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  • EPD’s Parham earns DUI award

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Police Officer Phillip Parham has a passion for nabbing drunk drivers.

    That passion recently earned Parham recognition by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for his work with the Eminence Police Department.

    For the third year in a row he picked up the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award for making the most Driving Under the Influence arrests in the department.

    Parham was responsible for 71 of the 108 made by the agency.

  • After May accident, New Castle woman learning to walk again

    General Manager

    In June, Betty Jean Hamilton vowed she would walk again.

    After losing her leg in a freak accident in May, Hamilton has spent the last seven months in intense physical therapy.

    In Novmeber, the 77-year old New Castle resident received a prosthetic leg. Learning to walk all over again has been tough.

    The process, she said, has been long and slow. “This leg has just about got me down,” Hamilton said Monday. “I told (my daughters) I was going to take a break from it.”

  • NWTF donates turkeys to food pantry

    Staff writer/photographer

    With three grown children, 10 grandchildren and a host of other relatives expected on Christmas Day, Eminence resident Marie May is was thankful for the generosity of Henry County’s Patrick Henry Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

    Secretary/treasurer Tim Jones delivered 10 15-pound frozen turkeys to the Eminence Christian Church to be distributed to area families.

    The chapter opened in spring 2002.

  • Daring to Care in Henry Co.

    General Manager

    Residents in need have another option today for putting food on their tables.

    The Dare to Care Mobile Pantry will be at the Henry County Fairgrounds from 3 to 6 p.m. today, Dec. 16.

  • Grant cools, and heats, Historical Society

    Staff writer/photographer

    The installation of a new 3.5-ton heating and air-conditioning unit at the Henry County Historical Society will do far more than keep visitors comfortable.

    Board of Directors member Donna Ludwig said maintaining a constant climate in the building is crucial to the integrity of historical papers.

    “We have all of Henry County’s historic records” she said. “Just a little moisture can ruin those documents.”

  • Cedar Lake groundbreaking ceremony set for Dec. 18

    Cedar Lake will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 18, at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park on U.S. 421 for its new Cedar Lake Lodge Park Place homes. Upon completion, the new facility will represent a $2.7 million total investment that will feature four connected homes totaling 15,800 square feet. CLL Park Place will be state-licensed to serve 16 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and will employ about 35 individuals.

  • Appellate court grants May appeal

    General Manager

    An Eminence man sentenced in 2006 on charges of rape, sodomy and kidnapping has been granted an appeal by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Danny Lee May was charged on Dec. 27, 2005, with two counts of rape and one count of sodomy by officers from the Eminence Police Department. He was indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury in February 2006, and entered an Alford plea in August of that year.

  • Schools to prepare for state cuts

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Kentucky Department of Education has submitted a plan to cut education spending by about $20 million dollars for the rest of this fiscal year.

    Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams stressed that right now it is still just a plan, but said the move is a cause for concern. “None of those cuts have been implemented at this time,” he said.

    Education department spokesperson Lisa Gross said even if cuts are approved, no timetable for implementation is in place yet.

  • EIS to use it or lose it

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools has an opportunity to complete some much needed renovations.

    But there’s a catch — the district has to act quickly.

  • Pleasureville pondering perpetual property, police problems

    General Manager

    From property maintenance to police protection, the Pleasureville City Commission is pondering just how to handle its city’s various problems.

    As city attorney Bill Brammell began discussing proposed changes to the city’s property/nuisance ordinance, commissioner Sandra Woods took aim at the concept of making residents pay for things they may not be able to afford, particularly siding.