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  • Assault w/ a bow & arrow

    An Eminence man was indicted last week on charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly held his girlfriend hostage with a bow and arrow.

    Marvin Dyer, 36, was indicted on four counts: first degree wanton endangerment, fourth degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, and alcohol intoxication in a public place first and second offense.

    He was arraigned in Henry County Circuit Court on the same day of his indictment, June 9.

    Dyer was arrested by EPD on April 16 and was taken to Carroll County Detention Center, where he remains.

  • Council scraps ‘trash day’

    A city-wide “trash day,” scheduled for June 25 in Eminence has been cancelled.

    Initially cancelled because of an inability to get notice of the trash day to residents in time, the Eminence City Council opted to discontinue the program.

  • Teen’s mother, grandmother serve as Relay for Life inspiration

    Henry County’s newest Relay for Life team is named for two very important people in Jakob Beckley’s life. Beckley,13, soon will begin eighth grade at Henry County Middle School. He also is the youngest Henry County Relay for Life team organizer.

    The M&M Relay for Life team is named in honor of Beckley’s mother, Melodye, and grandmother, Marilyn Heightchew. He said his grandmother was instrumental in the establishment of the Henry County chapter. Melodye Beckley was just 17 when her mother died and took up the torch after she passed.

  • County on track to take over animal control July 1

    There are just 16 days left until Kentucky Humane Society exits Henry County. When they do, the new Henry County Animal Services will be ready to hit the ground running.

    Dan Flinkfelt, hired by the Henry County Fiscal Court in May to be the new animal control officer, said the county is in the process of setting up accounts for ordering supplies, and working on state licenses for shelters.

  • Post 5 troopers honored
  • A sure bet: judgment day will come

    by 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
    Tiny Wolfenbarger, 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.

  • New Castle going after vacant properties

    Owners of abandoned properties in New Castle soon will face serious tax consequences.

    The Special Tax Commission, comprised of Judy Diederich, Mark Vaughn and Lloyd Peniston reported their findings to the city’s commissioners Monday night.

    Mark Vaughn spoke on behalf of the group.

    He referred commissioners to Kentucky law on abandoned urban property: KRS 99.705.

    Vaughn said the group inspected several properties within city limits and found some were in glaring violation.

  • A place to call home

    The one word that comes up repeatedly in conversation with Natashia Jackson is “determination.”

    The 2011 Henry County High School graduate’s favorite classes were JROTC and English 4, but her life leading up to starting school here as a junior was more Charles Dickens than Judy Blume.

    She said it was determination that saw her through.

    Guidance counselor Shawn Coomes said Natashia has done remarkably well. “It’s neat to see how far she has come,” she said, “how she’s blossomed.”

  • Crusade tops $70k

    Despite a poor economy, donations in Henry County to Crusade for Children came in at more than $70,000.

    The 2011 WHAS Crusade for Children wrapped up over the weekend with its all-day Sunday tote board climbing to $5,121,181. The grand total was down a bit from 2010’s $5.3 million. Republic Bank made up the difference between the 2010 and 2011 totals.

    Henry County’s contributions were up by $4,454 from $66,180 in 2010 to $70,632 in 2011.

    Higher collections in the Campbellsburg, Lake Jericho and New Castle districts were key.