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Today's News

  • Baer arrested for two counts of kidnapping

    A 51-year-old Eminence man faces several charges after an alleged alcohol-fueled incident where he held two women against their will in his Mulberry Pike home Feb. 10.
    Eminence Police Department Officer John Wilson responded to a 10:35 p.m. call to the home of Timothy Lynn Baer after a report he had injured a 30-year-old woman there.
    The call came from a resident at the home, who told police one female victim was bleeding profusely from a cut on her hand.
    When Wilson entered the home, he found Baer standing over the female, who was lying unconscious and bleeding on his bed.

  • Project to provide comfort to foster children

    Ripped from homes and family, Henry County’s foster children sometimes leave with little more than the clothes on their backs during emergency interventions. Hayden Behmke wants to tackle the problem with comfort kits – backpacks filled with donated toiletries, toys and tissues for social workers to give kids separated from what they know.
    Hayden, 11, created and named the Simply Love Project to collect donations for comfort kits as an assignment for Henry County Middle School’s Gifted and Talented Genius project. “I had to pick something I was passionate about,” he said.

  • Spate of dog complaints made across Henry Co.

    On a recent Sunday, Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper responded to repeated calls of two pit bulls getting loose and scaring the neighbors.
    Reporting to the Eminence City Council Feb. 12, Kemper said it was a tough spot to be in.
    There’s no question to the chief that the dogs were aggressive and threatening.
    “This was a Sunday, and it was just me, and I thought I was going to have to shoot them,” Kemper told the Local.

  • Foree’s a Farmer First

    Editor’s note: This feature by Leslie Ward on Bobby Foree and the accompanying photos originally appeared in “Cow Country News.” It is used here with permission.

    Bobby Foree, is a gentleman who divides his time between two very different careers. Not only is Foree a seventh-generation farmer who runs three farms in Henry and Shelby counties, he’s also a lawyer who specializes in helping other farmers with their legal matters.

  • Washington Lodge continues to write its history, future

    New Castle’s Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge #1513 purchased a Main Street building in the late 1880s that stands as an historic reminder of Henry County’s past, and the strength and sacrifices of former slaves who founded the fraternal lodge in 1872, a mere seven years after the Civil War ended.
    The last few years have been rough – fundraising to cover major roof and foundation repairs caused by several inches of heavy, wet snow.

  • Inspired to serve

    Beloved for baking for the entire New Castle Nursing and Rehab facility, Savanna Flowers got a treat of her own Feb. 8 as she handed out strawberry cookies to residents.
    The current sixth grader at Eminence Independent Schools came up with the idea for her project, Savanna’s Sweets and Treats, as an outreach for the nursing home residents.
    As a fifth grader in Donnie Piercy’s class, Savanna participated in self-directed learning, in which students could spend 20 percent of their class time to try to find solutions to a problem they’ve found.

  • Potts named HCPS Teacher of the Year

    Kathy Potts, Henry County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year award winner, seems like an educator’s educator. She found career inspiration in the first teacher she ever had, and since taking her job at Eastern Elementary, Potts has passed on what she’s learned to many of her colleagues.
    When accepting the award from Superintendent Terry Price at the dinner in the Henry County High School media center, Potts dedicated it to the other teachers at Eastern.

  • Praise for Henry County’s school-level teachers of the year

    Tammy Nash @ New Castle Elementary School

  • Fisher works for equal opportunity education for all

    Danny Fisher began attending Eminence schools with black and white students alike when segregation ended in the city. He’s devoted many years of his life since to supporting the students who followed.
    A 20-year veteran serving on Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education, Fisher first had to attend the King Street school, because integration had yet to arrive in Kentucky school districts.

  • New Pleasureville history to be released to fanfare

    The Main Street Café and Bakery will host a book signing for Mike Grimes on the release of his 300-page coffee table book, “Pleasureville Revisited,” on March 3 at the restaurant.
    This event was designed to promote the third history on Pleasureville by Grimes, as well as to lure the public into the eatery, which is under new management.
    Main Street Café is now a farm-to-table family concept that includes agricultural items for sale from local farmers. Joe and Tracy Throne, and Angie Beavers, recently took over the business located at 1118 Main St.