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  • A dream come true

    Staff writer/photographer

    Trey Hernandez is young for a senior at 17 years.

    Height and weight-wise, the Eminence High School senior doesn’t measure up to the big men on campus either, but his grit and determination make Hernandez a young man to watch.

    When Hernandez was nine, his family vacationed on Key West. That’s where he first saw an F-15 fighter plane, and a dream to fly military planes began to take shape.

  • If it’s got a computer, he can fix it

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools proudly boasts their own one-man geek squad.

    As Information Technology Specialist Larry Jesse said he fixes anything in the district that has a computer in it.

    “I’m fixing cable TV, telephone services, e-mail and internet,” he said. “and end up fixing the HVAC.”

    HCPS Chief Information Officer Nikkol Bauer said he services all HCPS schools.

  • I-71 chase ends in Lake Jericho

    General Manager

    A Smithfield man is in jail after leading Kentucky State Police on a chase through the Lake Jericho area.

    Robert Lee VanPatten, 47, Smithfield, was arrested Saturday afternoon after allegedly attempting to evade KSP Trooper Jermaine Kilgore.

    Kilgore attempted to stop VanPatten on I-71, on the northbound side, for an expired registration plate. But the vehicle, a mini-van, sped up, and left the interstate at exit 28.

  • Relay for Life Kickoff set for Feb. 23

    The Henry County Relay For Life Kick Off 2010 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building at 7 p.m. This years featured guest speaker will be Pastor Michael R. Duncan. When a dear friend and member of his church was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Michael Duncan committed to raising money in the fight against cancer for the Church’s Relay Team. He was the top individual fund raiser for 2009 with a grand total of $2,003.02! Michael R.

  • More snow + more wind = big drifts

    Call it the winter that just won’t go away.

    What began as a manageable few inches last week causing a few minor problems turned into a pavement eating monster Monday and Tuesday.

    Glen Baxter, Henry County Road Department Supervisor, said Tuesday afternoon that crews saw snow drifts as high as seven feet in some places.

    Monday’s storm dropped six inches of snow on the ground, and constant winds whipped the powder into a frenzy all day, and night, long.

  • He could fix Anything

    Staff writer/photographer

    George Armstrong Sr., was known in Henry County as the man who could fix anything.

    Born March 9, 1907, the mechanically inclined Armstrong attended the King Street School in Eminence. The all black school housed elementary school through tenth-grade students.

    As a young man he apprenticed under Paul Land at an Eminence repair shop and worked with Land several years.

    By 1939, though, he was determined to go out on his own and opened Armstrong’s Garage and Repair on King Street.

  • Woman’s club changes scholarship guidelines

    The Campbellsburg Woman’s Club has changed the guidelines and opened its two scholarships (Mildred B. Scott and Kathryn Dunaway) to all graduating seniors in Henry County.

    Packets have been supplied to Eminence Independent as well as Henry County High Schools.  Home-schooled students also are eligible to apply. School counselors will make information available to interested students.

    Home-schooled seniors should contact Mrs. Pepper McKee at (502) 947-5509.

  • Tuesday morning snow brings ‘Every bit of 6 inches’

    While county roadways were mostly clear of drivers Tuesday morning, snow plow and salt crews were out in force — including Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent.

    Working one of the county’s salt trucks, affectionately nicknamed the ‘salt shaker,’ Brent said the county already had received “every bit of the six inches” forecast.

    By midmorning, the snow was falling so hard and fast that roads that already had been plowed didn’t look it.

  • Coleston attends AMTC

    Jenna Colston, seventh grader at Eminence Middle School, was selected to attend a life-changing event in Orlando, Florida called AMTC (Actors, Models and Talent for Christ). The convention was held at the Gaylord Palms Resort January 5 through January 11. AMTC promotes education and excellence for aspiring models and actors of all ages.

  • Got snow photos?

    Did you build a really cool snow man (or snow creature)? Did you have an epic snowball fight? Or do you have photos from Tuesday's snow that you think are fantastic?

    Send us your photos, and we'll put them on the Web site in a slide show, and some could be published in the Feb. 17, 2010, issue of the Local!

     

    E-mail your photos to editor@hclocal.com!