Today's News

  • Women in Ag conference set for Feb. 24-25

     Agriculture conference sponsored by Purdue in February will help  participants build their businesses and become stronger advocates for agriculture. The conference will be Feb. 24-25 at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel, 700 W. Riverside Dr., Jeffersonville, Indiana.
    “We hope the ladies gain information in areas that are important to the success of their agriculture enterprises, network with others and leave motivated to return to their farm or agribusiness,” said Purdue University Extension educator Elysia Berry, an organizer of the conference.

  • Learning opportunities abound in Jan.

    The hard winter we’ve had so far certainly takes our minds off the next growing season, yet farmers are called upon to make many decisions during this time which will affect new plantings and growing intentions.  Following are an abundance of opportunities to learn about the latest varieties, technologies, and other production practices.  Contact the Henry County Extension Office at 845-2811 for additional information.

  • snow days come early for EIS, HCPS

    First-year EIS school superintendent Buddy Berry said nobody he has talked to remembers taking a snow day this early in the school year.

    “This year we’ve had three days off before Christmas,” he said.

    One of those days were weather-related with up to 1/2 inch of ice making roads treacherous.

    The other was due to two water main breaks at the school.

    Berry, however, isn’t worried about making instructional time up. “It’s not hard to get the days made up,” he said.

  • 1st Coats for Kids is a success

    Eminence Baptist Church recently wrapped 56 local school children in the warmth of a new winter coat.

    Since winter came to town early this year, it was not a moment too soon.

    The gifts came to light at the Eminence Board of Education meeting last week when board president Brenda Chism lauded the church’s generosity.

    “If a need is made known, you can’t beat this community,” board member Ben Coomes said.

  • I-71 bore hits a rocky snag

    Work on the I-71 utility bore in Campbellsburg hit a snag last month.

    More specifically, the auger used for the bore hit some unexpected rock, and began to come up, slightly, through the median of the interstate.

    Dan Shoemaker, with Tetra-Tech, updated members of the Campbellsburg City Council about progress on the project, which has been stalled for several weeks. “I hoped to come here tonight and tell you the bore was completed under I-71, but it’s not,” he said.

  • Board says farewell to Winchester

    Roy Winchester is a tough, pragmatic educator who, by his own account, has given 50 years to Henry County Public Schools.

    He is well-known for going through monthly statements, meticulously scrutinizing and questioning district expenditures. So, it was a surprise when the 27-year school board veteran sat quietly while board president Donnie Tipton asked if there were any questions on November spending.

    “Mr. Winchester,” queried Tipton?

    “I make a motion to pay the bills,” Winchester said.

  • Mayoral candidate spent $12.45 per vote

    One candidate for Eminence mayor spent more per vote than any other race on the Nov. 2 ballot in Henry County, according to data from state and federal campaign finance reports.

  • Local family caught in a Christmas Catch-22

    Editor’s note: Amanda Smith is an alias we have assigned to a source in this story to protect the privacy of her children.

    When she called in November looking for help with Christmas, it already was too late to apply for inclusion in most local charitable programs. Amanda Smith, who asked that her name be witheld, said she had never requested assistance for her children before and seemed distraught that she had found more red tape than red ribbon.

  • Waddy mourning the loss of 6-year-old girl

    Sadness has blanketed the Shelby County community of Waddy and Heritage Elementary, where 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown went to kindergarten.

    Elizabeth died early Sunday morning when she was trapped in her burning home.

    Neighbors were able to help Justin and Tanya Brown and 2-year-old Justin Brown Jr. out of the burning home, but they were unable to save Elizabeth, who was found by firefighters just before 5 a.m., nearly 3 hours after they arrived at the blaze.

  • Public records for the week of December 22, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    Harold R. Cox Sr., Contempt of Court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    Eric Klink, theft by unlawful taking over $500; 2nd degree criminal trespass; arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/13.

    Johnny Williams, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/14.

    Adam N. Sachleben, theft by unlawful taking under $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/15.

    Keegan Berry, 2 counts of 4th degree assault, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/15.