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  • ‘He was a dandy and he raised a good family’

    Frank Goodloe Sr., was born May 9, 1913 and grew up alongside his mirror twin Charles Goodloe Jr., on their family farm on La Grange Road in New Castle.

    He grew up learning how to raise and slaughter livestock, grow tobacco, and cook and eat from the garden.

    Frank and Charles were so identical that when Charles approached Hammer Smith at the board of education about official school records he needed, Smith asked “What are you doing back here, I already gave you those.”

  • Judge to lawyer: ‘Are you crazy?

    A Lockport man charged in November with breaking into the same home twice in one night and assaulting two people there is in jail, after being out on medical furlough.

    Last week, in Henry County Circuit Court, Douglas Clay Moore’s attorney, Matt Pippin, implored Judge Karen Conrad to keep his client out of jail due to injuries sustained when he was shot by a home owner in the alleged commission of a crime.

  • Eminence looking at Wi-Fi options

    During the January meeting of the Eminence City Council, Mayor Drane Stephens presented an idea that, if it became reality, would provide Wi-Fi access to the city.

    Monday night, the council heard options for the idea from Daniel Vogler of Liberty Communications. He said costs for Wi-Fi hardware units vary wildly, but suggested a mid-range option for Eminence. Access points run around $150 each.

  • Pair arrested for trafficking hydrocodone

    Two Henry County residents were arrested Feb. 13 in Carroll County while allegedly trying to sell hydrocodone.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said John P. Parker, 26, and Jessi M. Short, 19, both of New Castle were arrested at 7:01 p.m. Sunday night and charged with trafficking controlled substances second degree.

    Kinman said officers made the arrest during a controlled purchase that was allegedly made with the pair. He said Carrollton Police Department assisted the sheriff’s department.

  • To get along, get acquainted with yourself

    Michael Duncan, Pastor, Eminence Baptist Church

  • Church Directory

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church
    Rev. James Maroney
    9255 Main St., Campbellsburg • 532-0200
    Sunday School, 6:30 p.m.; Worship 7:30 p.m.


    Ballardsville Baptist Church
    Gary French, Pastor
    4300 S. Hwy 53, Ballardsville • 222-9165
    Sunday Early Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.

    Berea Christian Church
    Anne Gregory, Pastor
    685 Franklinton Rd., Pleasureville
    Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.

  • Valentines for Mrs. Hart

    A few adjectives used to describe her are “tuned-in” to students, beloved, intelligent, tall, attractive, well-dressed.

    Former colleagues shared their thoughts about Liz Hart, who taught at Eastern Elementary School for many years.
    HCPS speech pathologist Jackie Hardesty worked and carpooled with Hart for 30 years.

    They still are the best of friends.

  • Potholes simple, dogs are tough

    Just what direction Henry County will take to provide animal services remains to be seen.

    Magistrate Roger Hartlage, appointed in January by Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent to lead the county’s animal control committee, said by e-mail that the first meeting has taken place, and there are many options.

  • No gamble in EHS junior’s future

    This is not the first nor the last time that the Eminence community expects to hear from EHS junior Nikki Gamble.

    Technology director Kim Dawson said Gamble was selected to join 15 other tech-savvy teens as an engineer at the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education Conference later this month.
    Working alongside state engineers, teams of two will set up computer networks for more than 200 vendors as well as break-away events.

  • Remembering the days of the Merriweather and King Street Schools

    Ron Wright is a school booster of a different time.

    Born and raised on Stone Street in Eminence in the 1950s, Wright’s goal is to revive the spirit of Eminence’s all-black schools. “I started school the year they built the King Street School,” he said.

    That is why Wright and a group of like-minded Henry County residents past and present formed the Merriweather and King Street School Fund.