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  • EHS gets bronze again

    General Manager

    For the second year in a row, Eminence High School has been named to the U.S. News and World report list of America’s best high schools.

    And for the second year in a row, Eminence earned a bronze medal on that list. EHS Principal Steve Frommeyer said the accomplishment is a testament to the school’s hard working students and teachers.

  • Students test quality of Little Kentucky River

    Staff writer/photographer

    For months Eminence High School science students have been testing the quality of Henry County’s portion of the Little Kentucky River. They report that the river is healthy which is good news for this area’s watershed.

    A watershed, also known as a drainage basin, is defined on Wikipedia as “where water from rain or snow melt drains downhill into a body of water such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea or ocean.”

  • Homestead earns 5 star rating

    The Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services have just announced that Homestead Nursing Center of New Castle has been rated as a 5 STAR nursing facility, one of only 27 in the State of Kentucky. The Federal Government instituted the star rating to assist consumers in measuring a facility’s quality of care based on state inspections records, staffing and other measurements. The rating system goes from one star (poorest) to five stars (highest). Nationally, only about 12% of this country’s nursing homes achieve an overall 5 STAR rating.

  • Got snow?

    An early winter storm blanketed the region with as much as four inches of snow and ice Tuesday, cancelling school throughout the area.

    The weather also resulted in a temporary midday closure of Interstate 71 at mile marker 30 when two tractor trailers “got tangled up,” according to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Chip Perry.

    Perry said Post 5 worked a couple of other accidents in the same spot, which he said iced up quickly.

  • KSP Post 5 hosts Shop with a Trooper program

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Troopers played Santa to 24 children from Henry and surrounding counties on Saturday, December 13.

    Jerri Lynn Scott of the Campbellsburg Post said Post 5 had sponsored a Christmas basket program for more than two decades, buying gifts for families and taking the presents to their homes.

    “This year we made a change and called it ‘Shop With A Trooper,’” she said.

  • Moserwood Farm stuck with horses after owner bails

    General Manager

    Cold temperatures and biting wind rarely keep bargain hunters away from a good deal, and Friday morning was no exception at Moserwood Farms near Bethlehem.

    In a first for his administration, Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens conducted a sheriff’s sale. Up for sale were 10 thoroughbred horses brought to the farm for boarding in 2007. The “cheapest” horse sold for $100, while the most expensive sold for $2,050.

  • AARP hosts driving class for seniors

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 90 years of age, Foster Robinson listened attentively to Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency Driver Safety instructor, Glenn Woods’ advice on observing your surroundings when you are behind the wheel.

    “You don’t want to develop tunnel vision when you drive,” he said. “You want to keep moving your eyes back and forth.”

  • N.C. students try to make Christmas brighter

    Staff writer/photographer

    There were elves aplenty in Suzanne Cates second grade class last week.

    Cates’ 20 students split into groups of four, cheerfully working on their Giving Back Project  — helping to fill the needs of some local charitable organizations.

  • Public Record for the week of Oct. 8, 2008

    Marriages

    Brenda Barnes Mertz, 45, Eminence, to Kenneth Ray Ingram, 38, Eminence.

    Lynetta C. Bohannon, 36, Turners Station, to Timothy O. Eddlemann, 45, Louisville.

    Divorces

    Johnnie W. Janes, 45, Chaplin, and Wanda Mae Brown, 59, Eminence.

    Property transfers

    Edwin L. Cohen, Louisville, to James E. Cohen, Turners Station and Nancy L. Noblitt, Turners Station. Property in Henry County; $189,600.

  • Accused arsonist dies

    General Manager

    The Eminence man charged with setting a fire that destroyed his father’s auto-parts store has died.

    Michael G. Wells, 46, was found dead in his home Dec. 13, less than a week after he was indicted on charges related to the Aug. 30  fire that destroyed the Eminence Auto Parts/NAPA store.

    Preliminary autopsy results were inconclusive, and Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard said foul play is not suspected. He said toxicology results would be available in six to eight weeks.