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  • Cassidy retires from Hussey after 46 years on the job

    Dan Cassidy made a career out of his time at Hussey Copper. His time at the Eminence facility spanned 46 years.
    At 70 years old, Cassidy “wanted to walk out instead of being carried out.” Cassidy was paid well, liked his job, worked all the overtime he wanted, enjoyed employment at a good company and liked people at the plant. His co-workers in the wire department where he worked 28 years were “like a small family.”

  • Festival of Faiths recognizes Berry as local leader

    Organizers of the Festival of Faiths recently honored Tanya Berry as one of Kentucky’s “Women of Wisdom.”
    The observance that celebrates spirituality and inclusion honored Berry as part of “Kentucky Voices: Women of Wisdom,” alongside Sister Claire McGowan and Dr. Alex Gerassimides, women Berry said she knows and respects, and other advocates and activists.
    This occurred April 24 during the opening reception held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville, where this year’s theme was “Sacred Insights, Feminine Wisdom.”

  • County loses state rent for courthouse

    With the state launching a courthouse renovation and expansion project, Henry County will see a reduction in the rent it gets during the fiscal year 2018-19 budget, officials discussed at an April 30 meeting.

  • UPI presents check to support Henry County FFA

    The United Producers Inc. (UPI) Owenton, market donated more than $8,000 to support agricultural education and area FFA chapters through a community benefit initiative at its weekly livestock auction, according to a news release.
    UPI-Owenton worked with Carroll, Franklin, Gallatin, Grant, Henry, Owen, Scott and Shelby county FFA groups to donate $1 for every head of cattle sold at the weekly auction from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Donations are being delivered during this spring at various FFA events.

  • Franklinton native receives business education ‘Award of Merit’

    Eastern Kentucky University senior Landon New, of Franklinton, recently received the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Award of Merit for outstanding achievement in business education, representing the commonwealth, according to a news release.
    The NBEA Professional Awards Program recognizes high academic standards. New, a business and marketing education major, was nominated for the award by his faculty adviser, Dr. Faridah Awang.

  • Smith finds his internship at HCSO arresting

    After Shaun Smith, 24, made some tough life decisions, he decided to reform his ways through working toward a career in law enforcement.
    Smith quit school in the eighth grade to help support his mom and two brothers. He described himself as drifting through jobs in construction, roofing, painting and as a certified nursing assistant in Utah and Arizona. 

  • Doffing Their Caps

    Students from Campbellsburg and Eminence elementary schools once again celebrated Derby season by showing off their best hats in their separate parades May 3 and May 4.

  • Henry County included in federal disaster declaration

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on Feb. 21 and continuing to March 21, 2018, according to a news release.

  • Mertz placed on state safety board

    A firefighter who lives in Pleasureville will serve on the Kentucky Emergency Response Commission, after an April 18 appointment made by Gov. Matt Bevin, according to a news release.
    Shawn Mertz will join several appointees to the committee including Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and several other emergency responders, emergency management representatives and other officials.
    Mertz is a firefighter for Franklin County Fire Department. He will represent local government and serve for a term expiring April 17, 2020.

  • Ag plays a huge part in the local economy

    Agriculture represents a large slice of the Henry County economic pie.
    The 2012 USDA — United States Department of Agriculture, Census of Agriculture, produced every five years through the NAS, reported 869 Henry County farms, compared to 962 in 2007.
    Lindsey Davie, Henry County High School agriculture teacher, pointed to the ag census results as a way to help non-farmers to realize the economic impact of agriculture on the county’s bottom line.