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Today's News

  • Abrams to lead state retired teachers

    Saying it was an opportunity he just couldn’t pass up, Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) Superintendent Tim Abrams recently announced he will retire at the end of this school year to become the executive director of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA).
    Coincidentally, he will be following familiar footsteps into the role. Currently Dr. Bob Wagoner holds the position with KRTA, but had been the superintendent of HCPS 15 years ago, when Abrams was tapped to be his replacement.

  • Campbellsburg council chooses Noe to be new mayor

    Campbellsburg’s new mayor called for unity after being selected Thursday to fill the vacancy left by the recent resignation of Rex Morgan.
    Jan Fletcher, former mayor and current Campbellsburg City Council member, briefly presided over the special meeting to choose a new mayor and appoint a person to fill the vacancy created on the council.
    “Lord, give this council the ability to nominate a mayor who will do right for the people of Campbellsburg and do right for the council who will work with her,” Fletcher said during the opening prayer.

  • Baker dies in Jan. 6 crash

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    One person was killed and another was injured in a deadly crash Friday afternoon in western Shelby County.
    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Ittin Russell pronounced Brandon Charles Baker, 20, of Henry County, dead at the scene of the accident on Lucas Road. His girlfriend, Ashley Cox, 18, of Smithfield, was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Woods brings her design passion to Eminence store

    After Fabulous Furniture and Flooring in Eminence opened in December, owner Barbara Woods said that locals don’t have to look outside of Henry County for furnishing and design help.
    Having lived here for 40 years, attended Henry County schools since fifth grade, worked as a nurse at Homestead and hosted regular yard sales outside of her Victorian-era home, Woods said she knows the needs of her hometown.

  • Locals urged to sign up for HOT Alert system

    Public safety officials in the counties of Henry, Owen and Trimble, or HOT for short, are excited to announce that HOT Alert, a service of Smart911, is now available to all residents, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.  
    HOT Alert is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from state and local authorities. HOT Alert keeps residents and travelers informed of potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.

  • Kentucky legislators quickly approve seven proposals

    Seven bills were given final passage by the Kentucky General Assembly in the first days of its short-session and sent to the governor’s desk, according to information from the Legislative Research Commission.
     The bills, covering matters ranging from labor unions and their membership to changes in the state’s informed consent and abortion laws, all include an emergency provision to ensure that they take effect the moment they are signed by the governor.

  • EIS held up as a national model for education

    Although President Barack Obama’s administration is coming to a close, initiatives enacted by the Department of Education (DOE) under his presidency will continue. That would be the hope of educators from Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) who have played a significant role in those efforts.

  • Dees discovered her legal career through job shadowing

    An assignment in middle school set the course of Kassidy Dees’ career.
    “I actually shadowed Bill and Jenny for career day,” said Dees, who recently joined the law firm of Ivers and Harrod. “And on Saturday mornings all through high school I had a filing job here at their office. I did all my internships here through college and law school.
    “Basically, they have not been able to get rid of me since I was 15 years old,” Dees said with a smile. “I feel very fortunate to have been offered the position here.”

  • 2016’s Defining Moments

    January
    Long-term Eminence Fire Department Chief Gary Lucas was laid to rest on Jan. 2, 2016, after a battle with cancer. Lucas had been the chief for 44 years.

    After debating the topic of Sunday sales, Henry County Fiscal Court drafted the county’s alcohol ordinance. Other elements to consider included hours of operation for liquor stores, fees the county would impose, the level of training sellers would be required to achieve and more.

  • Country Express serves a holiday meal to the community