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  • Waddy mourning the loss of 6-year-old girl

    Sadness has blanketed the Shelby County community of Waddy and Heritage Elementary, where 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown went to kindergarten.

    Elizabeth died early Sunday morning when she was trapped in her burning home.

    Neighbors were able to help Justin and Tanya Brown and 2-year-old Justin Brown Jr. out of the burning home, but they were unable to save Elizabeth, who was found by firefighters just before 5 a.m., nearly 3 hours after they arrived at the blaze.

  • Public records for the week of December 22, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    Harold R. Cox Sr., Contempt of Court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    Eric Klink, theft by unlawful taking over $500; 2nd degree criminal trespass; arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/13.

    Johnny Williams, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/14.

    Adam N. Sachleben, theft by unlawful taking under $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/15.

    Keegan Berry, 2 counts of 4th degree assault, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/15.

  • The lost Campbellsburg Santa letters

    To Mrs. Berry's Kindergarten class at Campbellsburg Elementary,

    Santa Claus called us this morning to say he didn't see your letters in our paper yesterday. Never fear, we found them! Santa will be reading your letters right here!

    Merry Christmas!

    Dear Santa Claus,

  • Eastern Elementary students go for a special ride

  • Public records for the week of December 15, 2010

    Marriages
    Britney E. Hatter, 19, Pleasureville, to Jonah B. Woods, 22, Pleasureville.
    Victoria Hernandez Sanchez, 17, Eminence, to Jonathon Elizer Negron, 16, Clarksville, Tenn.
    Emma Idalia Silva, 40, Pleasureville, to Marcos  Rojas, 33, Pleasureville.
    Suzanne H. Sparrow, 52, Pleasureville, to Terry D. Moore, 60, Pleasureville.
    Divorces
    Timothy Michael Chapman, 41, Pendleton, and Donna Merdina Warren, 49, Pendleton.

  • Snow, cold temperatures close school

    At around 8 a.m. Tuesday, the familiar yellow lights of a school bus were flashing on Fairview Court as Eminence students were picked up for school, one day after students throughout the region enjoyed their first snow day of the school year.

    At the same time, Louisville’s Fox-41 reported that Eminence Independent Schools were closed for the day. While weather related, it wasn’t because of the snow.

  • Ice skating, sledding were popular ‘old time’ fun

    Children raised during the Great Depression and post-WWII may not have had much in the way of material comforts, but according to Henry Countians of that generation, it did not stop them from having good, clean winter fun.

  • Real Lessons about Money, Life

    It was quick, but a dose of reality nonetheless for Henry County and Eminence Middle School students last week as the eighth grade students, and some seniors, took part in the annual Reality Store. During the event, students were assigned an annual salary.

    Above, seniors Luke Clark, Jacob Hayden and Kat Wyatt visit Doug Bates at the Reality Store’s housing booth.At left, eighth grader Brandon Maddox listens while a volunteer explains his options for groceries.

  • $16k in back taxes owed on 1 property

    Pay up... or see your name in print.

    That’s the next course of action the City of Eminence will take to try to get unpaid property taxes from 2003-2009.

  • Judge to teen: ‘you have everything to lose’

    A 16-year-old defendant charged with a very adult crime will be allowed to visit his mother, but is not allowed to have visitors outside of his immediate family.

    Cody Russo appeared in Henry County Circuit Court last week for a regular hearing. The teen was indicted in April for 1st degree robbery and 1st degree assault, both class B felonies, as well as bribing a public servant, a class C felony, and class A misdemeanors of marijuana possession and conspiracy to commit bribing a witness.