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  • KHS, HCSO remove horses

    Staff writer/photographer

    Six neglected horses were removed Monday, Sept. 21, from a property at 6129 Bethlehem Road.

    The property is owned by Joan Poole, reportedly of Louisville.

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals reported the case to the Henry County Sheriff’s office and the Humane Society after receiving an anonymous tip.

    A source familiar with the situation contacted the Local, and said they contacted PETA and other agencies, as well as the Local, but wanted to remain anonymous.

  • The Nitty Gritty of dog obedience

    Staff writer/photographer

    An open mind is a key item on Debbie Gish’s checklist for her four-week basic Nitty Gritty Dog Obedience course.

    Gish, who said her methodology differs from what some dog owners have come to expect, has worked professionally with dogs since 1972.

    “If you train a dog to shake hands,” Gish said, “then you’re going to have the dog’s paw in your lap all the time.”

  • Telling Kentucky's Story

    Staff writer/photographer

    They sat quietly while an 18th century Cherokee chief told them his story.

    Eastern Elementary students sat “Indian style” on the auditorium floor last Thursday to learn the story of Atta kul kulla, the peace chief of the Cherokee nation in the 18th century United States.

    The assembly was sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council’s program, Telling Kentucky’s Story, and presented as a Chautaqua, a historical recreation.

  • Public Record for the week of September 30, 2009

    Marriages

    Amanda Nicole Johnson, 17, New Castle, to Brandon Quinn Preston, 20, New Castle.

    Crystol Lea Grigsby, 33, Eminence, to Christopher Burton Tucker, 33, Shelbyville.

    Divorces

    Terry Glenn Broughton, 46, Pleasureville, and Edith Aimee, 36, Pleasureville.

    Eric Allen Bratcher, 31, Shelbyville, and Stephanie Gail Clark, 27, Eminence.

    Jeffery Thomas Winters, 30, Campbellsburg, and Diana Louise Winters, 30, Campbellsburg.

  • Federal funds fill the gap

    Staff writer/photographer

    Were it not for a projected influx of almost $800,000 in federal money to the Commonwealth, the Henry County Public School system might have had some difficult choices to make.

    In presenting the 2009/2010 working budget to the HCPS Board of Education Monday, Superintendent Tim Abrams said the district’s general fund revenue is projected to fall by $451,069. That decline is due to a loss in local and state revenue.

  • Campbellsburg to revamp business license ordinance

    After several months of discussion and tabling, the Campbellsburg City Council has agreed to revamp its business license ordinance.

    Council member Jennifer Bratton recommended the city impose the business license fee only on established businesses within the city’s limits.

    That, the council decided, would eliminate those companies and individuals who do business in the city, but do not have a permanent base there, from the ordinance, such as lawn mowing services, package delivery companies and food service delivery companies.

  • Districts hit, and miss, NCLB goals

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools met all of its No Child Left Behind goals, while Henry County Public Schools fell a little short.

    According to NCLB reports released today,  all three HCPS elementary schools met their goals, but the middle and high schools fell short. The middle school met nine of 13 goals, while the high school reached six of 10.

    HCPS now finds itself in the third tier of consequences under the federal guidelines for the second year.

  • Sonny shines on Eminence

    Staff writer/photographer

    There’s a new superintendent in town, at least on a temporary basis.

    Last Tuesday, Sonny Fentress attended his first meeting of the Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education as the district’s interim superintendent. The board appointed him to the position on Aug. 27.

    Fentress’ educational career spans 47 years. He spent 19 of those years as superintendent of Anderson County schools. Fentress retired in 2005.

    This will be his fifth interim position since.

  • Relay hits 2009 fundraising goal

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Relay for Life chairman Marla Young still gets choked up months after 2009’s last luminaria was extinguished on the Henry County High School track.

    “I’m sorry,” she said. “I get worked up and excited.”

    Young was overjoyed to report that despite the sluggish economy Relay for Life once again topped its goal. She said $95,608.31 was raised, exceeding the group’s $95,000 objective.

  • EHS senior gets late start for good reason

    Staff writer/photographer

    EHS student Annabel McKee said she is working hard to catch up after missing several days at the beginning of her senior year, but she’s not complaining.

    Because of a friendship that bridged time and continents, McKee spent the last three weeks of summer break in Sweden.

    It was a reciprocal invitation from McKee’s mother’s past.

    “When my mom was in high school her family had an exchange student,” she said.