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  • Trouble in Zen: Retreat residents file lawsuit in Carroll County

    By Phyllis McLaughlin

    Landmark News Service

    Seven residents of a Zen retreat off of Gilgal Road in Carroll County have filed a civil suit against three other members, including the Bodhidharma Monastery’s spiritual leader.

    The suit, filed Oct. 28 in Carroll County Circuit Court, alleges breach of contract against the defendants – Buddhist monk Ha Hong Luu, board president; Huang Tran of Crestwood, board vice president; and Catherine Pham of Germantown, Md., board secretary.

  • Attic Fire on fairview

    On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Eminence Firefighters responded to a fire on 163 Fairveiw Court. No one was injured from the fire and the residents were able to get most of their pets out except for a few cats. Robert Wilson holds Sugar who firefighters found sitting in a window inside the house — scared but okay. A firefighter created a vent inside the home.

  • Sheriff, F.C. at odds

     

    Henry County Fiscal Court’s special meeting last week depicted the divide between fiscal court and the sheriff’s regarding  budget protocol, personnel policy and the issue of nepotism.

  • EPD officer harassed at store

    An Eminence Police officer went shopping with his family and received a level of customer service he didn’t expect.

    On Thursday, Nov. 7, Lt. O.C. Jones, of the Eminence Police Department, accompanied his wife and 4-month old daughter to the Walmart in La Grange to get pictures developed.

    While the family shopped, according to  a La Grange Police Department report, Charles A. Jackson II and a juvenile, both Henry County residents, approached Jones’ family.

  • State audit asks Sheriff’s Office to repay $670 to calendar account

    In its annual review of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the state auditor’s office declared $670 in disbursements to be inappropriate and that they must be repaid.

  • Berry accepts Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

    Wendell Berry was honored as the 2013 winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award as part of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Sunday, Nov. 9.

    Berry joins other distinguished writers like Elie Wiesel, who wrote about his experience in German concentration camps, Barbara Kingsolver and Studs Terkel.

    “In a time that spends so many words and dollars upon conflict, it is encouraging to be noticed for having said a few words in favor of peace,” Berry said during his acceptance speech.

  • Veterans honored

    Henry County veterans were honored Monday at Henry County High School. The Henry County’s Air Force JROTC served veterans breakfast and the Henry County High School Choir sang during the ceremony. Many students and residents attended to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service to the country. 

  • Take 5 with Randy Fehler

    Basic bio

    Music Director at Franklinton Baptist Church since April 2000

    Life long resident of Louisville

    Graduated from Bishop David High School.

    Attended Kentucky Wesleyan College.

     

    How did you get involved with music?

  • EIS requests tax bills sent out

    Disregarding a judge’s admonition, Eminence Independent Schools last week requested that its 2013/2014 tax bills be issued and sent to the district’s residents.

    During a Thursday morning hearing in La Grange, Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad urged the district to hold off on issuing tax bills until she could rule on the merits of a lawsuit filed against the district.

    Should Conrad rule against the district, the district would have to issue refunds, representing an additional cost on top of the reissued tax bills to the district, and its taxpayers.

  • New Castle 4th graders talk weather

    When Becca Gilbert started teaching her fourth graders about weather, the students probably didn’t expect their teacher would get a chief meteorologist to answer the questions she couldn’t.

    Gilbert taught weather topics like air pressure, predicting weather and reading weather maps but wanted to give the class a more dynamic experience.

    “The kids have been interested in more than (teachers) had knowledge of,” Gilbert said, “I decided who better to ask than a meteorologist.”