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Today's News

  • Sharpshooters compete in 4-H state championships

    The Henry County 4-H Sharpshooters club competed in the 4-H state Championships on Sept. 15 and 16. Most of the competition was held at the Bluegrass Sportsman League in Wilmore Sept. 15. The shotgun portion was held on Sept. 16 at the Kentucky Trapshooters Headquarters in Berea.

  • EMS now 6-1

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    Eminence Middle School traveled to Paris Middle School on Sept 13, and found themselves down at the half, 20-14.

    After making some halftime adjustments, Eminence took the third quarter kickoff, used up almost the entire 3rd quarter on a grinding, time-consuming drive and took the lead for good, 22-20. Scoring in the first half for Eminence was defensive end Noah Mudd on a 9-yard fumble return.

  • Run, Walk, Wheel

     

    The Friends for Michael 5k run/walk was held Saturday. The run/walk, which began in front of Henry County High School, went out to the Henry County Fairgrounds and back to the high school where it finished on the track.

    The race proceeds go to help those with spinal chord injuries.

  • Something for everyone in the coming months

    Sept. 29: Tri-County Walking Challenge at the new Henry County Park
    Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and you can walk from 9 to 10:30 (or less if you choose!)  Each participant will receive a pedometer and the total number of steps will be recorded.  We are competing with Shelby and Bullitt Counties for bragging rights!  We have a smaller population but let’s see if we can win.
    Oct. 1: Living Well-Homemaker Club

  • Wait for the killing frost for forages; Regional beef field day is Oct. 1

  • Public Record for the week of Sept. 26

    Marriages

    Melissa Ann Mudd Campbellsburg to Theodore Steven Swanner Jr. Campbellsburg.

    Rebecca Sue Kemper, Pleasureville, to Brandon Scott Holmes, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Leland Payton, Eminence, and Marylene Conner, Eminence.

    Vernon Adams Sr., Trimble, and Barbara Sanders.

    Timothy Roberts, Eminence, and Tracy Roberts, New Castle.

  • Man charged with indecent exposure

    A Henry County man has been arrested and charged fpr allegedly exposing himself to children who were waiting for their school bus on Sept. 12.

    Alex Claypool, 23, was arrested on Sept. 18, and charged with 1st degree indecent exposure, 1st offense.

    Eminence Police Department Major Kevin Kemper said the children reported seeing a vehicle circle the block where they waited for the bus. “He was riding in a car, never got out of the car, and exposed himself to some little girls,” Kemper said.

  • Schools awarded for energy efficiency

    Henry County High School and New Castle Elementary recently were recognized as Energy Star rated facilities saving the school district thousands of dollars.

    Sherman Adams, the energy and systems manager for Trimble, Shelby and Henry County school districts and Anchorage Independent presented Henry County High School and New Castle Elementary with Energy Star plaques to commemorate the schools’ achievements and saving the district $28,216.

    Adams stressed in his report that changes in lifestyle must be paramount when it comes to energy management.

  • Magistrates make budget cut proposals

    One month after being asked to find $150,000 to $250,000 to trim out of the Henry County budget, the committee appointed to do so devised a series of proposals that could result in at least a $290,000 gain.

    Magistrate Nick Hawkins chaired the committee, and last week presented several proposals to the fiscal court.

    The bulk of the gain relies upon non-emergency EMS transports, to the tune of $150,000 to $300,000 per year.

  • Failure is key

     

     

    Andrew Shearer hopes to see his students fail. He considers it the key to their success.

    Shearer teaches the principles of engineering, woodworking, graphic art and physics with hands on problem solving to about 100 to 110 students at Henry County High School every year. For Shearer, teaching isn’t really why he loves his job.