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  • Eminence sponsoring Eminence Day pageants

    The City of Eminence is sponsoring a Cutest Baby Contest for children birth to 23 months, a Cutie Pie Contest for children 2, 3 and 4 years old and a Little Miss and Mister Contest for couples ages 5, 6 and 7. The contests will be held on Eminence Day, Saturday, August 8.

  • Two phases to rebuild CFD station

    General Manager

    It will take two phases, but the Campbellsburg Fire Department could be rebuilt this year.

    Campbellsburg City Council member Rex Morgan delivered a report by Harold Bratton Monday night that outlined the work that needed to be completed on the station. The fire department was seriously damaged in a fire earlier this year.

  • A place for all to learn

    Staff writer/photographer

    Indigo Buntings flit by and two fawns trail a doe into the woods through the roadside blooms of Periwinkle and Queen Anne’s Lace.

    Those are just some of the fauna and flora that may greet newcomers on the road to Kentucky State University’s Environmental Education Center in southeastern Henry County.

    Drive down two miles of gravel road off U.S. 421 at the 17-mile marker and there lies 300 acres of protected Kentucky wild lands.

  • Detour already causing headaches

    Staff writer/photographer

    Even before school starts, traffic on Cardinal Drive in front of Campbellsburg Elementary School has become a headache.

    Officials expect that headache could worsen once school starts.

    Tuesday morning HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams met with project engineers and local officials to discuss Campbellsburg Elementary School traffic problems due to bridge construction on U.S. 421/Kentucky 55.

  • Turn lane construction began Tuesday

    The Kentucky Department of Highways District 5 Office advises motorists to be aware of construction on U.S. 421/Kentucky 55 in front of Henry County High school. A contract recently was awarded to construct a left turn lane at the school entrance. Construction was scheduled to begin July 21, and continue for at least a month.

  • 10 years of showcasing local goods

    General Manager

    The Henry County Fairgrounds will be alive Saturday with the smells, sights and sounds of locally grown and produced food, crafts and art.

    The 10th annual Henry County Harvest Showcase officially kicks off at 10 a.m. Early birds can catch breakfast with the Henry County Chamber of Commerce starting at 7:30 a.m. After that, the activities abound until at least 4 p.m., when the antique tractor pull gets underway.

  • Visitor dances for charity

    Staff writer/photographer

    Choctaw Jim’s on U.S. 421 has been a suburban Campbellsburg fixture for many years. The store is packed to the rafters with Native American jewelry, western wear, motorcycle gear and handcrafted furniture.

    Last Saturday, Choctaw Jim Thompson stepped out of the box to bring a whole new dynamic to the store by introducing Perry Joe “P.J.” Gabbard, a 34-year old Cherokee entertainer to Henry County.

  • Public Records for the week of January 21, 2009

    Marriages

    Melissa Dawn Helton, 29, Kewanee, Ill., to Wiliam Alfonso Marroquin Roca, 25, Kewanee, Ill.

    Ashley Danielle Wickham, 24, Eminence, to Charles William Browning III, 26, Eminence.

    Property transfers

  • Biggest Loser Weigh-in chatter

    Biggest Loser contestants keep trying.  They persevere.  Sometimes everything flows perfectly.  They are amazed at how well their eating and exercising stay on track. Other weeks are frustrating, yet they do not accept defeat but valiantly keep striving.  Through all challenges, Biggest Losers must discover how to stay balanced and keep their eyes on the goal of healthy weight loss.  Here is an inside look at the agony and the ecstasy of their ten-week commitment as heard from remarks at weigh-in.

  • Lawmakers ponder Sunday wine sales

    Landmark News Service

    Every Sunday, several carloads of visitors venture up the gravel drive leading to the Smith-Berry Winery tasting room.

    They come hoping to sample some of the New Castle winery’s products, but state law forces owner Chuck Smith to turn them – and the money they have to spend – away. Many leave frustrated, Smith said. “They’re mad, too; they’ve driven in off the interstate,” specifically to visit the winery.