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  • Music a constant in Moss’ life

    Curtis Moss’ family always had music in their life.

    As the Eminence Independent Schools’ Music Director for middle and high school band, choir, brass quintet and general music educator he continues to instruct and instill the fundamentals and fun of music in his students.

  • You’re never too old to start anew

    Jeff Downey never let geography stand in the way of his creativity.

    From the little town of Bethlehem to the city of Angels, the Henry County native continues to surround his life with music and film.

  • KSP charge 3 w/ making meth

    Kentucky State Troopers Barrett Brewer and Brodie Jodry went to serve a warrant on Brandon C. Price, 20, for fourth degree assault, domestic violence, minor injury at Sandra Jones’ resident on Chilton Court.

    According to Brewer, Jason R. Stephens, 34, answered the door and told the officers everyone in the house was asleep.

    Troopers notified the homeowner Sandra Jones they had received complaints that the group including Shelbie Brown, 20, had been cooking meth. Jones allowed the officers to search the house.

  • Theater program has come a long way

    Things have come a long way for Henry County Public School’s theater productions.

    Choir and Theater Director Russell Cooper remembers putting on productions in the Henry County Middle School cafeteria with a makeshift stage and hanging a drop curtain from the ceiling.

    “We would have to tear down the sets and make sure things were in order for school the next day,” Cooper said. “It’s really neat to see how far things have come.”

  • Disaster prep all about planning

    No one can plan a disaster.

    Henry County’s Emergency Management Director Bruce Owen has a county emergency plan, North Central Health District’s Preparedness Planning Coordinator Shana Crain has a plan for the health department’s role in the event of a disaster and Area Disaster Director for the Louisville area chapter of the Red Cross Angela Druin Roberts also has a response protocol. But the most effective measures come from experience.

  • Carrollton unit preparing for deployment

    Members of the local National Guard unit are preparing for deployment to Africa, which will occur sometime in October.

    Capt. Chris Fitzwater, who heads Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery based in Carrollton, said the unit will be activated Saturday, Sept. 1. The 62 members of the unit will meet at 2 p.m. that day in the Carroll County High School gymnasium for a send-off from friends, family and the public.

  • Hoene takes the reins at NCES after Morris’ departure

    Lane Morris’ exit as principal of New Castle Elementary after two years wasn’t a surprise to Superintendant Tim Abrams, even if it came two days before school started last week.

    Assistant Middle School Principal Staci Hoene also seemed like a natural choice to serve as interim principal in Morris’ vacancy.

  • Candidates file at the last minute

    A few familiar and new faces will run in local elections this fall. The official deadline for filing for office was Tuesday at 4 p.m.

    While several candidates filed ahead of the deadline, many waited until Tuesday to file their papers.

    Those running for office are:

    Campbellsburg City Council

    Sharon Clem

    Lorraine Hawkins

    Earl Higgins

    Mark A Murray

    Shelley Noe

    Jason Stanley

    Eminence City Council

    LeeAnn Armstrong

  • EIS surprises, delights teaching staff, Kosair

    Eminence Independent Schools lit its teaching staff on fire recently with an inspiring field trip of surprise and service.

    Eminence Superintendant Buddy Berry and Instructional Supervisor Thom Coffee always lead the professional development sessions not just to cut outside costs, but to inspire Eminence teachers with their customized version of surprise and delight.

  • Eminence to close alley

     

    Eminence City Council’s move to close the alley Browning Lane marks another step toward confirming CVS Pharmacy rumors.

    Before the council could give the first reading on an ordinance to close a public road, Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens said all the property owners with butting access and easements along Browning Lane had to verbally agree to a consent to sell to CVS.