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  • Board says farewell to Winchester

    Roy Winchester is a tough, pragmatic educator who, by his own account, has given 50 years to Henry County Public Schools.

    He is well-known for going through monthly statements, meticulously scrutinizing and questioning district expenditures. So, it was a surprise when the 27-year school board veteran sat quietly while board president Donnie Tipton asked if there were any questions on November spending.

    “Mr. Winchester,” queried Tipton?

    “I make a motion to pay the bills,” Winchester said.

  • Mayoral candidate spent $12.45 per vote

    One candidate for Eminence mayor spent more per vote than any other race on the Nov. 2 ballot in Henry County, according to data from state and federal campaign finance reports.

  • Local family caught in a Christmas Catch-22

    Editor’s note: Amanda Smith is an alias we have assigned to a source in this story to protect the privacy of her children.

    When she called in November looking for help with Christmas, it already was too late to apply for inclusion in most local charitable programs. Amanda Smith, who asked that her name be witheld, said she had never requested assistance for her children before and seemed distraught that she had found more red tape than red ribbon.

  • Waddy mourning the loss of 6-year-old girl

    Sadness has blanketed the Shelby County community of Waddy and Heritage Elementary, where 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown went to kindergarten.

    Elizabeth died early Sunday morning when she was trapped in her burning home.

    Neighbors were able to help Justin and Tanya Brown and 2-year-old Justin Brown Jr. out of the burning home, but they were unable to save Elizabeth, who was found by firefighters just before 5 a.m., nearly 3 hours after they arrived at the blaze.

  • Public records for the week of December 22, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    Harold R. Cox Sr., Contempt of Court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    Eric Klink, theft by unlawful taking over $500; 2nd degree criminal trespass; arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/13.

    Johnny Williams, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/14.

    Adam N. Sachleben, theft by unlawful taking under $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/15.

    Keegan Berry, 2 counts of 4th degree assault, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/15.

  • The lost Campbellsburg Santa letters

    To Mrs. Berry's Kindergarten class at Campbellsburg Elementary,

    Santa Claus called us this morning to say he didn't see your letters in our paper yesterday. Never fear, we found them! Santa will be reading your letters right here!

    Merry Christmas!

    Dear Santa Claus,

  • Eastern Elementary students go for a special ride

  • Public records for the week of December 15, 2010

    Britney E. Hatter, 19, Pleasureville, to Jonah B. Woods, 22, Pleasureville.
    Victoria Hernandez Sanchez, 17, Eminence, to Jonathon Elizer Negron, 16, Clarksville, Tenn.
    Emma Idalia Silva, 40, Pleasureville, to Marcos  Rojas, 33, Pleasureville.
    Suzanne H. Sparrow, 52, Pleasureville, to Terry D. Moore, 60, Pleasureville.
    Timothy Michael Chapman, 41, Pendleton, and Donna Merdina Warren, 49, Pendleton.

  • Snow, cold temperatures close school

    At around 8 a.m. Tuesday, the familiar yellow lights of a school bus were flashing on Fairview Court as Eminence students were picked up for school, one day after students throughout the region enjoyed their first snow day of the school year.

    At the same time, Louisville’s Fox-41 reported that Eminence Independent Schools were closed for the day. While weather related, it wasn’t because of the snow.

  • Ice skating, sledding were popular ‘old time’ fun

    Children raised during the Great Depression and post-WWII may not have had much in the way of material comforts, but according to Henry Countians of that generation, it did not stop them from having good, clean winter fun.