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Today's News

  • Thanks from PBI Bank for Christmas for Kids 2007

    On behalf of the officers and employees of PBI Bank, I want to say "Thank You" to everyone who contributed to our 15th annual Christmas for Kids party at Eastern Elementary."

    With your generous contributions we were able to provide toys, goodie bags, pizza and Santa for 103 children who were considered to be in need of a Merry Christmas that they might not otherwise have enjoyed.

    Many thanks to our wonderful customers who contribute faithfully each year so these children can be blessed. Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

  • Landmark sale came as a surprise to many

    I often say that change isn't such a bad thing. Change shakes things up a little bit. Change keeps us from holding the line for the status quo. It keeps us on our toes. It makes life ... interesting. I got a taste of that last week.

    I came to work Thursday morning and was greeted with a short message from a fellow editor - check your e-mail now. She'd forwarded to me a link to an article that would shape the rest of our day.

  • Landmark to sell its properties

    Landmark News Service

    Landmark Communications Inc., owner of the Henry County Local and its parent division, Shelbyville-based Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., has announced the decision to explore selling its properties.

    The company, based in Norfolk, Va., confirmed media reports late Jan. 2 that it had hired two national investment firms, JPMorgan and Lehman Brothers, to "assist us in exploring strategic alternatives, including the possible sale of Landmark's businesses," according to a memorandum sent to employees.

  • Troopers receive constant training in use of force

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    It's a situation all Kentucky State Police officers are trained to handle - at any time, an officer may have to fire his or her weapon.

    That scenario occurred on Dec. 29, when KSP Sergeant Howard Rice and Trooper Kyle Moffett shot, and killed, 39-year-old Darrell Corley.

  • Eminence unable to defeat Brown High School a second time, lose 31-27

    In a rematch of Eminence's 28-19 win over Brown High School just one week earlier, the Eminence Lady Warriors were unable to come away with another win over the Lady Bears Saturday night. This time around, Eminence came away four points short, losing 31-27.

    Brown stuck two players on Rachel Raisor, one on Candace Wells and one on Kelli Hawkins, while letting the other roam free. Raisor, despite the double coverage, still led Eminence in scoring with 10 points. Hawkins finished with nine points, Wells scored seven and Samantha Congelton added one.

  • Vision becomes reality

    During the 1980s - before Todd Gilley arrived at Henry County High School, before the football field switched directions from east-west to north-south and before a running track was laid around the field - visions were in place for a new athletic fieldhouse. The athletic programs needed a place to lift weights and workout, people in the community thought more than two decades ago.

    Now, with the help of Gilley, who transfered to Oldham County High School for four years before returning to HCHS as the athletics director in 2002, that vision has been completed.

  • Cats take second 11-point loss to Gallatin County this season

    The Henry County Wildcats had their first full week of practice with the entire basketball team last week, had a six-day break following a tough schedule that included 12 games in December and had Brad Taylor, who missed 10 games due to mono, back on the court.

    But all this, along with the comforts of playing in their own gym, wasn't enough to overcome Gallatin County Friday night.

  • Fieldhouse equals the right move

    It started with a vision and led to a plan. And two weeks ago, after the vision was accepted and the plan was finally put into place, the new athletic fieldhouse at Henry County High School was finished. The beneficiary: HCHS athletes, coaches, fans, parents and the entire community.

    Now, $75,000 in donations is needed to help furnish the inside to equip it with weights, locker rooms, bathrooms and workout space. I just hope those donations begin to flow in so the athletes can take advantage of this opportunity, which those before them could only dream about.

  • HC Ladycats still looking to get over hump, coach says

    With Friday night's 35-32 loss to Gallatin County, the Henry County girls' basketball team dropped to 2-9 overall, 1-3 in district play and took a seventh straight defeat.

    Henry's Jessica Booher swished a three-pointer basket, her third from the exact same spot in front of the rowdy high school fans in the corner, to give Henry a 13-7 lead midway through second quarter. But the Ladycats, who stayed in front for much of the game, wasn't able to put Gallatin away, and with 2:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, Gallatin knocked down a three-pointer to take the lead for good, 32-30.

  • Santa letters bring back holiday memories

    I have, for years, enjoyed typing up children's letters to Santa each year.

    That particular task manages to somehow be one of the hardest and funniest things we do in community newspapers.

    Inevitably, there are a few letters written by the younger kids that we cannot read or interpret, no matter how many folks we show the letter to. That is, however, part of their charm - the jumble of letters that makes perfect sense to the writer, but leaves us scratching our heads.