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Today's News

  • Donning their best Derby hats

    Eminence celebrated the Kentucky Derby with hundreds of hats parading down the streets. Many were handmade or enhanced for the occasion of the April 30 Hat Parade

  • Interstate 71 work ongoing

    A median cable barrier project that will increase safety along  Interstate 71 began Monday, May 4.  
    In all, 24.5 miles of median cable barrier will be added along sections in Boone, Carroll, Henry and Oldham counties.
     “The median cable barriers are designed to help reduce the chances of crossover collisions,” said Rob Hans, Chief District Engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington.
    George B. Stone Company, LLC of Sharpsburg, Kentucky was awarded the contract on a low-bid of $3.1 million.

  • Preventing alcohol abuse by teens
  • Paving work disputed

    The Henry County Fiscal Court’s Roads Committee paved the way for more discussion on what it would cost state crews to improve Highway 389 for another two miles, as the state recommended paving Sulphur Road and Woods Pike at the April 21 fiscal court meeting.
    Discussion about completing the last half of a planned four-mile stretch on 389 came on the same evening when the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s chief engineer for District 5, Matt Bullock, presented rural secondary road resurfacing recommendations for Henry County.

  • Walkers injured in hit and run

    Eminence police officers were looking for a maroon passenger vehicle April 27 after a report of a hit and run accident on Jackson Road that injured two pedestrians, according to Police Chief Kevin Kemper.
    Residents Brandon Carpenter and Courtney Moore told police they had parked their car in the driveway, walked north along the road for about 50 feet to avoid dew on the grass while headed toward the walkway to their house, when the vehicle struck them from behind.

  • Prom at the Palace

    Plenty of good photo opportunities presented themselves at the Eminence prom, both at the school during the Grand March and at the opulent Palace Theater in Downtown Louisville.

  • Drum Sessions

    Instead of drumming phonics into kindergartener’s heads, Eminence Independent Schools’ teacher Ben Riley will let his students do the drumming themselves.
    It’s all a part of his educational philosophy to keep lessons fun and exciting for the children.
    His methods quickly made an impression on his students. In his first year as a teacher, kindergartener Bryce Berry nominated Riley for the Teachers Who Made a Difference Award from the University of Kentucky’s College of Education.

  • Mark Fassio named sub of the year

    Mark Fassio, who received the Kelly Education Services award for Substitute Teacher of the Year two days after starting a new round of chemotherapy, expects to return to the classroom soon.
    A long-time instructor for Junior ROTC at Henry County High School, Fassio underwent surgery for a bowel obstruction in 2012. What was thought to be scar tissue or Chohn’s disease turned out to be Stage IV appendiceal cancer.

  • Send a message to stamp out hunger

    Postal carriers want to deliver even more donations to the Henry County Help Center than in last year’s Stamp Out Hunger campaign.
    Inspired by the work that help center Director Joe Durbin does in meeting the community’s food needs, Postmaster John Donnelly set last year’s drive goal at 1,000 pounds of non-perishable goods.

  • Hope Jam to raise funds for Relay for Life May 16

    Raising even more money to benefit Relay for Life at this year’s Hope Jam May 16 would be music to the Eminence Speaker team’s ears.
    Advance tickets are on sale now through the Kentucky Renaissance Fair, the event’s venue, for $15 each at its website, www.kyrenfaire.com. On the day of show, concert goers can buy tickets for $20.
    For the first time, Hope Jam will offer a VIP section with a covered tent, private bar, tables and chairs and access to the front of the stage for $40 each.