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  • Speaker throws a party 50 years in the making
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    Community members and students were able to interact with Eminence Independence Schools’ expanded and enhanced facility when educators celebrated with a grand opening July 31 and hosted an open house Aug. 1, giving many their first look at the first major expansion to the city’s schools for 70 years.

  • Eades plans to revive his evangelism by hitting the road

    A revival first brought Eminence United Pentecostal Church’s latest preacher here, and he recently resigned from that pulpit to hit the road again.
    When Robert Eades arrived here in 2000 with wife Sherri and their children Kaitlyn and Brennen, it was at the invitation of his predecessor, who was soon to retire, to evangelize and to sing, after hearing him during a camp choir. At first, they didn’t intend to stay.

  • Safety is key as the new school year approaches

    When children go to school, the first priority involves giving students a safe and secure environment to learn in, local educators say.
    As the new school year approaches, educators with Henry County and Eminence districts have reviewed their precautions in a year the nation has been stunned by mass shootings such as the one at an Orlando, Fla. nightclub and ambushes of law enforcement officers.

  • Defoe tapped for distillery, history park

    The original vision for buying a hog farm in Defoe involved having a place to teach his son the value of hard work, said the owner and founder of Patriot Brands. That changed after Damien Prather researched the old Low Dutch barn that came with the property.
    The idea to create Six-Mile Creek Distillery — a $5 million investment in an 8,000-square-foot facility that will employ 15 when it opens in 2017 — sprang from what Prather learned about the early Kentucky settlers.

  • RNC comes together in Cleveland
  • Tax rates left the same in cash crunch

    Henry County will continue to live off its savings while facing a decline in EMS revenue and an increase in expenses to house inmates at regional jails, after a discussion about the county’s tax rates at the July 19 fiscal court meeting.
    Judge-Executive John Logan Brent shared a financial update with the magistrates after closing out the county’s 2016 fiscal year at the end of June.

  • AMVETS wants to start post

    Two veterans approached representatives of the Henry County Fiscal Court and gave them an American flag at the July 19 county meeting. While there, the veterans asked for the magistrates’ blessing to create an AMVETS post in New Castle.
    Joe Whitfield and Jim Hogan say they need as much support as they can get in the community in their effort to create a non-profit, all-volunteer AMVETS chapter here to serve the needs of veterans in Henry, Shelby and Oldham counties, Whitfield indicated.

  • Working on the Railroad

    CSX, in a fairly ambitious undertaking, brought out equipment, workers and contractors to do maintenance in replacing ties all along its tracks in Henry County during the week of July 18. CSX’s equipment had to perform such tasks as grading rock, removing spikes, lifting the rails and putting down and placing the new ties under the tracks so the rails could be secured again. CSX brought in many different pieces of large equipment in on its own dedicated train.

  • End of summer is nigh