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  • Powell to celebrate 67th birthday at Homestead

    Landmark News Service

    The pictures and trinkets in John Powell's tiny room don't necessarily tell his story.

    The 66-year-old Henry County native was born with a defect on the right side of his body, which forced him to wear a brace most of his younger years.

    "I remember when I was little, I wore that brace all the way up to my hips," he said.

    Crutches also supported the young Powell, but by high school he says he had shucked the aids and was able to walk unassisted.

    Now, however, the 66-year-old wishes he could get around better.

  • Local wins General Excellence award

    General Manager

    The Henry County Local was named the best mid-sized weekly newspaper in Kentucky last week during the Kentucky Press Association's Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers contest.

  • Head of the Class - 5 EIS teachers earn certification

    Landmark News Service

    In a grueling one-year process, five Eminence Independent teachers found they - like their students - have many lessons to learn. All achieved National Board Certification, a rigorous multi-faceted process that gives them one of the highest teaching distinctions in the nation.

    "This is a great staff," said Eminence Principal Dr. Steve Frommeyer, of all the district's teachers. And all the teachers being certified demonstrates this."

  • Head of the Class - 4 HCPS teachers earn certification

    General Manager

    In a never ending quest for professional development, four Henry County Public Schools teachers took their careers to new heights as they earned their National Board Certification.

    The year long, two-part process requires the teachers to think more about how they teach.

  • Miss Kentucky finalist has Henry County ties

    General Manager

    Though the newly crowned Miss Kentucky 2008, Alysha Harris, has ties to Henry County - Harris spent some of her younger years in the county and has relatives here - another finalist in the pageant calls the county home.

    Chelsey McGlothin, of Sulphur, was the fourth runner-up in the pageant that serves as a qualifier for the Miss USA pageant.

    Unlike the Miss USA pageant, the Miss Kentucky pageant has no qualifying pageant. McGlothin said there is an application process, however.

  • Public Record for January 23, 2008

    Marriages

    Rachel Suzette Cayton, 23, Turners Station, to Brian Keith Mahoney Sr., 33, Turners Station.

    Stephanie Brooke Roberts, 22, Eminence, to James Francis Mahoney, 29, Campbellsburg.

    Divorces

    Cory Wayne Hall, 20, New Castle, and Harley Denyse Hall, 18, Bedford.

    Michael E. Berry, 50, Campbellsburg, and Annette L. Osborne, 39, Crittenden.

    Michael Ben Doll, 36, Turners Station, and Angela Lynn Doll, 27, Campbellsburg.

    Property transfers

  • Eminence Education Foundation dinner set for Feb. 9

    General Manager

    In 1992, an organization formed to act as a sort of academic booster club for Eminence Independent schools. In the 16 years since, the group has raised and distributed more than $75,000 for the benefit of the district's students and teachers.

    EIS Superintendent Donald Aldridge said the Eminence Education Foundation has served with the mission to "raise funds for the good and the betterment," of the district's students.

    Kelly Mathis, a foundation board member, said the foundation functions similarly to the school's athletic boosters.

  • County man indicted for eight felonies

    General Manager

    The Henry County Grand Jury has indicted a Henry County man on six counts of first degree rape, a class B felony.

    Barry Lee Payton, 35, also was indicted on one count of attempted first degree rape and first degree sodomy.

    According to the case file, the rapes occured from Oct. 6-11, and the attempted rape occured on Oct. 12, 2007.

  • C'Burg Cowboy's robbed at knifepoint

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    Two men were apprehended Friday, Jan. 18, by Kentucky State Police after allegedly robbing the Campbellsburg Cowboy's at knifepoint.

    Jesse Brian Waller, 24, of Key Largo, Fla., and Jason Butcher, 34, of Grove City, Ohio, each were charged with first degree robbery.

    According to a press release from KSP, the store's clerk called post-5 to report the robbery just after 3:30 a.m. Friday morning.

  • Lawmakers get more bad news on revenue shortfall

    Kentucky Press Association News Bureau

    A non-partisan group of economists has released a bleak forecast for the state's projected revenue shortfall that shows a greater deficiency than expected.

    The Consensus Forecasting Group released data last week.

    The group's previous forecast from October indicated that the state would be about $117 million short for the remainder of the fiscal year.