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  • Local Buzz for the week of 04/20/11

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Chamber of commerce
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • Life’s easy as pie at Pleasure Cafe

    The weather has turned generally more amenable to country drives and leisurely lunches, and at least one local entrepreneur seized the opportunity to launch a new eating establishment.

    Allison Dempsey and her granddaughter, Erin Tatum have reopened the cafe which is located in the lower level of Pleasureville City Hall.

    The Pleasure Cafe Bakery & Deli (878-2146) is open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday beginning May 1.

    “Dessert First” could be its rallying cry.

  • Henry’s jobless rate down from Feb. 2010

    Submitted

    Unemployment rates fell in 93 Kentucky counties between February 2010 and February 2011, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. Twenty-four county rates increased, while three county rates stayed the same.

    Henry County’s unemployment rate of 11.1 for February 2011, was down from 13 percent in February 2010 and from January 2011’s rate of 11.7 percent.

  • Chamber Awards dinner honors 8

    Submitted by Pat Wallace
    Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    On March 29, the Henry County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner.

    All nominees, whose nominations came from the community, received a certificate with the reasons for their nomination listed.

    Outstanding Farmer
    Pat and Lloyd Gray received this award, presented by UK Extension Agent for Agriculture Steve Moore.

  • Grand jury indicts Shuck

    A Pleasureville man charged with 20 counts of 1st degree rape has been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury.

    Daniel Shuck, 37, was indicted last week on two of the rape charges, and a count of 4th degree assault, domestic violence with minor injury, and as a 2nd degree persistent felony offender.

    He was arraigned the same day by Judge Karen Conrad in Henry County Circuit Court, and appointed a public defender.

  • 6 miles a day? All in a day’s work

    Jamie Osborne walks about 1,072 miles a year.

    Over the course of her 18-year career with the Eminence Post Office, she has walked nearly 34,000 miles. Her daily route is somewhere between six and seven miles long.

    Needless to say, Osborne is in pretty good physical shape.

    “The hardest part is the weather,” she said. Osborne can’t even count the number of times she has fallen on snow and ice, but she has never, ever broken a bone.

  • Cash reward offered in arson case

    The City of Campbellsburg is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a series of arsons in the city.

    The city has experienced a variety of unsolved fires since April 2009, when the city’s fire department was severely damaged in a fire. The cause was later ruled to be arson, and has been identified as the potential first in a string of incidents.

  • Open Season on Eggs

    On Sunday, April 17, Eminence Christian Church hosted a community Easter egg hunt, where Sullivan Fitzgerald (above) scrambled for plastic eggs. But don’t be sad if you and your little ones missed it — there are more egg hunting opportunities for the kiddos, along with Easter worship opportunities. Check out Local Buzz’s Church Events listing for more information, and page A6 for more pictures from Sunday’s event!

  • Foundation event benefits arthritis sufferers

    Since the mid 1980s, Karen Taylor has had five back surgeries. She was diagnosed, initially, with degenerative disc disease when her back problems first appeared.

    But over time, the pain she experienced moved. “It just started spreading, I kept having more pain in more places,” she said.

  • Judy Lea Benefit raises more than $14k