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Today's News

  • Downtown fire’s latest casualty

    With a nudge from the excavator arm Feb. 9, the one-story Eminence Cleaners building on Main Street became the latest casualty of the destructive blaze from July. This is the third building to come down, though the cleaners was spared from the fire, it became collateral damage due to the wall it shared with the neighboring building that burned and later was torn down. In terms of the structures, the July fire has claimed approximately $118,000 worth of property, based on the buildings’ assessed values.

  • Getting Ready for Valentine’s Day

    The Henry County Public Library’s youngest patrons loved the activities held Feb. 5 as Valentine’s Day approached. During story time, the children listened to a story called “Owl Babies” about children who love their mother. From left, siblings Ellianna, Keylee, Brayden, James and Teague Sturgeon, all of Port Royal, enjoyed the story. Eden Detwiler and grandmother Tommie got to play with the library’s owl puppet. Joelle Detwiler concentrates on her coloring.

  • Answers needed for KIPDA study on aging services

    A Port Royal woman has been tasked with getting as many responses from Henry County for a community needs assessment for the aging as possible to help direct future services through KIPDA.
    Debi Geisler, who is a University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work student currently doing her college practicum at the Family Resource Center in New Castle, wants to receive approximately 380 responses from people age 50 and above for the study, in order to best plan for future services for the elderly.

  • Ms. Kentucky Modern Woman

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    Vickie Burgin won Ms. Kentucky Modern Woman this past weekend. Vickie was crowned queen after competing in KYB State Pageant at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville on January 30-Febuary 1. Vickie is a Henry County resident and is involved in many community charities. Vickie’s platform was Relay for Life because she is a kidney cancer survivor. She wanted to help spread awareness and show that life can go on after fighting cancer and to never give up on your dreams. Vickie will compete June 11-14 for Ms. America Modern Woman.

  • Crimes in New Castle raise a concern

    Dale Mahoney is worried.
    “I’m just concerned for myself and my neighbors,” Mahoney said at the February meeting of the New Castle City Commission. “I’m concerned about the recent break-ins and the massive drug activity that goes on right here in our city.”
    Mahoney attended the city meeting to see what could be done about the recent rash of crimes in the town. His concerns were shared by Mayor Denny Benham and several commissioners.

  • School briefs for Feb. 11

    Two Henry County students graduate from WKU
    Fall 2014 graduates from Western Kentucky University from Henry County include:
    William B. Taylor, New Castle, Bachelor of Science
    Carmarita L. Webb, Pleasureville, Master of Arts in Education.
    Stephens attends Campbellsville U.
    Campbellsville University had over 400 new students for the 2015 spring semester, which included Jennifer Stephens of Eminence.

  • History lesson

    Though wooden siding and roof on the former one-room black schoolhouse on First Street in Campbellsburg weathered heavily over the years, the building’s foundation is still strong, notes historian Karen Shannon.
    Discontinued as a school since segregation ended, the former educational facility will provide lessons again with a focus on history.
    Having recently acquired the structure for $5,000, new owners Karen and Bill Shannon plan to proceed with a sympathetic renovation on the historic school.

  • Simpson honored for Apollo 11 mapmaking

    For his role in assisting with the Apollo 11 moon shot, Charles Allen Simpson will be remembered in Eminence for “looking toward heaven long before he went there,” as Mayor Drane Stephens expressed it at Monday’s city council meeting.
    More than 45 years after Apollo 11 made history as the first manned spaceflight to the moon, the role an Eminence man played in the inaugural moon landing came to light.

  • Get your taxes prepared for free at VITA site

    Since the tax filing season is underway, many people are searching for assistance to help them get their taxes prepared.  
    Help is available for many consumers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) programs.  
    The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program works with community organizations to provide high quality tax preparation services, free of charge, for low-to-moderate income tax filers.  

  • Auto auction to locate in Eminence

    Insurance Auto Auctions plays an outsized role in recovering the useable materials from 3.5 million vehicles totaled each year in the United States, facilitating the sale of 1.7 million of them at 170 locations across the country.
    Jeanene O’Brien, IAA’s vice president of global marketing, recently said in a phone interview the company would open its latest Kentucky location in Eminence, setting up shop at the 30 acres that was formerly home to the Brunswick plant.