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Local News

  • Questions about shingles vaccine answered

    Most adults in the United States remember having chicken pox as a kid.  Some even recall neighbors having “pox parties” so all the kids would get sick at the same time. 
    Once one has the chicken pox, the virus continues to live in the nerves of the body.  The virus can rear its ugly head in the form of shingles (also known as herpes zoster). 
    Luckily there is a vaccine now available to help prevent shingles.  Often patients have many questions when trying to decide if they should receive this vaccine.

  • Magistrates honored

    Henry County officials took a few minutes to recognize two fiscal court magistrates leaving office at the end of 2014, David Brown and Roger Hartlage.
    “We have two fellas that have been a part of the court who are with us for the last time tonight,” Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said during court comments near the end of the meeting.  “Roger, I want to present this plaque to you. I want to thank you for your contribution especially to the animal services.”

  • Lisa’s Closet provides assistance in time for Christmas

     

    Lisa’s Christmas Closet, after a two-year hiatus, will open Dec. 20 to spread some holiday cheer.

  • Merry Christmas from Bethlehem

     

    Many mail patrons believe nothing says “special delivery” during the holidays like sealing their Christmas cards with the Bethlehem, Ky., postmark.

    The rural community’s name and its post office’s holiday postmark bring a special resonance for holiday greetings.

    While some celebrants ship big boxes or packages to the post office to have their mail stamped, others pay an in-person visit to Bethlehem.

  • EPD officer conducts lifesaving traffic stop

     

    A Nov. 29 traffic stop by an Eminence police officer may well have saved a young man’s life, according to his grateful parents.

    The Hebron couple has expressed great appreciation for the care and compassion shown by Eminence Police Officer John Bailey when their son suffered a severe allergic reaction recently.

    The family sent an appreciation letter to Police Chief Carey Duncan for the way that Bailey handled the medical emergency that occurred when their son was making his way home through Eminence.

  • Campbellsburg man killed in train accident

     A 38-year-old Campbellsburg man died Dec. 12 after an accident on the railroad tracks in Turners Station, Kentucky State Police say.

    They have identified the victim as Edmond W. Smith, who was lying on the tracks near his residence when a train approached, according to a KSP news release.

  • Guilty plea entered in dog torture

     

    Brandon Grant admitted that he beat two dogs to death with a baseball bat in Henry County Circuit Court last Thursday.

  • Part of severed arm mystery solved

     

    Authorities have identified who the severed arm belonged to that washed up from the Kentucky River in Lockport after another grisly find upstream Dec. 6, according to the Henry County Coroner.

  • Shared custody is good for kids

     

    Kentucky courts can grant shared parenting to couples that split, when requested, even if the state doesn’t do enough to encourage the practice, as the National Parents Organization claims.

  • Sevier exits after 21 years with NC festivals

     

    After 21 years organizing New Castle Festivals, Charlie Sevier foresees more relaxing times coming his way.