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Today's News

  • Thanks for help with Senior Project

    I wanted my senior project to mean something. I wanted it to somehow help the community, but I also wanted it to be different. I knew I wanted two things to come out of my project. That was to raise money for juvenile diabetes and to have the Kentucky State University Phi Beta Sigma to perform at our school. I also wanted to feed the volunteers that helped me with my project. I mailed out letters to the surrounding businesses asking for donations for a silent auction or to help feed the volunteers. I made flyers and put them up at different locations.

  • Kicking the habit

    A student stole her last puff from a cigarette in the campus parking lot before heading into Henry County High School last week. She tossed the butt out the window of her car, doused herself with body spray and scrambled to beat the morning bell.

    Today is National Kick Butts Day, a day when students are supposed to stand out, speak up and seize control in the fight against tobacco.

  • Serving up community

    Landmark News Service

    As dancers tried to "stomp" out juvenile diabetes in the Eminence High School gymnasium Saturday, organizer Sydney Armstrong lost sight that the event was also fulfilling a graduation requirement.

    A crowd clapped in rhythm as step dancers from Kentucky State University entertained throughout the afternoon. Armstrong, an Eminence senior, joined 31 of his classmates and all seniors from Henry County by completing a required community service project this year.

  • April is Donate Life Month

    Since April is recognized as Donate Life Month both nationally and here in Kentucky, I feel that this is a good time to thank the many Henry Countians who have supported organ and tissue donation at our drivers license counter by donating $1 in support of our Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust for Life and by placing their name on the new Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • C'Burg to consider annexation

    General Manager

    Campbellsburg may be growing - literally.

    Though the topic has been a matter of speculation among elected officials regarding the city's population, the city's boundaries may expand.

    During the March meeting of the Campbellsburg City Council, Mayor Carl Rucker discussed the possibility of annexing land north of I-71. Initially, Rucker said he would like to go as far north as the Trimble County line, but discussion during the meeting changed that northern boundary to Kentucky 1606.

    Rucker said the council seemed accepting of the idea.

  • Community Calendar for April 2, 2008

    Wednesday, April 2

    Girls in Action (GAs) of Cropper Baptist Church meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The program is open to girls through age 12.

    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.

    HCMS Site-Based District meeting will be held at 4 p.m. in the HCMS conference room.

  • The predictable 10 percent

    There is a law of human nature that says at least ten percent of the people in churches, families, clubs, or at work are always "negative" about plans, projects or ideas.

    They are the people who say, "Yeah, he can walk on water but that's because he can't swim."

    Resistance, rumor and ridicule are what they practice.

    But no project or plan, even if it's a positive plan for the children of our community, can be successful if we become distracted by the ten percent.

  • News briefs for April 2, 2008

    Henry County Relay For Life

    Mark your calendars for the following fundraisers all held in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society:

    • Barb's Bud's will sponsor the first ever Henry County Tractor Run on Saturday, April 12. More Details will be announced next week in the Henry County Local.

  • Concerning Bill Covington

    The first sentence in last week's Henry County Local concerning the judgment rendered against Bill Covington implies that he stole from Farmers Deposit Bank. I think most readers will interpret this to mean that he stole money for personal gain, for the benefit of his family or close friends. It is an extremely misleading statement. None, I repeat, none of the charges brought against Bill Covington charges him with the taking of or the manipulation of funds to benefit himself, family or close personal friends.

  • Dads do matter

    Studies show that when fathers actively contribute to the upbringing of their children in a positive and supportive way, the children do better in school, are more confident and have healthier self-esteems. Children and teens who feel secure and comfortable about themselves are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol or engage in sexual activity before marriage. This affirming encouragement has long lasting effects well into adulthood as children learn to make good decisions for a brighter future.

    Fathers and Daughters