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  • Twins earn Eagle Scout award at 12

    By Jesse Harp
    news@hclocal.com
    Twins Nash and Greyson Willenbrock, at only 12 years old, achieved something less than 5 percent of all Boy Scouts ever do — they merited Eagle Scout status after a project that benefitted the Campbellsburg Fire Department.
    The brothers planned, raised the funds and coordinated the construction of gear lockers at the fire station in Campbellsburg, the scouts said. The lockers make it possible for the firefighters to quickly and efficiently retrieve their gear in times of emergencies.

  • New Family Court Judge sworn in
  • Football history author will host book signing in Pleasureville June 2

    Michael K. Grimes takes readers back to the “wide-open” early days of football in Central Kentucky in his new book, “Did You Hear About the Game in Pleasureville?”
    It was an era before organized professional football, when teams played in state leagues, and high school teams often played college teams and the rules that govern the game today had not been created.
    A local historian and avid football fan who played the game in high school and college, Grimes, 50, lives in Pleasureville.

  • Fog covered site of fatal accident

    An accident on Highway 421 near its intersection with Highway 202 just on the edge of New Castle claimed the life of a Shelbyville woman early Friday morning.
    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard pronounced Patricia Washburn, 56 of Shelbyville, deceased at the scene after her car collided with a loaded recycled metals truck just after 5 a.m. Pollard confirmed that Washburn was wearing her seatbelt.
    The driver of the Stone Transport Inc. truck, John Tyler Murray, 31 of Alexandria, was uninjured and fully cooperative with officials on the scene.

  • More pupils leads to EIS budget growth

    Both the Eminence and Henry County school districts recently presented their tentative budgets for the 2016-17 school year to board members. While one district’s budget changed very little from last year, the other is experiencing significant growth.
    In just two school years, the budget for Eminence Independent Schools has increased by $1.35 million dollars. Superintendent Buddy Berry attributes nearly all of that increase to growth in student enrollment.

  • Wreck claims life of Shelbyville woman
  • Summer Reading Program getting ready to heat up

    By Jesse Harp

    news@hclocal.com

  • ‘Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior’
  • Students will miss retiring teachers Morgan, Harper

    Two kindergarten teachers who have spent a combined 65 years getting young students started off right at Eminence and Eastern elementary schools decided to retire at the end of the 2015-16 year.
    After graduating from Henry County schools, Sarah Morgan spent her entire educational career at Eminence Elementary School.
    Lisa Harper first attended Eastern Elementary School as a student and returned there to lead her own classroom.

    Sarah Morgan  

  • Remembering those who served

    At the second annual Memorial Day program to honor Henry County’s fallen soldiers, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, Henry County Unit 155, individuals gathered at Eminence Christian Church to recognize members of this community who had died in the line of service from World War I through Operation Desert Shield.