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  • Help needed for Pendleton family

    Calvary Baptist Church’s pastor Brent Coley is asking for the community’s help for Pat and Janie Harris who lost their Pendleton mobile home and everything in it last Thursday, December 10.

    He said the church has paid for the Harrises and their eight-year old daughter Rebecca to stay at a hotel in LaGrange until the end of this week, but after that the family will have no place to go.

    “They probably need some short-term housing to rent,” Coley said, “a couple of weeks or 30 days.”

  • CFD project clogged with problems

    General Manager

    With a packed meeting room, the Campbellsburg City Council heard a variety of concerns Monday night about the rebuilding of the city’s fire department.

    Too few electrical outlets and overhead lights as well as no clear plan for placement of the department’s washer, dryer and furnace dominated Monday night’s discussion.

  • New Castle volunteer is ‘giving back to God’ by helping others

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Castle resident Phyllis Smith began to feel like one of the crew at Cook’s Pharmacy this month, though she never collected a paycheck.

    Smith spent several hours a day several days a week volunteering at the Eminence store to help local residents choose a child to sponsor from the Tri-County Community Action Agency’s Teddy Bear Tree.

    By the last day of the charity drive, just four names were left out of more than 100.

  • Holiday tradition

    General Manager

    The air was crisp and cool Saturday morning as volunteers from the Bethlehem area gathered to set the stage for their single biggest event.

    It takes countless volunteers to prepare, and a total of 12 actors for each of the three nightly shifts in the manger scene. There are, according to one event organizer, 144 characters over the course of the event.

    Kevin Croxton joked that volunteers have done the live nativity scene so many times now, that preparation has become automatic.

  • United Citizens Bank & Trust: A model community bank

    United Citizens Bank & Trust: A model community bank

    Doug Schlosnagle, CEO of United Citizens Bank & Trust, Campbellsburg, proudly accepted a 5-star superior rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., of Coral Gables, Fla. A 5-star rating for financial strength and stability is the highest rating attainable from Bauer Financial, the nation’s bank rating firm for more than 25 years, and is based on the overall financial condition of the bank.

  • Henry County Proposed Budget - Expenses

    Henry County Budget

    Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2010

     

    * Line items with $1 are listed as such to keep that account number open.

    Expenditures Summary:

    General Fund - $3,918,846

    Road Fund - $1,093,470

    Jail Fund - $570,245

    LGEA - $81,900

    Federal Grants - $16,000

    Solid Waste - $28,847

    911-EMS - $119,550

  • Holiday closings

    The Henry County Local will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of the Christmas Holiday. The Local will be closed again on Jan. 1 in obersvance of the New Year’s holiday.

  • HCPS getting more out-of-county students

    Staff writer/photographer

    Each year, students living outside of Henry County attend Henry County schools, and some students in Henry County opt to attend school in neighboring counties.

    Henry County Public Schools superintendent Tim Abrams said there is a give and take between local school systems that allows Henry County children to attend school in neighboring counties and vice versa.

    Currently there are 90 HCPS students attending school in surrounding counties and 152 commuting in to the district.

  • H1N1 shots coming to middle, high schools

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Elementary School principal Mike Doran told school board members that grade school students have now been vaccinated for the H1N1 flu by representatives of the North Central District Health Department.

    He said he was pleased it was offered in school because that makes at-risk children more likely to get the shot. “Teachers made a personal effort to get permission slips signed,” Doran said, “so as many kids as possible could benefit.”

  • EPD’s Parham earns DUI award

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Police Officer Phillip Parham has a passion for nabbing drunk drivers.

    That passion recently earned Parham recognition by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for his work with the Eminence Police Department.

    For the third year in a row he picked up the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award for making the most Driving Under the Influence arrests in the department.

    Parham was responsible for 71 of the 108 made by the agency.