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  • Clubb to serve as first HCPS chairwoman

    A seemingly insignificant agenda item led to a history-making moment at the Henry County Public Schools’ monthly Board of Education meeting Thursday.
    Board member Miranda Clubb was chosen to serve as the chair of the board; the first woman ever to assume this leadership position.

  • Fiscal court considers fairgrounds crackdown

    With the prohibition against alcohol usage at the 4-H building at the Henry County Fairgrounds not working, a fiscal court committee will look at ways to possibly strengthen the ban.
    The problem usually arises when community members lease the building on a Friday or Saturday night for parties, county officials discussed at the Jan. 20 fiscal court meeting.
    This despite the rental contract having a clause saying there’s to be no alcohol on the premises, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent noted.

  • Foster care review board needs volunteers

    Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 31 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care, including Henry County, according to a news release from the Administrative Office of the Courts.
    Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
    Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.

  • Crash on 55 kills Carrollton woman

    A 27-year-old Carrollton woman died in a Tuesday single-vehicle crash at 5:21 p.m. on Highway 55 near Campbellsburg, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The vehicle driven by Kimberly A. Kindoll was traveling southbound on 55 at the time of the accident, when it left the west side of the road for unknown reasons, according to a state police news release. The vehicle came to a rest after striking a tree.
    The Henry County Coroner pronounced Kindoll dead at the scene. Authorities say she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

  • 300 Dreams

    Wish No. 300 granted by the Henry County Second Wind Dreams Committee to a senior brings to mind the saying, it’s the simple things that matter.
    Committee members who work to bring happiness to seniors brought Larry his request — two new pairs of sweat pants, Extension agent Maryellen Garrison, an organizer of Second Wind Dreams, said. This is pretty typical of what geriatric specialist P.K. Beville, founder of the international non-profit, realized after visiting with many seniors in nursing homes.

  • Plea leads to 180-day jail term

    After pleading guilty last month to charges of kidnapping and tampering with physical evidence, Glenda Holcomb was sentenced in Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday.
    Holcomb was sentenced to 10 years for the kidnapping charge and 5 years for the charge of tampering with physical evidence, with those sentences to run concurrently for a total of 10 years. However, she received an alternative sentence of 180 days for her part in a 2013 kidnapping and assault.

  • Daybreak Baptist Church dawns in Eminence

    Lamentations 3:23 inspired the name of Daybreak Baptist Church, which recently held its first service at 4323 N. Main St. in Eminence, according to Pastor Michael Fitzgerald.

  • Fund to help fire victims

    After William and Becky Debord of Bethlehem lost their home and all its contents in a New Year’s Eve fire, a relief fund has been set up in their name at the Commonwealth Bank and Trust East Branch in Shelbyville.
    Deborah L. Ellis who owns Ellis Farms in Shelby County knows the Debords because William works for her on her horse farm and wants to help them.
    She noted that the Debords had no insurance.
    “They’re the nicest dang couple you ever want to meet,” she said.

  • New Castle to make safe routes with grant

    Kids in New Castle will soon have a safer walk to school.
    The City of New Castle secured a federal Safe Routes to School grant in the amount of $250,000 that will allow it to install an approximately 2,600-foot sidewalk connecting the town’s elementary school to residents of the Castle Creek Subdivision.

  • Growers need to get ready for farmers market

    Here are several opportunities for people who are regulars with the Farmers Market or for those of you who are thinking it might be something you are interested in.