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  • $1k reward offered in burglary

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When Jennifer Mancuso heard a $1,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of burglars who stole her son’s cancer medications, her voice broke with emotion.

    “Oh my God, oh my God,” she said over and over. “Sometimes it is just too much, the generosity of people.”

    The crime was, by anyone’s definition, heartless.

  • Fly like an Eagle

    For Andrew Cabe, it all started with a love of camping.

    Recently, the 17-year-old Jericho Meadows resident received his wings in the Boy Scouts of America, having earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

    While living in Georgia 10 years ago, a friend told Cabe that the Boy Scouts camped a lot. “I always enjoyed camping, and then he brought me to a campout, and started me from there.”

  • Be aware of eating disorders

    In spite of increased awareness about the dangers involved in eating disorders, these illnesses continue to pose serious health risks to millions of Americans each day.  Eating disorders consist of anorexia, bulimia and other associated eating issues such as binge eating.  Anorexia, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is characterized primarily by being significantly underweight and having an intense fear of weight gain.  Bulimia, on the other hand, is a disorder in which the afflicted person alternates between bingeing and some form of res

  • County names new parks director

    The Henry County Fiscal Court Parks Committee has selected Travis Buchanan as the new County Parks Director. Buchanan will take over the position that has been held by William Peyton. Peyton is retiring after four years in the position.

    Buchanan brings with him a degree from the University of Kentucky in turf management. His prior work experience includes being an assistant superintendant at two golf courses, including Hyde Park Country Club in the Cincinnati area. At Hyde Park, he managed a grounds crew of 30 employees.

  • Cornhole tournament to raise cash for Trooper Island

    Kentucky State Police are looking for you to toss some bags for a good cause.

    On April 24, KSP will host a double elimination cornhole tournament.  Beginning at 10 a.m., the tournament will take place at the Disabled American Veterans building at 8853 La Grange Road in Pendleton.

    Two-player teams may enter for a $50 fee, and individual players may enter for a $25 fee. Prizes include $300 for first place and two $100 Walmart gift cards for second place. Third place receives a gift package.

  • HCPL is going green with Wiche

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    It is common practice to wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day, but how about wearing green to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th anniversary?

    The Henry County Library invites residents to participate in any or all events planned in honor of our home planet. Included among those events is an appearance by regional gardening guru Jeneen Wiche, who will be at the library at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 24, when she will share her take on garden design.

  • Public Records for the week of April 7, 2010

    Divorces

    John Thomas Oller, 40, New Castle, and Michele Lee Blevins, 38, Eminence

    Roy Dewayne Valentine, 43, smithfield, and Anna Lee Cooper, 47, Smithfield.

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Jesse Raisor, probation violation, arrested by Rick Nelson on 3/26.

    David W. Ethington, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 3/26.

    Steven E. Lyons Sr., failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/1.

  • Food donations could lift late fees

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the third year in a row, the Henry County Public Library will celebrate National Library Week by giving back to the community.

    Librarian Suzanne Banta said that from Monday, April 12, through Saturday, April 17, people are asked to bring non-perishable food items in to the library.

    For each item donated library users will receive $5 off library late fees.

    “We use it as a way to do something for our patrons and the community,” she said.

  • Welty joins UCB

    William Joseph Welty Sr., has joined United Citizens Bank as a new director. Welty, a Carrollton resident, was raised in Trimble County where he also attended high school. He also attended Georgetown College.

    Previously, he was the owner of Welty Enterprise Inc., worked at Rotary Lift, served in the U.S. Army reserves, and owned apartments, a restaurant and a donut shop.

  • At 10, James has a passion for riding horses

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    When Makayla James was last in the newspaper, she was  five years old, and sitting on a fully grown horse. That was five years ago.

    Now she’s in double-digits for her age and triple digits when it comes to ribbons, belts and trophies for her riding skills.

    “I’ll bet if I got rid of one out of 100, she’d know,” mother Linda James said.

    She said Makayla was born prematurely and had special needs.