Today's News

  • Five options for recycling in Henry County

    In the Summer of 2009, Henry County began to enjoy the benefits of an expanded recycling opportunity. Our County Judge and Fiscal Court included in the last garbage collection franchise a provision that required the successful bidder to locate recycling collection bins at various sites around the county. I want to reiterate my appreciation to them for doing this. As a result, we all have the opportunity to recycle glass, tin cans, aluminum cans, newspaper, cardboard, plastic bottles, plastic containers and many other recyclable items without driving as far as was once necessary.

  • Wildcats come up just short in 34-32 loss

    Playing against Owen County in the first round of the 31st District tournament last Wednesday night, the Henry County Wildcats were right where they wanted to be.

  • Henry designated a Storm Ready county

    General Manager

    Joe Sullivan likens getting an accurate weather picture to a Hindu parable about five blind men asked to describe an animal.

    Sullivan, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, tells the story to his storm spotter classes.

  • Two new bills would focus on youth

    Last week, as House leaders and I continued working on the final details of a budget plan that should be ready soon for a vote, the spotlight fell on our Judiciary Committee.

    On Wednesday, it approved two bills that have gotten a lot of attention lately, and both deal with our younger citizens.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 3, 2010

    Wednesday, March 3

    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.

    The Henry County Band will be selling Little Caesar’s Pizza, cookie dough and pie kits through March 5. You may order from any band student or email Margie at mfassio@insightbb.com to place your order. The proceeds from the fundraiser go toward the purchase of music, repairs and supplies needed by all students.

  • It’s an emotional finish for the Ladycats

    In an emotional finish to a basketball season with plenty of highs and few blemishes, the Henry County Ladycats took a 47-37 loss to Owen County in the opening round of the 31st District tournament last Tuesday night.

    Playing at Gallatin County High School, the Ladycats were denied the chance to reach the district finals and advance to the 8th Region tournament for the first time since 2005. The Cats won their final seven regular-season games and their 15-10 overall record is the best in six years, when the 2004 squad went 20-7.

  • Duncan: ‘Cancer to me is faces and names’

    Staff writer/photographer

    It started with a simple goal: bike 300 miles, and raise some cash for charity.

    But in 2009, Eminence Baptist Church’s Rev. Michael Duncan surpassed his initial goal, biking 501 miles and raising $2,200 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The effort made him the top individual fundraiser in Henry County last year.

    Along the way, Duncan lost 20 pounds and lowered his resting heart rate to 56 beats per minute.

  • EHS girls no match for Anderson

    The Eminence Lady Warriors had just three players score points, went through long stretches with no scoring output and committed 39 costly turnovers, adding up to a 68-12 loss to Anderson County in the opening round of the 30th District tournament last Tuesday night.

    It ended the basketball season for the Lady Warriors with a 2-27 record, while Anderson improved to 16-8, went on to beat Shelby County for the district title on Friday night and advanced to the 8th Region tournament this week. Shelby hosted the district tournament this year.

  • Next on the agenda ... an agenda

    General Manager

    It took two out of control meetings in a row for Pleasureville Mayor Rodney Young to bang the gavel, saying he’d had enough.

    After Monday night’s meeting became a shouting match between commissioners, former commissioners and city residents, Young used the gavel, hitting the gavel’s pad several times trying to gain control of a meeting that had veered wildly off track.

  • Highland Renaissance 24-Hour Race Sponsored by PBI Bank

    The Highland Renaissance site in Eminence will host a 24-hour footrace on March 13-14, starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday and finishing at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Due to Daylight Saving’s Time, which falls during the event, the finishing time has been pushed back one hour to get in the total 24 hours.