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Today's News

  • Thanks to basketball parents, families and players

    We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of the Henry County Girls' and Boys' basketball moms, dads, families and players that pitched in to help work the concession stand for the Regional Tournament. While most of us hold full time jobs and never have a minute to spare you all far exceeded our expectations in your willingness to work and support each other and our kids. Without each and every one of you that volunteered your precious time,we couldn't have done it! So, thank you!

    Melissa Jeffries and Kathy Mings

  • Henry not forgotten in House budget

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Henry County could fare well under a state spending plan passed Wednesday by House lawmakers that includes millions in earmarked funds for local projects over the next biennium.

    "I'm extremely pleased with the House budget," Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said. "We got every water and sewer project that we asked for."

  • Sulphur school was to be sold

    No arrests have been made in the suspected arson that destroyed the former Sulphur High School earlier this month, Danny Stivers, an investigator with the Kentucky State Police said Monday.

    But a few people have been identified who might provide leads on how the fire started, Stivers said, without divulging those names.

  • Casino bill on hold, SB1 advances

    Kentucky Press Association News Bureau

    While legislation to allow casino gambling has stalled in the House, a move to radically change student evaluation tests has been approved by the Senate.

    Senate Bill 1, eliminating open-ended essay questions in the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System testing in favor of multiple choice tests, has gained significant attention from many sides in the General Assembly including Gov. Steve Beshear.

    On March 7, the bill's sponsor, Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, brought the measure to the floor.

  • Council awards pool bid

    Proponents of re-opening the Eminence swimming pool cleared a major hurdle last week as the Eminence City Council awarded the bid for repairs on the facility.

    The 6-0 decision to award the bid to Our Back Yard Leisure Specialties came at the end of a more than two-hour long meeting that was, at times, contentious.

    The repairs proposed in the bid will give the city a brand new swimming pool that will need little, if any, repairs in the next 30 years, according to Making Waves committee chairwoman Manda Gingrich.

  • When it snows ... it piles up?

    A weekend blizzard is blamed for shutting down the county, causing accidents, cancellations and generating grocery store rushes.

    Threats of heavy snow prompted Henry County and Eminence Independent school officials to cancel classes Friday. School was closed all day for Henry County students, while those in Eminence were released at 1 p.m. because of worsening conditions.

    Eminence is making up its previous snow days during this week's spring break, but the district will not be forced to make up last week's early release day, a school official said.

  • Ditch those rabbit ears - digital TV will be the norm in Feb. '09

    Maryellen Garrison of Eminence gets just three network TV channels.

    "That's good enough for me," she said.

    But come next year, Garrison must replace her two decades-old TV sets, or adjust to a screen of gray and white fuzz.

    Those "rabbit ears" or rooftop antenna devices will be useless after Feb. 17, 2009, when the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will require households to convert all existing analog TV sets to digital ones.

    Cable, satellite or other service-paid subscribers won't be affected by the switch.

  • Paper ballots to replace 'curtain' voting in Nov.

    Say goodbye to the curtains.

    Election officials will retire the county's 27 curtain-veiled voting machines after the May primary in favor of a more basic paper ballot system, County Clerk Juanita Lashley said. Some say it will simplify the voting process, allowing poll workers to tally votes immediately using a computerized cartridge. The modified system will, like other systems, offer receipts to federal election officials, who are calling for a more expedited, error-free voting process following several flubs at polling stations across the nation.

  • Footballers follow in coach's footsteps

    By Tommie Kendall

    Sports editor

    After leading the Henry County Wildcats to one of their best football seasons in recent memory, seniors Cari Dunaway and Travis McClanahan will take their game to the next level. The duo, which played both ways for the Cats, signed to play for Campbellsville University next fall, following in head coach Chris Engstrand's footsteps.

  • Mini football camp back in Pleasureville

    For the second year in a row, the Pleasureville Colts' football team - part of the Henry County Youth Football League - will hold a mini camp each Saturday in April.

    The camp, which is free to the public and open to first through sixth graders that plan on playing for the Colts this upcoming HCYFL season, will be held every Saturday at the Pleasureville Firehouse from 9 to 11 a.m.

    "It's a way to get kids out and interested in football," Eastern coach Jason Warner said. "I picked up seven kids from doing it last year so I turned it into an annual thing."