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  • Eminence passes chicken coop ordinance amendment

    A local 10-year-old walked proudly out of Monday’s Eminence City Council Meeting, after his proposed ordinance amendment was unanimously voted in favor.
    Reese Morgan submitted a request in May to ask Eminence City Council members to have three chickens for eggs. Reese is on the autism spectrum and said he would use the chickens as “therapy animals.”
    At the follow-up city council meeting in June, Mayor Drane Stephens said he was still “uncomfortable” making a first reading of the amendment to allow the animals at city residences.

  • Henry County contractor in court again on fraud charges

    By Taylor Riley and Amanda manning
    editor@hclocal.com
    A Campbellsburg-based contractor, who was indicted by grand juries in four counties on theft charges, was back in court last week.
    Jason Whitaker and his construction company face lawsuits from three separate parties seeking monetary awards in Henry County. The civil complaints allege fraud and breach of contract in connection with his business, Jason Whitaker Concrete and Construction.

  • Pleasureville hangs snapshot of town

    Tammy Shaw
    news@hclocal.com
    Pleasureville has a new calling card — a large canvas mural, such as the art hanged from buildings in Louisville and Shelbyville, which will greet citizens and visitors alike.
    The Pleasureville Economic Council and Pleasureville Florist owner and operator Mike Yount partnered with a Henry County High School (HCHS) art teacher and her class to create a visual representation of the southeastern Henry County town.
    Mike Grimes contacted HCPS art teacher Laura Lenz Bowman in late winter about having a poster contest for the mural. 

  • Organ donation saved lives of two children

    Tammy Shaw 
    news@hclocal.com
    When a rare disease struck two babies, their families didn’t complain. They dove into research about the illness, which required a liver transplant, and found the value of something they’d never considered — organ donation.
    It’s hard to imagine a baby, born without incident, becoming deathly ill a few weeks later, but that’s exactly what happened to Talayha Hanlon, 13, and Nolan Marlette, 5, soon after birth.

  • Garrison retires after 32 years at Henry County Extension

    For over 32 years, a Henry County Extension agent has inspired and educated the community, and last week, the office boardroom was filled with residents thanking her for her service.
    The Henry County Extension Office celebrated Maryellen Garrison’s retirement last week with gifts, kind words and certificates of achievement.

  •  Nutrition app offers choice, saves money

    By Tammy Shaw
    news@hclocal.com
    This year, Henry County Public Schools students can add another app to their phones — a school nutrition application to provide menus and nutritional content, so students may decide whether to take lunch and breakfast or bring food from home.
    Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) Board of Education approved a new nutrition app at the July board meeting. KidsChoose Inc., could promote choice, improve meal planning and save the district money.

  • Sheriff’s office collecting money for K-9 sniffer dog

    Editor's note: In an original version of this story, a city which donated money was incorrectly stated. The city of Campbellsburg donated $2,000 to the program.

    To combat the drug epidemic in Henry County, the Sheriff’s Office wants to enlist a sniffer dog, a K-9, to help on traffic stops, school locker searches, warrant service and when drug activity is suspected. But first, the sheriff’s office needs to raise $20,000 for the dog, handler training and a special cage for the squad car.

  • FFA officers staying busy over the summer

    Submitted

    FFA kicked off summer by attending the Kentucky State FFA Convention held June 4-7.
    Highlights include four members receiving their Kentucky State FFA Degree, the chapter being recognized in the top 10 percent of chapters through the National Chapter Contest, a student receiving the Agri-Entrepreneur award, and members participating in contests. The convention was held at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

  • County’s Dutch Creek Farm is farm of the year

    Landmark News Service
    The Schlosnagle family of Dutch Creek Farm was commended for their farming practice at Cropper Ruritan Club’s July 19 meeting and presented with the Outstanding Farmer of the Year award.
    Dutch Creek Farm was started in Pleasureville by the family in 1981 by husband and wife team Doug and Susan Schlosnagle. The family initially raised tobacco and feeder cows, but as the years went on and they had children, they began testing out other methods of farming. 
    When their daughter, Chelsey, was about 6 years old and their son, Jared, about 4, they got them some laying hens.

  • Grimes writes new book on old river town — Lockport

    By Tammy Shaw
    news@hclocal.com 
    Henry County historian Mike Grimes has done it again.
    His latest book, “Lockport,” one of seven histories of Henry County, is hot off the presses.
    Alva and Ella Robinson of Pleasureville asked Grimes to write the Lockport book. They lived in the town for many years and are still members of the Lockport Baptist Church. Alva, or “Shorty” as he is known, grew up on Six Mile Creek not far from Lockport, Grimes said.