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  • Timing is everything for EHS senior

    They say timing is everything, and so it was for Eminence High School senior Alyssa Jones.

    Jones, who has been involved in her church choir since she was very young and began taking voice lessons from Ruth Ann Mills-Moore in New Castle as a fourth-grader, participated in the music program during her three years at Henry County High School.

    Last summer, she and her family moved to the house in Eminence where her late grandmother lived. That meant transferring from HCHS to EHS for her senior year.

  • Jury finds Gibson not guilty

    After more than nine hours of deliberation, a jury found Johnny Lee Gibson not guilty of five felony charges related to a 2008 home invasion in Smithfield.

    Rob Riley, who defended Gibson, said his client was “ecstatic that he finally had his day in court,” and that Gibson was “happy as a clam” with the verdict.

  • News Briefs

    Henry County Middle School
    SBDM Parent Election

    On Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the HCMS main office two parent representatives will be elected to the school’s Site Based Decision Making Council.  

    Any parent or guardian of a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student for the 2012-2013 school year is eligible to vote and/or be elected to these positions.

  • News Briefs

    Henry County Middle School
    SBDM Parent Election

    On Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the HCMS main office two parent representatives will be elected to the school’s Site Based Decision Making Council.  

    Any parent or guardian of a 6th, 7th or 8th grade student for the 2012-2013 school year is eligible to vote and/or be elected to these positions.

  • RUFFLED FEATHERS?

    A broohaha over the Pleasureville City Clerk’s salary may have started over a letter about chickens.

    For the fourth month in a row, payroll policies and the actions of the city clerk took center stage at the Pleasureville City Commission meeting.

    After a second reading of an ordinance that will amend the salary range for the city clerk’s position to $10,000 to $30,000, the commission approved the reading 3-1, with Commissioner Pam Bramblett casting the lone opposing vote.

  • Two candidates to vie for circuit clerk

    Two candidates will face one another for the sole local race on the May primary ballot.

    Nick Hawkins and Gina Lyle are the Democratic candidates for circuit clerk. The incumbent clerk, Mary Lou Roberts, is retiring and not seeking reelection.

    For Lyle, filing to run for circuit clerk was a “natural next step,” in her 23-year career with the circuit clerk’s office. “It’s something that I’ve worked toward for the last 23 years,” Lyle said.

  • 'THAT GRIEF IS NEVER GOING TO LEAVE’

    Dr. Karen Shay knows, all too well, the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
    Her daughter Sarah died after overdosing on methadone. She was 19.
    Shay, who lives in Morehead, shared her story, and her daughter’s story, in an appearance with Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway at Henry County High School last week. The two were on hand, specifically, to talk to the school’s freshmen.

  • Johnny Lee Gibson trial under way

    Even nearly four years later, reliving the morning of May 2, 2008, elicits intense physical reaction from Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    On the witness stand Monday, Bibelhauser recalled the day when two armed men wearing ski-type masks broke into her Ballardsville home and terrorized her family, stealing thousands of dollars worth of cash and valuables, confining her and her son in a bathroom and forcing her husband to drive to a nearby bank to cash checks totaling more than $3,000.

  • Date violence prevalent among teens

    When asked about problems facing young people today, you might think about drug use, teen pregnancy, depression, or cyber bullying. These are all important issues, but did you know that dating violence is one of the most prevalent issues affecting “tweens” and teens between ages 11 and 19? One study shows 1.5 million high school students have experienced some type of physical abuse by a dating partner in the past year.

  • Trimble hires project coordinator for animal shelter

    Trimble County Fiscal Court has hired a project manager to build the new animal shelter, which is to serve both Trimble and Henry counties.

    The vote was made during a special meeting Friday, Jan. 27, at Judge-Executive Randy Stevens’ office in Beford.