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  • Trevor Payton selected as a Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation winner

    A fitness project founded by an Eminence student four years ago led him to swear off high-calorie drinks. It also contributed to his receiving $20,000 from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.
    Each year, the foundation provides $3 million worth of awards to 150 students out of the more than 100,000 who apply, according to information from its website at http://coca-colascholars.org/.

  • Fundraising for path underway

    Taking action to improve the community, Leadership Henry County Class of 2014 has launched a project to make the pond at the new park more accessible to the public.
    Among the beneficiaries of the 140-foot-long and 4-foot-wide path that ends in a 12-by-15 foot landing at the pond will be the residents of Cedar Lake Park Place.

  • Shooting leads to theft cases, arrests

    After an accidental shooting in a vehicle injured an Eminence man Feb. 26, the resulting investigation led to charges against two others in burglaries and thefts both here and in Covington in Northern Kentucky, according to an Eminence police report.
    Police got involved after a report that a gun went off in a vehicle in which Tylor Roby, 19, of Eminence was a passenger, according to information from Major O.C. Jones of Eminence Police Department.
    Eminence police responded to 4717 Jackson Road, because the victim had been transported there.

  • New ordinance to ban vandals, bullies from Eminence’s Coach D Park

    Defacing Eminence property, swearing and bullying are all violations that can get an offender banned from Coach D Park for at least 60 days and fined up to $250.
    Eminence City Council adopted rules and regulations pertaining to use of the park at their February meeting, after getting fed up with a number of acts of vandalism.
    In the future, anyone caught breaking the rules for the first time could result in a 60-day suspension from the park.

  • Fairgrounds alcohol penalty to be financial

    Law enforcement officers won’t become a permanent fixture at the 4-H Fairgrounds to keep alcohol off the premises for weekend parties. Instead, Henry County can use a financial penalty against flagrant violators.
    The parks committee, led by Magistrate Jason Stanley, met to review the use of the 4-H building for private parties prior to the fiscal court’s full meeting Feb. 17, but the committee did not recommend any outright penalties against people who ignored the fairground’s ban on alcohol.

  • iLEAD Academy prepares to launch

    Incoming high school freshman from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties now have a groundbreaking choice about where to go to high school, according to the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative.  The superintendents of the five school districts announced Feb. 10 they are opening Kentucky’s first regional career academy, known as iLEAD, so their students can pursue competitive advantage for the highest-demand, highest-wage jobs in Kentucky’s Golden Triangle.

  • Heroin becoming a greater concern in Henry County as overdoses rise

    Though Henry County has been spared from the worst of Kentucky’s heroin epidemic, the illicit narcotic has still extracted a human cost here.
    Use can often lead to addiction, crimes to support the drug habit and even death. The victims of heroin leave behind loved ones to cope with the loss as best they can.

  • Live, from Austin

    When Rob Banta picked up his first guitar, playing didn’t come naturally right away. But now he’s issuing an indie-country concept album and getting ready to embark on a tour to promote it.
    The tour will bring him within about 76 miles from where he grew up on a farm in Smithfield, when he stops for an April 1 show at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati.

  • Duncan retires, Kemper takes over as chief

    Leadership at the Eminence Police Department will change when Chief Carey Duncan retires at the end of February and Chief Kevin Kemper officially takes charge.
    Duncan’s second retirement
    This will be Duncan’s second retirement from law enforcement after capping a 24-year career with the Kentucky State Police, with 20 years of that being stationed at Post 5.

  • EPD drug bust nets four so far

    Four people have been charged with trafficking in controlled substances, after the Eminence Police Department obtained sealed indictments in a continuing investigation, according to Kevin Kemper, the agency’s next chief.
    Those charged include
    • Keevin Foree, 44, of Eminence
    Foree was arrested on an indictment for trafficking heroin during a Feb. 9 traffic stop on Highway 55.