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  • Alcohol sales petitions hit a snag

    A movement aimed at legalizing the sale of liquor by the drink in Henry County and in the city of New Castle may have hit a snag in the form of a state statute.
    County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday that County Clerk

    Juanita Lashley had verified signatures on a petition filed with her office earlier this month. The petition included the required number of eligible signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot there.

  • TELL survey just one of many tools for EIS

    For Eminence High School, results of the TELL Survey  – Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning, administered in the spring by the Kentucky School Board Association – is only one tool to be used when working to make improvements, according to Principal Steve Frommeyer.

    “We are very conscious about constantly trying to improve, regardless of the survey,” he said. “We have had a number of initiatives put in place this year for our school improvement plan,” and none of them were based squarely on the TELL results.

  • Photo ID, addressing requirements separate candidates

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service

    Bill Johnson is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the Commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes is running because Kentuckians are hurting and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican candidate, will square off on Election Day, Nov. 8.

  • Committee looking at constable pay

    A committee charged with studying a proposal to pay the county’s constables is expected to present its recommendations at the Oct. 18 Henry County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Mike Robinson, District 2 constable, asked the court at its September meeting to consider paying the constables $1,000 per year to cover fuel expenses incurred when they are out on patrol or called out by dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 5 to handle a complaint.

  • A TELLing tool for improvement

    Henry County Public Schools are working to interpret the results of a survey administered last year by the Kentucky School Board Association to teachers statewide and convert the information into ways to improve the educational process.

  • Eminence holding alumni association banquet

    Graduates of Eminence High School are invited to attend the Alumni Association’s upcoming banquet, Oct. 22 at the EHS gymnasium.

    Brad Puckett, vice president of the association, said organizers are hoping to draw as many graduates as possible to the event, which is held every five years.

  • Farm manager shot

    Police are investigating a shooting at a horse farm on L’Esprit Parkway in Henry County.
    Kentucky State Police received a 911 call Sunday alerting officers that the farm’s manager, Gregorio Figueroa Calderon, 29, had been shot.
    Calderon was transported to University Hospital in Louisville for life-threatening injuries.
    Four unidentified Hispanic males in a white Jeep topped with black canvas are wanted in connection with the shooting.
    Investigators continue to follow leads to determine the identity of the perpetrators.

  • Sulphur PO meeting to be held

    By PHYLLIS McLAUGHLIN
    Special to the Local
    Sulphur-area residents are encouraged to attend a meeting this week with U.S. Postal Service representatives regarding the future of the post office that serves that village in northern Henry County.
    The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Sulphur Christian Church, 8447 Sulphur Road.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in ag commissioner race

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service
    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Sept. 28

    Family Reunions

    Tipton/Bramblett Family Reunion will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 2, at Bagdad Ruritan Building. Potluck meal at noon. For more information call Doris Cissell at (502) 722-1191.

    Bailey Family reunion will be held Sunday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m., at the Franklin County Senior Citizen Center, 202 Medical Heights Drive. Please bring a dish or two to share. For more information call Danny Bailey 502-875-5182.

    Farmers Market