Public meetings

The following eight governmental meetings are scheduled during the coming week. All are open to the public.



The Henry County Highway Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Highway Department headquarters on Cedar Street.

The Northwest Henry Utility District board will meet at 6 p.m. at the Whitlock fire station.



The Puryear Mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Puryear City Hall.

The Cottage Grove Legislative Council will meet at 6 p.m. in the Cottage Grove School building.



The Henry County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. at the Grove Tower building.

The Henry County Budget Committee will meet at 5 p.m. in the conference room at the courthouse.

The Paris Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 6 p.m. at Paris city hall, followed by a meeting of the Paris Municipal Regional Planning Commission.

The Henry Mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet at 6 p.m. at Henry City Hall.


Pinta and Nina still here

Because of river levels to the north, the Columbus Foundation ships Pinta and Nina have extended their stay at the Paris Landing State Park marina.

They expect to depart early Wednesday.

The public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour through Tuesday. 

Admission charges remain $8.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $6.50 for students age 5-16. Children 4 and under are free.

No reservations are necessary. The ships will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day at the Marker 66 Marina & Grill. 


Democratic Party to meet

The Henry County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Paris city hall, with an executive committee meeting also included.

The meeting will include discussion of the upcoming election, whether to call a primary, candidates for offices, as well as updates on the party’s county picnic, ice cream social booth and other activities.

For more information, call River Byrd at 336-4911.


Songwriters rescheduled

The Songwriters on the Square event that was scheduled for Thursday night as part of Downtown Paris Week was postponed because of the weather.

According to Downtown Paris Association Executive Director Kathy Ray, it has been rescheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday.

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