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  • Berry wants to move past the Unsettling of America

    Henry County native writer, philosopher, farmer and activist Wendell Berry wants to move past his book.

    Berry’s book, “The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture” celebrates its 36-year anniversary this year.

    In the book, Berry delivers discourse on the hijacking of farming from a family culture into the insatiable appetite of large scale farming production. Berry renders the beginnings of conquest in the ‘New World’ with historical threads of alienation from the land in a seam calling for sensible land stewardship.

  • EIS earns Magna Award for FIRE model

    The American School Board Journal awarded Eminence Independent Schools with a first place national award for its School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) program.

    Eminence Independent Schools received a first place award in the 19th annual Magna Awards program sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s American School Board Journal. The Magna Awards program, supported by Sodexo, selected 15 first place and 15 honorable mention winners based on enrollment size.

  • GA passes hemp pension bills

     The General Assembly finished out the 2013 legislative session by tackling the public pension problem and passing a framework bill for industrial hemp in the late hours of Tuesday.

  • America’s pastime in Eminence

    Appropriately in the wake of opening day at professional baseball clubs across the nation, Howard Byers may be among the last generation to remember the Bluegrass League baseball games at the Oddfellows Park in Eminence.

    Byers fondly remembered Sunday afternoons and the ‘Fourth of July’ as child relishing America’s greatest pastime, baseball.

  • Cook’s to close by end of year

    Cook’s, a Henry County institution since 1964, will close its three pharmacies when CVS Pharmacy opens later this year in Eminence.

    Roger Cook opened the pharmacy, which would celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014, first in Eminence and also had a toy store on the corner across from city hall in the 1970s. By the 1980s, Cook had built the present Eminence store site and combined the pharmacy with a retail store that offered hardware supplies.

    Current co-owner George McDannold said the decision to sell to CVS is bittersweet.

  • Putting education in the students’ hands

    Campbellsburg Elementary has put the education of its fourth grade class into its students’ hands.

    Mark Johnson, Campbellsburg Elementary principal, called the fourth grade classes into the cafeteria on Wednesday and told them they had not performed well as a grade on certain areas of a test. Johnson kept a stern face, wheeled a cart in front of the students and revealed that it was stocked with Google’s Chromebooks.

  • Democrats eye the future

    The Henry County Democrats were boisterous Monday night during their Jefferson-Jackson dinner, celebrating in part a new leadership team.

    During the dinner, Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes did little to dismiss speculation that she may seek a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell, but she did trumpet what she believed were successes at the state level in the 2013 General Assembly session.

  • Marlow recognized for helping accident victim

    A Henry County man delivering mail lent a helping hand to a resident who had cut off part of his thumb during an all-terrain vehicle accident in 2012.

    Ron Marlow, former mayor of Campbellsburg, works part-time as a rural carrier associate. Marlow’s 85-mile route encompasses Turners Station, Lacie and English in Carroll County with about 500 mailboxes.

  • Take 5 with Jimmie Simpson

    Basic bio

    Lifetime Henry County resident. Graduated in 1978 from Henry County High School. Simpson started working for the Henry County Water District in 1980. Simpson and his wife Melanie have been married for 29 years, and have two children Jason and Leslie.

    Simpson is the chief operating officer of the Henry County Water District No. 2.

    What do you do for fun?

  • Pendleton man gets first anterior hip replacement in La Grange

     32-year-old Henry County man was the recipient of the first total hip replacement done at Baptist Health La Grange using the anterior approach on March 18. Nathan Townsend of Pendleton suffered a fractured hip joint and pelvis approximately two years ago in an automobile accident. As a result, he developed arthritis, which caused him a lot of pain and made it difficult to walk.