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  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • 1,000 points of ‘Ouch!’

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    How would you like to get a free flu shot?

    On Tuesday, Oct. 6, you might just get your chance. The vaccines will be administered by the North Central Health District at Henry County High School that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. But act fast — only 1,000 vials of the vaccine are available, according to Bruce Owens, director of the Henry County Department of Emergency Management.

    The shots are part of a disaster training exercise, and participants must be 18 or older.

  • Berry takes Honor Flight to D.C.

    Staff writer/photographer

    Last Saturday, Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. stepped onto a jet chartered by Honor Flight Network Bluegrass Chapter. He and 37 other World War II veterans from Kentucky were flown to Washington, D.C., for a visit to the World War II memorial.

    Only four of the 38 didn’t require the use of a wheelchair for the walking tour. “I can walk,” he said, “but not all day.”

  • Campbellsburg teacher creates a ‘mighty mess’

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    There’s a little bit of Lisa Hibbs in Allie Doogledorf.

    It’s just one small reason Hibbs, a 25-year-old first grade teacher at Campbellsburg Elementary School dedicated her first book, “Allie Doogledorf and the Mighty Mess,” to her mother. “She’s the one who had to deal with me growing up,” Hibbs told the students of the school.