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  • Powell graduates University of Kentucky College of Design

    Jordan Powell, daughter of Jerry and Joyce Powell of Eminence, recently graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Kentucky College of Design with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design and minor studies in art history. She has been awarded a job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as an Interior Designer in Louisville. She is currently residing in Jefferstown.

     

  • KSP seize 3/4 ton of pot

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police officers arrested a truck driver Monday after seizing almost 1,600 pounds of marijuana from his tractor-trailer on Interstate 71 in Oldham County.

    Sohrab F. Shamoil, 47, of Mesa, Ariz., was charged with careless driving and first-offense trafficking in marijuana over five pounds, a felony, according to a KSP news release.

  • Fall Fury is ‘good, clean family fun’

    General Manager

    Tommie Tingle wanted the children at his church to have a place to go and have fun.

    And several years ago, that’s how the idea for what has become Fall Fury got started. But the event took an unexpected turn.

    “The families came, which was really great,” Tingle said. “We wanted it to be a youth event ... last year, when all the families came, it was really nice.”

  • Crash results in murder charge

    General Manager

    A New Castle man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a suspected drunk driver.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Robert F. Nolan, 75, was riding north on Kentucky 55 about two miles north of Eminence when Alan R. Parrish, 42, of Smithfield, lost control of his truck in the south bound lane at around 3:56 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    The accident shut the road down for several hours as law enforcement officials investigated the scene.

  • Cedar Lake releases Park Place drawings

    General Manager

    More than two years after making a committment, and just a few months after purchasing their plot, Cedar Lake Lodge is almost ready to break ground at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park.

    Friday morning, Cedar Lake President and CEO Jim Richardson brought drawings of what the company’s two new group homes — which Cedar Lake refers to as Park Place — will look like to Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent. He also said Cedar Lake would be ready to break ground in November.

  • HCPS board holding seat for Smith

    Staff writer/photographer

    Longtime HCPS board member and community activist John Smith is continuing to recuperate from a stroke he suffered on June 30.

    Smith was transferred from Baptist Hospital Northeast in La Grange to The Richwood rehabilitation facility Monday, Aug. 24. His wife, Henrietta said he has good days and bad days. “It’s going to take some time,” she said, “but he’s progressing.”

  • Alcan hits the spot for Eminence archery team

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Oct. 7, the Eminence Independent Schools’ archery team will board a bus to compete in a world tournament at Disney World.

    But participation in the National Archery in the Schools Program’s first world tournament wasn’t a given a few months ago, when Coach Dwayne Douglas suddenly died.

  • Shaolin is giving back

    Staff writer/photographer

    About 20 Henry County Shaolin Do students warmed up at the community center in Eminence.

    The students were practicing to test for blue, green, brown or black belts in martial arts last week, but trainer Chuck Cornett said he feels the community at  large is being tested in a different way.

    Cornett believes the economy has left families struggling to put food on the table. He and fellow instructor Don Rohr want to help.

  • Cyclist dies from injuries

    General Manager

    A New Castle man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a suspected drunk driver.

    According to a press release from the Kentucky State Police, Robert F. Nolan, 75, was riding north on Kentucky 55 when Alan R. Parrish, 42, of Smithfield, lost control of his truck at around 3:56 Tuesday afternoon.

  • Tis the season for ... weatherization?

    Staff writer/photographer

    The official start to winter is about 14 weeks away, but one local agency wants residents to think ahead for the frigid temperatures.

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency encourages Henry County residents to apply for a federally-funded weatherization program.