Libraries ask for Saturday hours in yearly budget request

Henry County Libraries Director Kathy Pillatzki presented the library system’s budget request earlier this week to commissioners during the board’s two-day budget workshop. The library board’s top priority in FY 2021 is a request for funding to provide Saturday hours at all locations. March 10 update: the county management team is recommending funding for Saturday... Continue Reading →

Commissioner Johnny Wilson holds re-election kickoff

County Chair June Wood addresses the audience standing beside Johnny Wilson and his wife Donna (staff photo) On an evening surrounded by family and friends, county commissioner Johnny Wilson announced his campaign for re-election in 2020. Commissioner Wilson represents district I in southern Henry County. Commissioner Wilson was first elected in 2016 after retiring as... Continue Reading →

Residents prioritize Bethlehem Road interchange but a partisan split has the project stalled

In a recent poll conducted by Moving Henry Forward, local residents ranked the proposed Bethlehem Road interchange as one of their top priorities among planned transportation projects in the county, but a partisan split on the board of commissioners has stalled the project. County commissioners tabled a contract to award preliminary engineering for the interchange... Continue Reading →

County Commissioners discuss possible millage rate increase to hire additional police officers

Henry County's proposed annual operating budget for the upcoming 2019-2020 fiscal year includes ten new police officers; however, discussion among the county commissioners expressed support for additional positions. District I Commissioner Johnny Wilson recommended ten additional positions be added to hire a total of twenty new officers and proposed a 0.25 millage rate increase to... Continue Reading →

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