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  • For small churches, upkeep is costly

    When times are tight economically, most families will do what they can to cut spending so they can afford the necessities.

    Jeff Bramel, pastor of Pleasureville United Methodist Church, said sometimes hard times will force families to stop tithing, making a bad economy even worse for smaller churches like his.

  • Bank warns residents of phone scam

    A new phone scam has worked its way into Henry County, and its after your debit card number.

    Carroll Yates, President of Farmer’s Deposit Bank in Eminence, said his bank received one call Monday during business hours, and then several more after business hours about an automated call some customers — and non-customers — received.

    The source number for the automated call has varied, with one customer reporting that the caller ID showed their own phone number calling. Another reported a phone number out of Bedford, Texas.

  • Officials present plan for KY-146

    State transportation officials and representatives from GRW Engineers last week presented more specific details of preliminary plans to straighten and rebuild the section of Kentucky 146 from Ky. 153 in Pendleton to its junction with State Ky. 55 in New Castle.

  • Public record for the week of Sept. 7

    Marriages

    Brooke Erin Trammell, 32, Eminence, to Donald Paul Trammell, 31, Eminence.

    Divorces

    James Wallace Cox III, 50, New Castle, and Peggy Ray Payton, 53, New Castle.

    Michael Wilson Bayne, 50, Pleasureville, and Barbara Ann Bayne, 40, Shelbyville.

    William K. Eldridge, 58, Pendleton, and Teresa Lyn Eldridge, 48, Pendleton.

    Matthew T. Wells, 26, Eminence, and Rebecca Ann Devine, 30, Pleasureville.

  • KIPDA conducting diabetes needs assessment

    The KIPDA Rural Diabetes Coalition is conducting an individual needs assessment project for invidiuals with diabetes.

    As part of the project, participants will be asked to complete a survey about their health concerns and needs  when it comes to managing their diabetes. The project targets residents who are over the age of 50 and have Type 2 diabetes.

  • Hands that Serve

    Every Friday, countless children leave school and head home not knowing whether or not they’ll have something to eat over the weekend.In 2007, Eminence Independent Schools began addressing that problem with the Backpack Buddies Program. Until last year, no similar program was available in Henry County Public Schools.
    Enter Hands that Serve, Hearts that Care.

  • Local artists will have their own stage at Field Party 3

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a four-part series previewing the Froggy Field Party, set for Sept. 10 at the Kentucky Renaissance Festival.

    By Brett Waford
    Special to the Local

    When the Froggy Field Party 3 pulls into Eminence Saturday, Sept. 10, it will have more artists than ever before.  Traditionally a one stage show, this year a second stage has been added to give local talent the chance to share their original music.

  • Students start a chain reaction

    During her brief life, Rachel Scott was devoted to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

    On April 20, 1999, Scott became the first victim of what was then the deadliest school shooting in America at Columbine High School in Colorado.

    After her death, Scott’s family picked up her goal of having a positive impact, and created Rachel’s Challenge.
    At Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools last week, students were presented with Scott’s story, and Rachel’s Challenge.

  • Ride for Christ to benefit missionaries

    Saturday they’ll descend upon Eminence, and the parking lot of Deli Plus. By two-wheeled — and some three-wheeled — vehicles they will come.
    But these aren’t your stereo-typical bikers. The Cruz’n for Christ Motorcycle Run and Bike Show is set for Saturday.
    Signups for the run begin at 10:30; riders must pay $10, while passengers pay $5.
    That money, Anthony Storey said, will go to Motorcycles for Missionaries, a charity that provides motorcycles for missionaries in foreign countries.

  • Eminence woman turns self in as stolen card swiper

    By Jacquelyn Stoess Hack
    Landmark News Service
    Police received numerous phone calls and tips identifying a woman allegedly using a stolen debit card in Oldham and Henry counties after her photo appeared on several media websites and newscasts.
    According to La Grange Police, the card was stolen in Louisville and was swiped several times in La Grange, including at Walmart, Burger King, Thornton’s and a car wash.
    A transaction on the card was also attempted in New Castle where the transaction was denied.