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  • Team 'Fat Azz' winners in Biggest Loser contest

    The seventh annual year-end celebration for the Biggest Loser contest was held Sept 29. First place went to the team “Fat Azz” who lost a total of 10.20 prcent of their body weight totaling 110.7 pounds.  The group consisted of Tom and Kelsey Mings, Natalie and Paul Hanley, Dee Dee New and Ben Roberts (pictured at right). 
    The second team winner was “3 Guys Big as 5.”  They came in at 9.02 percent loss of their body weight totally 81.8 pounds.  The members of that team were Billy Quire, Alan Winchell and Jim Graham. 

  • Adult education expands class offerings in Eminence

    JCTC’s Henry County Adult Education will expand its Eminence location hours to four days a week to better help students there.
    Beginning Nov. 1, the hours at the Eminence Christian Church location will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., which will add about a day’s worth of time for clients 16 and older to come in for GED preparation, college prep, academic skills brush-up, National Career Readiness Certificate preperation and more.

  • Historical marker restored to its 'house'

    Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution Saturday rededicated the circa-1930s marker that commemorated “the religious and civic center of the Low Dutch Company,” at the Low Dutch Meetinghouse.
    The plaque originally placed by the Bland Ballard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recalls in a few words the purchase of 6,800 acres for the Low Dutch to form a religious colony in what would become Henry and Shelby counties.

  • Severed arm found floating in Kentucky River

    The banks of the Kentucky River in Lockport produced a gruesome catch Friday afternoon.
    Fishermen found a human arm floating along the riverbank near the locks.
    “Our preliminary assessment, and this is totally preliminary speculation on our part until we can do more testing, is that the arm had been in the water for a minimum of three weeks,” said Henry County Coroner James Pollard.

  • Severed arm found floating in Kentucky River

    The banks of the Kentucky River in Lockport produced a gruesome catch Friday afternoon.
    Fishermen found a human arm floating along the riverbank near the locks.
    “Our preliminary assessment, and this is totally preliminary speculation on our part until we can do more testing, is that the arm had been in the water for a minimum of three weeks,” said Henry County Coroner James Pollard.

  • Tire collection keeps junk out of county

     

    Citizens piled waste tires hundreds high at the state highway department barn on Port Royal Road Oct. 16.

  • Local gas prices go lower, following the national trend

     

    At approximately 8:30 a.m., Oct. 15, gas prices at convenience stores on Main Street in Eminence held at $3.09 per gallon, but later that same day prices moved lower.

  • Candidates debate who would make best judge-exec

     

    When voters take to the polls Nov. 4, they will choose whether to retain the services of John Logan Brent as Henry County Judge-Executive or choose a new judge in challenger Ricky Doyle.

  • Trackside breaks ground

     

    The whistle and rumble of trains going by the Henry County Commerce Park at Campbellsburg bracketed the speeches during the groundbreaking ceremony for a 5,400-square-foot multi-species meat processing facility on Oct. 14.

  • Tearing down

     Investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed two historic buildings in Eminence July 27 was intentionally set, according to Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas.