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Today's News

  • Port Royal man killed in Friday morning wreck

    A 24-year-old Port Royal man has been killed in a 5:27 a.m. Friday crash on Highway 193, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Authorities identify the driver as Derick Ouellette as the investigation by Trooper Zack Morris continues.

    The preliminary investigation shows the vehicle had been traveling north on Highway 193 when it left the road, possibly due to wet road conditions.

    The vehicle struck a tree and then overturned multiple times before coming to a rest.

  • New Castle goes patriotic

     

    The New Castle Patriotic Festival, formerly known as the New Castle Spring Fling, will be bigger, brighter and more patriotic this year.

  • Pleasureville man dies after Sunday wreck

    A 73-year-old Pleasureville man died Tuesday in the aftermath of a two-vehicle collision on Elm Street Sunday, according to the Kentucky State Police.

    Four people in all were stat-flighted to area hospitals Sunday afternoon following the head-on collision on Elm Street outside of Eminence.

    Troopers said Tuesday afternoon that Claude Holmes had been pronounced dead at U of L Hospital as the result from the injuries he had received in the accident.

  • Primary voters choose clerk, magistrates

    Turnout for the May 20 Primary Election in Henry County topped that of Kentucky as a whole, as residents went to the polls to select federal, state and local candidates.
    After all the ballots were cast and County Clerk Juanita Lashley calculated the turnout, the figures showed that 3,322 out of 11,449 registered Henry County voters had participated in the primary
    The 29 percent who showed up to vote in the county made it a slightly healthier turnout than that of the state, at 27 percent.

  • Henry County designated as ready to work

    As president of Eminence Speaker, Chris Rose knows how much of the recent Kentucky Work Ready Community in Progress designation can help Henry County He expects it will help the workforce, businesses and the community as a whole.
    The designation means that local workers have the required skills to master jobs that innovative companies have to offer, according to state and local officials.

  • Eminence school expansion imminent

    Eminence schools may have a slightly different look in the coming years with a planned expansion to allow more individualized learning for students, according to Superintendent Buddy Berry.
    Dubbed ‘Edhub’ by the school board, the project would include 13 new classrooms, nine new labs and a large hub area for students to gather. Berry said that he hopes the expansion will lead to a greater customization of learning.

  • May 20 Primary Election results in Henry County

    The votes in the Primary Election for Henry County have been tallied.

    These are the unofficial results from the county clerk’s office in the Democratic Party Primary Election for the local races:

    • County Clerk: Shanda E. Archer received 1,886 votes, or 80.36 percent of all cast, as compared to the 461 votes, or 19.64 percent, for Chrisana Jones Clifford.

    • Magistrate - 3rd District: Jason Stanley prevailed over two others in the race. Stanley got 269 votes, or 57.85 percent.

  • Brunswick’s fall

     

    Like a set of tenpins on league night, the Brunswick factory has taken a fall.

    The oldest factory in Eminence came down as part after being purchased by new owner Born Investments, but two former workers for the U.S. sporting goods manufacturer said the company uplifted the community while it produced its bowling and golf bags.

    Alice and Tom Ferguson, known as the owners of the Chat-N-Nibble, managed human resources and Tom started as an engineer and then moved on to quality control and designing golf bags.

  • Putting the ‘care’ in ‘Apothecary’

    Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens wanted to help a business leader bring Eminence Apothecary to the city. Now, he’s behind the counter, running the new store.

    Jerry Barnett came up with the idea and sought out the mayor to ask about the business climate and fees, the mayor said.

  • Six Cats make state

    The Henry County Wildcats’ track team represented itself well at the Region 3 AA championships on May 13 at Christian Academy of Louisville. The boys’ team finished fifth and had four individuals qualify for the state meet, which will be held on Friday at the University of Kentucky track and field complex. The girls’ team had two state qualifiers.