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  • Revenue to hold steady, 16 roads to get blacktop in 09/10

    General Manager

    Flat revenue. A substantial increase in county retirement contributions. Sixteen county roads to be paved. A $125,000 increase in ambulance service revenue.

    Those are among the more significant items in the proposed Henry County budget but they weren’t what generated the most conversation in a special budget meeting of the fiscal court Wednesday afternoon.

  • Evans returns from Iraq, Afghanistan

    Staff writer/photographer

    At 23, B.J. Evans of Turners Station likely has seen more of the world than many people twice his age.

    As a specialist in the U.S. Army he was stationed in Illesheim, Germany, three years, and did year-long tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Evans, a Henry County High School graduate, knew early on that the military was in his future. “I joined the reserves while I was still in high school in 2002 and went active duty in 2003,” he said.

  • Fire damages CFD station

    Staff writer/photographer

    A fire has destroyed the second floor of the Campbellsburg Fire Department, and damage to the remainder of the department is under examination.

    Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said a fire was discovered on the second floor of the Campbellsburg Firehouse shortly after midnight Thursday, April 30.

  • "It's not a close call"

    District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler will enter her decision in the competency hearing for murder suspect Warren Stone.

    Stone, 57, is charged with the February 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

  • In the right place, at the right time

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Easter Sunday evening, Jon and Tracey Park of Eminence decided it was time for a late-evening snack.

    Their trip to the Eminence Dairy Queen would help return 87-year old Don W. Taylor to his northern Kentucky home.

    Taylor had been reported missing when he didn’t return to his Florence home after attending Easter morning church services. He evidently lost his way, and ended up at Dairy Queen in Eminence several hours later.

  • Reports say Stone is not competent

    General Manager

    Whether or not an Eminence man is competent to stand trial is a decision now in the hands of a judge.

    On Thursday, April 23, Henry County District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler heard testimony in the competency hearing of Warren D. Stone. Stone, 56, of Eminence, is charged with the February 2008 murder of his mother, Maralyn Stone Burchett.

    Clinical psychologist J. Robert Noonan testified during the hearing that Stone is not, and likely never will be, competent to stand trial.

  • Committee finds ‘simple mistakes’ in permits

    General Manager

    A county-initiated look into building permits has found, and corrected, problems brought to the Henry County Fiscal Court’s attention earlier this year.

    In February, Mill  Creek Road resident Russell Loaring approached Fiscal Court with concerns about building permits and whether or not they were issued properly.

  • Life-101 - you be the judge!

    The Henry County High School senior project is a culminating exit program for all of our students demonstrating a senior’s ability to write, speak, apply knowledge, problem solve and use real world skills such as time management, organization, problem solving and risk taking. 

    It’s time for each senior to be judged by a three to five judge panel made up of community members/leaders, parents, mentors, and administrators.

    Judy Rice is in the process of arranging the Senior board panels for these students and needs your help.

  • Campbellsburg Fire Department damaged in fire

    Staff writer/photographer

    A fire has destroyed the second floor of the Campbellsburg Fire Department, and damage to the remainder of the department is under examination.

    Campbellsburg Fire Chief David Noe said a fire was discovered on the second floor of the Campbellsburg Firehouse shortly after midnight Thursday, April 30.

  • April is sexual assault awareness month

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    According to Corissa Phillips, Director of Communications for The Center for Women and Families, one out of every nine Kentucky women has been raped in her lifetime. That statistic does not include alcohol or drug facilitated rape, attempted rape, statutory rape or other forms of sexual violence.