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  • Eminence Education Foundation dinner supports classroom work
  • School lunchrooms may rustle up some local beef

    Local farmer and entrepreneur David Neville recently rewrote his recipe for his beef hot dogs to make them palatable for schools, served for the first time Feb. 28 at Henry County High and Middle.
    With the cooperation of Henry County Public Schools’ nutrition director, Sidney Rothenburger, Neville stood at the beginning of the line and encouraged high school students to try the “School Dawgs” for a taste test.
    Once they had a chance to eat, Neville floated around the cafeteria tables, asking for their reactions.

  • Opening time for 18 Main Street

    When a tractor-trailer delivered the first load of food to the new 18 Main Street in New Castle, it drew an almost immediate reaction from one neighbor.
    Even as the delivery man hauled in boxes of supplies on a dolly, parked out front because there’s no entryway in the rear of the building, Debbie Wright answered the phone for the pub-style eatery with the full bar.
    “‘Does this mean you’re serving lunch today?” she repeated the question she heard, laughing.

  • One arrested, one sought in a Feb. 26 shooting

    A Sulphur man is in custody in connection with a Feb. 26 shooting at L’Esprit in Henry County, but Kentucky State Police continue to search for another suspect who is considered armed and dangerous, according to a KSP news release.
    State police learned of the incident when dispatchers received a call from the La Grange Police Department, reporting a person being shot at on L’Esprit Parkway.

  • National Weather Service confirms a tornado struck March 1

    Examples of damage from the powerful storm March 1 cropped up all over Henry County — broken trees, a compromised power grid, an old barn dropped on a fence line, an overhang ripped off a house’s front stoop — but the damage along Jones Lane in Campbellsburg looked different to one Henry County emergency management official who was on scene.

  • County clerk, sheriff turn over excess fees to fiscal court

    Rounds of applause greeted two elected officials who turned in a combined $137,000 worth of excess fees to Henry County Fiscal Court Feb. 21.
    County Clerk Shanda Archer contributed $106,000 of the total while Sheriff Danny Cravens handed over a check for $31,000.
    Despite several unexpected challenges, such as the impending closure of the Henry County Historical Society museum where old county records had been stored and the need to store voting machines locally, Archer said her office worked with the goal of holding down expenses as much as possible.

  • Campbellsburg prepares to transfer sewer system to Carrollton Utilities

    Campbellsburg and Carrollton Utilities seem on the verge of transferring the sewer system from the city to the utilities provider, 10 years after conceiving the project, according to discussion at the busy Feb. 20 council meeting.
    Mayor Shelley Noe reported that she and council member Lorraine Hawkins met with Carrollton Utilities officials Terry Roach and Bill Osborne to discuss finalizing the requirements to close the deal.

  • Messy Science continues to fascinate EIS students
  • Jaehnigen ready to do some heavy lifting

    Richard Jaehnigen, 29, of New Castle put his back into a new endeavor recently when he competed in his first strong man contest.
    He attended the Mammoth Strength Challenge, held at the Total Fitness Connection gym in Bowling Green, thinking he’d just watch, but after joining in, Jaehnigen walked out with a personal best in deadlift.

  • Energy savings are adding up for Henry County Public Schools

    Small changes have added up in a big way for Henry County Public Schools (HCPS). Superintendent Tim Abrams calculates a savings of nearly $1 million since 2010 due to the district’s dedication to energy efficiency.