henry county

3:36 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Henry County Wheel Tax Drop

Henry County, Tennessee, has reduced its county wheel tax by more than half two years ahead of schedule. The yearly tax went down from $34 to $15.50 this month with the start of the fiscal year. 

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Afternoon Update
4:31 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/13/12


Today on NPR: Four decades after their sound helped redefine popular music, the German synthesizer quartet Kraftwerk is playing a series of eight concerts at New York's Museum of Modern Art.



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4:30 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Henry County Schools Approved for Storm Safe Grants

Henry County High School

Federal and state organizations have approved Henry County Tennessee Schools for grants to retrofit three buildings to be tornado safe spaces. Schools board officials will meet this summer with County Mayor Brent Greer and architects to discuss the $3.75 million project. Director of County Schools Sam Miles estimates the county’s contribution will be about 4-hundred thousand dollars. Miles says construction will start next summer.

Afternoon Update
3:57 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/03/12

Lady Bird Johnson, the First Lady, reading to children enrolled in Project Head Start at Kemper School in Washington, DC. 1966.
Robert L. Knudsen wikimedia commons

Today on NPR: The Obama administration has proposed big changes for the early childhood education program Head Start.

Central Kentucky:

A bill to help students from coal mining counties in Kentucky finish their education is once again in limbo.

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3:36 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Henry County Fair Association Appoints New Director

Henry County Fair Association has appointed its first executive director. Larry Ray previously served as the Paris Henry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. A volunteer board previously governed the fair association. Ray will primarily manage the Henry County Fair Grounds.  Ray's first task in his new position is promoting and marketing facilities for the World’s Biggest Fish Fry which kicks off April 21st.

8:28 am
Tue April 3, 2012

Henry County Patriots to be Grand Marshall


The Tennessee State Champion Henry County High School football team will serve as Grand Marshal of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry parade in Paris. The Paris-Henry County Jaycees announced the decision over the weekend, marking the first time the Grand Marshal has been more than just a single person. The Henry County Patriots won the 2011 Tennessee Class 5A State Championship, a first in the school’s history. The Paris Post-Intelligencer reports World’s Biggest Fish Fry festivities kick off Saturday, April 21st. The parade will be held the following Friday, April 27th. 

3:53 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Henry County School Bus Held Hostage

Mario Sánchez Prada, Wikimedia Commons

The man who held a bus full of Henry County students hostage with a bomb threat this morning is undergoing a mental evaluation. Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew says 26 year old Steven Decker boarded the bus during a stop on Guthrie Road. He told the bus driver he had a gun and a bomb and demanded $25 thousand  in cash. Belew says the bus driver called 9-1-1 during the incident. He says,

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Election 2012
4:41 pm
Tue March 20, 2012

Henry Countian to Run for Congressional Seat

Henry County 1st District Commissioner Wes Bradley says he has all the signatures needed to run for the 8th district congressional seat held by republican Stephen Fincher. Bradley is a Henry County native where he has worked in law enforcement for 17 years.   He says if elected he'd advocate for compromise.

“If people come up with a good idea, it doesn’t make any difference who it is’ if it’s good for the people of the 8th district of West Tennessee and it’s good for the nation then you should compromise and go along with it. No matter who comes up with the idea.”