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  • 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.

  • Brunswick’s fall

     

    Like a set of tenpins on league night, the Brunswick factory has taken a fall.

    The oldest factory in Eminence came down as part after being purchased by new owner Born Investments, but two former workers for the U.S. sporting goods manufacturer said the company uplifted the community while it produced its bowling and golf bags.

    Alice and Tom Ferguson, known as the owners of the Chat-N-Nibble, managed human resources and Tom started as an engineer and then moved on to quality control and designing golf bags.

  • 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.