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  • HCHS grad makes film

    By Brad Bowman


    Henry County High School graduate Kasey Beggs wants to take you on a trip that began in small town with big dreams in film.

    Beggs graduated from HCHS in 2009 and recently from Wright State University’s film school in Dayton, Ohio. She is the producer and editor for the short film Trip, currently in postproduction.

    Filmmaking caught Beggs’ interest early in life. She knew she wanted to be a filmmaker since middle school.

  • Handle stress and reduce risk for stroke/Biggest Loser results

    We all experience it, and respond to it in different ways. Although we often relate stress to a negative event in our lives like a loved one passing away, positive events can also cause stress—like the birth of a baby.

    Regardless of the stressor, experiencing stress raises our adrenaline levels which increase our heart rate and blood pressure. Finding ways to relieve stress is therefore important in order to reduce your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and even stroke!

  • Henry County Wins KIPDA Rural Diabetes Tri-County Walk Again

    Submitted by Mona Huff

  • A Grand Ol’ Party

    Buoyed by clear skies and cool, autumn-like weather, a boisterous crowd gathered at the Multi-County GOP rally in Pendleton Friday.

    It was a rare event for this part of rural Kentucky — both of the state’s senators were on hand, stumping for one another and against President Barrack Obama and his policies.

    U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul delivered speeches railing against the Affordable Care Act and what McConnell deemed a war on coal lead by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

  • Take 5 with O.C. Jones

    Take 5 with Lt. O.C. Jones

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    Kentucky Police Academy, 1994

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  • Hamilton joins EPD

    Dustin Hamilton always wanted to work in law enforcement.

    Hamilton recently joined the Eminence Police Department after working as a deputy for the Henry County Sheriff’s Department. As a deputy, Hamilton worked security at the courthouse, did patrol work and served summons. Hamilton calls Eminence home, which made his decision to pursue a job with Eminence much easier.

  • Osbourne honored for service

    Jamie Osbourne, a city carrier for the Eminence Post Office, received her 25 year service pin from the U.S. Postal Service.  Manager of Post Office Operations Rosemary Miller, right, presented Jamie with her pin, along with a certificate from the Kentuckiana District Manager.  Jamie began her career in 1988 as a clerk in New Castle and became a carrier in Eminence in 1993.  Currently she makes more than 600 deliveries a day.

  • Comer makes hay over hemp

    Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer thinks letters of support will clarify the U.S. Department of Justice’s position and may give the green light to Kentucky’s hemp production.

    On Aug. 29, James M. Cole, a deputy attorney general with the U.S. Department of Justice, sent a memorandum for U.S. attorneys on the subject of guidance regarding marijuana enforcement in all 50 states.

  • Walker arrested again on meth production

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Henry County man during a traffic stop for alleged meth production less than two weeks before his sentencing on a pending family meth case.

    Trooper Brodie Jodry stopped a vehicle without taillights that Geremy Walker, 39 was riding in on Sunday, Sept. 1, two miles north of Bedford on U.S. 421. 

    Jodry found several ingredients used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine in the vehicle.

  • Council passes tax raise

    After three years with no tax increase, the Eminence City Council voted Monday night to increase real estate property taxes.

    Under the new rates, a homeowner will pay $8 more for a home valued at $100,000.

    During the public hearing on tax rates Wednesday, Sept. 4, Mayor Drane Stephens asked council members if they had any thoughts or concerns about the proposed tax increase while the council waited for potential resident attendees. Council member Danny Meadows said he had received numerous calls from residents on fixed incomes and voiced his concerns.