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Today's News

  • 4-H students attend retreat

    This past weekend teens across 14 counties gathered in Northern Kentucky to develop leadership skills, get to know each other better and have some fun.

    District 3 stretches from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties to Pendleton, and down to Bullitt County. The size of the district makes it hard for teens to get together for a day conference, so for the past few years a winter weekend has been planned. Six teens from Henry County participated in the event: Connor Toole, Nathan Carroll, Renee Toole, Christen Crowe, Kennedy Fitzgerald and Savannah Mertz.

  • Extension to host microprocessor workshop

    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services are partnering to support farm friendly legislation. House Bill 391 and Farmers Market Legislation allows Kentucky farmers who grow and harvest produce to process value-added products and sell them from designated farmers markets, certified roadside stands and the processors’ farms. There are two processing categories in H.B. 391, homebased processors and homebased microprocessors.

  • Public Record for week of Feb. 1

    Divorces

    Brian Scott Nation, 31, Eminence, and Tiffany Lynn Nation, 29, Smithfield.

    Sheriff’s Dept arrests

    Joseph Broner II, TBUT over $500, arrested by Dean Murray on 1/20.

    Carroll Buckly Jennings, 3rd degree terroristic threatening, arrested by Keith Perry on 1/20.

    Pamela J. Moore, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/23.

    Jamie J. Jones, FTA, FTA, arrested by Rick Nelson on 1/23.

  • Local Buzz for the week of Feb. 1

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Church Services

    Quakers (The Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends”) meets for unprogrammed worship every Saturday at 4 p.m., at Port Royal Methodist Church. This informal group is under the guidance of Lexington Friends Meeting. Contact Betsy Packard: dogbydog123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • Date violence prevalent among teens

    When asked about problems facing young people today, you might think about drug use, teen pregnancy, depression, or cyber bullying. These are all important issues, but did you know that dating violence is one of the most prevalent issues affecting “tweens” and teens between ages 11 and 19? One study shows 1.5 million high school students have experienced some type of physical abuse by a dating partner in the past year.

  • Trimble hires project coordinator for animal shelter

    Trimble County Fiscal Court has hired a project manager to build the new animal shelter, which is to serve both Trimble and Henry counties.

    The vote was made during a special meeting Friday, Jan. 27, at Judge-Executive Randy Stevens’ office in Beford.

  • AG Conway to present award

    On Thursday afternoon, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway will visit Henry County High School.

    While there, he will present an award to a group of students who won a statewide contest with a public service announcement about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Afterward, he will talk to the freshman class about that very subject.

    The PSA was developed by students Jason Banta, Joey Kinney, Carley Seligman, Jesse Mann, Jackson Jeffries and Micah Lineman as part of Youth Coalition project.

  • Merriweather-King Street School Fund members hope to honor Winburn

    An Eminence-based alumni group hopes to honor a man who devoted most of his adult life to youth baseball.

    Members of the Merriweather-King Street School Fund are hoping to convince Eminence Independent Schools officials to name a high school ballfield after long-time youth league coach Leeroy Winburn.

    Winburn, who also served on Eminence City Council for 20 years, died in March 2007 at age 63, and some feel recognition for his contributions to the community is overdue.

  • HCPS: SEEK funding to decline

    Despite promises that education funding would not be touched, the impact of Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s proposed budget could be keenly felt in Henry County.

    Though the SEEK formula won’t be cut, an increase in population means that spending per student will decrease. And for Henry County Public Schools, that will mean a decrease of about $197,000, in addition to a 4.5 percent cut in state grant programs.

    HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said those programs provide textbooks, professional development and more.

  • EMINENCE BAR GRILLED

    An Eminence business is gone after a weekend fire.

    The Eminence Bar and Grill, located at 438 W. Broadway, burned early Sunday morning, ruining the block building’s interior.

    Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas said a witness called 911 at about 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

    Officer Phillip Parham of the Eminence Police Department was first on the scene and confirmed to dispatch that smoke was coming from the building.