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  • Ky. Colonels give for Tri-County vehicle

     

  • Food distribution system’s goal remains the same under new management

    The people who come to the Henry County Help Center need “that little bit of extra help” to make food last the entire month, said James Dills, the director. He and wife Olivia direct volunteers, sign up new families and coordinate with Dare to Care with the goal of filling enough boxes with food.
    But the help center couldn’t exist without the volunteers.
    “They’re family,” James said. “You can’t really say one person is in charge – it’s a team.”
    For example, Eagle Scouts tackle community projects at the help center, such as building the shelves for box prep and storage.

  • Long’s jury trial set for June in Hall murder case

    A New Castle man accused in connection with the 2015 murder of Angela Hall will get a jury trial in Trimble County Circuit Court next summer, after a new private investigator looks into the case for the defense.
    Bobby Austin Long would have gone to trial Jan. 22 on charges of complicity to commit murder, kidnapping, tampering with physical evidence and being a persistent felony offender, second degree, all of which stemmed from November 2015 for his alleged role in Hall’s death.

  • Silence doesn’t stop Stomper

    A deaf boxer puppy inspired Craig Hedges, 41, to tell about the funny, bittersweet and poignant challenges his family faced while teaching the dog sign language.
    Craig turned these experiences into a 26,000-word book for all ages after friends and family encouraged him to transform Stomper’s Facebook posts into the book: “Stomper: Listening in the Silence.” The theme is “how family can get through challenges by working together.”
    The Hedges family took in the dog as they moved from Maine to Evansville, Ind. Stomper has become an integral part of the Hedges clan.

  • Chat ‘n’ Nibble closes after losing lease

    Chat ‘n’ Nibble will no longer offer a place for food and fellowship after Dec. 31.
    After a total of 85 years in business in Eminence with 28 of that in the hands of the Ferguson family, the restaurant will close down before the landlords sell the building.
    As the founders of Ferguson’s Athletics sporting goods store in 1985, Alice and Tom Ferguson already had a history of entrepreneurialism in Eminence.
    After Tom along with Alice’s sister cooperated to buy the Chat ‘n’ Nibble in 1989, Alice’s sister operated the restaurant, leaving the Fergusons to pursue other work.

  • Courthouse expansion and renovation plans take shape

    The upcoming $10 million renovation and expansion of the Henry County Courthouse will provide a holistic approach to improving the facility for the public while preserving many of the historic features, according to the project manager with JRA Architects.

  • Cram the Cruiser holiday collection deemed a success

    The Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive collected nearly 210 tons (419,507 lbs.) of food this year to help Kentucky families struggling financially during the holiday season — that’s 79,851 lbs. more than last year, according to a news release.

  • Youth accused of taking a weapon to school Dec. 14

    An 18-year-old Eminence Independent Schools student was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and drug paraphernalia after police got involved with a school incident, according to an arrest report.

    Eminence Police Officer John Bailey responded to assist two educators who were questioning a student Dec. 14.

    During their questioning and investigation, the educators chose to also search Marquis D. Moore’s book bag.

  • In 2017, Victory Hemp Foods set up shop in Henry County

    Chad Rosen pressed on with establishing a hemp foods processing facility in Campbellsburg to move his business forward in 2017.

    Though he considered building a new facility in the Henry County Commerce Park next to Trackside butcher shop, in the end Rosen decided his best option involved setting up shop for his business, Victory Hemp Foods, in an underutilized 6,000-square-foot facility, the nearby GROW building.

    Capstone Produce used the building before, but the facility had been vacant for about three years.

  • Card skimmer found on electronic teller at bank

    An observant ATM customer at an Eminence bank recently noticed the machine that dispenses cash had been tampered with and called police, according to information from Eminence Police Chief Kevin Kemper.

    “The gentleman who called us, when he pulled his card out, [the extra card reader on the ATM] kind of moved,” the chief explained. “He called 9-1-1 and said there’s something wrong with this bank machine.”