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  • You are not Alone

    Staff writer/photographer

    One night, after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Dana Rose woke to find her husband Russ staring at her. She asked why he was doing so. He answered simply. “It’s my job to take care of you,” he said.

    It’s been nine months since the 41-year old mother found a lump while showering. “I think it was kind of a thing from God,” she said. “I found this lump two months before time for my physical.”

  • New Castle extending brush disposal

    New Castle residents will be allowed to bring brush and limbs downed from the winter storm to the city lot at East Cross Main until Saturday, Feb. 28. The lot will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

  • C’Burg sewer divided into ‘sheds’

    General Manager/Editor

    The work to get a full assessment of the Campbellsburg sewer system continues — in an effort to focus its efforts, Carrollton Utilities has divided Campbellsburg sewer system into seven “sewer sheds.”

    Doing so, CU Manager Bill Osborn told the Campbellsburg City Council Monday night, will allow the company to narrow down just where some of the system’s problems are. And the area around Campbellsburg Elementary School has a few problems, including leaking manholes, among other things.

  • What are our children learning?

    The question is not whether children and teenagers are learning from today’s media but rather what are they learning?

    According to the April 2006 issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, TV, movies, video games, and Internet use have become a “major public health issue” among youth today and that “[this] intersects with many other issues that are critically important to child health, including violence, obesity, tobacco/alcohol use, and risky sexual behaviors.”

  • Relay For Life Kick off planned

    Henry County Relay For Life Kick Off is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23. The event will be held at the 4-H building at the Henry County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. This year’s featured speaker will be Byron Crawford.

  • Restoring power can be long job

    Staff writer/photographer

    Thursday morning the sun dazzled on the snow and ice-covered ridge topping Barton Lane close to Pt. Pleasant Christian Church.

    The serenity of a devastatingly beautiful winter scene was only disturbed by animal tracks criss-crossing the ice and generators humming outside the scattered houses. An open charcoal grill outside a shed playfully labeled the Pitts was, possibly, that family’s only means of cooking supper since the power went out in the early morning hours of Jan. 28.

  • ACS network helps patients, survivors and caregivers

    For those in Kentucky who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, there will be many questions and emotions. A newly diagnosed patient may have questions about how to tell his or her family, what treatment options are available, or may need help understanding the complex medical system. There will be many practical considerations as well, such as what treatment will be like, how to handle financial concerns, or how to get to and from appointments.

  • OneCall used for 1st time

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry County was slammed with snow and ice on Jan. 27-28, the county had a new tool to notify residents of an emergency situation.

    Installed in December, the OneCall Inc., emergency notification system was used for the first time in Henry County.

  • Brief - trash pick up in Pleasureville

    Industrial Disposal was unable to run its regular trash routes last Friday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Pick up will resume on its regular schedule as of Friday, February 6.

  • Curves is welcoming SilverSneakers members free

    Curves of Shelbyville is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program designed for older adults. Beginning January 1, SilverSneakers members were eligible to join Curves of Shelbyville at no cost.