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  • Troopers added to KSP Post 5

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 69 new troopers at ceremonies recently held in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 910 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Extension Recognizes Moore’s service
  • Comer visits Henry County, promotes ‘Ag Tag’ donations

    In an effort to grow funding for agricultural programs like 4-H and Future Farmers of America, Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer partnered with Agricultural Commissioner James Comer to promote “Ag Tag” donations.
    Comer appeared at the county clerk’s office Jan. 27 with the hopes of boosting local donations.
    Motorists have the option to make a voluntary $10 donation when renewing Kentucky farm licenses plates at county clerks’ offices statewide.

  • Fire destroys Banta's Fork home

    A vacant home on Banta’s Fork Road that was being remodeled is now a total loss after a fire last Monday afternoon.
    Kentucky River Fire Chief Billy Reardon was on his way home from work when he saw heavy smoke in the area between Pleasureville and Bethlehem. Reardon tracked the smoke to the home on Banta’s Fork Road and reported the house fire to Kentucky State Police.

  • Lawson commuted to Louisville, but refused to leave Eminence

    Segregation impacted where Joe Louis Lawson, 78, could go to school, but not his place of employment in Louisville, where he rose to be a supervisor and remained for 43 years before retiring.
    Named for the World Heavyweight Champion who dominated boxing for 12 years beginning in the 1930s, Lawson was born in Eminence when blacks still were not welcomed in white schools.

  • Hope Health receives smoking cessation grant

    Hope Health Clinic recently announced that it has received a $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant.
    The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on smoking cessation and prevention.
    The support from CVS Health will help Hope Health Clinic offer smoking cessation classes over a period of two years.  Patients will be connected with a wellness coach to help assure continued success with smoking cessation.

  • Scrap metal truck wreck snarls 55

    A 2007 International tractor-trailer shut down Highway 55 when it strewed a load of scrap metal along a curve just north of Eminence Friday.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Patrick Stucker responded to the accident at 11:22 a.m. and found the International truck from Crenshaw and Sons Inc., Louisville, still upright, but its trailer overturned in the ditch, according to Trooper Mitchell Hazelett, KSP Post 5 spokesman.

  • Prior to publishing, book began as family teaching aid

    The Pearson household in Pendleton has several good readers and one writer.
    For Amy Pearson, 30, a mother who home schools and serves as a substitute teacher in Trimble County, the impulse to help her oldest child learn to read caused her to put pen to paper.
    At that point, she had no thoughts of publishing her own work.

  • Cattlemen donate to Help Center

    Joe Durbin, left, with the Henry County Help Center, received a check for $1,000 from Irvin Kupper, president of the Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association, at the group’s January meeting.

  • Help Center launches Fifth Thursday give aways

    The Henry County Help Center will give away bread and produce on the fifth Thursday of the month, beginning Jan. 29 from noon to 1:30 p.m., according to Director Joe Durbin.
    The give away is open to all Henry County residents on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Participants will need to bring identification that shows they live in Henry County.
    Participants need to bring their own boxes and bags to fill, Durbin said.
    No volunteers will be available to help with carrying the items to vehicles.