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  • C'mon Irene!

    A sad story of a stolen dog turned into a heartwarming one on Thursday.

    Irene, a border collie, who was set to be adopted by an elderly couple from Florence last week was stolen the night before from the Henry-Trimble Animal Shelter. A man wearing a hoodie and baseball cap was captured on security video as he broke into the facility on Feb. 18.

    The next day, two shelter workers noticed that the outside portion of the kennel had been damaged with bolt cutters, and Irene was gone. She was missing, with no leads, for nine days.

  • Flooding, mudslide cause state roads to close again

    Intense rainfall across the county closed county and state roads again––all too common for neighbors and commuters.

    State roads KY 1360 and KY 389 closed on Sunday, according to Andrea Clifford, Public Information Officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5. And county roads Bowlin Branch Road and Quickert Lane in Lockport and part of Lecompte Bottom Road in Pleasureville.

  • 5 Henry County women accuse former nursing home coworker of sexual harrassment

    BY Amanda Manning

    The Oldham Era

    Editor’s note: The following story contains information that may be disturbing to some readers.

    Nine women have now come forward and said their former coworker sexually touched, groped and assaulted them on several occasions. 

  • Civil Rights memories

    Memories from two African-Americans who grew up in Henry County are mostly positive but rough around the edges at a time when segregation passed for normal.

    Black and white kids played together, ignoring race and having fun, Joe Wright, Vice-Commander of NABVETS Kentucky, a black veteran’s organization, remembers his time growing up in Eminence.

    “We played and got along together,” Wright, 75, said of black and white kids. “There was no color.”

  • Grant pulls Eminence students into 21st Century

    Homeless and poverty-stricken students are a reality throughout the country. Henry County is no exception. 

    Without extra funding, these vulnerable children may fall between the cracks in school, moving further and further behind peers.

    But for the second decade, Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) has been using the U.S. Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant (21st CCLC), which provides enrichment for targeted students after school and on school breaks, $61,000 for the current school year.

  • Ky. Secretary of State candidate visits Local office

    It must be campaign season, as candidates have made their rounds through Henry County in the last few weeks.

    On May 21, Kentuckians will head to the polls for the 2019 Primary Election, which includes casting votes for governor, secretary of state and other offices. Voters will head to the polls on Nov. 5 for the 2019 General Election.

    One Republican candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State, Andrew English, stopped by the Local office last Wednesday to talk about his experience and platform.

  • Henry County Teacher of the Year: Henry Co. High

    Henry County Public Schools released the names of the teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Teacher of the Year honor. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 7 at Henry County High School.

    Here is a profile of each of the schools’ choices:

    Subject: English

    How long worked: 2nd year

  • The way we were

    In 1973 I knew her as Mrs. Martha Tarry and she was my high school drama teacher at Eminence High School. This talented, motivated and lovely lady had a huge impact upon my life.

    Fast-forward to February 2019 and I’m practicing my character as Mr. Cunningham in our Frankfort community theatre’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” (Note to readers: This is my first time on stage since the spring of 1973.)

  • Henry County Teacher of the Year: Henry Co. Middle

    Henry County Public Schools released the names of the teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Teacher of the Year honor. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 7 at Henry County High School.

    Here is a profile of each of the schools’ choices:

    Subject: 6th grade Language Arts

    How long worked: 7 years at HCMS; 11 years in the district

  • Henry County Teacher of the Year: New Castle Elementary

    Henry County Public Schools released the names of the teachers who have been nominated for the 2019 Teacher of the Year honor. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. March 7 at Henry County High School.

    Here is a profile of each of the schools’ choices:

    Subject: Special Education

    How long worked: 17 years