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  • Meat processing plant gets funds

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    What began as a wish list item for local livestock producers has just surpassed a major hurdle on its way to becoming a reality.

    On Friday, Trackside Butcher Shoppe, a proposed regional multi-species meat processing facility that will be located in Campbellsburg, received the initial level of funding needed to begin construction.

  • C-burg replaces chronically absent official

     

    A new Campbellsburg City Council member will soon take the place of an elected official who rarely showed up for meetings, after action by council at its May 19 meeting.

    After a brief closed session, when the council returned to regular meeting, Mayor Rex Morgan said they discussed the removal of Earl Higgins, who was not present.

    Council Member Jason Stanley made a motion to remove Higgins for willful neglect of performance of duties of the office, having only attended three meetings in the past year.

  • Tobacco monies wither for the season

     

    Since 2001, local farmers have been encouraged to move away from tobacco and into more diverse agricultural production involving livestock, vegetables and even wineries, using monies made available through a lawsuit against tobacco companies. This year, many farmers won’t see much, if any, of those funds as a result of a lawsuit.

    Only an act of the General Assembly has made it possible for counties to receive any funds at all.

  • Tingle to replace Bright at Eastern Elementary

     

    Eastern Elementary will see a transition in June as Principal Sharon Bright retires, opening the way for its new leader, Chelsey Tingle.

    Bright served in Henry County schools for 24 years, after going to Kentucky State for her undergrad work and completing her graduate work at University of Louisville.

    The retiring principal described herself as a non-traditional student who didn’t pursue a college degree until after she had children of her own.

  • May 20 Primary Election results in Henry County

    The votes in the Primary Election for Henry County have been tallied.

    These are the unofficial results from the county clerk’s office in the Democratic Party Primary Election for the local races:

    • County Clerk: Shanda E. Archer received 1,886 votes, or 80.36 percent of all cast, as compared to the 461 votes, or 19.64 percent, for Chrisana Jones Clifford.

    • Magistrate - 3rd District: Jason Stanley prevailed over two others in the race. Stanley got 269 votes, or 57.85 percent.

  • IN MEMORY

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    In an attempt to reconnect with their roots, Eminence Cemetery is hosting its annual Memorial Day Celebration Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Ted Bates, Chairman of the board for the cemetery, said that he believes this event will help not only the cemetery, but also the community in Eminence.

  • Voters head to Primary Election, May 20

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    As the Primary Election looms, registered voters in Henry County will be making several key decisions regarding state and county representation.

  • City passes balanced budget

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Eminence City Council conducted its first reading of the new budget for fiscal year 2014-2015. According to Mayor Drane Stephens, the budget, if passed next month after the second reading, would keep the town fiscally afloat for the next year.

    “Our focus was, of course, to have a balanced budget, but with minimal increase,” Stephens said. “And to use our existing funds and not to borrow any money for the Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion Program. We were able to accomplish that.”

  • City increases fees for services to cover costs

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    Residents in the city of New Castle will see slight increases in their costs for services after the beginning of the next fiscal year in July.

  • First annual Hope Jam concert features headliners

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Relay for Life Team at Eminence Speaker has been working since late last year to raise enough money for a major fundraiser. It seems that their dream will now be a reality. The first Annual Hope Jam Concert will take place this year at the Kentucky Renaissance Fair. According to Lisa Willhite, an Eminence Speaker employee and team leader, the idea came about because of the team’s business.