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  • HCPS: SEEK funding to decline

    Despite promises that education funding would not be touched, the impact of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget could be keenly felt in Henry County.

    Though the SEEK formula won’t be cut, an increase in population means that spending per student will decrease. And for Henry County Public Schools, that will mean a decrease of about $197,000, in addition to a 4.5 percent cut in state grant programs.

    HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said those programs provide textbooks, professional development and more.

  • EMINENCE BAR GRILLED

    An Eminence business is gone after a weekend fire.

    The Eminence Bar and Grill, located at 438 W. Broadway, burned early Sunday morning, ruining the block building’s interior.

    Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas said a witness called 911 at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

    Officer Phillip Parham of the Eminence Police Department was first on the scene and confirmed to dispatch that smoke was coming from the building.

  • Chamber seeks help for annual awards nominations

    It’s time for the annual Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards. The dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Eminence Christian Church Fellowship Hall.

    The Chamber wants your nominations for the awards. Anyone can nominate for these, and the Chamber would like several nominations for each category.

  • Sulphur man indicted for role in fatal accident

    A Trimble County Grand Jury has indicted a Henry County man for his role in a fatal motorcycle collision in October.

    Patrick Moore, 27, of Sulphur was indicted for reckless homicide; and DUI 1st, aggravated. He also was indicted as a persistent felony offender.

  • County has new senator

    Henry and Carroll counties are no longer part of the state’s 26th Senate district. Those counties, which, historically, have been served by Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, now fall into the 20th District, represented by Sen. Paul Hornback, also a Republican.

    Statewide population growth, as documented by the 2010 U.S. census, means districts for both the state House of Representatives and Senate were redrawn, approved and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last week. Lawmakers are still working to redraw the six districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • 'We had one bite of our appetizer, and then the floor rumbled'

    Henry County native Joe Ryan, 23, is looking forward to a trip to Destin, Fla., with friends later this year, after he graduates from Eastern Kentucky University.

    It will be a landlocked location – “No captain needed for time on the beach,” he said during a phone interview Monday.

    Seems mundane, but Ryan is ready for mundane.

  • Chamber Awards Information

    It's time for the annual Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards. The dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Eminence Christian Church Fellowship Hall.

    The Chamber wants your nominations for the awards. Anyone can nominate for these, and we want a number of nominations for each category.

  • Study puts first-year value on casinos at $1.7 billion

    Allowing casinos at eight Kentucky racetracks would have an estimated $1.7 billion economic impact on the state during the casinos’ first full year of operation, according to a study released Monday by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    That would include $464.7 million in gaming tax revenue, $164.6 million of which would go to racing-industry programs, according to the Kentucky Gaming Market Analysis and Impacts Report, which was paid for by racing-industry interests.

  • Hatfields take unconventional approach to life, business

    Three years ago, operating a home-based family business in the small town of New Castle probably wasn’t on Drake Hatfield’s radar.

    But then again, Hatfield’s life has been far from the usual.

    He grew up in Panama, where his parents worked as missionaries to “plant” churches. When he was 5 years old in 1989, the U.S. military invaded that country and captured its leader, Manuel Noriega. His parents told him he slept through the bombing.

  • Suicide is 10th leading cause of death

    This week alone, nationwide, statistics show that 100 young people ages 10-24 years old will take their own lives. It is the second leading cause of death among college age youth, the third leading cause of death among youth ages 18-24 and the fourth leading cause of death among children ages 10-14.

    But, because it is regarded as a taboo subject, suicide is also known as the “Silent Epidemic,” according to Jerry Lucas.