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  • Fiscal Court weighs deed fee increase

    The Henry County Fiscal Court is set to tackle a potential increase in property deed fees, the question appears only to be just how much those fees will increase.

    Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas addressed the magistrates on behalf of the Fire Chiefs’ Association, saying while the deed fees haven’t changed since being enacted in 2002, their costs have.

  • Deposit Bank is history

    Eminence’s historic district got a permanent alteration last week as developers demolished several buildings, making way for a CVS Pharmacy and McDonald’s.

    Among the demolished were the former Eminence Deposit Bank building, the former Foree Automotive building and what once was Slaughter’s Dry Goods.

    A spokesperson for Project Builders of Atlanta, who works with the Five Star Development Company, said the developers knew how much the bank building meant to the community.

  • City considering economic development

    When the Pleasureville City Commission gathers next week for its monthly business meeting, economic development likely will be on the agenda.

    At least two commission members are devoted to revitalizing the city, and if this month’s meeting was any indication, so are many residents.

  • Case charged with sexual misconduct

    A Henry County man pled not guilty last week in Henry County District Court to having sex with a 14-year-old girl and sending her numerous obscene images on a cell phone.

    Adam Case, 19, of Eminence allegedly had sex with the girl three times and sent her more than 10 images of his genitals and obscene material on a cell phone.

  • Banta hired as an assistant VP of Citizens Deposit Bank

    Henry County native Zach Banta loves coming back home and working in the county he’s from.

    Citizens Deposit Bank recently hired Banta as a business development officer and the assistant vice president of the Eminence branch. Banta graduated from Henry County High School in 2003. He graduated from UK in 2007 where he majored in telecommunications with a minor in business.

    “I had been working at Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville and I am really glad to come back home and to the community I grew up in,” Banta said.

  • ‘It goes to a good cause’

    Tim Casey always wondered where his donation money for the American Cancer Society went.

    In January, Casey went to the emergency room after experiencing an exorbitant amount of pain and swelling in his stomach. The hospital kept him. Four days later test results indicated he had biliary cancer.

    “They did an X-ray, biopsy and blood test,” Casey said. “I had worked the day before and I have never been really sick a day in my life. I was shocked.”

  • Martin hearing to focus on hard drives

    A suppression hearing in the case of a Turners Station man charged with rape will include testimony about evidence found on computer hard drives.

    In 2011, Joseph Martin, 39, was charged with illegally having sex with a minor over the course of three years.

    In February, Commonwealth’s Attorney Courtney Baxter indicated in a Henry Circuit Court hearing that she would bring new charges against Martin based in part on child pornographic images found on computer hard drives.

  • Clubb switches to prosecutor

    Josh Clubb always knew he wanted to be an attorney, but didn’t know he would one day serve as Henry County’s first assistant commonwealth attorney.

    Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter hired Clubb as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney of the 12th judicial district. Judge Karen Conrad swore him in on Feb. 28. Clubb officially started his position on March 1.

  • Comer: Hemp is not controversial

    Ag in Kentucky is economic development.

    That’s Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer’s position.

    “Ag is the perfect industry to look at as we plan for the next 20 years of economic development in Kentucky,” he said during the annual Rotary-Farm-City lunch Monday.

  • A quick snow shower

    Parts of Central Kentucky were hit with a brief snow storm Sunday afternoon. A snowy scene from a farm on Bethlehem Road.
    Kentucky State Police worked 19 noninjury accidents Sunday, including one on U.S. 421 north of New Castle and three injury accidents.
    By Tuesday, most of the snow had melted.