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  • Shelby woman heads health insurance co-op

    By Molly Burchett/Kentucky Health News

     

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Shelby County resident is heading a little-known but key part of federal health reform in Kentucky, a new kind of health insurance – a cooperative that is neither public, like Medicare and Medicaid, or run for profit, like traditional insurance companies.

    Janie Miller is CEO of the Kentucky Health Cooperative, which began to offer coverage this week, with the opening of the state health-insurance exchange.

  • Kelley indicted in hatchet murder of boyfriend

    By Kenny Colston

    Landmark News Service

    A Pewee Valley woman charged with killing her boyfriend with a hatchet has been indicted by a grand jury and will proceed to a jury trial.

    Gail Kelley, 51, was arrested for murder on July 6, after police received a report of a possible murder.  At the time, Kelley told police she struck Michael T. Evans, 44, in the head with a hatchet, which was found wrapped in a bloody towel in a trash can in the driveway.

    Kelley appeared in Oldham Circuit Court on Thursday for an arraignment post-indictment.

  • Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue Open Houses

    Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue will have two open houses in October. On Oct. 12, Station One, at 8118 Main Street in Campbellsburg, will be open from noon to 2 p.m. On Oct. 19, Station Three at 61 Pendleton Loop, will be open from noon to 2 p.m. Both events will feature hot dogs, soft drinks and popcorn, children will get to spray the hose and see the equipment the firefighters use, including the fire trucks, thermal imaging devices and the Jaws of Life.

  • Districts show overall improvement

     

    Students in Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools made overall progress in the 2011-2012 testing cycle, according to data release by the Kentucky Department of Education last week.

    While students did not make progress at all grade levels, both Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent School districts improved compared to last year’s Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability data.

    Eminence Independent Schools

  • Fremd Mansion had cursed history

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    Editor’s note: This isthe first installment of a series of local lore and haunted history.

  • Conservation honors Stivers farm

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    The annual Henry County Conservation District’s Board of Directors Awards night honored the preservation of Henry County’s farmland, resources and rural lore.

  • New Castle’s got milk

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    New Castle Elementary students armed with enthusiasm and milk mustaches learned about the benefits of milk and the dairy farmers who produce it.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the school celebrated and hosted the 14th anniversary World School Milk Day. Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, school and local government officials attended the event, which included a meet-and-greet with a couple local dairy farmer Curtis Coombs’s Holsteins.

  • Byron Crawford on hand for Hammer Smith’s award

    The Patrick Henry Award evening was full of rib jabs, jollies and a few affectionate jeers.

    Hammer Smith will join six other recipients of the Patrick Henry Award presented by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Eminence Rotary Club and the Henry County Historical Society.

    Wendell Berry, John Berry Jr., John W. Smith Jr., Claude A. Berry Jr., Martha Tarry Simpson have received the award. Carl L. Rucker presented Smith with the award after a bit of rib jabbing by regional storyteller, former journalist and radio personality Byron Crawford.

  • A history mashed and soured by prohibition

    The facts about the beginnings and end of the Eminence Distillery Company have faded just as the yeasted scent of roasting sour mash whiskey which once permeated the city’s air. 

    According to a 1902 Henry County Local article, The Eminence Distillery Company — once known as the Fible and Crabb Distilling Company — was supposedly built in 1875 and owned by the Renz family. Charles Bright managed the distillery and a Sanford Insurance map dating from 1908 lists Newman Clock as the watchman.

  • S. Walker enters plea

    Sabrina Walker has entered a plea deal in a 2012 case involving a meth lab in her family’s home.

    Walker pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in Henry County Circuit Court Thursday, Sept. 13 and was released from monitored conditional release. Charges for manufacturing meth, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, unlawful possession of a meth precursor and unlawful distribution of a meth precursor were dismissed as part of her plea.