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  • Banta hired as an assistant VP of Citizens Deposit Bank

    Henry County native Zach Banta loves coming back home and working in the county he’s from.

    Citizens Deposit Bank recently hired Banta as a business development officer and the assistant vice president of the Eminence branch. Banta graduated from Henry County High School in 2003. He graduated from UK in 2007 where he majored in telecommunications with a minor in business.

    “I had been working at Citizens Union Bank in Shelbyville and I am really glad to come back home and to the community I grew up in,” Banta said.

  • ‘It goes to a good cause’

    Tim Casey always wondered where his donation money for the American Cancer Society went.

    In January, Casey went to the emergency room after experiencing an exorbitant amount of pain and swelling in his stomach. The hospital kept him. Four days later test results indicated he had biliary cancer.

    “They did an X-ray, biopsy and blood test,” Casey said. “I had worked the day before and I have never been really sick a day in my life. I was shocked.”

  • Martin hearing to focus on hard drives

    A suppression hearing in the case of a Turners Station man charged with rape will include testimony about evidence found on computer hard drives.

    In 2011, Joseph Martin, 39, was charged with illegally having sex with a minor over the course of three years.

    In February, Commonwealth’s Attorney Courtney Baxter indicated in a Henry Circuit Court hearing that she would bring new charges against Martin based in part on child pornographic images found on computer hard drives.

  • Clubb switches to prosecutor

    Josh Clubb always knew he wanted to be an attorney, but didn’t know he would one day serve as Henry County’s first assistant commonwealth attorney.

    Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney Courtney Baxter hired Clubb as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney of the 12th judicial district. Judge Karen Conrad swore him in on Feb. 28. Clubb officially started his position on March 1.

  • Comer: Hemp is not controversial

    Ag in Kentucky is economic development.

    That’s Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer’s position.

    “Ag is the perfect industry to look at as we plan for the next 20 years of economic development in Kentucky,” he said during the annual Rotary-Farm-City lunch Monday.

  • A quick snow shower

    Parts of Central Kentucky were hit with a brief snow storm Sunday afternoon. A snowy scene from a farm on Bethlehem Road.
    Kentucky State Police worked 19 noninjury accidents Sunday, including one on U.S. 421 north of New Castle and three injury accidents.
    By Tuesday, most of the snow had melted.

  • Take 5

    Basic bio

    Loyal Pittsburgh Steelers fan since the 1970s.

    Campbellsburg Elementary Principal for nine years.

    Played football, basketball, baseball and track in High School.

    EKU bachelor’s in physical education and health.

    Georgetown University for master’s in secondary education.

    EKU Rank 1 for principal.

    Johnson’s dad also served as a principal of Sulphur and Campbellsburg Elementary.

     

    Tell me about your evolution of dance video on YouTube?

  • A work in progress

    Bobby and Janet King want to bring the past to the present.

    The couple purchased the Main Street building in New Castle where the Tumble Time studio was located in December as a present to each other. The Kings  renovated the upstairs 1,100 sq. ft. apartment to its former 19th century splendor along with modern amenities that could compete with any downtown Louisville loft. Janet King said this is just stage one.

  • Residents speak against demolition

    City residents attended, a tense yet civil, Eminence City Council meeting with concerns of preservation and progress in their town.

    Eric Whisman, education and outreach coordinator for Preservation Kentucky, and Lance Minnis, Eminence resident and financial advisor, asked the council to request a 90-day stay of demolition for the Eminence Deposit Bank and the former Kings Auto Parts buildings that are on the National Historic Registry.

  • Sholar has a passion for people

     

    Clyde Sholar had an appreciation for people and a desire to care for them at an early age. His passion grew into numerous professions doing the same.

    Most residents in Henry County know Sholar as co-owner of the funeral home in Pleasureville, but last year he retired from the National Guard and United States Geological Survey as an emeritus scientist with honors commemorating his work as a pioneer in safety protocol.