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    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.


    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.

  • 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.


    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.