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  • Mayor drops PVFD funding request

    What seemed like an ordinary request to the Pleasureville City Commission for additional fire department funding left Pleasureville Mayor Rodney Young visibly frustrated.

    Young had presented a request from the fire department to help pay for a fire truck repair bill of $17,000. “I wondered if the city could do any help,” he said. “All the city has paid on (the truck) is some of the insurance and utilities. That’s all the city’s been out on the fire department for 20 years.”

  • Storms sidestep Henry; tornadoes confirmed in Trimble

    A series of deadly storms swept through the Kentuckiana region Friday afternoon.

    Between Southern Indiana and parts of Kentucky, 40 people lost their lives, and thousands more lost their homes to the storms that destroyed Henryville, Marysville and New Pekin, Ind., as well as West Liberty in Kentucky. Dozens more communities were touched, in some way, by the storms.

    But Henry County was relatively unscathed in the storms.

  • Schools in Henry County will not release early

    Neither Eminence Independent nor Henry County Public Schools will release early today because of the pending severe weather threat.

    HCPS Superintendent said the district issued a OneCall Now statement alerting parents to the district's decision, but said that parents could pick their students up early.

  • 4 United Citizens Bank employees have 189 years of service

    In 2008, the average length of time a person was projected to spend at a single job was about four years. At United Citizens Bank in Campbellsburg, four employees have bounced that statistic.

    Jerry Brent, Sue Nelson, Mary Helen Simpson and Betty Tingle, all of Campbellsburg, each have more than 40 years with the bank, and together total 189 years of service.

  • Signs, signs everywhere illegal signs

    When he helps set up the monthly fiscal court meetings in the Henry County Courthouse, Planning and Zoning Administrator Jody Rucker sets out microphones to help amplify discussion at the table for the audience.

    Last week, he also set up roughly a dozen signs, ranging from real estate placards to an advertisement for a Trimble County winery. Some were in relatively good condition; some not so much.

  • Rick Nethery: the ‘next Van Hawkins’

    History has turned a page for one landmark of the tiny city of Port Royal.

    Hawkins Farm Center – a local institution since 1964 – is now Rick’s Farm Center and Restaurant. Rick and Lisa Nethery of Eminence bought the store from the Hawkins family last month.

  • Berry Center, college building legacy

    It’s not every day that a legacy is made.

    The words “legacy” and “historic” were used often at St. Catharine Hall on the campus of St. Catharine College on Monday.

    Trustees, college faculty, students and community members filled the room, as St. Catharine College President William D. Huston announced a partnership between The Berry Center and the college.

  • Google helps EIS superintendent solve water issue

    A water main break in Eminence on Sunday, Feb. 5, forced Eminence Independent Schools to provide bottled water for students on Monday, Feb. 6.

    During a city council meeting last week, officials said a 12-inch water main broke in a field near West Owen Street. Water district officials were aware of a leak at 6 a.m. and found the leak a couple hours later. The leak was under control by 1 p.m. that day.

  • City withholds CVFD money over audit

    The Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire Department’s failure to provide financial information to the city, according to a time frame established in a June 2011 contract between the two entities, led Mayor Rex Morgan to call for a joint meeting between the city council and the department’s board of directors.

    Morgan’s request was made during the regular city council meeting Monday night, Feb. 20.

  • Eminence teen charged in Shelby robbery

    Two teens have been arrested and charged with invading a home and attempting to rob four people at gunpoint.

    Desmond C. Sebring, 18, of Shelbyville and Marcus D. Box, 19, of Eminence are each charged with four counts of first-degree robbery in an incident that occurred Jan. 17 at an apartment on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    Box also is charged with six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with six businesses that he is accused of having broken into around that same date, along with three accomplices.