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  • Candidates for Henry County Clerk

    Shanda Archer:

    What are the

    important traits in your opinion for county clerk?

  • EIS deploys new system

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Eminence schools plan to deploy a new learning management system, or LMS. The new system, called It’s Learning, will ideally allow students, teachers and parents to all check students’ schoolwork, keep track of their progress and streamline education.

    According to Eminence Superintendent Buddy Berry, the new system completely meets the needs of his district.

  • Rain, Floods, Mud

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    According to the National Weather Service, Henry County has had a “departure from normal” accumulation of 8 inches of precipitation in the last week.

    Heavy pockets of rain and thunderstorm cells moved into the county Thursday night into early Friday morning causing flash flooded pastures along the Kentucky River, rising creek levels and one reported mudslide.

  • Census shows farm size increase, decrease in number

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The rural landscape of farms in Henry County hasn’t changed since 1909, but the amount of farms has drastically diminished according to the Census of Agriculture.

    Using data from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, a snapshot of farms, acreage and production from 1909 to 2007, the market value of crops and livestock has steared land ownership, the average age of individuals who principally farm as an occupation and where they have historically invested their capital.

  • Students take Odyssesy to Iowa

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    The Odyssey of the Mind club at Eminence Middle School recently brought home second place at the Kentucky State Tournament, held on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus in Richmond, which qualifies them to move on to the World Finals on the campus of Iowa State University, May 28-31.

  • P’ville looks at updates

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Pleasureville City Council has been heading an effort recently to update the town’s infrastructure. This effort has evolved into a full-blown beautification project. At the heart of the issue, though, is the desire to make Pleasureville more inviting, as well as more up to date.

    According to Mayor Rodney Young, two sections of sidewalk have already been completed.

  • Kentuckians rushed to the last minute to get health coverage

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    As the March 31 deadline approached for Kentuckians to sign up for health coverage, kynect reported more than 350,000 state residents enrolled.

    According to numbers from the kynect site, the number of enrollees averaged about 4,000 a day with one-fourth of them occurring in the last month.

    Executive Director of kynect, Carrie Banaham who urged Kentuckians to sign up, said those who didn’t have coverage could have consequences.

  • Take 5 with Alethea Coffee

    Basic bio

    Chicago, Illinois native

    Family Liaison for Eminence Public Schools

    Lives in Shelby County

    How did you come to be in your position with Eminence Schools?

     

  • Welfare check results in drug arrest

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police assisted Henry County Social Services on a child welfare visit at a home on Sunnyside road and arrested a man on drug charges.

    Kentucky State Police assisted Henry County Social Services on Wednesday, March 26, and arrested Jeffrey Popp, 39, on Sunnyside Road, Smithfield.

    Popp consented for them to search the home. Troopers found approximately four grams of methamphetamine with baggies and digital scales used for alleged trafficking.

  • Smith-Berry Winery wins awards at California competition

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Chuck Smith celebrated another successful year at a recent competition with one of Smith-Berry Winery’s wine winning Best in Class.

    Smith celebrated the showing of his Blackberry Wine, which won Best in Class at the San Francisco Chronicle’s competition.