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  • And the winner is ...HCHS Media

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Several media students from Henry County High School attended the annual Kentucky High School Journalism Association state convention on May 6 at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Louisville. HCHS won 13 awards, including six first place awards in multiple categories.

    About 80 students are involved in media classes at HCHS. The students submitted roughly 50 entries this year in the AA category. Category placement is determined by school enrollment, according to Steve Galyon, media teacher.

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    Local bank earns highest rating for safety and soundness

  • Dees returns from Gatton academy

    News Intern

    Instead of spending her senior year at Eminence High School, Kassidy Dees enrolled in the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Her experiences at the academy led to not only academic growth, but personal growth as well.

  • Farmer named Cadet of the Year

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Competition was stiff at Henry County High School recently as eight cadets in the Air Force JROTC program went before a panel of four judges in hopes of being named Cadet of the Year.

    Larry Farmer, a senior at Henry County High School, won the title and the coveted bragging rights as well.

  • KSP arrest two in connection to Smithfield home invasion

    General Manager

    Kentucky State Police have arrested two men they believe to be involved in a May 2 home invasion near Smithfield.

    On Thursday, May 8, KSP Detective Steve Goodale arrested Johnny Lee Gibson, of Henryville, Ind., with one count of first degree robbery, one count of first degree burglary and unlawful imprisonment. That same day, he charged Eminence resident Robert Gordon Bryant, 47, with one count each of first degree robbery, first degree burglary and first degree kidnapping.

  • Campbellsburg based ambulance was first emergency vehicle on scene

    General Manager

    May 14, 1988. One school bus. One pick-up truck.

    Fifty-six emergency medical technicians. Two paramedics. Two doctors. Two nurses.

    Ten ambulances, two helicopters, at least two fire trucks, at least one brush truck and a 1,500-gallon tanker truck.

    Multiple fire, rescue and Emergency Medical Service departments.

    As many as 60 people injured or dead, most of them children.

    The numbers were staggering; the scene was beyond comprehension.

  • Students take spring break visit to Spain

    General Manager

    When some of her students expressed an interest in traveling abroad, Henry County High School Spanish teacher Robin McCoy thought a trip to Spain might fit the bill.

    After opening up the opportunity to go to McCoy’s students, several from Henry County wound up making the trip that for all marked the farthest they’d ever been from home. And for some, it marked a very unique experience with a new culture.

  • Carrollton Bus Crash survivor shares story with LaGrange Rotary

    Landmark News Service

    The night of May 13, 1988, 14-year-old Harold Dennis couldn't sleep.

    He was too excited about the next day – when he'd spend the day at Kings Island with friends from Radcliff's First Assembly of God.

    He didn't know at the time that the trip home from the amusement park would change his life forever.

    While on the way back after the day at Kings Island, the bus carrying the 67 passengers – mostly youth – collided with a pickup truck driven by a drunk driver headed the wrong direction on Interstate 71.

  • Accident resulted in safety changes

    Landmark News Service

    Every day, hundreds of thousands of school buses make their way down roads all across the United States at least twice a day – carrying children of all ages to and from school.

    Buses also carry children and adults on day trips, overnight trips and to out-of-town sports and academic events.

    In the past 20 years, there have been numerous improvements to these vehicles that carry such precious cargo, and most of those changes were made because of a tragic crash that happened near Carrollton on Interstate 71 on May 14, 1988.

  • Historical society hosts vintage fashion show

    The Henry County Historical Society held their spring program meeting March 21 at the Eminence Christian Church Christian Church. In honor of Derby time, a fashion show featuring vintage clothing from the Park Place Museum collection of Barbara Ann Callahan. Models were members of the society, male and female, as well as several members of the community. Every one had a delightful time “dressing up” in the actual clothes of such famous people as Jim Beam, Jackie Kennedy, Mrs. Sally Bingham, Sr., Lillian Gish, D.W. Griffith and Kentucky author, Annie Fellows Johnston.