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  • Foree’s a Farmer First

    Editor’s note: This feature by Leslie Ward on Bobby Foree and the accompanying photos originally appeared in “Cow Country News.” It is used here with permission.

    Bobby Foree, is a gentleman who divides his time between two very different careers. Not only is Foree a seventh-generation farmer who runs three farms in Henry and Shelby counties, he’s also a lawyer who specializes in helping other farmers with their legal matters.

  • Spate of dog complaints made across Henry Co.

    On a recent Sunday, Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper responded to repeated calls of two pit bulls getting loose and scaring the neighbors.
    Reporting to the Eminence City Council Feb. 12, Kemper said it was a tough spot to be in.
    There’s no question to the chief that the dogs were aggressive and threatening.
    “This was a Sunday, and it was just me, and I thought I was going to have to shoot them,” Kemper told the Local.

  • Baer arrested for two counts of kidnapping

    A 51-year-old Eminence man faces several charges after an alleged alcohol-fueled incident where he held two women against their will in his Mulberry Pike home Feb. 10.
    Eminence Police Department Officer John Wilson responded to a 10:35 p.m. call to the home of Timothy Lynn Baer after a report he had injured a 30-year-old woman there.
    The call came from a resident at the home, who told police one female victim was bleeding profusely from a cut on her hand.
    When Wilson entered the home, he found Baer standing over the female, who was lying unconscious and bleeding on his bed.

  • Inspired to serve

    Beloved for baking for the entire New Castle Nursing and Rehab facility, Savanna Flowers got a treat of her own Feb. 8 as she handed out strawberry cookies to residents.
    The current sixth grader at Eminence Independent Schools came up with the idea for her project, Savanna’s Sweets and Treats, as an outreach for the nursing home residents.
    As a fifth grader in Donnie Piercy’s class, Savanna participated in self-directed learning, in which students could spend 20 percent of their class time to try to find solutions to a problem they’ve found.

  • Potts named HCPS Teacher of the Year

    Kathy Potts, Henry County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year award winner, seems like an educator’s educator. She found career inspiration in the first teacher she ever had, and since taking her job at Eastern Elementary, Potts has passed on what she’s learned to many of her colleagues.
    When accepting the award from Superintendent Terry Price at the dinner in the Henry County High School media center, Potts dedicated it to the other teachers at Eastern.

  • New Pleasureville history to be released to fanfare

    The Main Street Café and Bakery will host a book signing for Mike Grimes on the release of his 300-page coffee table book, “Pleasureville Revisited,” on March 3 at the restaurant.
    This event was designed to promote the third history on Pleasureville by Grimes, as well as to lure the public into the eatery, which is under new management.
    Main Street Café is now a farm-to-table family concept that includes agricultural items for sale from local farmers. Joe and Tracy Throne, and Angie Beavers, recently took over the business located at 1118 Main St.

  • Fisher works for equal opportunity education for all

    Danny Fisher began attending Eminence schools with black and white students alike when segregation ended in the city. He’s devoted many years of his life since to supporting the students who followed.
    A 20-year veteran serving on Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education, Fisher first had to attend the King Street school, because integration had yet to arrive in Kentucky school districts.

  • Praise for Henry County’s school-level teachers of the year

    Tammy Nash @ New Castle Elementary School

  • Town hall: State budget needs more revenue, fewer ed cuts

    The vast majority of questions put to state Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, and Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, by participants at Saturday’s town hall meeting concerned proposed cuts by Gov. Matt Bevin to education — transportation and teacher pensions — as well as the possibility of raising new revenue.
    Kentucky’s budget shortfall remains at $1 billion, and elected officials continue working during the General Assembly session to address the situation.
    But both legislators agreed that the draconian cuts suggested by the governor will not stand.

  • State budget proposal cuts funds for Henry County by 8 percent

    Henry County Fiscal Court has joined the ranks of those objecting to the cuts to the state budget proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin. Driven by a sizeable shortfall in state pension plan funding, Bevin sought to trim much state spending and eliminate 70 programs, drawing criticism from different quarters, especially when it comes to public and higher education.