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  • Guardian Angel

    A baby found in a dumpster in Chicago 20 years ago grew up in a loving family after being rescued by an observant Eminence contractor. The newborn girl probably wouldn’t have lasted the chilly October night, otherwise.
    Two decades after his shocking discovery at the Wehr Constructor’s hospital remodeling job site, Garold “Rocky” Hyatt, 66, of Eminence recently reunited with Morgan Jayne Hill.

  • Eminence Elementary students log a healthy 3,000 miles

    Students participated in the Eminence Elementary Derby 2k Fun Run Friday, May 6. This event is part of the New Balance Foundation’s Billion Mile Race, a nationwide initiative geared toward increasing the amount of physical activity in the average American schoolchild’s day.

  • Pleasureville farmers market to reopen May 14

    Locals can shop for local food and arts and crafts at the Pleasureville Farmers Market and Country Store, an indoor market open five days a week beginning May 14, according to a news release from the Pleasureville Economic Development Council.
    The idea for the indoor market came together when community leaders began developing a ten-year plan to revitalize Pleasureville’s business district.

  • Stamp Out Hunger drive benefits the help center

    Postal carriers and patrons can deliver assistance right to the Henry County Help Center’s door through the Stamp Out Hunger food drive May 14.
    While collecting on their normal mail routes, postal workers will also pick up donations of non-perishable food items to benefit those in need here in Henry County, according to Post Master John Donnelly.
    The food drive encourages donation of items like canned meats, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter and rice.

  • Former Henry County resident is seeking U.S. Senate nomination

    Sellus Wilder, a candidate seeking the Democratic nomination in a run for the U.S. Senate seat in the May 17 primary, travels the state from Pikeville to Paducah, talking about how his time living in Henry County informed his perspective.

  • Locally made movie to be screened this Friday

    “The Hepburn Girls,” a feature film shot in Henry and Shelby counties featuring local talent, will be screened at the Henry County High School Auditorium May 6 at 7 p.m., according to a news release.
    Featuring Ashley Raymer-Brown, Paige Campbell, Duke Thomas Low, Rachael Yeager, Ben Fabish, Brian Douglas Barker, Karen Martion, Timothy Ellis Sr., Hannah Crawford and Mark Smeby, the film tells the story of Katherine Sherard, a loner, who’s surprised when her high-spirited and outgoing 17-year-old half-sister needs a place to stay.

  • Rotary welcomes new members, gives Paul Harris award
  • Foree retires after 45 years with Henry schools

    She dreads the thought of packing up her office, but after 45 years with Henry County Public Schools, Deeanne Foree will be taking away much more than picture frames and paperweights.
    “I’ll really miss the friendships I made here,” Foree said. “I’ll miss them a lot.”
    Foree is the bookkeeper at Henry County High School and has served in that capacity since the mid-80s. She’s held several positions with the district over her 45-year career, which will come to a close at the end of this school year with her retirement.

  • Save lives, become an organ donor

    Twenty-two people die each day waiting for an organ transplant — that’s why even more Kentuckians should register to become organ donors, said Gina Lyle, circuit court clerk and Trust for Life advocate.
    While the state recently surpassed an important benchmark, more donors are needed to save the lives of those on the transplant list.

  • Dose of Reality

    Two high school students lost their lives Thursday in a horrific head-on accident. Four others were injured, and the driver of one vehicle was arrested for driving under the influence and will likely face murder charges.