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  • Winter hits county one more time

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Winter’s last supposed bout of storm activity shutdown the Kentucky General Assembly Monday, caused school closings and brought travel to a minimum crawl.

    The mixture of rain, sleet and then a cover of snow presented challenges to state road crews. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Affairs Officer, Andrea Clifford said Monday it had everything to do with timing.

  • McFarland under new indictment

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    A direct indictment from the Henry County Grand Jury indicates the circumstances of a Henry County man’s arrest in a recent multi-county drug roundup.

    According to the indictment, James McFarland,31, of Sulphur, allegedly sold heroin and methamphetamine in 2013.

  • Hornback’s health bill opens healthcare

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    According to State Senator Paul Hornback, while the Kentucky General Assembly has passed a small amount of bills, the greatest challenge will be the enormous budget.

    Hornback helped sponsor Senate Bill 7, which gives nurse practitioners (APRNs) the ability to prescribe medication and see patients for preventative healthcare measures. Gov. Beshear ceremonially signed the bill Feb. 26, with Hornback and Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a registered nurse, in attendance.

    The bill addresses the rise of healthcare needs.

  • C’burg Celebrates

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Campbellsburg Elementary’s Lighthouse and Action teams put their own leadership skills to the test by planning their own program for a Read Across America program Friday, Feb. 28.

    Lighthouse team members Luke Lyons, Aaliyah Wilson, Emily Herbert, Caitlyn Ezzio, Kayla Henson, Emily Callis, Brenna Edens, Gage Masters and Tristan King read Dr. Suess’ “The Foot Book” while team member, Austin Gray, flipped the book pages on a projector screen in front of the entire school.

  • Take 5 with Robin Lyons

    Basic bio

    Co-owner of Marsh’s Corner, Bethlehem

    Louisville School of Art

    Kentucky State University art program

    Louisville native

    How did you get interested in art?

  • Black History: Odd Fellows older than derby

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Odd Fellows Lodge, formally Washington Lodge #1513, in New Castle stands not just as a part of Henry County’s Black History, but as a pillar of values for its members.

    The lodge on 32 South Main Street in New Castle will celebrate its 142nd anniversary in August. The organization began in 1872, three years older than the Kentucky Derby, and the fraternity bought the present New Castle building in 1886. The Odd Fellows also own and operates a nonprofit cemetery in New Castle.

    Fraternal origins

  • Forum: Awareness about heroin problem

    By Kenny Colston

    Landmark Community News Service

    A coalition made up of school, criminal justice and health professionals are hosting a forum to increase awareness of heroin in Oldham and surrounding counties.

    Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response will take place on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the North Oldham High School Auditorium.

  • Black History: Schoolhouse’s future uncertain

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Eight black schoolhouses once operated in Henry County and now only three of those structures survive.

    The Campbellsburg schoolhouse on First Street doesn’t function, like the remaining two, as a residential property and its future remains uncertain.

  • Snow days impact EIS Board’s amendment to calendar

    By Melissa Blankenship

    publisher@hclocal.com

    Lessons learned during this year’s inclement weather will be applied to planning for next year’s school calendar, according to Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Buddy Berry.

    “Eminence Schools will be better off in the future due to the snow days we’ve had this year,” Berry said at the district’s most recent school board meeting.

  • Drug arrest roundup

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Law enforcement officers arrested James McFarland, 31, of Sulphur Wednesday, Feb. 19 as part of a four-month undercover drug investigation.

    The U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force, Kentucky State Police, Trimble County Sheriff’s Department and the Carrollton Police Department arrested McFarland in a drug roundup spanning Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Oldham counties. Officers served 24 arrest warrants for indictments on drug trafficking charges involving prescription narcotics, heroin and methamphetamine.