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  • Stressful times affect students, too

    It was a move that could have been considered intuitive.

    In August 2010, Henry County Public Schools hired Sedrick Williams away from Seven Counties Services. It was a move to save money by moving away from contracting social services, but proved to be a winning strategy for helping students affected by difficult times.
    Both Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools reported an increase in disciplinary issues at the beginning of this school year.

  • Top 10 of ‘10

    Unquestionably, the story of the year was about the weather.
    It seemed precipitation fell in every season except the one it was needed most — summer.

    A 6” blanket of snow covered the county on Feb. 9, and within just a couple of days turned into a pavement eating snow-drift monster, thanks to sustained winds.

  • Mother charged with forgery

    A Richmond woman is facing charges that she forged checks written against her own son’s bank account.

    Lori Leigh Neville, 37, is charged with 11 counts of 2nd degree possession of a forged instrument. She is charged with using her son Jacoby Moore’s checks to get cash at several Eminence businesses.

  • No such thing as a routine stop

    If there’s one thing every participant in the 2010 edition of the Kentucky State Police Citizen’s Police Academy learned, it’s simple: there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.

    A highlight for many participants was taking part in a mock traffic stop, where they learned the reality of that statement. Each participant stepped into the role of trooper in the mock scenario, and learned just how quickly an ordinary stop can turn deadly.

  • Computer Hawks soars into Eminence

    A New Castle business is expanding to Eminence. On Jan. 1, Computer Hawks opened its doors on Depot Avenue.

    The business specializes in all things technical, from computer repair and virus removal, to laying the wire infrastructure for networking to building computers from the ground up, and more.

    Owner George Banks has operated the New Castle location since September 2009, and said business has gone so well, he had to open a second store in Eminence.

  • Rucker takes over as P&Z administrator

    Jody Rucker replaced former Planning & Zoning Administrator/Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Derosset on Dec. 8.

    The 43-year old was born and raised in Eminence and now lives in Pleasureville with wife Melinda, daughter Madison, 14, and son Jeremy, 10.

    He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University as a real estate major with a degree in business.

  • The best presents aren’t under the tree

    It’s been awhile since I was able to spend Christmas with both parents and my siblings.

    Since coming to Henry County we’ve been deterred by weather and ill-timed car problems.

    You see, it’s about a four-hour drive to get to my dad’s home in Western Kentucky — there’s no direct route, and the path is easily made treacherous by the slightest amount of snow.

    Mom’s place is only about 2.5 hours away, a much easier trek, mostly by interstate.

  • F.D. audit law revised

    An ordinance that will require Henry County’s fire departments to produce annual budgets and audits took a step closer to becoming law last week.
    Members of the Henry County Fiscal Court recently met with the county’s fire chiefs, and amended the original version of the ordinance to a more palatable version.

    Magistrates Jerry Beasley, Guy Coombs and Nick  Hawkins met with the chiefs in an effort to see “how we could better reflect what they’re already doing,” Hawkins said.

  • Be careful, he might go Beowulf on you

    For one fan of English literature and history, Henry County is home.
    Dr. William Pollard, a 1964 HCHS graduate, is vice-president and college dean at Transylvania University, where he also is a professor of English.
    Pollard has published books on medieval English literature and co-edited two works on medieval English mysticism and spirituality.

  • Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem

    The living Nativity in Bethlehem was populated by community members last week. At right, Sarah Baxter gets her wings. bottom Right, long-time friends Nick Suter, Olivia Herrell and Hallie Boyer took part in the nativity scene. At bottom left, Baxter and Wiseman Anthony Palmer don gloves and boots to face the frigid temperatures on 12/22.