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  • Troxell receives Bell Award

    Polly Troxell will gladly bug anyone for a good cause, but can’t stand getting awards even from a television station.

    The WLKY Spirit of Louisville awarded Troxell and 10 other individuals who work as volunteers and give their time selflessly in the spirit of community service with the Bell Award.

    WLKY presented the awards at a ceremony in the Galt House last Thursday and Troxell humbly admits she wishes they could’ve just mailed it to her.

  • Budget crunching

    Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams wants all students to have the same starting line when it comes to education.

    The Henry County Public School Board’s budget hasn’t changed much from the tentative budget set a few months ago. That budget projects this year’s revenue to be down by $711,083.

    The three main factors for this decrease: 3.4 percent decrease in state general fund revenue, a 27.9 percent decresease in federal general fund revenue, and a 60 percent in other reciepts, according to Abrams.

  • Bring us Your Old Devices for BYOD

    Campbellsburg Elementary Principal Mark Johnson knows many of his students may never travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art but he hopes with the Bring Your Own Device initiative, they will be able to see the art inside of it.

    But he needs a little help.

    “We need people to donate their old or unwanted iPods, iPads or iPhones to our students,” Johnson said. “We are learning how to use technology in the class room and I want Campbellsburg Elementary to be the center of it.”

  • Henry County residents part of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. In this second article of a Civil War series, an escape involving two Henry County residents and the famed Confederate rogue officer John Hunt Morgan.

    A graduate of Transylvania University, Morgan reached fame after Gen. Braxton Bragg selected Morgan to lead a cavalry division into Kentucky. Bragg’s plan for Morgan’s rough riders included tormenting the Union supply lines, disrupting railroads and depots.

  • Henry tied to Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. This is the first article of a Civil War series, beginning with an escape involving a Henry County resident that reached national fame during the late 1800s.

     

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  • Service with a smile

    Eminence Senior Shelby Gordon greets teachers and staff every morning with her coffee cart.

    She makes coffee and sells it by the cup with other things like muffins, soda and tea. Gordon showed an interest in the hospitality aspect of the job where she learns career ready skills like accounting. Gordon smiles as she travels down the hall with speed and enthusiasm to each classroom.  She keeps track of every item sold, writing it down in a ledger. Gordon exudes confidence as she makes change not just for a customer, but herself.

  • Forget Me Not

    When Laura Broughton sings to her grandmother. Her grandmother squeezes Laura’s hand and hums along with her. Broughton feels like there’s a connection still there that somehow exists beyond the boundaries of Alzheimer’s.

  • Woman stable after 55 wreck

    An Eminence woman was scheduled to be released Tuesday after being partially ejected from her vehicle in a wreck Friday morning north of Eminence.

    Tara Berry McMahan, 31,Eminence was traveling north on Ky. 55 from Eminence when she drove around a curve and left the roadway due to the slick roads.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Zack Morris, the vehicle flipped numerous times. McMahan was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the passenger window.

    She was taken by Henry County EMS to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Henry County bests Bullitt, Shelby with 780k steps

    More than 120 individuals took part in a walking challenge Saturday morning.

    As part of the challenge, the participants’ cumulative steps were compared to those of walkers in Bullitt and Shelby Counties as part of a friendly competition to see who would have the most steps.

    Saturday’s walkers total 784,591 steps, while walkers in Bullitt County totaled 315,563 steps and walkers in Shelby totaled 168,069.

    Henry County will receive a trophy that will be exhibited in various locations for the next year. 

  • Eminence woman in stable condition after vehicle flips on 55

     

    Eminence woman remains in stable condition after flipping her vehicle.