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  • Roads a hot button issue at fiscal court meeting

     Residents along Highway 146 came out in droves to a packed Henry County Fiscal Court meeting on March 19 at the 4-H building at the fairgrounds.

    This meeting was a little different than usual, especially compared to  any that Judge-Executive John Logan Brent could remember in his 16 years of being judge and even longer as a resident of Henry County. 

  • Whitaker case resolved

     After a long deliberation in the judge’s chambers by both the defense and the prosecution, a Campbellsburg contractor pleaded guilty to eight charges stemming from unfinished construction projects.

    Jason Whitaker pleaded guilty in Trimble County Circuit Court on March 21 to six counts of failure to make required disposition of property over $10,000 and two counts of theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. The counts included four cases in Oldham County, three cases in Henry County and one case in Trimble County.

  • Child dies after Highway 146 wreck

     A 14-year-old child has died after a head-on collision on Highway 146 on March 13.

    After several days in the hospital, Colston Melton, 14, of Pendleton was pronounced dead on March 19, according to a KSP media release.

    The two vehicles involved were traveling on opposite sides of the highway and collided head-on; there were eight victims total in the two vehicles.

  • Peapod closing, new preschool opening

    Parents of preschoolers recently learned that Peapod Childcare Center and preschool in Eminence will close May 24, according to owner and director Tomi Scriber.

    Scriber cites a number of things as reasons for closing, but said, “It’s time for the staff to do different things.”

    Two friends will open an entirely new preschool soon for 2-year-olds to kindergarteners at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Alora Davila sentenced to 13 years in 2017 DUI death of Eric Payton

    Eric Payton’s family knew that March 14 was going to be a difficult day.

    Emotions were high at the Henry County Temporary Courthouse when Alora Davila, 29, was sentenced in the 2017 DUI death of Eric Payton.

    She received 13 years for manslaughter, wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, aggravated; amended down from her previous murder charge.

    Payton’s sister, Jana Goldey addressed the court with her victim’s impact statement, her voice shaking.

  • Why aren’t our teachers striking?

    Kentucky teachers have been vocal about changes to pensions and healthcare, beginning last year and continuing today.

    But Henry County teachers’ take on recent school closures a little differently than their Jefferson County counterparts, which closed the school district for a number of days.

  • Pendleton sewer: Public input requested

    The sewer project isn’t anywhere near beginning in Pendleton, but the economic development committee of the fiscal court met to discuss the possibility.

    The committee, which met March 13, again discussed the next steps in the project, which will include public imput.

    Two possibilites for the system have been discussed including creating a sewer district or hooking up with La Grange’s district.

  • Trial date set for Baer; man accused of sex abuse, kidnapping in court

    A trial date has been set for a 51-year-old Eminence man, who allegedly held two women against their will in February 2018.

    Timothy Lynn Baer appeared in Henry County Circuit Court on Thursday at a pre-trial conference in front of Judge Karen Conrad with his attorney John Beaulieu, who took over after Elizabeth Curtain retired from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy.

    Baer was assigned a trial date of 9 a.m. on Nov. 12, which will last five days.

  • Peapod closing, new preschool opening

    Updated 10:25 a.m. March 22, 2019

    Parents of preschoolers recently learned that Peapod Childcare Center in Eminence will close May 24, according to owner and director Tomi Scriber.

    Scriber cites a number of things as reasons for closing, but said, “It’s time for the staff to do different things.”

    Parents will soon have another option for 2-year-olds to kindergarteners at the beginning of 2019-2020 school year.

  • Pedestrian struck by truck at EIS morning drop-off

    A man in his mid 30s was stuck by a red Ford pickup truck shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday on Sulphur Avenue near Eminence Independent Schools’ back parking lot.

    At the time, parents were dropping off students.

    The pedestrian was transported by ambulance at 8:14 a.m. Thursday and is expected to live. No word yet on the severity of injuries.

    The driver said he did not see the man before the strike. The driver of the Ford pickup truck was uninjured and drove away after Eminence Police Department Officer Lucas questioned him.