baseball Leagues 11- and 12-year-old division.

    The Renegades beat the Nationals to win the title last summer, then followed with a perfect season that included four more wins over the Nationals two in the regular season, one in the annual Spring Fling Tournament and one in post-season action that dropped the Nationals to the losers bracket.