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  • Life After Cancer

    One year ago, doctors diagnosed Aleigha Hancock with B-cell ALL, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the lymphoid line of the blood cells.
    Left untreated, ALL progresses rapidly and is typically fatal within weeks or months. Today, Hancock is a young cancer survivor.

  • Zoning change could allow in craft distillers

    With one distillery that will attract tourists to Defoe and a separate warehousing operation setting up in an industrial park, Henry County has recently become attractive to the spirits industry.
    In case other distilling related facilities want to locate in agriculturally zoned areas, the Henry County Fiscal Court held the first reading of an amendment to the zoning ordinance that would allow them in as a conditional use.
    The topic came up during the planning and zoning report during the April 17 meeting, when Judge-Executive John Logan Brent explained the motivation behind the change.

  • Wash hands to avoid Hep A

    Hepatitis A, a highly contagious infection that targets the liver, is on the rise in Kentucky.
    Although no cases have been confirmed in Henry County, North Central District Health Department Environmental Director David Cammack urged caution.
    “We’re so close to Louisville, which is experiencing an outbreak, that we want to get the word out to educate people about what’s going on,” he said.
    According to Kentucky’s Department of Public Health, 214 cases were reported in Jefferson County alone as of April 16. One person has died from the disease since the outbreak began.

  • Louisville man may face child pornography charges

    There’s a question on the minds of a prosecutor in the case of a 37-year-old Louisville man accused of trying to lure local teens for sex over Instagram, according to a discussion in court April 12.

    After a citizen’s report of a suspicious man hanging around Coach D Park and talking to a group of 12-year-old girls, Eminence Officer Phillip Parham tracked down a suspect through his use of a bank card at a local fast food restaurant.

  • Wildcats band together to search for solutions to school violence

    Sophomores Sydney Bastin and Alyssa Wilson created the Henry County High School Wildcat Walk-up to stand with students on the 19-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings that ended 13 lives. Students across the country walked out of classrooms at 10 a.m. to honor those killed in school halls, cafeterias and classrooms.
    Unlike those protests, Bastin and Wilson wanted to discourage angry chants and violent images at marches convened during class time, opting instead for a positive, quiet and non-disruptive event held before the first bell rang.

  • Anonymous tip leads to Ethington’s capture

    An anonymous tip April 19 led to the capture of a 26-year-old Smithfield man after a pursuit from Cropper Road to McCoun Road, according to a Kentucky State Police spokesman.
    Police sought and the court indicted Zachery Ethington after he fled from a March 9 traffic stop in Campbellsburg at a high rate of speed, eventually wrecking outside Port Royal and then continuing on foot.

  • Bond revoked for woman charged in husband’s death

    Prosecutors have convinced a circuit court judge to hold Tasha Bentley, the 34-year-old woman accused of killing her husband at their Troutman Hill Road home, without bond.
    Tasha Bentley remains in the Carroll County jail in connection with the fatal shooting of Gary Bentley, 33, Dec. 10, and prosecutors note in court papers she could face the death penalty.

  • News briefs: Deadline looming for scholarship fund

    Deadline looming for scholarship fund

  • EHS students will soon go on an odyssey to Iowa

    Even after his retirement, Steve Metcalfe gets to work with bright, inquisitive students as a coach for the Eminence High School Odyssey of the Mind team, which will soon head to Iowa to compete in the 2018 World Finals.

  • Henry County is fertile ground for agricultural education and educators

    As five days worth of special educational activities during Ag Week at Henry County High School approaches April 30, the current ag teacher reflected that she and many  colleagues have thrived in the county’s rural environment.