Local News

  • Life’s a peach at Hillview

    Staff writer/photographer

    By the end of July, locally-grown fruit, fruit pies, jellies and jams plus seasonal vegetables will line shelves at Hillview Farm’s new retail store.

    Owner Paul Tokosh has erected a 40x72 building complete with 18x20 walk-in cooler on the farm to accommodate a generous inventory of whatever happens to be in season.

  • The winds of change

    Staff writer/photographer

    With the first day of school less than a month away, a decision on a traffic plan for New Castle Elementary School has not yet been made.

    Officials have delayed a decision on the plan until they could be certain of how far along the building project would be by opening day. “We haven’t got a traffic plan until we can see how much room we’ll have,” Superintendent Tim Abrams said at Monday’s Henry County Board of Education meeting Monday night.

  • ‘I’m just glad it’s almost over’

    General Manager

    “I’m just glad it’s almost over.”

    The statement by Campbellsburg City Council member John Suter seemed to sum up the feelings of many at the city’s Monday night meeting.

    Representatives from contractor Jeff Perry and Sons, the Campbellsburg Fire Department and Troxell Electric were on hand to review what work still needed to be done on the building that burned in March 2009.

  • KY-561: It’s gonna be a bumpy ride

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dam repairs on the Kentucky River at Gest are being blamed for deteriorating conditions on local roads.

    State roads 561 and 389 have sustained major damage from heavy construction equipment and trucks.

  • TCCAA cuts 2 days a week at HC Senior Center

    Staff writer/photographer

    According to the Tri-County Community Action Agency, Henry County’s senior citizens will have to find somewhere else to eat a communal lunch, play cards and socialize on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    Hours at the Senior Life Enrichment Center have been cut by 40 percent.


  • Public Records for the week of April 21, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Stuart M. Kaelin, 2 counts of failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/12.

    Angelique Matturo, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/14.

    Shelley R. Griffin, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 4/14.

    District Court


    Monday, April 12

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

  • Family Physicians Associates joins Jewish Phyisicians Group

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare announced last week that the Family Physician Associates practice will join the organization’s physician network effective Aug. 1. Partners in the FPA practice - Drs. Jim Smith, David Wallace, Edward Sames, Kenneth Gardner and David Jones – and their office staff will now be a part of the Jewish Physician Group.

  • Nature’s air conditioning at Squire Boone Caverns

    Staff writer/photographer

    As the heat wave moves relentlessly into the foreseeable future, a daycation surrounded by the natural air conditioning in Squire Boone Caverns could be just the thing.

    The caves are reported to “stay a pleasant 54 degrees year round.”


  • Old friends reunite for new beauty shop

    Staff writer/photographer

    Long-time friends and business partners Tracy Foree and Sue Ford recently opened Penn Avenue Salon in Eminence.

    As a grand opening special, they are offering $7 haircuts throughout the month of July.

    Foree said she’s been doing hair for 21 years. Ford has been cutting hair for about 17 years.

    Their specialty is cutting and styling ethnic hair including bi-racial and hispanic hair.


  • Bryant sentenced to 50 years

    Staff writer/photographer

    One of two men charged in connection to a 2008 home invasion in Smithfield has accepted a plea bargain.

    Robert Bryant, of Eminence, and codefendant Johnny Lee Gibson were arrested in May 2008 and charged with breaking into the home of Joe and Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    As part of his plea, Robert Bryant, of Eminence, was sentenced to a total of 50 years.