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  • Nick Hawkins vies for Circuit Court Clerk

    Nick Hawkins
    30 • New Castle
    Magistrate, District 4

    Experience

  • Ky 146 $ approved

    After a tumultuous week in which the Kentucky 146 reconstruction project was out, then back in again, Governor Steve Beshear approved, mostly, the state’s two-year road plan.

    “The highway plan was delivered to (Beshear’s) desk at noon Thursday (April 12), which gave him just a few hours to go over it,” State Representative and Budget Committee Chairman Rick Rand told members of the Henry County Fiscal Court.

  • Gina Lyle vies for Circuit Court Clerk

    Experience:

    I am currently chief deputy circuit clerk and I have been since 2005 with Mary Lou Roberts. Leland Payton (former clerk) hired me in 1988 as a temp and I have been there 24 years. I have really enjoyed the job. We have some great people to work with and it is an important job.

    Why are you running for the position?

  • Berry speech focuses on community

    For many who leave  rural county settings for the big city, one’s identity is never truly separated from hometown, community or neighborhood. Many moved back home after college or jaunts into city life.

    The promise of more profitable opportunity, as well as economic challenges contributed to our societal departures from the agricultural landscape.

  • Shannon Treece to be new Eminence High, Middle School Principal

    Shannon Treece knew she wanted to be a teacher.

    Growing up on a dairy farm in Henry County, she didn’t know if she could make it through college. When she finally stepped into the classroom as a teacher, she knew it was where she wanted to be the rest of her life.

    Treece will start as principal of Eminence High/Middle School July 1. Her return to the county and community as an educator speaks to Treece’s desire for service.

  • Diabetes Education Day
  • Smith gets 60 days, no animals

    Despite a deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Terri L. Smith will not regain ownership of the two dogs and two horses she’d asked for in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

    The decision by Henry District Court Judge Diana Wheeler came as part of a more than three-hour long hearing Monday that included emotional testimony from Smith’s friends and family, as well as individuals who fostered some of the animals seized in the December raid.

  • Carnal gets farm to table lesson

    William Carnal never won anything big.

    He couldn’t believe it when his art teacher Jessica Page told him he won first place in the first Kentucky Farm to School Art Contest. The theme was “Let’s grow healthy the Kentucky Proud way!”

    Carnal, 10, of Lacie received $50 for first place in the elementary school division. He competed with elementary students in 85 participating school districts for the contest.

  • C’Burg is PoweredOff

    Get your stuff and get out.

    That’s the message Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan would like to deliver to PoweredOn owner Brent Graves.

    Campbellsburg hired Graves in 2011 to set up a WiFi network for city residents that would be delivered at no cost to the residents. But, one year later, the network has coverage issues, and Graves did not follow through on a promise he made to the council in March to address the problems.

  • Spring flinging for Judy Lea

    On Friday, Henry County turned out for the 26th annual Judy Lea Memorial Benefit.