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  • Arson suspect still in jail

    Unless he can produce a bond in the amount of $5,000, accused arsonist Steven Reed will stay in jail.
    At his February pre-trial hearing, public defender Liz Curtain argued for Reed’s release citing flimsy evidence connecting her client to the alleged crime as well as ongoing medical treatments that require frequent furlough orders from Henry County Circuit Judge Karen Conrad.

  • Hemp Foods crowd sources start up funds

    Hemp Foods America plans to grow 100 acres of industrial hemp, process it and stock store shelves with food products this year, after reaching a crowd funding goal of $50,000 to cover start up costs.
    Hemp Foods America held a launch party March 8 at the Green Building on East Market Street in the NuLu section of Louisville.

  • Local veterans honored at state Capitol
  • Cavanaughs recognized

    The Henry County Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit recently recognized a husband and wife team for outstanding service, according to a news release
    Jerry Cavanaugh currently serves as junior vice commander of the Henry County unit, as well as vice commander of Kentucky’s Fourth District DAV Auxiliary.  Shirley Cavanaugh is the Henry County Unit treasurer and a member of the Kentucky DAV Auxiliary’s Finance Committee.

  • House leaders propose free tuition with ‘Work Ready’ scholarship program

    Kentucky House leaders and House Appropriations and Revenue Committee Chairman Rick Rand joined with KCTCS President Jay K. Box and other school officials March 2 to unveil far-reaching legislation that, after taking state and federal aid into account, would provide free tuition for graduating high school students attending the state’s community and technical colleges, according to information from the Legislative Research Commission.  The initiative would be known as the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program.

  • Bevin appoints local farmer to ag commission

    Gov. Matt Bevin recently appointed a Henry County farmer and attorney to the Agriculture Development Board, according to a news release.
    Bevin selected Robert Foree of Eminence to replace Roy G. Collins, who has resigned.
    Foree, a self-employed farmer and attorney, will serve the remainder of the term that expires July 6, 2018.

  • Following their passions
  • Eminence Education Foundation dinner in 24th year
  • Crime victim ‘bill of rights’ advances

    The Kentucky Senate recently approved legislation that would place a proposed constitutional amendment on a statewide ballot to create a crime victim “bill of rights,” according to a news release from the Legislative Research Comission.
    Senate Bill 175, which seeks to enumerate constitutional protections for crime victims that don’t currently exist, passed by a 34-1 vote and was forwarded to the House for its consideration.

  • Requests pour in for ABC licenses

    Business owners say they will attempt to give Henry County citizens what they want, now that the way has been cleared for expanded alcohol sales. So far, that includes one new package liquor store gearing up to open in Campbellsburg.
    After the Henry County Fiscal Court in February adopted an ordinance that permits alcohol beverage sales at stores six days a week, that caused a flurry of activity as several convenience store representatives applied for malt beverage licenses to add beer to their offerings.