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Local News

  • House plan also funds local roads

    The road plan developed by the Kentucky House agrees on the same projects to fund in Henry County as the earlier proposal from Gov. Matt Bevin, though a few of the legislators’ line items are a bit lower.
    When Bevin released his version of the six-year road plan in February, it contained more than $24 million in funding for major improvements to Hwy. 146 between Pendleton and New Castle, as well as the widening of Hwy. 55 in Eminence.

  • Quarles speaks at Farm City

    Small family farms still dominate agriculture in Henry County and in Kentucky, said Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles at Monday’s Farm City Day gathering.
    At the event organized by the Eminence Rotary Club Monday, Quarles told the crowd of nearly 100 at the Henry County Extension Service Office he intends to educate more people about the importance of agriculture to Kentucky and its economy.

  • Henry County native wanted to bring Wood family home

    When a Pleasureville girl agreed to marry Norman Wood in Cincinnati, she made him promise to bring her back to Henry County one day.
    Wood, the owner of Norm’s Food World, described his wife Sally as the driving force behind the family moving to Eminence and setting up shop in a grocery store for nearly four decades.
    After returning from two years of military service in Korea and going to work for the A&P grocery chain in Louisville, Wood followed his brother to Cincinnati.

  • Long-time Eminence store to close its doors in April

    Norm’s Food World tried to reposition itself to better compete with dollar stores and dollar menus, but the retail landscape has changed during the Eminence grocery’s 38-year run, according to General Manager David Wood.
    The store established by Norman and Sally Wood fulfilled their dream to serve the community through a cutting-edge grocery, Wood said. During that time, Norm’s provided many youths with their first jobs, benefited from the work of many dedicated employees and supported local causes and needs.

  • Senate approves REAL ID legislation

    The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would bring Kentucky’s state ID program into compliance with a federal standard that has a fast-approaching deadline, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission. Senate Bill 245, passed by a 26-12 vote, would make REAL ID-compliant state-issued identification available to Kentuckians.
    REAL ID is a federal program adopted in 2005 that would come close to establishing a national proof-of-identity program.

  • News briefs for March 23

    Grandparents raising kids can get support from Agency on Aging

  • Construction at EIS is on schedule, on budget

    The largest expansion in Eminence Independent Schools’ history — the construction of the Edhub, short for Experimental DaVinci Hybrid Ultra Bibliotheca —  is on budget and on schedule, according to EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry.
    Berry told members of the Board of Education at its March meeting that the building is expected to be finished by July 1, which provides the district with one month to move in and get ready for the opening day of the 2016 school year on Aug. 8.

  • The Forests Come Alive

    A rare flower survives in Henry County

  • New auction business to emphasize social elements

    Auctions are a social event as much as a time to shop, said the owner of Cassity’s on Main Street in Eminence. While adding to his collections of silver coins and antique firearms, Steve Cassity picked up many friends along the way, too.
    At times attending as many as five auctions a week in the region, Cassity decided to host his own weekly sales.

  • Report: Henry County among Kentucky’s healthiest

    Living in Henry County can be good for your health, as compared to the rest of the state, according to a national study from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The findings say that Henry County has the 16th best health outcomes in Kentucky.
    The County Health Rankings compare counties within each state on more than 30 factors that impact health, including such social determinants as education, jobs, housing, exercise, commuting times and more.