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  • Leadership Henry County project to provide park more tree cover

    The latest Leadership Henry County project will continue to grow and to green the Henry County Recreation and Services Park for years and decades to come.
    From nine different service project ideas, the Leadership Class of 2016 chose to plant dozens of native trees in the park, along with informational signs to educate the public about their characteristics.
    Levi Berg, the Henry County Cooperative Extension agent for natural resources and agriculture, suggested the idea in order to promote education of native tree stock.

  • Filming ‘Polycarp’ a memorable time for Turners Station actor

    Walking into her audition for the movie, called “Polycarp” after an early Christian church leader, Ilse Apestegui felt surprised that two teenagers organized the independent feature film production.
    That her “callback” after sending in a video reading for the part of Melina took place in a church in Loveland, Ohio, on the outskirts of Cincinnati, didn’t seem too unusual to her. It’s not uncommon to meet for auditions in available spaces that have nothing to do with film production.

  • Eminence in the spotlight

    Edutopia, an outreach arm of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, recently looked at Eminence Independent Schools through the lens of promoting innovative classrooms and student engagement.
    The filmmaker best known for the blockbuster Star Wars series established the educational foundation in 1991 after his children were born, according to the foundation website. He decided to try to make a difference to help schools reach their untapped potential and find ways to engage students and inspire them to become lifelong learners.

  • Wind, hail, twister sweeps through Pleasureville area

    Henry County experienced its second tornado in two months with the April 5 storm, but the hail that fell might have caused as much damage as the winds, said the director of the Henry County Emergency Management Agency.
    “I had the National Weather Service come out, and they said it was an EF-1 tornado,” Jody Rucker said, after accompanying storm surveyors around eastern Henry County April 6.
    Meteorologists typically consider an EF-1 tornado a moderate strength, but even at this level winds can reach around 110 mph, according to the NWS website.

  • Archive is intact at its new home

    As the Henry County Historical Society takes on a lease at a new location, its president believes the non-profit organization will also get a new lease on life.
    Behind them are the days when the group has to spend time, energy and money on maintaining the Caplinger House, said historical society President Libby Howard. Volunteers will redirect its resources to focus on its mission of preserving important county documents and making them available to the public for historical and genealogical research.

  • Attendees at chamber dinner learn about Six-Mile Creek Distillery
  • Campbellsburg officials hope community center demand will rise

    Campbellsburg city officials have lowered rental rates for the Campbellsburg Community Center, and the recreation director hopes that will lead to a rise in the use of the facility.
    “The rentals have been very sporadic — I mean, some months they’re just so many people wanting to rent it, we have to turn people away,” explained Recreation Director Joy Willoughby. “Then there’s other months where we’re lucky if we get one rental.

  • Conservation district honors writing and art winners

    The Henry County Conservation District recognized the winners of its themed art and writing contests after a March 30 program and meal held at the 4-H building.
    Conservation district officials encourage all Henry County and Eminence students from first through 12th grades to submit entries. “Exploring trees in your hometown” served as the theme for these contests.

  • Pleasant View bridges two counties

    Pleasant View United Methodist may struggle when it comes to size of the congregation, but it’s a loving country church, according to two long-time members.
    Located near the Henry-Franklin county line on U.S. 421, Pleasant View doesn’t really show its age with its clean white siding and attached fellowship hall that’s only about five years old. A replacement for the 1840s-era building that burned, the second church to stand in that spot went up around 1890.

  • Rotary goal: Give farmers recognition

    It has always been the focus of Rotary Clubs the world over to be of service – service to the club, community service, international service and vocational service.
    When Maryellen Garrison served as president of the Eminence Rotary Club in 1993, she felt like one focus area was lacking.
    “We hadn’t done a lot of vocational service, in which you recognize the worthiness of all occupations,” Garrison said. “I thought we should do something in that area so I came up with two ideas.”