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  • 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.

  • Magistrates make budget cut proposals

    One month after being asked to find $150,000 to $250,000 to trim out of the Henry County budget, the committee appointed to do so devised a series of proposals that could result in at least a $290,000 gain.

    Magistrate Nick Hawkins chaired the committee, and last week presented several proposals to the fiscal court.

    The bulk of the gain relies upon non-emergency EMS transports, to the tune of $150,000 to $300,000 per year.

  • Failure is key

     

     

    Andrew Shearer hopes to see his students fail. He considers it the key to their success.

    Shearer teaches the principles of engineering, woodworking, graphic art and physics with hands on problem solving to about 100 to 110 students at Henry County High School every year. For Shearer, teaching isn’t really why he loves his job.