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  • Rick Nethery: the ‘next Van Hawkins’

    History has turned a page for one landmark of the tiny city of Port Royal.

    Hawkins Farm Center – a local institution since 1964 – is now Rick’s Farm Center and Restaurant. Rick and Lisa Nethery of Eminence bought the store from the Hawkins family last month.

  • Berry Center, college building legacy

    It’s not every day that a legacy is made.

    The words “legacy” and “historic” were used often at St. Catharine Hall on the campus of St. Catharine College on Monday.

    Trustees, college faculty, students and community members filled the room, as St. Catharine College President William D. Huston announced a partnership between The Berry Center and the college.

  • Google helps EIS superintendent solve water issue

    A water main break in Eminence on Sunday, Feb. 5, forced Eminence Independent Schools to provide bottled water for students on Monday, Feb. 6.

    During a city council meeting last week, officials said a 12-inch water main broke in a field near West Owen Street. Water district officials were aware of a leak at 6 a.m. and found the leak a couple hours later. The leak was under control by 1 p.m. that day.

  • City withholds CVFD money over audit

    The Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire Department’s failure to provide financial information to the city, according to a time frame established in a June 2011 contract between the two entities, led Mayor Rex Morgan to call for a joint meeting between the city council and the department’s board of directors.

    Morgan’s request was made during the regular city council meeting Monday night, Feb. 20.

  • Eminence teen charged in Shelby robbery

    Two teens have been arrested and charged with invading a home and attempting to rob four people at gunpoint.

    Desmond C. Sebring, 18, of Shelbyville and Marcus D. Box, 19, of Eminence are each charged with four counts of first-degree robbery in an incident that occurred Jan. 17 at an apartment on Midland Trail in Shelbyville.

    Box also is charged with six counts of third-degree burglary in connection with six businesses that he is accused of having broken into around that same date, along with three accomplices.

  • Terri Smith requests jury trial

    The Henry County woman charged with more than 200 counts of animal cruelty will take her case to trial.
    On Monday, Feb. 20, Terri L. Smith of Campbellsburg, through her attorney, asked for a jury trial in her case, which consists of 218 counts of first degree animal cruelty, a Class A misdemeanor.

    Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod said Smith’s attorney, George Carter, arrived for Monday’s hearing and immediately requested a jury trial.

  • Eminence council considers STAR amendment

    Any Eminence business that sells alcohol may soon be required to have its employees STAR-trained.

    That would include the city’s liquor stores, as well as other businesses that sell package beer. Server Training in Alcohol Regulations already had been part of the city’s alcohol ordinance for restaurants, but one council member felt that the requirement should go a little further.

    Currently, the regulation requires only that one employee per shift be STAR trained.

  • HCSO pulls weed sent by UPS

    A UPS delivery from California resulted in the arrest of a Louisville woman in Henry County last week.

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens said Sarah A. Scott, 33, was arrested after she allegedly accepted a UPS delivery containing 30 pounds of marijuana.

    The marijuana carries a street value of about $40,000 to $45,000.

    Cravens said the San Bernadino, Calif., Sheriff’s Office contacted him last week to notify him of a possible drug-trafficking operation.

  • Timing is everything for EHS senior

    They say timing is everything, and so it was for Eminence High School senior Alyssa Jones.

    Jones, who has been involved in her church choir since she was very young and began taking voice lessons from Ruth Ann Mills-Moore in New Castle as a fourth-grader, participated in the music program during her three years at Henry County High School.

    Last summer, she and her family moved to the house in Eminence where her late grandmother lived. That meant transferring from HCHS to EHS for her senior year.

  • Jury finds Gibson not guilty

    After more than nine hours of deliberation, a jury found Johnny Lee Gibson not guilty of five felony charges related to a 2008 home invasion in Smithfield.

    Rob Riley, who defended Gibson, said his client was “ecstatic that he finally had his day in court,” and that Gibson was “happy as a clam” with the verdict.