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  • Carrollton Bus Crash - Mahoney trial drew attention of the nation for 17 days

    Landmark News Service

    For 17 days in 1989, the eyes of the nation were focused on the Wheeler Hall of Justice in Carrollton, Ky., as an Owen County man was put on trial for charges related to the May 14, 1988, bus crash that killed 27 people – 24 of them children.

    Larry Mahoney faced dozens counts of manslaughter, assault and wanton endangerment stemming from the crash, in which his pickup truck smashed head-on with the bus on Interstate 71, just inside the Carroll County border.

  • 'Are ya nervous?'

    General Manager

    Like many others, Henry County High School senior Keely Carroll waited quietly in the hallway of Henry County High School last week.

    Waiting to present her senior project to a panel of community members, she was approached by another student. “Are ya nervous?”

    The response was an unequivocal yes.

    Carroll said she was nervous because so much was riding on the presentation. “It (determines) whether we graduate,” she said. The worst part, she said, was not knowing what the panelists would ask.

  • News Briefs for May 14, 2008

    Honor active members and veterans of the U.S. Military in Henry County

    Memorial Day is a time to remember those who died in service to our country.

    Tens of millions of Americans have served in the United States Armed Services over the past century. Hundreds of thousands give their lives while serving. The sacrifices made by U.S. Armed Forces personnel cause us to count them among our heroes, especially near Memorial Day.

  • Carrollton Bus Crash resulted in school bus design changes

    Landmark News Service

    Twenty years ago today Carrollton became famous for a tragic set of events that actually had its’ beginning at least twenty years earlier.

    What is known as “the Carrollton bus crash” happened at approximately 10:55 p.m. on that Saturday night as a church bus load of teenagers were returning from a day at Kings Island. Owen County resident, Larry Mahoney, was driving northbound in the southbound lane of I-71 with a blood alcohol level of 0.24.

  • Family answers letter to God

    Landmark News Service

    Cameron Rice considers it a once-in-a-lifetime thing. But really, in how many lifetimes does a letter addressed to God come floating down out of the sky?

    He was riding in his father’s truck when he saw a cluster of balloons floating around the Village Green Kroger shopping center. He thought someone had lost their balloons. His father, Brad, stopped the truck and Cameron, 7, jumped out in the middle of traffic to grab them.

    He saw on the outside it was labeled, “To: God, please help us save our home.”

  • Tough times driving many to local food pantry

    General Manager

    As the cost of oil, and therefore gasoline continue to climb, many families find themselves scraping by for basic necessities, including food.

    One local support agency has reported a 20 percent increase in the number of families requesting help.

    Eminence Christian Church pastor Sharon Fields said the tough economic times may be leading families to the Eminence Council of Churches Food Pantry in increasing numbers.

  • Visitors from a world away get a taste of education, the Henry County way

    General Manager

    P.J. Steffen eagerly read from his assignment book to the closest visitor, but she could do little more than smile and pat him on the head, as she couldn’t understand him.

    The visitor, along with nine others, hailed from the Ternopil region of the Ukraine, and spoke no English.

    The visitors were on hand in Henry County Monday to learn a little more about the American Educational system. Their trip was sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky/Southern Indiana.

  • Get your motorcycle or ATV serviced locally

    General Manager

    There’s a new horse in town, and you can find it at 4872 North Main Street, No. 2, in Eminence.

    Anthony Story recently opened Steelhorse Cycle and ATV Repair in what used to be the Brownings Service Department. Steelhorse offers service work and apparel. Story said he’ll be able to perform just about any type of service work, but will not do fabrication work.

  • Public Record for the week of May 7, 2008

    Divorces

    Robert Anthony Grigsby, 44, Eminence, and Crystol Lea Grigsby, 31, Eminence.

    Property transfers

    Shelt C. and Pearl Evans, Campbellsburg, to Eric F. and Tammy C. Martin, Campbellsburg. Property at 2712 Hillsboro Rd., Campbellsburg; $134,900.

  • EHS senior projects are underway

    There are many other worthy projects in addition to the senior projects showcased in the paper lately. All Eminence students not only must learn something new and valuable for their future, they must perform a service through this learning, “in an endeavor to teach our students to be better citizens,” stated Cara Puckett, senior sponsor. They learn a great deal as they organize a community event and they also learn to give back to the community. Below are some recent events that seniors organized.