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  • Archive is intact at its new home

    As the Henry County Historical Society takes on a lease at a new location, its president believes the non-profit organization will also get a new lease on life.
    Behind them are the days when the group has to spend time, energy and money on maintaining the Caplinger House, said historical society President Libby Howard. Volunteers will redirect its resources to focus on its mission of preserving important county documents and making them available to the public for historical and genealogical research.

  • Attendees at chamber dinner learn about Six-Mile Creek Distillery
  • Campbellsburg officials hope community center demand will rise

    Campbellsburg city officials have lowered rental rates for the Campbellsburg Community Center, and the recreation director hopes that will lead to a rise in the use of the facility.
    “The rentals have been very sporadic — I mean, some months they’re just so many people wanting to rent it, we have to turn people away,” explained Recreation Director Joy Willoughby. “Then there’s other months where we’re lucky if we get one rental.

  • Conservation district honors writing and art winners

    The Henry County Conservation District recognized the winners of its themed art and writing contests after a March 30 program and meal held at the 4-H building.
    Conservation district officials encourage all Henry County and Eminence students from first through 12th grades to submit entries. “Exploring trees in your hometown” served as the theme for these contests.

  • Pleasant View bridges two counties

    Pleasant View United Methodist may struggle when it comes to size of the congregation, but it’s a loving country church, according to two long-time members.
    Located near the Henry-Franklin county line on U.S. 421, Pleasant View doesn’t really show its age with its clean white siding and attached fellowship hall that’s only about five years old. A replacement for the 1840s-era building that burned, the second church to stand in that spot went up around 1890.

  • Rotary goal: Give farmers recognition

    It has always been the focus of Rotary Clubs the world over to be of service – service to the club, community service, international service and vocational service.
    When Maryellen Garrison served as president of the Eminence Rotary Club in 1993, she felt like one focus area was lacking.
    “We hadn’t done a lot of vocational service, in which you recognize the worthiness of all occupations,” Garrison said. “I thought we should do something in that area so I came up with two ideas.”

  • Truth or Consequences

    Over 200 students were accused of drug and or alcohol abuse Thursday at school. Some were arrested and incarcerated and others expelled, while a few were hospitalized. Unfortunately, a handful of students died as a result of overdoses.
    Freshmen students at both Henry County and Eminence high schools participated in “Truth and Consequences,” a youth enrichment program designed to show students the consequences of getting involved with drugs and alcohol. Henry County 4-H Extension Agent Cathy Toole coordinated the activity.

  • Local banks merge

    On Monday, March 20, Citizens Union Bancorp, Shelbyville, announced it had successfully completed the merger of Citizens Union Bank (CUB), Shelbyville, and First Farmers Bank, Owenton, according to a news release.  

    Citizens Union Bank and First Farmers Bank have been sister organizations under the same Holding Company, Citizens Union Bancorp, since 1994.

    A letter to First Farmers Bank customers prior to the merger focused on what customers could expect from the merger.  

  • Bank hires three new tellers

    United Citizens Bank and Trust, headquartered in Campbellsburg, recently announced its newest hires.

    These include:

    •Alyson (Aly) Stanley joined United Citizens Bank in November 2016 as the drive-through teller at the Campbellsburg office. Aly is continuing her education online with Midway University and resides in Eminence.

    •Kimberly (Kim) Hanner joined United Citizens Bank as a part-time teller in December 2016.  Kim resides in Campbellsburg with her husband Thomas.

  • Tree seedling giveaway aims to reduce lost ash trees

    The Henry County Conservation District and the Kentucky Division of Forestry provide tree seedlings to fourth grade students in the Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent Schools systems each year.

    Each student receives a plastic sleeve with pine and oak seedings inside.

    This project reaches over 200 students and culminates in trees planted throughout the county, as well as serves as a teaching tool to practice conservation at a young age.