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  • Eminence Independent Schools EdHub recognized for design, functionality

    The Eminence Independent School EdHub designers, Studio Kremer Architects, won recognition at the 2018 Kentucky Society of the American Institute of Architects annual ceremony recently for the open, windowed space.

    Kremer won in the Community Impact Excellence in Architectural Design under $5 million category.

    Included in the citation for the EdHub project are landscape architect CARMAN, structural engineer Slesser Engineering, mechanical and electrical engineer Kerr-Greulich Engineers and construction manager EH Construction.

  • Sligo Baptist helps Kentucky State troopers send kids to camp

    Kids in dire straits may only dream of luxuries like summer camp.

    To give children in need the same opportunity to play and get away from home, just like their classmates, the Kentucky State Police created Trooper Island Camp over 50 years ago.

    The break from stressful family issues or economic hardship gives these kids an opportunity to attend camp they could not otherwise afford, Trooper Steven Dykes, public affairs officer at Post 5, said.

  • News briefs - Dec. 5, 2018

    Parham receives award

    Henry Countian Alicia (Ali) Parham recently received the Kentucky State Police Administrative Services Award. Parham is an Internal Policy Analyst III in the Strategic Planning Branch at the agency’s Kentucky headquarters in Frankfort. She is spearheading the Angel program, an initiative to stem the drug crisis throughout the commonwealth at all KSP posts. Parham is married to Eminence Police Department officer Phillip Parham.

    KSP safety checks

  • Charges upgraded and added in Lockport murder case

    Two Henry County men allegedly involved in the death of a man whose body was found in a burned vehicle in Lockport have been indicted on upgraded and additional charges.

    Gregory Heightchew, 20, of Smithfield, was charged in October with one count of murder, with a supplementary code of attempt and one count of wanton endangerment, but after a court hearing on Nov. 30, his charges are now listed as murder, first degree arson, attempted murder and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Man charged with abuse of corpse evicted

    A Campbellsburg man who was arrested on charges of abusing a corpse and forgery after his girlfriend was found dead inside her home, is being forced from her home by her family, according to a court ruling this week.

    Patrick Hill, 57, was reportedly still living in the shed behind deceased Loretta M. Rusatsky’s property, although an eviction notice was issued on Nov. 20 by City Attorney William Brammell on behalf of Loretta’s brother and administrator of the estate Eugene Rusatsky, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

  • Eminence schools approves plan to build $5M gym

    Eminence Independent School Board members unanimously approved a $5 million building project at its regular meeting Nov. 20.

    EIS plans a new gym, adjacent to the current 80-year-old gym. On the wish list is a regulation high school gym, locker rooms, classroom space, concessions, offices and expanding the existing gym lobby.

  • New tourniquets awarded to Kentucky State Police

    Kentucky troopers, as all law enforcement, face the specter of danger every time officers respond to a call.

    When bullets fly or a fugitive rams a cruiser, seconds count.

    Troopers understand that a tourniquet on scene can save their own life and others before paramedics arrive.

    Routine calls, such as domestic abuse and traffic stops can escalate, and law enforcement officers never know when they are entering a volatile situation.

  • Local history: the Thomas Smith house

    By Corey Beatty

    Disclaimer: If you’ve started reading this article to hear the lurid tales of ghosts and murder often associated with this historic home, this won’t be the story you expected.

    At the request of the current owner of the Thomas Smith house, Tom Carpenter, I am going to focus on the deep, rich history of the home and how it came to be, which is a much deeper, more meaningful story than just a Halloween tale.

  • Local history: the Thomas Smith house

    By Corey Beatty

    Disclaimer: If you’ve started reading this article to hear the lurid tales of ghosts and murder often associated with this historic home, this won’t be the story you expected.

    At the request of the current owner of the Thomas Smith house, Tom Carpenter, I am going to focus on the deep, rich history of the home and how it came to be, which is a much deeper, more meaningful story than just a Halloween tale.

  • CHRISTMAS COTTAGE

    Right off the interstate, there’s a hidden gem that sells only St. Nicks, snowmen and scents with one theme: Christmas.

    Derin Fetz and Tony Nichter have spent 17 years owning, managing and selling out of the Christmas Cottage in Pendleton.

    The business owners make a good living Labor Day through the end of December, but that’s only what consumers see. What they don’t notice is all the hard work put in during the months in-between.