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Today's News

  • Galbraith Road fire claims one life

    A Texas woman is thought to have lost her life in a fire Friday night. Human remains were found in the burnt log home Saturday after the fire was contained.

    According to Kentucky State Police, circumstantial evidence points them to an identification of the victim, but they will decline to make an official announcement until the state medical examiner’s office can do so with certainty.

  • HC schools feel forced to hike taxes

    The members of the Henry County School Board reluctantly approved a 4 percent tax rate increase at a special hearing Thursday night.
    “I don’t want to do it, but we don’t have a choice,” board member Harold Bratton said. “If we don’t do it this year, that’s money we’ve lost from now on.”

  • EIS’s Berry considered for top Ky. education position

    “I believe being a finalist has been a testament to all the hard work of our students and staff at Eminence and of our focus on creating the future of what schools can be. I feel Kentucky stands poised for unprecedented educational achievements. While I’m disappointed to not be chosen, Kentucky is, and always will be, my home and I can’t thank the Kentucky Board of education enough for allowing me to be a part of the conversation for its future. I fully support and trust their expertise on whomever they select to lead Kentucky’s schools.”

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  • KSP HQ calls on Woosley to oversee 911 statewide

    Kentucky State Police leaders have tapped the KSP Post 5 communications supervisor as a go-between for the state agency and those local governments that it provides 911 services for.
    Kevin Woosley, who had worked at Post 5 since 2001, accepted the offer to fill the newly created position of 911 business and financial manager working out of the state police headquarters in Frankfort.

  • Rod and gun club raffle winner

    Mike Spradling is the winner of the Henry Golden Boy Rifle commemorating the Henry County Rod and Gun Club’s 50th anniversary, according to information from Linda Noel. This one-of-a-kind rifle was factory engraved especially for the Rod and Gun Club. The winning ticket was drawn at the close of the Eminence Day Celebration, Aug. 8.

  • News briefs: Courthouse to close for Labor Day

    Courthouse to close for Labor Day
    The Henry County Courthouse and Annex building will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of Labor Day, according to county officials.

  • Henry, Eminence to keep taxes flat

    As local governments have prepared for the upcoming 2015-2016 budget year by setting real estate tax rates, both the City of Eminence and the Henry County governments have decided not to change their real estate tax rates.
    Officials with the Henry County Fiscal Court, the city councils and commissions and the Henry and Eminence boards of education are required to set real estate tax rates under certain rules made by Kentucky law.

  • Wade raises hands in silent praise

    Jackie Wade’s ministry involves speaking in pictures as a way to include more deaf people in church services.
    A resident of Campbellsburg since marrying her husband, retired minister Sanford, a little more than two years ago, Wade teaches a basic sign language class at the Campbellsburg Community Center on Tuesday evenings with Joy Willoughby assisting.
    It was Wade’s first husband who opened her eyes to the difficulties the deaf face in life, how much their lack of hearing excludes them from activities and interactions with others.

  • Spanish students in for cultural experience

    While Aurora Benavente-Beamonte of Benicassim, Spain, teaches Spanish at Henry County High School, she’s also immersing herself in American culture to benefit her English students back home.
    Teaching at her fourth location in the United States, Benavente has seen a lot of the country and made a lot of friends.