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  • Benefit Garage Sale to be held for Tyana Smith

    On Saturday, June 7 a benefit Garage Sale will be held for 8- year old Tyana Smith of Eminence at the home of Toni and Kenny Bailey (144 Shadyview Drive, Eminence). Tyana was recently diagnosed with Germinoma, a cancerous germ cell tumor in her brain. Tyana attends New Castle Elementary School and Stepping Stones child care center in New Castle. She is the daughter of Peggy Smith of Eminence. Toni Bailey, owner and operator of Stepping Stones is organizing the benefit garage sale to help the family with upcoming expenses.

  • Farmers Market puts farmers, customers together

    News Intern

    They seem an unlikely duo — the cost of gas and healthy eating. But the two combine as factors that could make places like the Henry County Farmers Market more attractive to county residents.

    The Henry County Farmers Market serves as a one-stop local solution to those problems, and it’s in the heart of Henry County.

  • 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.

  • News Briefs for May 21, 2008

    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.