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  • Missing amount in Odd Fellows theft estimated at $164,000

    As representatives of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky looked on, Richard D. Rynes, a former member of the Eminence Odd Fellows Lodge #140 in Eminence, entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of theft by unlawful taking in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday.
    Rynes, 59 of Pleasureville, was indicted by a Henry County grand jury in February and accused of the theft, alleging “he unlawfully took or exercised control over the movable property of the Odd Fellows Club, the value of the property being greater than $10,000 but less than $1,000,000.”

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  • Louisville man arrested after April 10 chase

    A 27-year-old Louisville man faces multiple charges after attempting to outrun a Kentucky State Police trooper April 10, according to a KSP spokesman.
    At approximately 7:07 p.m., a trooper attempted to stop a Honda motorcycle on Kentucky 146 for speeding, Trooper Josh Lawson said.
    “The driver stopped then accelerated to speeds of over 90 miles an hour,” Lawson said. “The pursuit continued on South Property Road, Kentucky 22 and Kentucky 241 before the driver lost control in a gravel driveway.”

  • Be advised: Drug find begins HCSO outreach

    After a Henry County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a bloody tourniquet in a subject’s purse April 10, two arrests on drug-related charges followed, according to the deputy who initiated the action. This incident also blew up on social media after the sheriff’s office posted pictures of drug paraphernalia to its Facebook page.  

  • Carman pleads not guilty to manslaughter in Jan. 9 shooting

    Originally charged with murder, Randall E. Carman II pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in his arraignment in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday.
    Carman, 22 of Pleasureville, was arrested Jan. 9 after he engaged in a “verbal and physical altercation” with 23-year-old Zachary Fluhr of Louisville.
    Fluhr had accompanied a woman to Carman’s residence to help her collect her belongings, according to court documents.

  • Briefs for 4-12-2017: Holy week services

    Eminence churches announce holy week services

  • Leadership Henry County project to provide park more tree cover

    The latest Leadership Henry County project will continue to grow and to green the Henry County Recreation and Services Park for years and decades to come.
    From nine different service project ideas, the Leadership Class of 2016 chose to plant dozens of native trees in the park, along with informational signs to educate the public about their characteristics.
    Levi Berg, the Henry County Cooperative Extension agent for natural resources and agriculture, suggested the idea in order to promote education of native tree stock.

  • Filming ‘Polycarp’ a memorable time for Turners Station actor

    Walking into her audition for the movie, called “Polycarp” after an early Christian church leader, Ilse Apestegui felt surprised that two teenagers organized the independent feature film production.
    That her “callback” after sending in a video reading for the part of Melina took place in a church in Loveland, Ohio, on the outskirts of Cincinnati, didn’t seem too unusual to her. It’s not uncommon to meet for auditions in available spaces that have nothing to do with film production.

  • Eminence in the spotlight

    Edutopia, an outreach arm of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, recently looked at Eminence Independent Schools through the lens of promoting innovative classrooms and student engagement.
    The filmmaker best known for the blockbuster Star Wars series established the educational foundation in 1991 after his children were born, according to the foundation website. He decided to try to make a difference to help schools reach their untapped potential and find ways to engage students and inspire them to become lifelong learners.

  • Wind, hail, twister sweeps through Pleasureville area

    Henry County experienced its second tornado in two months with the April 5 storm, but the hail that fell might have caused as much damage as the winds, said the director of the Henry County Emergency Management Agency.
    “I had the National Weather Service come out, and they said it was an EF-1 tornado,” Jody Rucker said, after accompanying storm surveyors around eastern Henry County April 6.
    Meteorologists typically consider an EF-1 tornado a moderate strength, but even at this level winds can reach around 110 mph, according to the NWS website.