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  • Renaissance Festival opens Saturday

    News Intern

    Deep in the forest of Eminence lies a world of kings, wenches, jousting, kilts and good times.

    The Highland Renaissance Festival, opening this Saturday, allows families and people of all ages to lose themselves in 14th Century Scotland and experience life as it once was.

  • Willis is Post 5 Trooper of the Year

    News Intern

    Kentucky State Trooper Seth Willis, of Milton, was recently named the 2008 Post 5 Trooper of the Year. However, there is more to the man than the badge.

    Willis said there are essentially four squads within Post 5. The sergeant of each squad chose a trooper and then all of the command staff decided between the four final candidates.

    “I was kind of shocked at first. It was kind of humbling, I mean there are other guys that have been working for a long time and guys that I look up to and I was selected,” Willis said.

  • Campbellsburg annexation on hold

    General Manager

    Annexation of property near Campbellsburg, including property north and west of I-71, was put on hold last week by the city.

    Mayor Carl Rucker said there may be a procedural issue that did not exist the last time the city annexed property, though he did not indicate what that issue is.

  • 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.