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  • Dow’s donation will pay for a wonderwall at new library

    When the new Henry County Public Library opens in 2019, the facility will feature a “wonderwall” activity space paid for with a donation from the Dow company plant located in Carrollton.
    The $5,000 donation to comes as company officials and employees celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Dow in Carroll County, according to a news release. In all, Dow donated a total of $50,000 to 10 libraries in the region surrounding the Carrollton plant.

  • Clean Water Saves Lives

    St. John Chrysostom members have scheduled a benefit sale in April to assist their musical director’s mission of saving lives around the globe by providing clean water to mothers by the tens of thousands.
    Sister Larraine Lauter helped launch Water with Blessings, based in Middletown, several years before answering a different kind of urgent call to Eminence.
    “A friend of mine who attends there — Kathy Long, she sings in the choir — they had lost their choir director just in time for the Easter holy week,” Lauter said. “So, I got drafted.”

  • EIS officials want an SRO, not armed teachers

    The Kentucky Department of Homeland Security grant to hire a school resource officer (SRO) at Eminence Independent Schools has been turned down for two years in a row, according to Eminence police and educators.
    Eminence Police Department’s Lt. Mike Wells spearheaded the initiative. He said the grants were lost due to lack of serious criminal activity.
    The effort to get a school resource officer in Eminence schools is an ongoing process, Wells said. In the meantime, Louisville and Lexington were both granted funds for four SROs.

  • Families lose everything in Osage fire

    Multiple fire departments responded to Osage Estate Apartments March 10 at approximately 2:30 p.m. after a report of a fire that damaged seven units and totally destroyed three, displacing several families.
    New Castle, Eminence, Campbellsburg, Pleasureville, Lake Jericho and Ballardsville fire departments responded to the scene, along with Henry County EMS, according to New Castle Fire Chief Wesley Benham. When New Castle firefighters arrived, they found apartment 709 on the bottom floor of the complex totally engulfed in flames.

  • Police search ongoing for man who fled traffic stop Friday

    Personnel from several law enforcement agencies are searching the woods between Port Royal and River Road after a suspect crashed a vehicle in a curve on Port Royal Road after a chase and the subject fled on foot.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Steven Dykes, post 5 spokesman, said police from Campbellsburg, Henry County Sheriff’s Office and state police are searching for Zack Ethington, a white male in his early 20s who stands five-feet, one-inch tall and weights 120 pounds.

    He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a Carhartt jacket.

  • Dog walk/run to benefit Henry County’s animal shelter

    Dozens of dogs and their people ran or walked a one-mile trek through Henry County Recreational Park in New Castle Saturday in an event hosted by Eminence Elementary students with the goal of benefiting the county’s animal shelter.
    Participants paid $5 to register and brought needed shelter items such as bedding, treats and cleaning supplies.
    Some came to vie for the first-place medal, others enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the park on a bright cloudless day while some brought their kids to watch the event. Smiles, barks and excitement filled the park.

  • Eminence students join girls’ club to forge friendships

    Middle school is challenging enough without feeling alone, according to Eminence educators involved with the girls’ club. Teenagers tend to flock to like-minded people, which can make others feel isolated.
    Eminence Independent Schools recently revived its middle school girls’ club under sponsor Molly Dentinger, the homeless liaison, to reach disaffected girls. The group is inclusive, welcoming, safe and ready to help, she said.
    Although the club focuses on at-risk behavior, the organization is open to every middle school girl.

  • Country Co-Op

    The owners of Pink Elephant Farm and Kitchen, Smithfield, and Valley Spirit Farm, Campbellsburg, joined forces recently to merge their CSA operations. Their shared philosophy of healthy, chemical-free, natural food for area families is gaining customers around Henry County.
    Community supported agriculture programs take the form of a flat-fee subscription service for customers who receive fresh produce, dairy and meat.

  • Junior Leadership creates county slogan

    All it took for Henry County to adopt a slogan was a brief presentation by the young people in Henry County Junior Leadership to fiscal court Feb. 20.

    As the eighth grade students from Henry County Middle School go through an abridged version of Leadership Henry County, they continue to make progress on their project, which involves extending a warm welcome to visitors.

  • Deputies search for missing Pendleton man

    Henry County Sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a 39-year-old Pendleton man who has been missing since Feb. 10, after a member of his family made a missing persons report Feb. 14.

    Brian Michael Scott’s family sought help after not hearing from him as usual through phone calls or posts on Facebook, according to Deputy Chase Dewitt.