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Today's News

  • Lawson commuted to Louisville, but refused to leave Eminence

    Segregation impacted where Joe Louis Lawson, 78, could go to school, but not his place of employment in Louisville, where he rose to be a supervisor and remained for 43 years before retiring.
    Named for the World Heavyweight Champion who dominated boxing for 12 years beginning in the 1930s, Lawson was born in Eminence when blacks still were not welcomed in white schools.

  • Comer visits Henry County, promotes ‘Ag Tag’ donations

    In an effort to grow funding for agricultural programs like 4-H and Future Farmers of America, Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer partnered with Agricultural Commissioner James Comer to promote “Ag Tag” donations.
    Comer appeared at the county clerk’s office Jan. 27 with the hopes of boosting local donations.
    Motorists have the option to make a voluntary $10 donation when renewing Kentucky farm licenses plates at county clerks’ offices statewide.

  • Troopers added to KSP Post 5

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 69 new troopers at ceremonies recently held in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 910 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Motorcycle raffle to benefit the Trooper Project

    The Kentucky State Police has partnered with Man O’ War Harley-Davidson® and the Calipari Foundation in an effort to raise money for two great causes.
     With the purchase of a $10 ticket, fans will be entered into a raffle to win the ultimate University of Kentucky basketball motorcycle signed by Coach John Calipari.

  • News briefs for Feb. 4

    Learn the art of dry stone wall building
    Master stone mason Richard Tufnell will present The Art of Building  Dry Stone Walls at the Oldham County History Center on Thursday, February 12 at 6: 30 p.m. Held in the Rob Morris Educational Building, this program will include a cash bar and light dinner fare.
    Tufnell has been recreating dry laid stone walls for over 30 years.  He has been commissioned to oversee the building of several dry stone wall projects in Oldham County, including one at Woodland Farms and currently at Ashbourne Farms.

  • Scrap metal truck wreck snarls 55

    A 2007 International tractor-trailer shut down Highway 55 when it strewed a load of scrap metal along a curve just north of Eminence Friday.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Patrick Stucker responded to the accident at 11:22 a.m. and found the International truck from Crenshaw and Sons Inc., Louisville, still upright, but its trailer overturned in the ditch, according to Trooper Mitchell Hazelett, KSP Post 5 spokesman.

  • Crash on 55 kills Carrollton woman

    A 27-year-old Carrollton woman died in a Tuesday single-vehicle crash at 5:21 p.m. on Highway 55 near Campbellsburg, according to Kentucky State Police.

    The vehicle driven by Kimberly A. Kindoll was traveling southbound on 55 at the time of the accident, when it left the west side of the road for unknown reasons, according to a state police news release. The vehicle came to a rest after striking a tree.
    The Henry County Coroner pronounced Kindoll dead at the scene. Authorities say she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

  • Ham day

    Saturday morning brought 4-H’ers and community members to the Henry County Extension Office for its annual Ham Day. What began as a 4-H project of curing a country ham has grown into a community event now that Henry County’s Extension Office has a ham house to hang the hams for curing.

  • Fiscal court considers fairgrounds crackdown

    With the prohibition against alcohol usage at the 4-H building at the Henry County Fairgrounds not working, a fiscal court committee will look at ways to possibly strengthen the ban.
    The problem usually arises when community members lease the building on a Friday or Saturday night for parties, county officials discussed at the Jan. 20 fiscal court meeting.
    This despite the rental contract having a clause saying there’s to be no alcohol on the premises, Judge-Executive John Logan Brent noted.

  • Clubb to serve as first HCPS chairwoman

    A seemingly insignificant agenda item led to a history-making moment at the Henry County Public Schools’ monthly Board of Education meeting Thursday.
    Board member Miranda Clubb was chosen to serve as the chair of the board; the first woman ever to assume this leadership position.