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  • Annual fundraiser will honor Judy Lea

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Judy Lea thought of every Campbellsburg Elementary student as her own child.

    As a cafeteria manager, Lea kept more than canned goods on the shelves. In a closet, Lea kept shoes and coats for students who needed them. Lea couldn’t stand to see any of her children (Campbellsburg Elementary students) go without. Sometimes, the expense came out of her own pocket, but for Lea it didn’t matter.

  • Music Magic

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Choirs celebrated their musical talents Thursday night with a choral concert mixed with traditional to contemporary music.

    James Russell Cooper, Henry County Public Schools Director of Choirs and Theater, celebrated the students achievements with concert attendees.

  • Henry County woman dies in I-71 accident

    by Alix Mattingly

    A five-vehicle accident left one woman dead and sent another three to the hospital, while shutting down traffic on southbound Interstate 71 for hours Tuesday.

    Sherry Bray, 48, of Pendleton, died after a box truck struck her vehicle and pushed it under a semi-truck, Oldham County Police said. She died at the scene due to her injuries.

    Oldham County Police were dispatched to the accident around 9:30 a.m. The accident occurred near the Oldham/Jefferson County line, over Haunz Lane.

  • Clerk gets numerous voter returns

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    With the primary election less than two months away, the Henry County Clerk’s Office has a received a high volume of voter notification mail returns.

    Henry County residents have 30 days prior to May 20 to correct the addresses on the voter registration records or risk not being able to vote in the primaries, or at the very least, having a difficult time casting their vote.

  • Homestead changes hands, services stay

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Homestead Nursing Center in New Castle has changed owners. Now known as Providence of New Castle, Homestead founder Russell Louden sold the facility to a nursing home conglomerate out of San Diego, California. Administrator Jill Fallis would like to assure Henry County, though, that the quality of service will not change.

  • Zoning makes way for facility

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    With a recent zoning change at Henry County Fiscal Court, a meat processing and retail facility in Henry County moved one step closer to becoming a reality.

    Henry County could see ground broken at the Henry County Commerce Park in Campbellsburg by summer for a USDA-inspected meat-processing facility, which may open by spring 2015.

    Two Trimble County farmers, Chris Wright and John Edwards, have a dream to put Henry County and the surrounding area farmers competitively into the meat retail arena.

  • Doing good with wood

    By Will Phillips

    NEWS@HCLOCAL.COM

    Students are building more than their grade point averages at Henry County High School. Woodworking teacher Andrew Shearer’s class is working on a very special project that he hopes will strengthen ties within the community.

    The class is building furniture that will be donated to local daycares. Shearer said that he came up with the idea when a friend of his who works at a daycare told him how much daycare furniture costs out of catalogs.

  • Governor appoints Scriber to board

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Governor Steve Beshear recently appointed several people to commissions and boards including Henry County Property Valuation Administrator Jason Scriber to the Geographic Information Advisory Council.

    Scriber will represent the Kentucky Association of Counties and replaces Tony Lindauer.

    How were you appointed?

  • District 6 primary candidates

    Jerry Beasley:

    Which of the county resources (fire department, sheriff’s department, etc.) do you feel deserves the most attention, financially?

    The Henry County fire departments are on a volunteer, limited funding basis. EMS and the sheriff’s department are full-time funded and county supported. Also, economic development, parks and programs for youth.

    What do you feel the voters (citizens?) in your district want from their elected officials?

  • New library director ready to make waves

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County Public Library’s new Library Director, Jessica Powell, may have gotten her degree in New York City, but she’s excited to be working in Henry County.

    Powell is new to the position of Library Director, but has been serving as the interim director since December. She’s been officially hired as the full time director now, though, and is doing her best to help the library move forward.