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  • First Baptist Church still strong after 152 years

    Formed just as the Civil War came to a close and two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, a group met to worship in an abandoned stable in Needmore Alley. More than 150 years later, the First Baptist Church of Eminence continues to preach and reach out to fellow worshippers.

  • Now hiring bus drivers

    A shortage of bus drivers has administrators at Henry County Public Schools exploring options to ensure full coverage of its 26 bus routes.
    At the last meeting of the Henry County Board of Education, Superintendent Tim Abrams discussed the issue with board members explaining that the full-time substitute driver and a garage employee were driving every day and that two current vacancies meant that the bus garage’s lead mechanic and HCPS Transportation Director Kevin Whitt, both of whom are trained drivers, were also faced with driving every day.

  • Knitters march on Washington

    Henry County residents recently donned their pink hats and held their signs aloft and to advocate for women’s rights, education, social justice and environmental issues during a day of protest in Washington, D.C.
    JoAnn Adams and Karen Shannon created their signs before boarding a charter bus in Frankfort to participate in the Women’s March on Washington Jan. 21.
    Adams wrote “We are valuable and powerful,” and Shannon’s said, “Yes we can all succeed when women are not held back.”

  • Hornback: 146 construction will begin soon

    Asked about the schedule of improvements for Ky. 146, state Sen. Paul Hornback voiced his support for a gas tax increase to better maintain roads across the commonwealth.
    Hornback, R-Shelbyville, appeared with state Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, in a Jan. 24 town hall meeting at the Henry County Public Library before about 40 constituents for a wide-ranging discussion of issues being addressed during the 2017 legislative session.

  • Berry remembered as a man of integrity, honesty

    It’s been said that Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. helped build Louisville, but on a much more personal level, Berry built a legacy for his family to follow.
    Nicknamed “Junie,” which is simply short for Junior, Berry grew up in Henry County, the son of a building supplies salesman and lumberyard owner in Eminence, who would later serve as majority owner of Berry Construction Company and then Wehr Constructors where he worked with his three sons, Skip, Dale and Ed.

  • History Comes Alive

    History and “wax figures” came alive for Campbellsburg Elementary School students recently as fifth-graders taught about the patriots of the Revolutionary War.
    The stations at the Living Wax Museum lining the Campbellsburg halls Jan. 17 featured multiple Patrick Henrys, several of the earliest presidents and a lot of folks with the last name Adams, but also some less prominent names from the war seeking American independence from Great Britain.

  • Local mother gets national attention for ‘stirring the pot’

    While keeping a vigil at her daughter’s bedside at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital during a life-threatening bout with Crohn’s disease, Tiffany Wigginton Carnal began campaigning for the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky.
    Lyndi Carnal, 17, has spent months in the hospital recovering from further complications and surgeries necessitated by Crohn’s, a chronic inflammatory disease of the digestive tract.
    Symptoms of the disease include pain and cramping, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, weight loss and more.

  • Court asked to take a stand against drugs

    Making a $23,000 unexpected excess funds payment to Henry County Fiscal Court Jan. 17, Sheriff Danny Cravens immediately asked the magistrates to use that money in the fight against illegal drugs.
    Speaking at the fiscal court’s regular January meeting, Cravens segued from a report summing up the Henry County Sheriff’s Office activity in 2016 — dispatched 3,142 times through the Kentucky State Police Post 5 and received 931 requests for assistance from the public — to a need for extra resources to combat illegal drug activity.  

  • Oldham to host ‘Dark Highway’ author

    To this day, no one knows exactly what happened on a lonely, dark road in Henry County on the night of Nov. 6, 1936.
    The result was the untimely death of Verna Garr Taylor, a beautiful widow. The main suspect was her fiancé, Kentucky politician and Brigadier General Henry Denhardt. This tragic story still resonates with audiences today and has been recently written about in a book entitled, “Dark Highway.”

  • Fire departments converge on Batts Lane fire