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  • Community supports Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Submitted by Julie Mann

    You may have already noticed the blue ribbons that have began to appear around our community. This is the special time of year set aside to raise awareness for the plight of children who suffer from abuse and neglect.

    The first proclamation declaring the month of April as National Child Abuse and Prevention Month was signed by President Ronal Reagan in 1985. The campaign gained momentum in the spring of 1989 when grandmother, Bonnie Finney of Norfolk, Virginia took on the cause as a personal campaign.

  • Council pulls plug on pool project ... for now

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    A slightly consternated Danny Meadows acknowledged Monday night that differences of opinion on the Eminence swimming pool have caused tensions within his own home.

    The council member and his teenage son, Craig, don't see eye to eye on the issue.

    After a 4-2 vote to not enter into a contract with Our Backyard Leisure Specialties for repair work on the city's pool, Meadows summed up what several on the council seemed to be thinking. "Can we now start at the beginning and do this the correct way?"

  • Cozy Cuts now open seven days a week

    Cozy Cuts hair and tanning salon in Eminence recently changed its hours of operation thanks to dedicated customers and growing clientele.

    Stephanie Hancock, owner and operator of Cozy Cuts, located at 5320 S. Main St. in Eminence, is excited about the new opportunity.

    "I am very appreciative of my dedicated customers and I always look forward to meeting those who aren't a familiar face," Hancock said.

  • Body of 1998 murder victim identified

    Landmark News Service

    Investigators believe they have identified a murder victim, found by hunters in a Henry County ditch more than nine years ago.

    The man, Miguel Angel Garcia, was reportedly killed on an eastern Jefferson County farm in a 1998 cocaine-deal gone wrong, investigators believe.

    Garcia's skeletal remains were linked to DNA samples from the FBI's missing-persons database.

    Hunters found those remains in February 1999 and forensic specialists determined the man had been beaten and shot.

  • Got 'cache?

    Landmark News Service

    Visitors to the Henry County Local won't likely notice, but velcroed somewhere around the office grounds is a small weatherproof container that holds a logbook and a special message. It's exact location is concealed from "mugglers" who might attempt to vandalize or steal the device.

    It's part of a worldwide treasure-hunting game, where participants use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to hide-and-seek what's known as 'geocache.'

  • Kentucky's agricultural district program

    Land is a valuable resource and an asset required for any kind of development, whether it is urban or rural. Yet a careful balance must be encouraged whereby our most productive lands are available for agricultural use.

    Kentucky's General Assembly, in 1928 passed the Agricultural District Law (Statute 262.850) which permits a landowner or group of landowners with 250 acres or more to petition the local conservation district to include their land in an agricultural district. The petition is then forwarded to the Kentucky Soil and Water Commission for approval or denial.

  • News briefs for April 9, 2008

    Eminence Elementary STLP holding car wash

    The Eminence Elementary Student Technology Leadership Program team will hold a car wash and bake sale Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Browning's Service Department in Eminence. Proceeds will help the team travel to its first state competition in May.

    Clements Bottom Homecoming

    The renovation of the old Clements Bottom School House has been completed and a homecoming is planned for May 10. This will be an old fashioned soup and pie supper which will begin at 11 a.m.

  • Pool committee may be dissolved

    Landmark News Service

    Craig Meadows remembers when his T-ball team celebrated its season-end with a splash at the public pool. It used to be a place where kids from the city could mingle with those from the county, and childhood laughter was the by-product of a back-buster or belly-flop.

    Now the Eminence senior hopes a weekend concert can lull a community divided over a contentious plan to re-open the city pool, closed by officials a few years ago because of sagging attendance.

  • Tractors will "drive" out cancer

    Staff Report

    Think your tractor's sexy?

    Then show it off Saturday at the inaugural 22-mile tractor ride, to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The event will start at the county fairgrounds and snake through Franklinton, Bethlehem and Pleasureville, before returning to the starting site.

    "We're trying to stay out of the major traffic," organizer William "Junie" Potts said. "I don't think we're going to stall traffic very much."

    A shiny New International will lead the pack, but anyone with a tractor is welcome to join the informal parade.

  • 21 years after her death, Judy Lea still helping children in Henry County

    This year will mark the 21st anniversary of the death of a beloved Henry County resident, Judy Wilson Lea. Even though many people did not know her, many still benefit from her. Lea worked for the Henry County Public School system as a cafeteria worker at Campbellsburg Elementary School. While there she became known for her willingness to help children in need. In 1987, the year she died, a fund was set up in her name that helps children every year who cannot afford the basic needs in life, such as shoes, clothing, eyeglasses and medical care.