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  • Fire claims the life of Pendleton man

    A Pendleton resident died Sunday morning in a trailer fire.

     

    Lake Jericho firefighters were first on the scene of a trailer fire at 190 Hickory Hill Road in Pendleton early Sunday morning. Michael R. Davidson, 35, died in the blaze. He was home alone at the time of the fire.

     

    The call, placed by a neighbor, came into Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatch at 2:10 a.m. Campbellsburg and Pleasureville fire departments also responded.

     

  • Henry County woman indicted for Shelby County arson

    Landmark News Service

     

    A woman formerly of Shelby County has been indicted by the Shelby County Grand Jury for burning down her own house in January.

    Susan M. Jackey of Henry County is charged with second-degree arson for setting fire to her house at 2709 Pea Ridge in Waddy.

    Shelby County Fire Marshall Robert Goodwin said after an extensive investigation, he presented his evidence to the sheriff's office and the commonwealth attorney's office, who turned the case over to the grand jury, which found sufficient evidence to indict Jackey.

  • Insurance agencies hit by burglars

    Staff writer/photographer

    At least three Henry County businesses have been victims of a string of burglaries in Henry and Shelby Counties.

    When law enforcement agencies began comparing notes on recent business burglaries a pattern emerged. Kentucky State Police Detective Vic Hubbuch said the bulk of the break-ins occurred in Shelby County. “We know there are some in Henry County,” he said, “but most, about eight, were in Shelby.”

  • Repair or rebuild, that is the CFD question

    General Manager

    Instead of going back to the drawing board, the Campbellsburg City Council is creating the drawing board.

    During Monday night’s monthly meeting, the council realized that getting bids to repair the Campbellsburg Fire Department’s station may have been hasty. The Main Street station was damaged badly enough in a fire earlier this year that it can no longer be used.

  • Fun for all

    Staff writer/photographer

    Late Sunday afternoon, the packed pub at Highland Renaissance Festival reverberated with the pounding of Albannach’s tribal drums.

    The six-piece band from Glasgow, Scotland was completing its first of two consecutive weekends in front of a standing-room only audience.

    The crowd whooped and danced to the tartan clad group beating the skins of enormous standing drums as well as bodhran hand-held frame drums accompanied by the strains of bagpipe and vocals.

  • Browning saved from GM cuts

    Relief is in the air at Browning Chevrolet, Pontiac GMC.

    Earlier this month, the 50-year old family owned Eminence business learned that it was selected to continue dealing with Chevrolet and GMC vehicle brands.

    “I think it’s good news for us and good news for the town,” Jeff Browning said Tuesday afternoon. Browning, who was in the process of delivering a vehicle to a customer, said more details were yet to come.

  • Relay for Life

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

  • Popular teacher taking a one year leave

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School’s Intelligent Classroom software was on the fritz that Friday, so popular high school math teacher Buddy Berry improvised.

    He lit birthday candles and stuck them into hamburger buns. Students armed with water pistols attempted, mostly in vain, to put out the flames amidst bursts of laughter. It was harder than it looked and most of the candles still flickered atop soggy bread.

    He was teaching a lesson in probabilities.

  • Henry County native graduates from West Point

    General Manager

    Justin Bramlage remembers bouncing a racquetball against a wall while talking to his mother.

    “I said if I feel like this Monday morning, I’m ... getting the paperwork to quit,” Justin said. He was in his plebe year at the  United States Military Academy at West Point, the year his mother Ruth describes as the pressure cooker year. He told his mother there was a 99.9 percent chance he was quitting.

  • Design a plan to become the biggest loser

    Anyone who tells you that losing weight will be easy has never tried but here are some techniques used by individuals who have been successful at weight loss.

    1.  Set a reasonable goal:  The first goal of weight control may be to simply prevent further weight gain! The first goal of weight loss should be to reduce your starting body weight by about 10 percent.  If your starting weight is 250 pounds then a reasonable goal would be to lose 25 pounds over a 12 week period.