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  • Ready to roll for snow

     State and county road crews ready salt trucks for the county’s more than 400 miles of roadways in anticipation of the winter storm season.

    At press time, Henry County’s forecast included rain and a 40 percent chance of snow with light accumulation in parts of the county Friday. Before dawn Friday morning, rain turned to snow, and on some roads, rested on patches of ice.

  • Schools reexamine safety

    Local school superintendents and law enforcement agencies at the city, county and state level say the tragedy in Connecticut will improve the security of local schools with continued coordination and collaboration between all agencies.

  • Activity points toward CVS arrival

    Recent activity in Eminence indicates the arrival of a CVS store will happen possibly in 2013.

    On Dec. 10, Mayor Drane Stephens announced at Eminence City Council new businesses have opened on Eminence’s Main Street based on what is happening across the street.

    “A new toy store is opening, the Hispanic people will reopen the clothing store instead of focusing on their store in Owenton and a new resident has opened a pet store,” Stephens said. “Because things are happening across the street.”

  • To 5th grader kindness matters

    What the world needs now, Kylie Jo Turner says, is a little more kindness.

    While a 3rd grade student in Mercer County, Kylie watched the Rachel’s Challenge story.

    Rachel’s Challenge is the story of Rachel Scott, the first victim in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. Prior to her death, Scott made it a point to be kind to others, and encouraged people around her to do the same.

    The story has been presented to students throughout the nation, and was presented in Eminence and Henry County schools last year.

  • 18-year-old sentenced to 11.5 years

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    An 18-year-old former Henry County resident will be sentenced to 11.5 years in prison after accepting a plea agreement last week in Henry County Circuit Court.

    The sentencing for Cody Russo, of Crestwood, was passed to Jan. 10, while a presentencing investigation is completed.

  • The life Aquatica

    As a child, Travis Sullivan would get kicked out of his house for bringing home snakes and lizards. Now, he runs a business doing just that.

    Sullivan, a Florida native, started working with exotic fish, aquariums and reptiles at age 4. He owned his first business in his early 20s.Sullivan’s love for nature and animals led him to an apprenticeship with a man who had monkeys and he also learned how to do bronze and copper sculpting.

  • Cedar Lake residents help at Campbellsburg

     

    Tish Stewart Director of Health Services for Cedar Lake’s Park Place wants to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about Park Place residents and integrate them into the community.

    Park Place residents Stephanie and Chris, last names withheld on request, recently joined the cafeteria staff at Campbellsburg Elementary. The two helped during lunch with various jobs under the supervision of staff members from Park Place. Stewart emphasized the residents are like everyone else.

  • ‘If they can do it, Henry County can’

    On Hickory Hill Road in the Stonehurst subdivision sits an abandoned mobile home, burned so badly that the south end of the trailer has no shell, the interior visible from the street.

    Next door sits a neatly kept mobile home with a for sale sign in the yard.

    Stonehurst resident Jim Edds told the Henry County Fiscal Court last month that the abandoned mobile home makes it very difficult for the owners of the property next door to sell their home.

    Edds said the owner is frequently absent, and not paying property tax.

  • Loving, and resettling, a place

    Mary Berry Smith’s vision comes from a love of place and a pragmatic approach for resettling it.

    With a Berry Center sponsored farming degree, set to launch fall 2013 at St. Catharine College, the acquisition of donated land for a potential farm school in Henry County and planning a three-day conference where farmers, activists and scholars will develop an approach for resettling America’s rural landscape, Smith emphasizes the need for the center to work on many things at once.

  • Sheriff, committee agree on budget

    The Fiscal Court Budget Committee and the Sheriff’s Department compromised to make necessary cuts without cutting the Sheriff’s law enforcement services to the county.