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  • DIY: HC Water upgrades

    Call it the ultimate do-it-yourself job. Henry County Water No. 2 Chief Operating Officer Jimmy Simpson thinks of it as a common sense way to save his customers money.

    Last week, the utility company began work to upgrade 23,000 feet, or about 4.25 miles, of water line on Kentucky 193 between the state road barn and Lacie.

  • Red Cross discusses shelter options for EIS Warrior Activity Center

    When a community crisis occurs, Henry County residents pull together for family, friends and neighbors.

    Still, there are parts of the population that may have few options in the face of a disaster. Road closures, power outages and isolation may necessitate the opening of a mass shelter.

    During and after the ice storm of 2009 one was opened at the Eminence Community Life Center, now known as the Warrior Activity Center.

  • Community Clothes Swap

    New Hope Church of God is sponsoring a Community Clothes Swap. You can drop off gently used clothes on Saturday, April 2 or Saturday, April 9 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New Hope Church of God, 5954 W. Broadway St., Eminence, KY . Then on Saturday, April 16 pick out new to you clothes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Eminence at 294 W. Broadway St.

    For more information call Gayla at (502)220-2949.

  • Petition seeks new stoplight

    Drivers in Henry County could see a stop light at the intersection of Ky. 55 and Ky. 22 in Eminence, if residents circulating a petition have their way.

  • Lending a hand

    Every year, usually in March and April, college students across the nation plot just what they’ll do for their spring break.

    Many plan trips to places warmer, sunnier and sandier than their dreary dorm rooms. Some head for Florida, some to Mexico and other international locations. A few may opt for a ski trip.

    But a dedicated few volunteer their time to help others. And they pay to do it.

  • ‘Bursting at the seams’

    For better or worse, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department is growing.
    “We’re doing a lot more law enforcement, and with the court system... we’re doing a lot for them,” Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens told the fiscal court last week. “We are bursting at the seams.”
    Bursting at the seams, he said, is leading to “some very interesting problems.”

  • Wreck kills young mother

    A 23 year-old Oldham County woman has died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision in Henry County on Tuesday, March 15.

    Kentucky State Police public information officer Trooper Michael Webb said Sarah M. Cornish, of La Grange, was on her way to work at Park Place community living center in New Castle.

    She was traveling East on Kentucky 146 at 6:55 a.m. when she lost control in a sharp curve at Dawkins Lane, causing her vehicle to hit a nearby tree. 

    “We have had wrecks there over the years,” he said.

  • What once was stolen has now been found

    That which was lost has now been found.

    The Sulphur Christian Church bell, stolen about 1.5 weeks ago, has been found.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Michael Webb said in the course of investigation, troopers received a tip about the bell’s whereabouts.

    According to a Campbellsburg Post 5 media release “it was determined that Eric C. Klink, 34 years old from Bedford, stole the bell from the church.”

    Cathy Lawrence’s parents donated the bell to the church.

  • Activity is up at WAC

    Since Eminence Independent Schools assumed operation of the Warrior Activity Center, formerly the Eminence Community Life Center, attendance at the facility has increased.

    WAC director Alex Jensen told EIS board members that new recreational and educational opportunities are the key. Jensen used a PowerPoint presentation to highlight the programs.

    Attendance at the EIS After-School Program was doubled from a year ago. From January through February 2010 the program attendance was 317. For the same period in 2011 there were 652 sign-ins.

  • Starvin Marvin gives back

    Marvin and Julie Whitesides opened Starvin’ Marvin’s Restaurant in Pendleton just last year, but when an EF3 tornado leveled two homes in Eminence last month decided they needed to help.

    Marvin Whitesides said Janet Spies and Ronnie Graves, whose home was one of two destroyed by the tornado, are regulars at the cafe. “He comes in sometimes two, three times a day,” he said, “and Janet comes in about three times a week.”

    So, one night last week Whitesides cooked up enough fried chicken and fixings to feed up to 150 people.