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Today's News

  • EIS officials want an SRO, not armed teachers

    The Kentucky Department of Homeland Security grant to hire a school resource officer (SRO) at Eminence Independent Schools has been turned down for two years in a row, according to Eminence police and educators.
    Eminence Police Department’s Lt. Mike Wells spearheaded the initiative. He said the grants were lost due to lack of serious criminal activity.
    The effort to get a school resource officer in Eminence schools is an ongoing process, Wells said. In the meantime, Louisville and Lexington were both granted funds for four SROs.

  • Clean Water Saves Lives

    St. John Chrysostom members have scheduled a benefit sale in April to assist their musical director’s mission of saving lives around the globe by providing clean water to mothers by the tens of thousands.
    Sister Larraine Lauter helped launch Water with Blessings, based in Middletown, several years before answering a different kind of urgent call to Eminence.
    “A friend of mine who attends there — Kathy Long, she sings in the choir — they had lost their choir director just in time for the Easter holy week,” Lauter said. “So, I got drafted.”

  • Dow’s donation will pay for a wonderwall at new library

    When the new Henry County Public Library opens in 2019, the facility will feature a “wonderwall” activity space paid for with a donation from the Dow company plant located in Carrollton.
    The $5,000 donation to comes as company officials and employees celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Dow in Carroll County, according to a news release. In all, Dow donated a total of $50,000 to 10 libraries in the region surrounding the Carrollton plant.

  • Fire contained to porch in Bethlehem

    On March 12, the Pleasureville Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the back porch of a residence in Bethlehem.
    The fire was caused by an electrical socket on the back porch of the home owned by Ray and Elaine Whitaker. Ray Whitaker was able to put the fire out using a garden hose just before the PFD arrived.
    “We had only been home about 45 minutes,” he said. “I had just gone to lay down when our dog started going crazy and I got up to see if someone was at the door. That’s when I saw the fire.”

  • Local Buzz April 18, 2018

    Church Activities

    Campbellsburg Baptist Church will host a free concert by Dave Stahl on Sunday, April 22, at 6 p.m.
    Pleasant View Baptist Church will celebrate its pastor’s eight-year anniversary, Sunday, April 22. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Minister Herbert Johnson. The 3 p.m. guest and speaker will be the Rev. Robert Raglin along with his two congregations Allen Chapel UMC and St. John UMC. Lunch will be served at 2 p.m.
    Sulphur Christian Church meets each Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

  • Conservation district recognizes poster, writing winners
  • Conservation district recognizes poster, writing winners
  • Eastern elementary students help, have fun at relay recess
  • Public Record April 18, 2018
  • Public Record April 18, 2018

    KSP ARRESTS 
    Larry Dean Dyke, 57, Pleasureville — arrested April 10 on Ballardsville Road in Smithfield by Trooper Sturgill for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, .08, first

    Kenneth D. Harp, 31, New Castle — arrested April 11 on Carters Street, New Castle by Trooper Ferris for a probation violation, felony