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  • HCSO’s new office to open June 4

    Residents can expect the Sheriff’s office to be fully moved to the former Henry County Health Department building by June 4 for public services and a secure environment.

    Instead of the open room office presently in the courthouse, the sheriff’s new office will have more controlled areas to separate the public administrative and law enforcement services.

  • Renaissance Fair Reopens for Seventh Season

     

     

    If you ever wanted to experience life in medieval times, The Kentucky Renaissance Festival can entertain and educate the knights and nobles in your family as it opens for its seventh season on June 2.

    Opening week two new attractions will debut at the fair. Roundtable Productions will have live jousts and other combat demonstrations in contrast to the fair’s first fairy troupe.

  • Project Citizen showcase is tonight

    The Henry County High School senior class will hold a Community Showcase of its Project Citizen presentations from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at Henry County High School.

    We the People: Project Citizen is a program for civic education designed to give  students experience in defining a community problem, add to students’ knowledge of public policy, enhance their research skills, and deepen their understanding of how we can work together to make our communities better.

  • After prom, it’s farmer’s market time

    Patrons expect to see a family at the farmer’s market selling their products, but graduating senior Montaynna Heightchew is offering more than just the usual fare.

  • Officials inspect Madison-Milton bridge after 911 calls

    By Dave Taylor

     

    An investigation is under way following a series of calls received by the 911 emergency system in Madison, Ind., that led to the closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge on Friday night.

    Jefferson County, Ind., Sheriff John Wallace said he has asked the Indiana Department of Homeland Security for its assistance in the investigation.

  • Splash down

    Four years after a project to revamp the Eminence Pool was halted, a water-feature may soon be part of Coach D Park.

    Last week, the Eminency City Council voted to apply for a Land and Water grant that would help fund a water recreational area at the park as part of the Eminence City Park renovations project proposal.

    The resolution passed unanimously as the application’s deadline was April 30.

  • Suspect in Oldham killings arrested in N.C.

     

    By Jacquelin Stoess-Hack

    Landmark News Service

    A Westport man who claims he shot two women in self-defense a week before Christmas is now charged with the sisters’ murder.

    An Oldham County grand jury indicted Ronald T. “Ronnie” Evridge on May 3. After police searched for him for several days, he was arrested early Friday morning.

  • “Hi Helen” history rooted in World War II era Austria


    In Port Royal, the words “Hi Helen!!! IFW” have hung on a barn for more than 30 years.
    The origins of this story began about 67 years ago, not in Henry County, but Austria.
    According to Joe Winterberg, his father Ignace Fenlon Winterberg of Ludlow was an enlisted member of the 42nd Rainbow Division during World War II. He was a supply sergeant who did more than just receive supplies or procure them for his unit.

  • Conservation district cost share program announced

    The Henry County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program from May 14 to June 15.

    The two programs were created to help agricultural operations protect soil and water, and were established by the Kentucky General Assembly in the 1994 and 2000. Over 17 years, about $120 million has been approved to plan, design and install best management practices on about 14,200 farms to protect soil resources and water quality.

  • EIS unveils partnership with Bellarmine University

    Tuesday morning, Eminence Independent Schools revealed a project they said was two years in the making.

    Eminence High School juniors and seniors will soon have the opportunity to take college courses at Bellarmine University for free.

    Juniors and seniors with qualifying ACT scores in math, English, reading and science can earn a dual high school and college credit while attending classes at Bellarmine’s campus.