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  • Bring us Your Old Devices for BYOD

    Campbellsburg Elementary Principal Mark Johnson knows many of his students may never travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art but he hopes with the Bring Your Own Device initiative, they will be able to see the art inside of it.

    But he needs a little help.

    “We need people to donate their old or unwanted iPods, iPads or iPhones to our students,” Johnson said. “We are learning how to use technology in the class room and I want Campbellsburg Elementary to be the center of it.”

  • Henry County residents part of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. In this second article of a Civil War series, an escape involving two Henry County residents and the famed Confederate rogue officer John Hunt Morgan.

    A graduate of Transylvania University, Morgan reached fame after Gen. Braxton Bragg selected Morgan to lead a cavalry division into Kentucky. Bragg’s plan for Morgan’s rough riders included tormenting the Union supply lines, disrupting railroads and depots.

  • Henry tied to Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. This is the first article of a Civil War series, beginning with an escape involving a Henry County resident that reached national fame during the late 1800s.

     

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  • Service with a smile

    Eminence Senior Shelby Gordon greets teachers and staff every morning with her coffee cart.

    She makes coffee and sells it by the cup with other things like muffins, soda and tea. Gordon showed an interest in the hospitality aspect of the job where she learns career ready skills like accounting. Gordon smiles as she travels down the hall with speed and enthusiasm to each classroom.  She keeps track of every item sold, writing it down in a ledger. Gordon exudes confidence as she makes change not just for a customer, but herself.

  • Forget Me Not

    When Laura Broughton sings to her grandmother. Her grandmother squeezes Laura’s hand and hums along with her. Broughton feels like there’s a connection still there that somehow exists beyond the boundaries of Alzheimer’s.

  • Woman stable after 55 wreck

    An Eminence woman was scheduled to be released Tuesday after being partially ejected from her vehicle in a wreck Friday morning north of Eminence.

    Tara Berry McMahan, 31,Eminence was traveling north on Ky. 55 from Eminence when she drove around a curve and left the roadway due to the slick roads.

    According to Kentucky State Police Trooper Zack Morris, the vehicle flipped numerous times. McMahan was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the passenger window.

    She was taken by Henry County EMS to University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Henry County bests Bullitt, Shelby with 780k steps

    More than 120 individuals took part in a walking challenge Saturday morning.

    As part of the challenge, the participants’ cumulative steps were compared to those of walkers in Bullitt and Shelby Counties as part of a friendly competition to see who would have the most steps.

    Saturday’s walkers total 784,591 steps, while walkers in Bullitt County totaled 315,563 steps and walkers in Shelby totaled 168,069.

    Henry County will receive a trophy that will be exhibited in various locations for the next year. 

  • Eminence woman in stable condition after vehicle flips on 55

     

    Eminence woman remains in stable condition after flipping her vehicle.

  • Man charged with indecent exposure

    A Henry County man has been arrested and charged fpr allegedly exposing himself to children who were waiting for their school bus on Sept. 12.

    Alex Claypool, 23, was arrested on Sept. 18, and charged with 1st degree indecent exposure, 1st offense.

    Eminence Police Department Major Kevin Kemper said the children reported seeing a vehicle circle the block where they waited for the bus. “He was riding in a car, never got out of the car, and exposed himself to some little girls,” Kemper said.

  • Schools awarded for energy efficiency

    Henry County High School and New Castle Elementary recently were recognized as Energy Star rated facilities saving the school district thousands of dollars.

    Sherman Adams, the energy and systems manager for Trimble, Shelby and Henry County school districts and Anchorage Independent presented Henry County High School and New Castle Elementary with Energy Star plaques to commemorate the schools’ achievements and saving the district $28,216.

    Adams stressed in his report that changes in lifestyle must be paramount when it comes to energy management.