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Local News

  • Local voters choose Bevin in primary

    While the leading Republican candidate for governor had a close statewide race in the May 19 Primary Election, Matt Bevin enjoyed a large margin over his opponents in Henry County.
    In fact, Henry County voters cast a total of 273 ballots for Bevin, giving him 72 more votes than his closest opponent, Hal Heiner.
    Across Kentucky, Bevin carved out the narrowest of victories with only 83 votes over the next most popular candidate, James R. Comer, the current commissioner of agriculture, out of a total of 214,187 ballots cast among all four Republicans in the race.

  • Constable blue light request denied

    Citing the safety of constables and potential liability issues for Henry County, magistrates turned down a request to allow constables to equip their vehicles with blue lights.
    Constable Roland Duke first brought the idea to fiscal court in April, saying he especially wanted to rein in a rash of speeding drivers in his neighborhood.

  • Breathing problems — more than just snoring

    Does your child snore at night?  Does your child have pauses in breathing, toss and turn in bed, or often breathe through the mouth during sleep?  
    Does your little one wake up other members of the household at night because of sleep problems?  
    All of these, especially snoring, can be signs of breathing problems during sleep known as obstructive sleep apnea.  Between 1 to 4 percent of all children have problems with breathing during sleep.  Pediatric sleep apnea is most common between the ages of 2 and 8.  

  • Bella's Blessings

    When second-grader Bella Coffee arrived at school Friday, she had beautiful, shoulder-length brown hair. By the end of the day, she was bald. And she wasn’t the only one.
    Bella was one of 18 Eminence students who chose to either shave their heads or cut their hair to donate as part of a fundraising program called Clips for Kids, which benefits Kosair Children’s Hospital and families fighting pediatric cancer.
    Bella, a Kosair Kid and cancer survivor, decided to shave her head to show support for other kids with cancer, an idea her parents supported.

  • Dispute holds up fines

    Although Steve Edward McFarland came prepared to pay his final court costs, fees and restitution, disputes about how much he actually owes kept the cash in his pocket.
    In February, McFarland pleaded guilty to four counts of first degree trafficking in a controlled substance, methadone, one count of second degree trafficking in a controlled substance, Buprenorphine and one count possession of a defaced firearm.

  • Port Royal Day
  • Singers Entertain Providence, Twin Oaks residents

    Both Providence and Twin Oaks in New Castle recently hosted singers for the entertainment of residents. At Providence, sponsored by Second Wind Dreams, Dick Wood sings in the style of Frank Sinatra and entertains at nursing homes on Thursdays. One man band Don Stegemiller of Rising Sun, Ind., performed at Twin Oaks.

  • KSP Post 5 remembers fallen Henry County trooper

    On Thursday, May 15, KSP Post 5 conducted a memorial service for fallen Trooper Delano G. Powell at his burial site at Sulphur Cemetery in Henry County, according to a news release.  
    Present at the service were troopers, detectives and civilian personnel from Post 5, Pastor Michael Duncan who officiated the service, and friends and family of fallen Trooper Powell including his widow Barbara Teague and his son Stewart Powell.   
    Trooper Delano G. Powell, age 28, was fatally shot July 8, 1965, while serving a warrant in Breathitt County.

  • Eminence plans for the future with 2016 budget

    Eminence’s 2015-2016 proposed budget includes earmarking funds for future improvements to Coach D Park and beginning to save funds for the eventual purchase of a firetruck, according to discussion at the May 11 council meeting.
    Mayor Drane Stephens discussed these items in his budget message, which projects about $1.7 million in revenue in the general fund with approximately $1.34 million in expenses, leaving an estimated balance of $377,392.

  • Memorial Day program to honor veterans

    The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary will remember Henry County veterans with a special Memorial Day program May 25 at the Henry County Courthouse.
    Col. Hal Lamberton, commander of the 238th Regional Training Institute and director of logistics for the Kentucky National Guard who served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, among others, will serve as the featured speaker, according to organizers.
    The Eminence Singers will provide music. The Henry County EMS Color Guard will present the flag.