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  • Fog covered site of fatal accident

    An accident on Highway 421 near its intersection with Highway 202 just on the edge of New Castle claimed the life of a Shelbyville woman early Friday morning.
    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard pronounced Patricia Washburn, 56 of Shelbyville, deceased at the scene after her car collided with a loaded recycled metals truck just after 5 a.m. Pollard confirmed that Washburn was wearing her seatbelt.
    The driver of the Stone Transport Inc. truck, John Tyler Murray, 31 of Alexandria, was uninjured and fully cooperative with officials on the scene.

  • More pupils leads to EIS budget growth

    Both the Eminence and Henry County school districts recently presented their tentative budgets for the 2016-17 school year to board members. While one district’s budget changed very little from last year, the other is experiencing significant growth.
    In just two school years, the budget for Eminence Independent Schools has increased by $1.35 million dollars. Superintendent Buddy Berry attributes nearly all of that increase to growth in student enrollment.

  • Library kicks off summer reading program

     The Henry County Public Library kicked off their summer reading program with “Super Saturday” on June 4. The day-long event offered games, crafts and activities in an effort to get children of all ages excited about reading and learning through the summer months.

  • Henry County Relay for Life is set for June 17

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s annual Relay For Life will make strides to help fight cancer on Friday, June 17, according to organizers.

    The event will last from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will take place on the track at Henry County High School.

    Different teams comprised of members from the community, some from churches and businesses, will compete in an effort to raise the most money.

  • Wreck claims life of Shelbyville woman
  • Summer Reading Program getting ready to heat up

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • ‘Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior’
  • Students will miss retiring teachers Morgan, Harper

    Two kindergarten teachers who have spent a combined 65 years getting young students started off right at Eminence and Eastern elementary schools decided to retire at the end of the 2015-16 year.
    After graduating from Henry County schools, Sarah Morgan spent her entire educational career at Eminence Elementary School.
    Lisa Harper first attended Eastern Elementary School as a student and returned there to lead her own classroom.

    Sarah Morgan  

  • Remembering those who served

    At the second annual Memorial Day program to honor Henry County’s fallen soldiers, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Henry County Unit 155, individuals gathered at Eminence Christian Church to recognize members of this community who had died in the line of service from World War I through Operation Desert Shield.

  • One killed, one injured in Ky. 22 wreck

    Two brothers from Alabama received serious injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Ky. 22 near Bethlehem May 25 at 9 p.m., according to a news release from Kentucky State Police. One died afterwards from his injuries.
    A vehicle driven by Michael Trask, 27, was traveling westbound on Ky. 22 near the intersection with Ky. 573, when it left the road and struck a tree, Trooper Josh Lawson, spokesman for KSP Post 5, said.