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Today's News

  • School board receives Sunrise Award

    General Manager

    During last week's meeting of the Henry County Board of Education, Seven Counties Services presented the board, and three district employees in particular - Denise Perry, Renata Ingram and Cathy Wilson - with the organization's sunrise award.

    "The educators of Henry county have come to an understanding that something we have to strive to instill through our school based programs - that comprehensive delivery of mental health services - creates a better learning environment," Bob Elliot, Seven Counties Services' Chairman of the Board, said.

  • Fiscal Court approves airport resolution

    General Manager

  • Don't allow liquor by the drink sales

    I just finished reading the article on liquor by the drink sales. If you want to see what will happen to the city just go to Lorain, Ohio. It used to be a nice city until they softened the laws on alcohol sales, then bars started popping up on almost every corner and before too long the crime rate skyrocketed. The economy tanked when they closed the Lorain Ford Plant, but the bar business increased.

  • Keep Harry Hill Park open during the winter months

    Many of you may not be aware of it but Harry Hill Park is locked up for the winter.

  • Applause to Judge Executive, Magistrate and Fiscal Court

    Many thanks to the Henry County Fiscal Court under the leadership of Judge Executive John Logan Brent and Magistrate Guy Coombs for their recent decision to pass a resolution objecting to an airport in Oldham County being located partially in Henry County which would adversely affect our quality of life, property values and ultimately cost far more than would ever be gained.

  • Too much food, relaxation, turns into no focus

    I had the darndest time focusing this weekend. I went through about three different commentaries before I wrote these words..

  • Henry County's generosity is appreciated

    Operation Christmas Child collected 1,511 shoe boxes from the greater Henry County area. These shoe boxes were forwarded from the Port Royal UMC Relay Center to the Collection Center in Louisville and from there on the Processing Center in Boone, North Carolina. From there they will be sent to children in disaster relief areas, orphanages, refugee camps and needy areas around the world.

    We wish to thank all the churches and individuals who contributed to this wonderful act of generosity.

  • Clerk's proposed budget includes $55,440 increase in excess fees

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester General Manager During last week’s Henry County Fiscal Court meeting, Henry County Clerk Juanita Lashley presented the first draft of her 2008 budget. The budget includes a 10 percent forcasted increase in receipts, and an 8.9 percent forecasted increase in total disbursements.

  • Santa will be visiting Henry County after Eminence's Light Up Celebration

    I am a bit upset with the inaccuracy reported in an article in last week’s edition about my apperances in Henry County. Yes, Santa Claus will be at the Eminence Light Up Celebration on Dec. 1. But this is not Santa’s last visit to Henry County for this year. For the last 51 years, my final appearance in Henry County has been on Christmas Eve day for the New Castle Lions Club’s Toy Party.

  • Letter to Granny from 7-year-old boy

    Letter to Granny from 7-year-old boy

    Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Lymphoma. The years have been a battle for me and I have been trying to prepare my loved ones that there will come a day when I am no longer here. My seven year old grandson, Tyler Tingle, felt it in his heart to write me a note about this day and I felt in my heart I should share it with all of you:

    "Dear Granny,