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  • New business to help rebuild lives

    Today’s world is one of a multitude of problems, and many of those problems are hard to face.

    But Across Kentucky Life Skills Center aims to help residents face their problems, learn to forgive and learn to live.

    Life Skills International has opened in Eminence, and soon will offer its first class.

    Mona Huff is one of four trained facilitators who will work with clients.

    Huff said clients will attend classes to help work through their anger and frustration issues, some of which may stem back to childhood.

  • Chamber announces Patrick Henry Award winner

    Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    “I don’t think I have ever been more surprised,” Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. said after being told he was the fifth recipient of the Patrick Henry Award.  “I never considered that someone would think I have the proper qualifications.  I am deeply honored.”

  • Snow, ice and more SNOW

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just as Henry County began to thaw from last week’s winter storm, more snow fell Tuesday adding to a mix of snow and ice that most residents would be happy to never see again.

    Last Wednesday’s ice storm left more than 607,000 Kentuckians in the freezing cold and darkness, thousands of those in Henry County. That number surpassed the nearly 600,0000 Kentucky residents who lost power in September.

  • A question of protection

    General Manager/Editor

    When Pleasureville’s last long-time police officer retired, he left after 18 years of serving the city. Since that time, the small community has wrestled with finding and keeping a police officer. For the last year, the city has gone without a police officer, and some say that the city has had fewer problems now than it did when the city had a police officer on duty.

  • Hobby helps resident forge new ties

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Anthony DeCaro moved to this area 20 years ago from Miami, Fla., it was not with the expectation he would become a fixture at the Highland Renaissance Faire as its resident blacksmith running his own successful business, Iron Leaf Forge.

    It’s doubtful he saw himself building the fairground’s 11-foot high entry way with customized Celtic hound hinges or participating in the Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild. “I have no art background,” he said.

  • La Grange murder victim has Henry County ties

    La Grange Police responded to a 911 call Sunday night where a shooting was reported that left one man dead. Police received the call around 9:24 p.m. and upon arrival at Creekside Apartments in La Grange found a white male, James E. Bailey, 33, dead at the scene.

    LGPD and the Oldham County Police Department are conducting a joint investigation of the homicide. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning and the department could not release further details, as the case is still under investigation.

  • EHS student is thinking green

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School freshman Nikki Gamble waited patiently for her turn to speak at the Jan. 20 Eminence Independent Schools board meeting. Dressed in a black pantsuit and heels she looked every bit the professional young woman anxious to make her pitch.

    At last, board president Brenda Chism asked for her proposal.

    Gamble approached the board with poise. She began designing a recycling program for Eminence schools in the summer of 2008. The freshman is very concerned about the environment.

  • Pleasureville commission considering new sewer rates

    General Manager

    It’s the conversation they hate to have.

    During Monday night’s Pleasureville City Commission meeting, commissioners and a couple of residents discussed the city’s garbage and sewer rates, which are expected to increase.

    The increase comes after news from the city’s annual audit that reported deficits for both accounts.

  • Brief - Baptist Hospital Northeast holding community health fair

    Baptist Hospital Northeast will sponsor a Community Health Fair from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the hospital’s main lobby area.

    A variety of free screenings and health information will be offered, including medication counseling (bring medications), pulmonary function testing, and blood pressure and pulse oximetry. From 7-10 a.m., health fair visitors may have blood drawn for a basic metabolic screening and a fat and cholesterol profile for $10. Those participating in this screening must fast beginning at midnight the night before.

  • Brief - Baptist Hospital Northeast events at a glance

    Saturday, Feb. 7