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Local News

  • New HCMS assistant principal isn’t a new face

    Staff writer/photographer

    Recently hired HCMS assistant principal Staci Hoene is hardly a newcomer to the Henry County school system. She actually began her educational career at HCMS.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams was the middle school assistant principal, and worked with Hoene from 1995 to 1997. At the time, Hoene taught language arts, and Abrams said “she has grown exponentially since then.

  • Young cancer patients find relief at Indian Summer Camp

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County artist Joann Ashby looks forward to summertime, but not for a trip to the beach or lazy days napping in a hammock.

    She packs up brushes and paints, potter’s clay and wood, and makes the trek to Indian Summer Camp for children with cancer at Shelby County’s Camp Cedarmore.

    “I’ve been volunteering 14-15 years,” she said. “I started shortly after my treatment for breast cancer.”

  • Stimulus $ could revamp EIS technology

    Staff writer/photographer

    For some time, Eminence Independent Schools could afford only ‘band-aid’ fixes to a tangled grid of switches, hubs and ports in its computer system.

    Last week, Eminence Independent Schools computer users/administrators got potentially good news. Technology Coordinator Kim Dawson received unanimous support from the Eminence Board of Education to upgrade the system’s antiquated technical infrastructure.

  • Repairs to begin on Milton-Madison bridge

    State highway crews will begin structural repairs to the Milton-Madison Bridge starting this weekend. The bridge will be closed to all traffic from 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 27.

    Repair work will continue with bridge closure during those same times the following weekend, Saturday, Aug. 1, through Monday, Aug. 3. Those wishing to travel to Indiana must drive to Louisville or to the Markland Dam in Gallatin County.

     

  • Eminence sponsoring Eminence Day pageants

    The City of Eminence is sponsoring a Cutest Baby Contest for children birth to 23 months, a Cutie Pie Contest for children 2, 3 and 4 years old and a Little Miss and Mister Contest for couples ages 5, 6 and 7. The contests will be held on Eminence Day, Saturday, August 8.

  • Two phases to rebuild CFD station

    General Manager

    It will take two phases, but the Campbellsburg Fire Department could be rebuilt this year.

    Campbellsburg City Council member Rex Morgan delivered a report by Harold Bratton Monday night that outlined the work that needed to be completed on the station. The fire department was seriously damaged in a fire earlier this year.

  • A place for all to learn

    Staff writer/photographer

    Indigo Buntings flit by and two fawns trail a doe into the woods through the roadside blooms of Periwinkle and Queen Anne’s Lace.

    Those are just some of the fauna and flora that may greet newcomers on the road to Kentucky State University’s Environmental Education Center in southeastern Henry County.

    Drive down two miles of gravel road off U.S. 421 at the 17-mile marker and there lies 300 acres of protected Kentucky wild lands.

  • Detour already causing headaches

    Staff writer/photographer

    Even before school starts, traffic on Cardinal Drive in front of Campbellsburg Elementary School has become a headache.

    Officials expect that headache could worsen once school starts.

    Tuesday morning HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams met with project engineers and local officials to discuss Campbellsburg Elementary School traffic problems due to bridge construction on U.S. 421/Kentucky 55.

  • Turn lane construction began Tuesday

    The Kentucky Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of construction on U.S. 421/Kentucky 55 in front of Henry County High school. A contract recently was awarded to construct a left turn lane at the school entrance. Construction was scheduled to begin July 21, and continue for at least a month.

  • 10 years of showcasing local goods

    General Manager

    The Henry County Fairgrounds will be alive Saturday with the smells, sights and sounds of locally grown and produced food, crafts and art.

    The 10th annual Henry County Harvest Showcase officially kicks off at 10 a.m. Early birds can catch breakfast with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce starting at 7:30 a.m. After that, the activities abound until at least 4 p.m., when the antique tractor pull gets underway.