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  • EIS sued over tax

    Eminence resident Justin Atchinson has filed a lawsuit against Eminence Independent School District challenging the tax levy.

    Perry Arnold, who represents Atchison, said on Tuesday, “A pending lawsuit has been filed against Eminence Indenpendent School District challenging the tax levy because of the public notice and public hearing.”

    Arnold said it was his position “for Mr. Atchinson that they did not comply with statute,” regarding posting of the public notice and public hearing.

  • CU sewer project to include C’Burg

    Carrollton Utilities indicated their intent to seek funding for a regional sewer project that would, among other things, extend sewer service in Campbellsburg to the north side of I-71.

    During an informal meeting with Campbellsburg mayor Rex Morgan and concerned property and business owners, CU representative Terry Roach said a regional approach will make funding more likely. “(Projects) score higher when they’re regional,” he said.

  • Roosevelt Institute awards Freedom Medal to Wendell Berry

    Henry County native, and celebrated author, Wendell Berty has been awarded the Freedom Medal by the Roosevelt Institute in New York, N.Y.

    The award, presented last week, is part of a biennial ceremony that began honoring recipients in 1964 based on principles laid out in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, delivered to Congress in January 1941.

  • Ren Faire focuses on commerce, community

    The Kentucky Renaissance Faire continues using commerce as a way to focus on community.
    Ed and Linda Frederick and Holly Sprabary, Directors of the Kentucky Renaissance Faire, have put their ideas together at the round table for possible expansion and more entertaining events next season.
    Eminence Festivals and the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Fair will host the 5th Annual Halloween Festival on Oct. 26 at the fairgrounds with a collaborative cast of community and school organizations.

  • Take 5: Pat Wallace

    Basic Bio

    Harrodsburg native
    Graduated from Mercer County High School
    EKU bachelor’s in History and English
    HCHS English Teacher
    Executive Director Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    How did you end up teaching in Henry County and later at the chamber?

  • Smith-Berry hosting Susan G. Komen benefit

    There will be a Halloween Bash Benefit for the Susan G. Komen Foundation from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery on Drennon Road in New Castle. Come out and enjoy Halloween fun with a costume contest and enjoy dinner from 5-6 p.m. and music by Melody Resurrection. Tickets are $25 plus tax, with 20 percent of the cost of each ticket donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information call 845-7091.
     

  • Campbellsburg bristles about economic development payment

    Campbellsburg will honor its commitment of $2,500 per year toward economic development in Henry County, though the commission had reservations about doing so.

    In September, Mayor Rex Morgan expressed concern about an invoice the city had received from Kentucky Connected, the six-county regional economic development group.

  • Once known as the Village Inn, house home to haunting history

    Many ghost stories contain a common thread.

    A tragic thread of love lost or the violence of the criminally insane commonly haunt the past, but these two haunts supposedly continue in the present under one roof.

    Thomas Smith known as the ‘Mercantile Prince of the West’ was born in 1790 when Kentucky was still part of Virginia. His father Nicholas Smith married Mary Jones and settled on 500 acres near New Castle. Smith inherited the farm from his father, but took an interest after his education in trading.

  • Amber Walker takes offer

    Amber Walker took a plea deal in a 2012 case involving a meth lab in her family’s home in Sulphur.

    Walker pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, Oct. 10. Charges for manufacturing meth, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor were dismissed as part of her plea.

    But Walker was taken into custody Thursday on an active bench warrant after missing several drug screens as part of her monitored conditional release.

  • Port Royal girl finds magic

     

    Keylee Sturgeon sets her own limitations.

    Sturgeon underwent three open-heart surgeries before she was 6 years old.

    Despite her health complications, magic found her and her family in the most unsuspecting way.

    Jennifer Sturgeon and husband Buddy Sturgeon knew from an ultrasound that their daughter would have problems with her heart, but they didn’t know exactly what they would be.