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Today's News

  • Keeping it in the family

    sports@hclocal.com

    Savannah Bramblett will be at the helm of the Eminence Warriors’ volleyball program this season. Bramblett was an assistant coach with the team last season.

    She graduated from Eminence High School in 2011.

    After graduation, Bramblett worked at Joy’s Learning Center where she started as an assistant teacher and worked her way up to head teacher of a preschool class before the Center shut down this spring.

    “I truly have a passion for working with kids,” Bramblett said.

  • Tindle to lead road dept. after Baxter

    Thanks to unusually destructive July storms, Kenny Tindle reported to work as Henry County Road Department supervisor two days early to help clean up the mess.
    Swollen streams not only flooded homes in Sulphur, they tore out bridge approaches, exposed culverts and peeled up large expanses of pavements on county roads after rain events July 14 and July 17.
    Though not scheduled to assume the managerial position from the retiring Glenn Baxter until the following Monday, Tindle helped make the most heavily damaged roads passable again by working on temporary fixes.

  • Odd Fellows to kick off fund drive

    August looks like a busy month for the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Washington Lodge #1513 in New Castle.
    Along with the organization’s 143-year-anniversary Parade and Homecoming Aug. 15, the lodge will host several state officials Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. to kick off the fundraising drive to save the historic building the Odd Fellows have owned since 1886.

  • Extreme Camping

    Jason Hunt knows exactly where he spent 2014’s polar vortex, when an arctic stormfront chilled Henry County to minus 4 degrees and stiff winds made it feel like minus 25 degrees.
    Despite the cold and 10 inches of snow, Hunt felt cozy camping out in a lean-to he built himself next to a campfire on a 123-acre farm in Bethlehem.

  • EPD makes arrests in theft case

    A report of a distinctive-looking air compressor being stolen helped the Eminence Police Department make two arrests in a string of burglaries from the city’s west end, according to Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    While he and Officer John Bailey discussed several theft reports, a complaint about the air compressor being taken also came up. Along with the brand, color and dual tanks, the compressor had writing by its owner on top.

  • 4-H members win state communications awards

    By Cathy Toole

     

  • Aug. 2 to 8 is National Farmers Market Week

    USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 2 through Aug. 8, 2015, as “National Farmers Market Week.” This year marks the 16th annual National Farmers Market Week in honor of the important role that farmers markets play in local economies. Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate thousands of our nation’s farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make them possible and the communities that host them.

  • HC schools to serve free meals

    Henry County Public Schools have announced an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch and  School Breakfast Programs for the 2015-2016 school year, according to an HCPS news release. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at Campbellsburg, Eastern and New Castle elementary schools.
    For more information, contact Henry County Schools Nutrition Director Sidney Rothenburger, School Nutrition Director at (502) 845-8609 or sidney.rothenburger@henry.kyschools.us.
     

  • Davis is Henry County Adult Education winner for July

    Avery Davis is the July winner of the monthly Henry County Adult Education drawing, according to a news release from Betty Rankin, site coordinator.
    Davis began the program before having a daughter, according to the news release. Now she’s a mom, working at a local business and striving toward her goal of earning her GED.
    After 48 hours of class work and homework, Davis has begun the testing process and passed two sections of the GED, according to the news release.
    Her prize choice was two gas gift cards donated by Dr. Bob Wagoner.

  • FFA members attend leadership camp

    This summer, officers and committee chairs of the Henry County FFA Chapter attended FFA camp. Monday, July 13, the members sped off in two school board vans on a journey to the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg.