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  • Henry man indicted in Shelbyville
  • CVS to present plan to Triple S

    Four months after taking over Smith-McKenney in the Village Plaza shopping center in Shelbyville, CVS will move its store to the intersection of U.S. 60 and the Shelbyville Bypass, where the condemned Wesley Apartments now stand.

    The company presented its long-awaited development plan to the Triple S Planning Commission at its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stratton Center.

    The plan calls for a 13,225-square-foot retail center, with a pharmacy and drive-through, and includes 69 parking spaces.

  • Public will not get milked by hefty dairy prices

    By DAVE TAYLOR
    Landmark News Service
    The potential hefty price rise predicted recently for milk will not occur anytime soon, according to local and statewide dairy leaders.
    The average gallon of milk costs about $3, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Recently, national media outlets had predicted a fear of prices as high as $7 per gallon due to issues related to a farm bill that was tied into the “Fiscal Cliff” in Washington.

  • Life is a cherry bowl

    Woodworking keeps Neal Morris alive and he refuses to sit still.

    The numerous finished woodworking products speak to his mastery as a craftsman, but witnessing his process reveals Morris’ is a true Renaissance man.

  • KSP RAIDs drivers

     For Trooper BradArterburn, public affairs officer for Post 5, lowering traffic fatalities doesn’t mean writing more traffic tickets but raising awareness about dangerous driving habits.

    Kentucky State Police started a campaign for removing distracted, impaired and aggressive drivers in November. The Operation RAID — Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers — strategy combines compiled local crash data with an increased law enforcement presence.

  • Faith and hope were Lost Boy’s tools

    The Rev. John Ater told Henry County Middle School students faith and hope proved his greatest survival tools as a ‘Lost Boy’ of Sudan.

    HCMS students recently read A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, which gives two narratives, 23 years apart, following the lives of two youths that face adversity due to political unrest and a lack of natural resources.

    Ater came to the states at 20. He recalled vividly how Sudanese rebels killed young boys as a measure of wiping out their future enemy.

  • New Cafe could be Espressoly for You

    Jennifer Cook wanted a business both teenagers and adults could enjoy in her hometown, New Castle.

    The obstacles of updating an older building with modern health and plumbing codes commonly scare new business owners away, but Cook hopes to change that.

    “I grew up in Henry County and as a teen we constantly wanted somewhere to hang out,” Cook said. “We hung out on Bardstown Road and I thought a coffee shop would be a simple idea.”

  • Statehood roots for Highlands House

    The house in Henry County historically known as the Highlands in the rolling hillside just south of Floyd’s Fork and KY 22 was once home to a family whose lives intertwined with Kentucky’s birth as a state and the bloody hunting ground.

  • Dedicated to dairy

    Terry Rowlett tells the farmer’s story in words and action.

     

    Rowlett farms 1,000 acres of land with his family. Rowlett is on the board of directors of the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, which recently featured Rowlett in the ‘Dedicated to Dairy’ multimedia campaign. The campaign aims to inform the public about life for the dairy farmer and their stewardship for land and livestock. The SUDA website offers blogs from real life farming families, video interviews and family recipes. For Rowlett the campaign offers much more.

  • Puppy mill dogs — one year later

    When Michelle Adkins turned on the news Dec. 13, 2011, she was moved to act.

    More than 200 animals had been seized from Terri and Kenneth Smith, and Adkins wanted to help.

    “It blew my mind,” Adkins said of the television news footage.

    The Smiths both faced 218 counts of 2nd degree animal cruelty. One week after the raid by Henry County Animal Control — who alleged that the Smiths were operating a puppy mill — Kenneth Smith killed himself.