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  • Career High Note

    Out of 4,500 nominees for the Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator Award, the choir and drama teacher at Henry County high and middle schools, Russell Cooper, has joined 24 others as a semifinalist for this special merit, according to a news release.
    In its third year in recognizing teachers who inspire, the Grammy Foundation recently released its list of 25 semifinalists from 15 states.

  • News briefs for Oct. 14, 2015

    Lots of roadwork  happening this week
    Henry County motorists need to know there’s a lot of roadwork on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s schedule this week, according to a news release.
    The many projects include:
    • KY 55:  Lane closures and delays possible at mile point 1.8 (0.3 miles north of Lou Avenue) due to installation of a high friction surface course.  
    • KY 157 (Sulphur Road) — Lane closures and delays possible between Scobie Lane and KY 146 (mile points 7.2 to 9.7) due to roadway resurfacing.

  • Hunting Season

    Landen Shay Bullock went out during deer season and got an eight-point buck on Oct. 11.

  • KSP Promotes Rice

    Kentucky State Police Capt. Howard R. Rice, a Bethlehem resident (center), received his promotion certificate from Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (left) and KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer (right) at a ceremony in Lexington on Sept. 30. An 18-year veteran of the agency, Rice is commander of the KSP Driver Testing Branch. He is a graduate of Henry County High School and Kentucky State University. He is the son of Julie Rice of Eminence and Ronald Rice
    of Louisville.

  • Gina Lyle attends circuit court clerk college

    Henry County Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle recently participated in the 2015 Circuit Court Clerks Fall College in Louisville, according to a news release.
    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the education program Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 for the state’s circuit court clerks.
    The circuit court clerks attended sessions on topics including juvenile justice reform, a new domestic violence law for dating partners and court technology.

  • Moffett appointed to Henry County Fiscal Court

    Democrat Tony Moffett will serve as the District 4 magistrate, filling the vacancy on the Henry County Fiscal Court.
    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed Moffett to the position Oct. 2, out of three possible candidates for the job.
    The well-known businessman takes the position of magistrate after his predecessor, Nick Hawkins, resigned to pursue a career opportunity in Georgia.

  • Kentuckiana Works provides training for GE jobs

    General Electric has openings paying $15.50 per hour for 75 new employees with certified production technician training for its recently announced air conditioner production line, according to Kentuckiana Works officials. Henry County residents can get that CPT training in classes beginning soon in Shelby County.
    Kentuckiana Works spends more than $12 million on workforce development annually, with most of that funding coming from the federal government, Executive Director Michael Gritton said.

  • Zoeller gets to go home

    Leo F. Zoeller, who is accused of several sexual abuse charges involving a child under the age of 12, will be able to move back into his home in Henry County.
    Zoeller’s attorney made the request in the form of a bond modification in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday in light of the fact that Zoeller’s wife and children have moved out of the home on Drennon Road.

  • A few people noticed minor quake

    The Oct. 5 earthquake didn’t rouse most people out of their slumber, but several Henry County residents heard and felt the weak shaking.
    If the quake with its epicenter somewhere in between Eminence, Smithfield and Shelbyville had been much lighter than the 2.7 magnitude, it probably wouldn’t have been strong enough to notice, according to Seth Carpenter, a seismologist at the Kentucky Geological Survey based at the University of Kentucky.
    “It almost falls into the realm of a micro-earthquake,” he said.

  • Eminence native earns Centers for Disease Control safety award

    When Centers for Disease Control workers responded to West Africa to quell the spread of deadly ebola, Eminence native Mark Wilson helped train them in the safety procedures needed to protect themselves from the hemorrhagic fever.
    Wilson also trained some of the CDC screeners deployed at U.S. airports who conducted health checks necessary to detect any passengers from West Africa who might have become infected during 2014’s ebola epidemic.