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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Johnson & Co. floored by opportunity

    Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Johnson & Co. Flooring hit the ground running on Main Street in Eminence two months ago.

    A lifelong desire to be an entrepreneur led owner Chad Johnson to open the business.

  • Meat processing plant gets funds

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    What began as a wish list item for local livestock producers has just surpassed a major hurdle on its way to becoming a reality.

    On Friday, Trackside Butcher Shoppe, a proposed regional multi-species meat processing facility that will be located in Campbellsburg, received the initial level of funding needed to begin construction.

  • C-burg replaces chronically absent official

     

    A new Campbellsburg City Council member will soon take the place of an elected official who rarely showed up for meetings, after action by council at its May 19 meeting.

    After a brief closed session, when the council returned to regular meeting, Mayor Rex Morgan said they discussed the removal of Earl Higgins, who was not present.

    Council Member Jason Stanley made a motion to remove Higgins for willful neglect of performance of duties of the office, having only attended three meetings in the past year.

  • Tobacco monies wither for the season

     

    Since 2001, local farmers have been encouraged to move away from tobacco and into more diverse agricultural production involving livestock, vegetables and even wineries, using monies made available through a lawsuit against tobacco companies. This year, many farmers won’t see much, if any, of those funds as a result of a lawsuit.

    Only an act of the General Assembly has made it possible for counties to receive any funds at all.

  • Tingle to replace Bright at Eastern Elementary

     

    Eastern Elementary will see a transition in June as Principal Sharon Bright retires, opening the way for its new leader, Chelsey Tingle.

    Bright served in Henry County schools for 24 years, after going to Kentucky State for her undergrad work and completing her graduate work at University of Louisville.

    The retiring principal described herself as a non-traditional student who didn’t pursue a college degree until after she had children of her own.