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  • Tintype is a piece of Henry History

    Tintype photographs populated the personal landscape of the Civil War era and most of the mid to late 1800s. 

    A Henry County resident recently purchased a tintype with the name of a Henry County resident Rosa (Rose) Timoney Hermans. Octacvia Tacy Lewis gave birth to Timoney in 1854 in Athens, Ohio. Timoney married James Hermans and lived in Eminence. Hermans died Feb. 11, 1932, in Henry County. No further photographic evidence can be found to ascertain whether the person in the tintype matches the same county resident named on the tintype’s paper case.

  • Take 5 with Sharon Bright

    Eastern 1-8th grade

    Henry County High School Graduate

    Married 38 years

    Two children

    B.A. Kentucky State University
    Masters UofL

    Rank 1 UofL

     

    What made you decide a career in education?

    I was very involved with the youth at my church. My husband said that I should think about going into teaching.

  • Earl “Hammer” Smith to receive Patrick Henry Award

    Earl Thomas “Hammer” Smith is the seventh winner of the Patrick Henry Award presented by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Eminence Rotary Club and the Henry County Historical Society. Hammer’s contributions to Henry County cover many years and range from teaching social studies at Henry County High School to being mayor of New Castle and serving on both the volunteer fire department and emergency squad.

  • EPD officer joins Simpsonville

     

    By Steve Doyle

    Landmark News Service

    Todd Rankin, a veteran officer with the Eminence Police Department, will join the Simpsonville Police Department, giving the city five full-time officers.

    Chief Chip Minnis delivered that news to the Simpsonville City Commission at its meeting Wednesday morning and said Rankin, who is on a long-planned cruise, would be sworn in next Wednesday by Mayor Steve Eden and be ready to go to work.

  • Take 5 with Suzanne Schulte

    Bio

    Fairfield and Dayton High School

    Brown Mackie Vet Tech Degree

    Henry County Animal Control Officer

    Vet Tech in Oldham County

     

    Where did your interest in helping animals come from?

    I have always been into animals. I was like that as a kid. I did a lot of rescues. I am a vet tech in Oldham County and before that I would help with spay and neuter clinics. Now that I have a medical background, I get paid for things that I normally wouldn’t have.

  • The Louisville Metro area offers new destinations for regional locals

    A trip to the Louisville metropolitan area doesn’t always cross many locals’ minds, but a continuing revitalization of the area may change your mind.

    In this week’s one tank trip, I looked for a mix of family friendly destinations and those couples could enjoy.

    Travelers can reach downtown’s West Main Street in less than hour on the weekend. Unless an event clogs up the Third Street exit, you can find accessible parking at street level and save parking money for something more enjoyable.

  • Random kindness

    Eminence High School students didn’t know what school had in store for them last Wednesday, an early release day.

    Motorists traveling through Eminence may have seen students from the sophomore, junior and senior classes weed the flower bed across from Dairy Queen, holding signs in front of Eminence City Hall or even washing windows on Penn Avenue.

     Eminence Middle and High School Principal Shannon Treece said the staff gave the students a ‘Change the day Challenge.’

  • ACT data skewed

    Changes in the 2013 ACT score reports make comparisons in trend data for county schools moot.

    The ACT entrance exam included two different variables in its score reporting this year: students who received time extended accommodations and whose scores previously didn’t count; and ACT changed its benchmark scores, which are considered predictors of the ability of a student to make a B or C in related college courses.

  • EIS board approves tax increase

     The Eminence Independent School Board adopted a small tax levy increase for larger improvements in following years.

    The proposed 73.8-cent per $100 of assessed value rate on personal and real property is expected to raise about $1 million, and is 7.2 cents higher than the 2012/2013 rate.

    On proeprty valued at $100,000, that translate to an increase of $72 per year.

    The school board held a public hearing about the increase Aug. 14 with concerned residents.

  • Bramlage to open Women’s Total Fitness

    Ruth Bramlage struggled with her weight and rheumatoid arthritis before exercise freed her from large amounts of medication and a life of pain.

    Bramlage will open Women’s Total Fitness of Henry County in New Castle next to New Castle City Hall on East Cross Main at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

    Bramlage ran a successful fitness facility in Shelbyville and plans to do the same in New Castle. Bramlage will offer a circuit weight resistance and aerobic workout facility for women.