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  • News Briefs, April 27, 2016

    KSP Encourages Citizens to Turn in Unused RX Drugs During National ‘Take Back’ Program

    Kentucky State Police (KSP) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on April 30 in a collaborative effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from home medicine cabinets.  Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in every KSP Post area across the state.  

  • Help Center honors volunteers
  • Food truck rolls into Henry County

    Though it’s a “café on wheels,” Rollin’ Ruby’s may become a relatively permanent part of the Henry County business environment.

    Owner Eva Pace of Westport feels welcome when she parks her food truck next to the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle or pulls into Eminence. As long as the community has a hankering for her brand of comfort food, she’ll continue to make the two cities regular stops.

  • Edhub on target

    Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education members were treated to a walk-through of the Edhub after their meeting last Tuesday night. 

     

    Still under construction, the largest expansion and renovation project the district has ever undertaken remains on schedule to open and be available for use at the beginning of the next school year.

  • Auction of New Castle business cancelled, still up for grabs

    The sale of Leslie’s Pub in New Castle has drawn considerable interest, according to auctioneer Bill Menish. So much so, it nearly sold before it was to be auctioned.

  • Apartment complex gets tax credits

    The Kentucky Housing Corporation has granted the Woda Group the tax credits it needed to build a $6.7 million apartment complex for seniors in Eminence, according to Vice President Tammy Stansbury.

    With a presence in 13 states and an office in Shelbyville, the development, construction and management company is a leading affordable housing provider, said Stansbury, who leads the Woda’s operations in Kentucky. 

  • Community asked to join fight against drugs

    Incarcerating people who suffer from substance abuse addiction hasn’t solved the drug problem, so concerned Henry County citizens will gather April 28 at Henry Christian Church to see if there’s another way.

    Addressing a problem as pervasive as substance abuse will require the community to work together, said Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent. 

  • Gatewood Plantation digs into history April 23

    The Oldham County History Center will host an archaeology investigation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, according to a news release. This is a continuing investigation at the Gatewood Plantation, located outside of Bedford in Trimble County.
    The Gatewood Plantation was the last place where Henry Bibb was a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north.
    He later moved to  Ipswich, Canada, where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper.

  • Campbellsburg man faces multiple burglary charges in Oldham and Jefferson

    Oldham Era Staff Report

    A man caught in the act of breaking into a residence by the Pewee Valley police chief was indicted with more than 20 counts of burglary after he was found to have been involved in a string of other Oldham and Jefferson County break-ins and crimes, according to press releases.
    Several of the burglaries also involved two of his brothers, a release stated.

  • Arts and crafts guild holds spring show

    The Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild held a spring show on Saturday at the fairgrounds. Several vendors offered their wares for upcoming occasions like graduation, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.