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  • Lindsay inspired others

    John Lindsay didn’t want to go to Lincoln Institute during the early years of integration.

    Lindsay’s decision gave family members and former classmates from the Merriweather and King Street schools the confidence to attend the previously all white school-Eminence High School.

  • Sulphur’s demise was closely tied to automobiles

    The expansion of the railroad stopped progress in the river towns like Lockport and Gestville where goods, supplies and passengers relied on the steamboat.

    Similarly, the automobile would stop progress in towns like Sulphur.

    Sulphur has had as many names as it has changes to its hilly rural landscape.

  • Eminence Reading Buddies

    For 30 minutes each Friday, buddies at Eminence Elementary and Middle Schools get together and enjoy a good book.

    The Reading Buddies program began at Eminence Independent Schools eight years ago, the expression of an idea that started on an Arby’s napkin.

    Language Arts teacher Jennifer Montgomery and librarian Penny Bland were working on their National Board Certification, thinking of projects they could collaborate on.

    For seven or eight weeks, first grade students and eighth grade students meet in the school’s library.

  • Thompson house built in early 1800s

    One of the last remaining properties in the series on the Historic Registry in Henry County, the Thompson House captured the imagination of its builders, the current owners and most certainly its future visitors.

    Almost secretively nestled behind a frontage of trees, the house sits between KY 22 and Giltner Lane.

    The most distinguishing quality is the house’s unique appearance.

    The house’s architectural style marries themes from the Greek Revival and Italianate period.

  • Pension to be legislators’ focus

     State legislators will work out the kinks for a hybrid public-employee pension plan that may dig Kentucky’s retirement benefit program out of its fiscal grave.

    State House and Senate members reconvened the General Assembly Tuesday, tackling the biggest elephant in the room: the public-employee pension plan.

    State officials looked at data from the Pew Center on The States analysis which estimates Kentucky has a $30 billion unfunded liability.

  • Volunteers, samaritans save dog

    It was 4:30, maybe 5:00, on Jan. 29, when Cebele Cambron saw it happen.

    A dog, about 20 pounds, was hit by a car on I-71. The dog crumbled in the right hand side of the northbound lane. The car that hit the dog kept going, without even tapping the brakes, she said.

    But Cambron and another driver who saw the hit did stop.

  • A school of love and hope

    Florance Davis wants people to remember that her school was one of hope and love.

    The Merriweather and King Street School Fund preserves the hope and honors the history of the school in the form of an annual scholarship.

    Together they send a message of compassion and an optimistic future.

    Davis went to the all-black Merriweather and King Street School from the first through eighth grades. She graduated in 1964. Her older sister had gone to Eminence High School, the integrated white school, before her. She was nervous.

  • The winds of change

    Derby City Signs carefully remove the Browning sign  in anticipation of the new developments.
    Jeff Adams, KOI Auto Parts store manager, said the new 8,000 square feet location in the plaza behind Cook’s should be fully sorted by the weekend.
    “We definitely plan to increase our stock,” Adams said. “We are open now and I am not for certain what kind of signage we will put out front.”

  • Local students honored by Shelby ATC

    Two Henry County High School students have been honored by the Shelby County Area Technology Center.

    Lyndee Fox, studying information technology, was named the student of the month for January for being exemplary in the academic areas of the classroom.

    Christian Cravens, studying machine tool, was named the Citizen of the Month for January, for having behavior and attitude distinguishing him as a superior student.

  • Student of the week for Jan. 30: New Castle Elementary School Zachary Walker

    Zachary is a 1st grader at New Castle Elementary School.

    What is your favorite subject?

    Science, because animals have a lot of amazing features. I like the zebra the best because of their stripes. I can tell which ones match because they have different patterns that they go in where they’re from.

    What would you like to do when you grow up?

    A country singer and play the drums, because it’s fun when you are playing the drums you can be really fast.

    Do you have any pets?