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  • STEM class crosses cemetery divide

    Building a bridge between two parts of Eminence Cemetery did more than satisfy educational requirements for Steve Metcalfe’s STEM class.
    Students in Eminence High School’s science, technology, engineering and math-based finished most of the construction on the bridge in one day, after spending time in the classroom planning, designing and calculating the materials for the job.

  • Fire causes injuries

    A Henry County couple remains in the University of Louisville Hospital in critical but stable condition after being seriously injured in a Dec. 6 house fire.
    Larry “Lenny” and Molly Louden received second-degree burns and severe inhalation burns as a result of the fire, according to daughter Gwen Widmayer of Pendleton. They have been receiving treatment in the intensive care/burn unit in Louisville.

  • Beshear pardons a C-burg woman

    A Jefferson County Circuit Court wouldn’t accept a self-defense argument from Teresa Vincent after she suffered years of domestic violence. They instead convicted her of murder.
    Since then, two governors have intervened on her behalf at the urging of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Department for Public Advocacy. As a result, the current Campbellsburg resident received a full pardon in the final days of Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration.

  • Citizens oppose employment tax idea

    While Campbellsburg officials stressed many Kentucky counties and cities have an employment-based tax, several speakers at a Dec. 10 town hall meeting said their city doesn’t have a large enough business base to justify such a tax.
    Mayor Rex Morgan, with assistance from City Attorney Bill Brammell, answered questions and concerns from approximately 20 people who reacted to the new tax idea for Campbellsburg at Thursday’s public meeting.

  • Prosecutors seek to show patterns in abuse case

    The Commonwealth’s Attorney would like to show a pattern of behavior by allowing evidence of previous allegations of sexual abuse to be provided at the trial of Laura Pike and Brett Smith, but it may not happen.

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  • A dickens of a Christmas

    A holiday tradition at the Kentucky Renaisssance Fair, players retell Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” in which Ebenezer Scrooge transforms from a bitter old miser after visitations from spirits.

  • Voters say YES to expanded alcohol sales

    ELECTION RESULTS: Of the 11,640 registered voters in Henry County, 21 percent voted Tuesday in a special local option election that would determine whether or not alcohol could be sold in every precinct in the county.

    Overwhelmingly, voters said, "Yes." Yes votes totaled 1,469 or 60 percent, while no votes totaled 970 or 40 percent.

    Check next week's Local for reaction to the vote.

  • Beefing Up Business

    A local farm with an entrepreneurial spirit recently received a financial boost to expand its line of beef products.

    John Bednarksi and Dan Weintraub of Sherwood Acres, LLC were awarded a $49,750 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office. Sherwood Acres was one of only seven recipients in Kentucky among 258 businesses nationwide awarded value-added producer grants totaling $34 million.

  • Santa stops his sleigh saturday during Eminence’s Light up