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  • AG Conway to present award

    On Thursday afternoon, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will visit Henry County High School.

    While there, he will present an award to a group of students who won a statewide contest with a public service announcement about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Afterward, he will talk to the freshman class about that very subject.

    The PSA was developed by students Jason Banta, Joey Kinney, Carley Seligman, Jesse Mann, Jackson Jeffries and Micah Lineman as part of Youth Coalition project.

  • Merriweather-King Street School Fund members hope to honor Winburn

    An Eminence-based alumni group hopes to honor a man who devoted most of his adult life to youth baseball.

    Members of the Merriweather-King Street School Fund are hoping to convince Eminence Independent Schools officials to name a high school ballfield after long-time youth league coach Leeroy Winburn.

    Winburn, who also served on Eminence City Council for 20 years, died in March 2007 at age 63, and some feel recognition for his contributions to the community is overdue.

  • HCPS: SEEK funding to decline

    Despite promises that education funding would not be touched, the impact of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget could be keenly felt in Henry County.

    Though the SEEK formula won’t be cut, an increase in population means that spending per student will decrease. And for Henry County Public Schools, that will mean a decrease of about $197,000, in addition to a 4.5 percent cut in state grant programs.

    HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said those programs provide textbooks, professional development and more.

  • EMINENCE BAR GRILLED

    An Eminence business is gone after a weekend fire.

    The Eminence Bar and Grill, located at 438 W. Broadway, burned early Sunday morning, ruining the block building’s interior.

    Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas said a witness called 911 at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

    Officer Phillip Parham of the Eminence Police Department was first on the scene and confirmed to dispatch that smoke was coming from the building.

  • Chamber seeks help for annual awards nominations

    It’s time for the annual Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards. The dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Eminence Christian Church Fellowship Hall.

    The Chamber wants your nominations for the awards. Anyone can nominate for these, and the Chamber would like several nominations for each category.

  • Sulphur man indicted for role in fatal accident

    A Trimble County Grand Jury has indicted a Henry County man for his role in a fatal motorcycle collision in October.

    Patrick Moore, 27, of Sulphur was indicted for reckless homicide; and DUI 1st, aggravated. He also was indicted as a persistent felony offender.

  • County has new senator

    Henry and Carroll counties are no longer part of the state’s 26th Senate district. Those counties, which, historically, have been served by Republican Sen. Ernie Harris, now fall into the 20th District, represented by Sen. Paul Hornback, also a Republican.

    Statewide population growth, as documented by the 2010 U.S. census, means districts for both the state House of Representatives and Senate were redrawn, approved and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear last week. Lawmakers are still working to redraw the six districts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • 'We had one bite of our appetizer, and then the floor rumbled'

    Henry County native Joe Ryan, 23, is looking forward to a trip to Destin, Fla., with friends later this year, after he graduates from Eastern Kentucky University.

    It will be a landlocked location – “No captain needed for time on the beach,” he said during a phone interview Monday.

    Seems mundane, but Ryan is ready for mundane.

  • Chamber Awards Information

    It's time for the annual Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards. The dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Eminence Christian Church Fellowship Hall.

    The Chamber wants your nominations for the awards. Anyone can nominate for these, and we want a number of nominations for each category.

  • Study puts first-year value on casinos at $1.7 billion

    Allowing casinos at eight Kentucky racetracks would have an estimated $1.7 billion economic impact on the state during the casinos’ first full year of operation, according to a study released Monday by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

    That would include $464.7 million in gaming tax revenue, $164.6 million of which would go to racing-industry programs, according to the Kentucky Gaming Market Analysis and Impacts Report, which was paid for by racing-industry interests.