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  • Missing

    Sulphur Christian Church parishioners were shocked and dismayed last Thursday to find out their historic bronze bell had been taken.

    The treasured piece of hometown history was suspended from a custom-made bell tower. It had graced the lawn of the church since 2002.

    Cathy Lawrence said it originally was used at Sulphur’s Fairmont College before Shorty Moody purchased it.

  • Berry is grateful for national award

    For nearly half a century Wendell Berry’s works have conveyed the things about which he is deeply passionate: community, good land stewardship, conservation and farming, and mankind’s relationship to each.

    On March 2, Berry, of Port Royal, received the National Humanities Medal for lifetime achievement for his work.

  • Local students of the week - Eminence Elementary

    Kirsten Beavers is 7 and in first grade.

    Favorite place to spend an afternoon?
    “I like to go to Mamaw’s new house and read chapter books in the basement,” she said.

    What book are you reading?
    “I never look at the name, but it’s about these two boys who try to talk two girls into dropping out of high school,” she said. Kirsten said her mom’s happy that she reads a lot, but has one request. “She told me not to read her books,” Kirsten said.

  • HCPL repairs almost complete

    The Henry County Public Library was set to open on Feb. 14, when something unexpected happened — a patron drove her vehicle into the side of the building.

    Library director Joe Schweiss said it’s believed that the woman hit the gas instead of brake or confused the pedals as she pulled into a parking spot.
    The accident  pushed in a portion of the wall in the children’s area, and that section has been closed since the accident.
    Total damages are not yet known, but the facility did suffer structural damage.

  • Like child’s play

    Preschooler William Denny held his tongue just right to keep his alphabet tower from tumbling to the floor. He thinks he’s just having fun — and he is indeed — but he’s also honing skills he will use throughout his life.

    Besides teaching William his letters, the blocks help him develop balance and patience. The feeling he gets when he pulls his hands away and his creation stands tall is a satisfying sense of accomplishment.

  • Forum panel recommends regional approach

    “If you had to start from scratch... what would you do?”
    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent asked the simple question of four panelists recently during a forum on economic development.

    The response that was repeated most? Work at economic development using a regional approach.

  • KSP, HCSO involved in fatal shooting

    A state police trooper and a Henry County Sheriff’s Department Deputy are on paid administrative leave after being involved in a shooting last week that claimed the life of a Lockport man.

    Lewis Jennings, 24, of Lockport was shot by KSP Trooper Manny Soto and Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Dean Murray early Thursday morning in his home at 641 Sawmill Rd. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard.

  • KSP, HCSD officers involved in fatal shooting

    A Lockport man is dead this morning after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement officers near Bethlehem.

    Lewis Jennings, 25, was fatally shot by Trooper Manny Soto, of Kentucky State Police Post 5, after holding his grandmother, Joyce Jennings, hostage for almost an hour.

    The officers were responding to an 11:54 p.m. domestic disturbance call at 361 Sawmill Road Wednesday.

  • Geotherm proposed for NCES

    As members of the Henry County Board of Education entered New Castle Elementary School for a called meeting last week, they heard a loud and unusual noise.

    Superintendent Tim Abrams told board members that was the sound of the last throes of the school’s cooling tower. He said local HVAC specialist Rick Fox has practically moved in to keep it going. Fox wasn’t comfortable with cleaning the cooling tower at the start of the school year.

  • FFA hosts ‘Animals for Learning’

    Even in a rural county with an agriculture base, many students grow up without a farming background. That often means they have little exposure to farm animals.

    The Future Farmers of America chapter at Henry County High School hopes to change that. The group held the “Animals for Learning” event in the new shop room last Friday at Henry County High School. An exercise in bringing live animals into the learning process was a huge success.