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  • Painting with Sharon

    Henry County artist Sharon Silvers works with Campbellsburg 5th graders as part of the artist–in-residence program. Students painted a fall themed still life and the paintings will be displayed in the school library. Family Resource and Youth Services Center funded the art project. Silvers considers art a necessary discipline.
    “We need to keep arts in the schools,” Silvers said. “They (students) don’t get the opportunity to do this very often and it is something that helps them throughout their life.”

  • The Thomas Smith House

    Editor’s note: this is the first article of a series highlighting buildings in Henry County on the National Historic Registry.

    The history of the Smith house in New Castle intertwines with the historical thread of the county in such a manner it is impossible to exclude one from the other.

  • No indictment for Fowler

     

    The Henry County Grand Jury voted 10-to-2 not to indict James Elwood Fowler of homicide on Oct. 26.

    Fowler, 57, of Smithfield was charged with murdering his brother-in-law Nick Bibelhauser, 61, of Smithfield on Sept. 1. According to Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Barry Moore Fowler was cleared of all charges.

  • Mobile meth suspect nabbed again

    A Pendleton man has been arrested a second time in less than six months for cooking meth, and this time the lab was in his car.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Whalen saw Joshua Clift, 23, of Pendleton step out of his vehicle Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Clift’s home at 221 Pendleton Loop. Trooper Brad Arterburn, public affairs officer for Post 5, said the stop was just by chance.

  • Schools expect dip in scores

    On Friday, the Kentucky Department of Education will release test results from its new Unbridled Learning Model, ranking schools and districts based on scores.

    The model’s design will place only 30 percent of the state’s schools in a distinguished status leaving 70 percent of state’s schools in a ‘needs improvement’ category.

  • Election 2012

    Smithfield

    Ruth Clark

    How long have you been on the council?

    Came on, I think to replace someone, 3 or 4 years.

    What do you want to accomplish in your city in the next two years?

    Well, I’d like to see a little growth. That’s a long shot, maybe, but you can always hope. I’d like to see the town clean, and taken care of. I enjoy the park and hope people that will make use of it.

    What are the biggest difficulties Smithfield faces as a city?

  • Fiscal Court accepts $22m check from Rick Rand

    The Henry County Fiscal Court last week accepted a ceremonial $22 million check for the Ky. 146 reconstruction project from State Representative Rick Rand.

  • Sheriff, fiscal court at odds on budget

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens doesn’t want to cut law enforcement services for residents of Henry County, but he fears budget cuts from Fiscal Court may cause him to do just that.

    But members of the Henry County Fiscal Court argue that the $10,000 cut they’ve asked for is small compared to cuts being made in other departments in an effort to bring spending in line with actual revenue.

  • The haunted tale of Cave Springs

    The quiet hills and hollers between Gest and Lockport hide their past easily to the casual passerby.

    During the fall as Halloween nears, the old wives tales and family folklore lend themselves to the macabre of hallows’ eve where fact and fiction blur peaking our fascination, imagination and delight of fear. The tale of Cave Springs is one such story passed on by the Craigmyle family near the sight of a presumed haunted history.

  • Before he had modern conveniences, Estill Thomas had happiness

    Before running water, electricity, radio or television, Estill Thomas had happiness.

    After 100 years and a lifetime of experience that span across the north and south poles, Thomas — who last week celebrated his 100th birthday — says happiness has kept him alive.