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  • Community meeting about Eminence pool

    You are invited to attend a community meeting to discuss the reopening of the Eminence Swimming Pool at the Eminence Community Center, Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

    Call 502-321-7643 for more information.

  • Records

    District Court Records

    Monday, July 23

    Judge Crosby

    Myra McGuire, Eminence; possession of marijuana; fines and costs $398

    Kevin McClain, Bedford; DUI 2nd; fines and costs $813, 90 days jail/7 days to serve, 83 conditionally discharged for two years

    Ian Bottomley, Louisville; operating on suspended operators license (DUI); 10 days jail

    Richard Grismer, Louisville; speeding 76/65; fines and costs $170

    Kevin Swiatek, Louisville; speeding 74/65; fines and costs $168

    Michael Beach, Dry Ridge; speeding 80/65; fines and costs $176

  • Troxell named oustanding volunteer by SHIP

    Staff writer and photographer

    To call Polly Troxell a people person would be a bit of an understatement. The title alone does not do her justice. A few anecdotes, however, provide a more accurate representation.

    Once, on vacation in Yellowstone National Park, Polly and her husband went to see the renowned tourist attraction, Old Faithful. Polly, as it turned out, had a different agenda. When she spotted what she referred to as an "interesting looking fellow," Old Faithful took a backseat.

  • KY SDA applies for equipment grant

    The Kentucky Search Dog Association at Campbellsburg has applied for a minimum equipment rescue grant to purchase equipment to aid in their Search and Rescue efforts. Application for a Homeland Security grant was denied along with those of several surrounding counties.

    An LEPC grant for $1,509.60 was received, which was an increase over the $956.38 received on last year's application. The next LEPC meeting will be in December at the EMS building.

  • Eminence students hear about brain injuries, making good decisions

    Staff writer and photographer

    Eminence Middle and High School students got to see first hand on Thursday afternoon what can happen when poor decisions are made.

    In honor of Red Ribbon Week, Eminence Independent Schools invited three individuals to speak about the consequences of reckless or drunk driving. Zachary Hornback, 18, Sydney Alvey, 18 and Becky Johnson, 23 have all suffered brain damage as a result of head trauma from car accidents. All three of them were introduced by their respective mothers prior to telling their stories.

  • Henry County has its share of spooky spots

    Staff writer and photographer

    Henry County is home to plenty of folklore and spooky spots. In honor of Halloween, here are three goose bump inducing stories:

    "Eliza" the ghost of the Henry County Courthouse

  • Council pulls STAR requirement from ordinance

    General Manager

    In a special called meeting Thursday, Oct. 25, the Eminence City Council adjusted an ordinance that would permit liquor by the drink sales in the city. The second and final reading of the ordinance could be held in November.

    The council omitted, however, a provision that would have required businesses who sell alcohol to participate in the STAR program.

    Council member Shawn Bright said he'd received several calls about the possibility of requiring STAR training.

  • Sweep the county clean Saturday

    General Manager

    If the litter along county roadways is any indication, Mountain Dew may be the most popular beverage in the county.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said Monday that during the annual Henry County Clean Sweep roughly 80 percent of the litter picked up each year is a plastic bottle, typical a 16-ounce soda bottle.

    "And of those, the most popular drink of choice, by far, is Mountain Dew," he said. "It's absolutely amazing. It must be the drink of choice in Henry County."

  • Henry County Saddle Club hosting final show

    Henry County Saddle Club

    The Henry County Saddle Club is holding the final horse shows for the year this weekend at the Henry County Fairgrounds. On Saturday, Nov. 3, the club will have its regular horse show with two trail classes (obstacle course) added to the show schedule. These classes will begin at 10 a.m., with the regular point show beginning at 2 p.m. There will also be a silent auction proceeding the trail classes. All proceeds from the show will benefit the new fairground concession stand. So come on out and help support the county fairgrounds.

  • HCHS to hold annual veterans day event

    Henry County High School will conduct its annual Veterans Day assembly on Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. The event will be held in the high school gymnasium and is scheduled to include a bagpiper, an Army rifle detail, and a video tribute to POWs, active duty soldiers, and those Killed-In-Action. All veterans, their families, and general members of the community are cordially invited to attend; admission is free.