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  • Putting education in the students’ hands

    Campbellsburg Elementary has put the education of its fourth grade class into its students’ hands.

    Mark Johnson, Campbellsburg Elementary principal, called the fourth grade classes into the cafeteria on Wednesday and told them they had not performed well as a grade on certain areas of a test. Johnson kept a stern face, wheeled a cart in front of the students and revealed that it was stocked with Google’s Chromebooks.

  • Democrats eye the future

    The Henry County Democrats were boisterous Monday night during their Jefferson-Jackson dinner, celebrating in part a new leadership team.

    During the dinner, Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes did little to dismiss speculation that she may seek a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell, but she did trumpet what she believed were successes at the state level in the 2013 General Assembly session.

  • Marlow recognized for helping accident victim

    A Henry County man delivering mail lent a helping hand to a resident who had cut off part of his thumb during an all-terrain vehicle accident in 2012.

    Ron Marlow, former mayor of Campbellsburg, works part-time as a rural carrier associate. Marlow’s 85-mile route encompasses Turners Station, Lacie and English in Carroll County with about 500 mailboxes.

  • Take 5 with Jimmie Simpson

    Basic bio

    Lifetime Henry County resident. Graduated in 1978 from Henry County High School. Simpson started working for the Henry County Water District in 1980. Simpson and his wife Melanie have been married for 29 years, and have two children Jason and Leslie.

    Simpson is the chief operating officer of the Henry County Water District No. 2.

    What do you do for fun?

  • Pendleton man gets first anterior hip replacement in La Grange

     32-year-old Henry County man was the recipient of the first total hip replacement done at Baptist Health La Grange using the anterior approach on March 18. Nathan Townsend of Pendleton suffered a fractured hip joint and pelvis approximately two years ago in an automobile accident. As a result, he developed arthritis, which caused him a lot of pain and made it difficult to walk.

  • Thunder rolls on HC sex offenders

     The Henry County Sheriff’s Department hosted a five-county sex offender compliance check sweep, called Operation Rolling Thunder, with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies last week.

    The U.S. Marshals Service from the eastern district of Kentucky coordinated the sweep by supplying law enforcement with 168 sex offender dossiers for the five counties of Trimble, Henry, Gallatin, Shelby and Carroll.

    There are 31 registered sex offenders in Henry County, according to the Kentucky State Police registry.

  • This Tank has two sides

    Just as every road has two sides, so does David “Tank” Danner.

    Danner will have 28 years of service in July with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Danner has also played bass for 38 years in some of the county’s most noteworthy bands — or was asked to sit in with them. 

  • Fiscal Court weighs deed fee increase

    The Henry County Fiscal Court is set to tackle a potential increase in property deed fees, the question appears only to be just how much those fees will increase.

    Eminence Fire Chief Gary Lucas addressed the magistrates on behalf of the Fire Chiefs’ Association, saying while the deed fees haven’t changed since being enacted in 2002, their costs have.

  • Deposit Bank is history

    Eminence’s historic district got a permanent alteration last week as developers demolished several buildings, making way for a CVS Pharmacy and McDonald’s.

    Among the demolished were the former Eminence Deposit Bank building, the former Foree Automotive building and what once was Slaughter’s Dry Goods.

    A spokesperson for Project Builders of Atlanta, who works with the Five Star Development Company, said the developers knew how much the bank building meant to the community.

  • City considering economic development

    When the Pleasureville City Commission gathers next week for its monthly business meeting, economic development likely will be on the agenda.

    At least two commission members are devoted to revitalizing the city, and if this month’s meeting was any indication, so are many residents.