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  • Black cemetery gets new lease on life

    After decades of neglect, the historic African-American graveyard in Pleasureville will get a new lease on life thanks to a committed veterans group.

    To sort out the burial ground, known as Ditto Cemetery, NABVETS Kentucky, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc., needs ownership of the property.

    Gaining control 

    Until the late 1960s, segregation interfered with most aspects of life, including the last place anyone would rest — the cemetery.

  • Ohio State student was shot, killed by ex-boyfriend during fatal pursuit

    BY Amanda Manning

    Oldham Era  

    A 20-year-old Ohio State student who was abducted from campus Monday morning was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend during a multi-county police pursuit.

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) held a press conference that revealed the details surrounding the multi-county pursuit that began in Gallatin County and ended at approximately 3:30 p.m. on the Exit 14 southbound ramp in Crestwood. 

  • Former EIS basketball coach accused of sexual abuse out of jail

    A former Eminence Independent Schools freshman basketball team coach is out on bail after a sexual abuse charge.

    Travis Xavier Green, 24, was arrested at 11:48 p.m. Feb. 14 after an incident that occurred Feb. 11. He was released from the Oldham County Detention Center at 3:50 p.m. on Friday.

    A jail employee said Green was released on a $5,000 cash bond, posted by Valorie Mitchell. It is unclear the relation Mitchell has to Green.

  • Pleasureville man, 24, arrested on charges of sexual abuse of a 14-year-old

    A Pleasureville man, who was a former freshman team basketball coach at Eminence Independent Schools, was arrested late Thursday night on a sexual abuse charge.

    Travis Xavier Green, 24, was arrested at 11:48 p.m. Feb. 14 after an incident that occured Feb. 11.

  • Love is in the air

    February 14 is a day when sweethearts can exchange extravagant floral arrangements, fluffy stuffed bears and luscious milk chocolate.

    It’s a day of saying, “I love you,” to those who are here, there or have passed.

    This Valentine’s Day––on Thursday this year––residents are remembering the story that changed their life for better, worse and forever.

    Love and loss

    When Brenda Allen met her soulmate, Tom, the timing was remarkable.

  • Celebrating Black History

    A profile of George William Blades on his 90th birthday in July 2006 describes him as a beloved father, a great dancer and devoted husband to his childhood sweetheart. To his family, this was who Blades was until he died in 2010.

    To most in Eminence, though, Blades was a successful entrepreneur–unlikely at the time when Civil Rights was just an idea.

    This is the story of Blades, another black business owner we are spotlighting in the month of February, Black History Month.

    Humble beginnings

  • Children wait for caring adults

    Children go without basic needs in every city, every county, every minute of every day. 

    Scores are accustomed to shortages of food, clothes and medicine, and some may think there is little hope to climb out of that cycle.

    Although groups collect food and coats for Christmas and the Henry County Help Center hands out food and toiletries to needy residents each week, there is a shortage that may not be considered.

  • Fatal pursuit takes KSP through Henry County

    This story has been updated.

    Kentucky State Police have confirmed the identities of two individuals that were killed in a pursuit that ended in Oldham County Monday.

    Ty’rell Pounds, 25, and Skylar Williams, 20, both of Mansfield, Ohio were killed in a multi-county pursuit that ended in a deadly shooting in Crestwood yesterday.

  • HOPE Center receives news

    The folks in charge at the HOPE Center, a comprehensive resource center to be located in Eminence, had a lot to be thankful for on Friday.

    County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent announced that Tri-County Community Action’s board of directors closed the sale on the old Dollar General Store building. Now, the 7,200-square-foot building will be the site of the HOPE Center giving services and support for people of the county.

  • A better future starts with you

    Maybe you think others will do it, you don’t have the time, you can’t get off work, it’s none of your business or you’ll let the teachers do it.

    Whatever the objection, as little as one hour per week may make the difference in the life of a middle or high school student.

    Those lucky enough with family to spend time, encourage and care for children in their own orbit may not understand the enormity of the need.

    But it’s right here. Right now. In Henry County.