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  • Fiscal deletes "ag operations" from nuisances

     

    No “agricultural operation” will run afoul of a Henry County nuisance ordinance, as fiscal court members discussed adding language to a proposal to clarify how it will impact agricultural operations at their June 17 fiscal court meeting.

    During a May reading of a proposal to clean up trashy properties in Henry County, a question arose about what effect the idea would have on farms and agricultural operations.

  • Eminence schools helped prepare Metcalfe for Ivy League

     

    While attending Eminence Independent Schools, Ballard Metcalfe was a typical student — he worked hard, kept his grades up and was committed to helping his community.

    Normal in every way. Except for graduating from the Gatton Academy and proceeding on to Princeton, where he graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering two weeks ago.

    Metcalfe came to Eminence in middle school and found a community that supported him and taught him how to be more than just a good student.

  • Take Five: David Gray

    Basic bio

    From Middletown

    Has lived in Henry County for 20 years

    Business owner

    Campbellsburg City Council Member

    Education

    Graduated from Eastern High School in 1986

    Are you excited about getting a seat on the Campbellsburg City Council?

  • Owensboro girl killed in ATV accident

    A 12-year-old Owensboro girl was killed in an ATV accident on her grandparents' farm Wednesday night.

    Lillia Gray was visiting her grandparents, Lloyd and Patricia Gray at the farm in Smithfield when she lost control of the ATV she was operating and went over a hill, rolling the vehicle several times, according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Sergeant Chad Taylor. According to Taylor, Gray was riding with her 15-year-old brother when he got off the ATV to open a cattle gate. He told Gray to drive the ATV through the gate when she lost control and went over the hill.

  • Patriot Guard Riders journey to Eminence to mend veteran’s heart

     

    The person who slashed a disabled veteran’s flag on South Main Street in Eminence June 7 also inflicted pain on the man who had the banner proudly displayed, but a contingent of Kentucky Patriot Guard Riders have showed up to repair the damage.

  • Quiet Valor

     

    This June marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day — the day British and American forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France in an effort to retake the area from Nazi forces.  

  • Renaissance fair makes local impact

     

    The Kentucky Highlands Renaissance Festival is back in Henry County, as it has been for the last nine years. But this isn’t a case where some out-of-towners swoop in, hang around for six weeks and leave town with local money — the owners have lived here in Eminence for the last two years. 

  • Pike's bond reduction denied

     Laura Susanne Pike will have another two months to decide who will represent her at a trial currently scheduled for May 5, 2015.

  • Bedford man charged with Campbellsburg robbery

     

    Kentucky State Police report troopers charged a Trimble County man for a June 10 robbery at the Marathon station in Campbellsburg.

    KSP Post 5 dispatchers received an emergency call at 10:49 p.m. that someone had just robbed the store and then fled on foot, according to a news release by Trooper Brad Arterburn. The worker told troopers that the subject demanded money but did not brandish a weapon.

    Authorities set up a perimeter in the area, but did not find the subject.

  • Sisters cook up new Pleasureville restaurant

     A new eatery, Main Street Bakery & Cafe, owned by the Yoder family, opened May 30 in Pleasureville. 

    Sisters Rachel and Clara Yoder operate the new business.