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  • Henry County could crack down on trashy homes

    Henry County Fiscal Court approved an expanded nuisance ordinance in order to go after more ramshackle properties at its May 20 meeting.
    The current ordinance defines as a nuisance those properties in residential-, commercial- or agricultural-zoned areas that have gotten to conditions that “render such premises or building dangerous or detrimental or adverse to the health and welfare of occupants of the premises or surrounding premises.”

  • Judge throws out Smith's lawsuits

    A federal court judge has dismissed lawsuits against Henry County and Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt filed by a woman who had more than 200 animals seized on her property in December 2011 during an animal cruelty investigation.
    The Dec. 12, 2011, raid on Terri Smith’s home led to Flinkfelt charging both her and her husband Kenneth with 218 counts of second-degree animal cruelty.

  • Henry County designated as ready to work

    As president of Eminence Speaker, Chris Rose knows how much of the recent Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress designation can help Henry County He expects it will help the workforce, businesses and the community as a whole.
    The designation means that local workers have the required skills to master jobs that innovative companies have to offer, according to state and local officials.

  • Primary voters choose clerk, magistrates

    Turnout for the May 20 Primary Election in Henry County topped that of Kentucky as a whole, as residents went to the polls to select federal, state and local candidates.
    After all the ballots were cast and County Clerk Juanita Lashley calculated the turnout, the figures showed that 3,322 out of 11,449 registered Henry County voters had participated in the primary
    The 29 percent who showed up to vote in the county made it a slightly healthier turnout than that of the state, at 27 percent.

  • Eminence school expansion imminent

    Eminence schools may have a slightly different look in the coming years with a planned expansion to allow more individualized learning for students, according to Superintendent Buddy Berry.
    Dubbed ‘Edhub’ by the school board, the project would include 13 new classrooms, nine new labs and a large hub area for students to gather. Berry said that he hopes the expansion will lead to a greater customization of learning.

  • Henry Co. recognized by state as ready to work

    As president of Eminence Speaker, Chris Rose knows how much of a benefit the recent Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress designation can help Henry County He expects it will help the workforce, businesses and the community as a whole.
    The designation means that local workers have the required skills to master jobs that innovative companies have to offer, according to state and local officials.

  • Primary voters choose clerk, magistrates

    Turnout for the May 20 Primary Election in Henry County topped that of Kentucky as a whole, as residents went to the polls to select federal, state and local candidates.
    After all the ballots were cast and County Clerk Juanita Lashley calculated the turnout, the figures showed that 3,322 out of 11,449 registered Henry County voters had participated in the primary
    The 29 percent who showed up to vote in the county made it a slightly healthier turnout than that of the state, at 27 percent.

  • Pleasureville man dies after Sunday wreck

    A 73-year-old Pleasureville man died Tuesday in the aftermath of a two-vehicle collision on Elm Street Sunday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Four people in all were stat-flighted to area hospitals Sunday afternoon following the head-on collision on Elm Street outside of Eminence.

    Troopers said Tuesday afternoon that Claude Holmes had been pronounced dead at U of L Hospital as the result from the injuries he had received in the accident.

  • Putting the ‘care’ in ‘Apothecary’

    Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens wanted to help a business leader bring Eminence Apothecary to the city. Now, he’s behind the counter, running the new store.

    Jerry Barnett came up with the idea and sought out the mayor to ask about the business climate and fees, the mayor said.

  • Johnson & Co. floored by opportunity

    Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Johnson & Co. Flooring hit the ground running on Main Street in Eminence two months ago.

    A lifelong desire to be an entrepreneur led owner Chad Johnson to open the business.