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Today's News

  • EIS’ Pam Morehead-Johnson appointed to national school board

     The National School Boards Action Council (NSBAC) selected Eminence Independent school board member Pam Morehead-Johnson for its board of directors recently, one of only two nationwide.

    Morehead-Johnson is the first woman and the first African-American from Kentucky chosen for the board.

  • Girl power!

    A Pleasureville woman, 23, went through the ringer but can finally say that she is a graduate of the Kentucky State Police Academy.

    Mahala Lewis, a 2013 graduate of Henry County High School, was one of only 35 who walked across the stage last week in Frankfort. She was different than her fellow graduates, though.

    She is a woman.

    Lewis and her class started out with six females, but at the end, she was the only survivor of a brutal process.

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  • ‘Mommy, we saved us from the fire’: Pleasureville family speaks out after losing everything

    Joe and Ashley Bastin’s Pleasureville home caught fire at around 1:30 a.m. Jan. 30 on Marcus Street.

    The family, minus Joe who was not at home at the time, was sleeping soundly. They all nestled together downstairs in the heated living room, as they closed off the upstairs when it got cold. And it was cold; temperatures last Wednesday night plummeted to 4 degrees.

  • Pleasureville family of 7 loses everything in overnight fire

    A Pleasureville home caught fire at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Marcus Street.

    The family of seven, Joe and Ashley Bastin and their five children ages 6 months to 11 years old, who rented the home were not injured, Pleasureville Fire Chief Matt Woods said.

    Woods said the fire broke out due to an electrical issue.  Eminence, New Castle, Bagdad, Pleasureville and Campbellsburg Fire departments and EMS were on the scene.

  • Sewer system plan on table for Pendleton

    A plan discussed as far back as 2013, to bring sewer access to Pendleton, is back on the table.

    It was like a timewarp at the Henry County Fiscal Court Economic Development meeting last week. District 1 Magistrate and former champion for the project Roger Hartlage, who served in 2013, was back trying to bring the idea to light.

  • Local history: the Garrett and Dea Woods house

    By Corey Beatty

    Back last summer, my wife Harriet and I heard a rumor that there was a pre-Civil War house not too far away that was well worth seeing. Since moving to a small town in Henry County, we had started trying to walk as often as possible and loved walking past the many older historic homes within easy distance of our place.

  • Weather delays new library construction

    We may have been feeling the effects of a unpredictable climate lately, but we can’t forget about the tremendous amounts of rainfall the area has had in recent months. That rainfall, one architect said, is the reason for the delay of construction of Henry County Public Library’s 14,000-square-foot new facility.

  • NCDHC grants Stop the Bleed kits and area schools

    A student or teacher is

    bleeding. Seconds tick away.

    Whether from an accident, natural disaster, fight, sports injury or active shooter situation, Stop the Bleed kit contents and training personnel hinder blood loss with a Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT), battlefield-level gauze with a solution that clots blood and other emergency medical supplies.

    At the time, the decision to use the kit may be deciding between life and death.

  • Leadership 2018 chooses project to help kids

    From fundraising to tree plantings, each leadership class completes a class-end project to benefit the county and its citizens.

    Class members visited factories, distilleries, a butcher shop, The Berry Center and much more, and ate lunch or breakfast in many Henry County restaurants.

    “A great way to understand how to help meet the needs of the community and grow as a leader is through education,” Leadership graduate Brett Waford said. “Leadership Henry County is the avenue to make that happen here.”