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Today's News

  • Remember this? A look back at 2014

     Wicked Weather

    The Polar Vortex hit Henry County hard in January, leading to temps in the teens and wind chill readings averaging -4 degrees. The frigid temperatures led both school districts in the county to cancel school.

  • Praise for Hopewell Baptist Church's 195-year anniversary

     

    While Hopewell Baptist members faithfully sustain the church founded on Christmas Day in 1819, how the latest pastor took the pulpit sounds like divine intervention was involved, too.

  • Lion's Club wraps up Christmas

     

    Santa waved at the children gathered at the annual New Castle Lions Club toy giveaway on Christmas Eve at New Castle Christian Church. Children chose several toys to take home, were given a goodie bag with fruit and candy, told the Christmas story and sat on Santa’s lap to tell him what they wanted for Christmas.

  • Knuckles named Big O/ASE Auto Tech of the Year

     

    Ronald Knuckles, a Henry County native who’s now the lead technician at Big O Tires in Louisville, recently received a national achievement award when he was named the Big O Tires/ASE Automobile Technician of the Year, according to a news release.

  • Bell first in history to graduate early

    Travis Bell is in a hurry to get on with the rest of his life.
    After fulfilling all the requirements, Bell, a senior at Eminence High School, became the first EHS student to graduate early last Thursday. He was handed a diploma, turned his tassel and received a standing ovation in a graduation ceremony for one.

  • Fiscal donates to JCTC project

    Henry County Fiscal Court magistrates believe the JCTC Carrollton expansion is a worthy effort, but felt torn at the Dec. 16 meeting between supporting the community college with the donation it deserves and keeping the county’s budget in the black.

  • Taking steps to change the world

    The knowledge that a child dies every 30 seconds due to unsafe drinking water led students at Eastern Elementary to make a difference.
    Members of the student council there organized a donation drive to benefit WaterStep, a non-profit program that turns old shoes into clean drinking water.
    “It feels amazing to help people,” said Kelsey Perryman. “We’re reaching across the world to help other people.”

  • Schools fight rising costs

    School districts who receive utility services from LG&E/KU have banded together with the Kentucky School Board Association to intervene in the recent rate hike requests, which could benefit all utility users, a KSBA representative says.
    Both Henry County and Eminence boards of education signed on to the collaborative effort after KSBA requested financial support from the 84 school systems that would be affected by the utility rate hike.

  • Magistrates honored

    Henry County officials took a few minutes to recognize two fiscal court magistrates leaving office at the end of 2014, David Brown and Roger Hartlage.
    “We have two fellas that have been a part of the court who are with us for the last time tonight,” Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said during court comments near the end of the meeting.  “Roger, I want to present this plaque to you. I want to thank you for your contribution especially to the animal services.”

  • Winchester retires

    Eminence Rotary Club member Roy Winchester was honored at their Dec. 15 meeting for his 42 years of service in Rotary.  Roy has decided to retire as an active member, although he will continue to be an honorary member of the Eminence Club and Rotary International.  As an active member, Roy contributed in many ways to the club and the community. The celebration included a special cake and many stories of Roy’s activities over the years. Many thanks to Roy.

    Submitted by Karen Shannon, Eminence Rotary Club