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  • Jeffries recognized statewide

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Melissa Jeffries has been working for the Henry County Public Schools system for the last decade. And recently, she was acknowledged by the state as the Kentucky School Nurse of the Year. To hear Jeffries tell it, though, her job has always been rewarding, even without the hardware to prove it.

  • Defense hints at strategy

    editor@hclocal.com

    Defense indicates entrapment could be a strategy for the Henry County woman who allegedly solicited a murder for hire against her ex-husband.

    Shirley Truman, 68, of New Castle stood before Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad and announced her position against ex-husband Donnie Trail.

    “For the record, I want them to know I wouldn’t harm a hair on his head,” Truman said.

  • Hometown Pizza wall art part of the community

    By Alix Mattingly

    Landmark News Service

    Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Customers entering Hometown Pizza restaurants in the county may notice some new wall decor.

    The restaurant has teamed up with local elementary schools to sponsor a pizza box art contest. Now in it’s second year, the contest is seeing a lot of growth.

    “Hometown Pizza is about doing community projects,” Donna Sabo director of marketing said.

    “The response has been fabulous.”

  • Community center may open for C’burg Day

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Campbellsburg City Council hopes to have the community center ready in time for Campbellsburg Day in June, but according to Mayor Rex Morgan more preliminary work still needs to be done.

  • District 3 Magistrate Primary Candidates

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

    Morris: Fire departments. There are several satellite departments scattered throughout the county. These departments carry a fire rating protection class of 9. Ratings run 1 through 10, with 10 being the highest insurance price. I would like to focus on these departments by assisting financially, or grants to better equip them and improve the ratings, which in turn would decrease the residential insurance costs.

  • Man arrested on sex abuse charges

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives arrested a Henry County man Wednesday after he was charged with raping a minor.

    Leo Francis Zoeller, 47, of Campbellsburg was charged with 1st degree rape with a victim under the age of 12, 1st degree sodomy and 1st degree sexual abuse.

    Detective Tim Moore arrested Zoeller at his home on Drennon Road on charges resulting from incidents allegedly spanning a two-month period beginning in June 2012.

  • New Castle Commission gives relief and reward

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The New Castle City Commission passed an ordinance giving a year-end bonus to the city’s employees and monetary compensation for full-time employees on individual anniversary dates.

    The New Castle City Commission Monday passed and proposed ordinances relating to rewards for city employees and relief for residents.

  • Homemade with Heart

    By Will Phillips

    NEWS@HCLOCAL.COM

    Anytime a new restaurant opens, it’s important to get off on the right foot and realize if ran properly, the money will come later.

    S & S BBQ opened in December of last year, and it is beginning to get its footing.

  • Assembly reports progress

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s state legislators recently celebrated victories in the 2014 General Assembly with bill passages and state budget progress.

    A bill sponsored by Sen. Paul Hornback limiting the sale of electronic cigarettes passed the state senate by a 36-2 vote March 6. Senate Bill 109 prohibits the sale of vaporized nicotine and electronic cigarettes to minors and places the products under the umbrella rules and regulations of tobacco products.

  • Take 5 with Emory Eldridge

    Basic bio

    Beavercreek, Ohio native

    Carrollton resident since 1987

    Georgetown graduate double-major

    religion and accounting

    Past pastor at New Liberty Baptist

    Concord Baptist Church

    Current pastor at Gracepoint Church

    549 Carmon Creek Road, Campbellsburg

    How did your path begin to becoming a pastor?