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  • Pleasureville man enters plea in Boone County

    A Pleasureville man has entered a not guilty plea on charges tied to sexual abuse that occurred 16 years ago.

    William “Marty” Kelley, 52, was arrested March 20 by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on charges that he sexually molested a six-year old child between January and December 1992. He plead not guilty Monday in front of Boone County District Court Judge Charles Moore, and is represented by attorney John Arnett.

  • Get your picks on route 55

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you’re a yard sale hound, get ready for the first ever “Hiway 55 Yard Sale.”

    Residents all along Kentucky 55 in Henry, Shelby and Spencer counties are invited to stimulate the local economy April 16-19.

    Annie Eads, president of the Finchville Ruritan Community Center in Shelby County, asks folks all along Ky. 55 to participate in the first “Hiway 55 Yard Sale.”

    “Grandma’s stuff sitting on your shelf is doin’ you no good,” she said.

  • Familes with autistic children have many available resources

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Henry County Schools Director of Special Education Tricia Hosey said there are many programs in place for the district’s autistic children. Hosey said the district generally will receive documentation from a student’s physician regarding a diagnosis.

    “We have students who are identified and some who have the traits,” she said. “A diagnostician does assessments for placement in the district.”

    Hosey said placement is individual based on the child’s needs.

  • Speedbumps hit a ... speedbump?

    General Manager

    One month after rapidly voting 3-2 to install speed bumps — with virtually no discussion — members of the Pleasureville City Commission finally talked about the idea.

    Monday night, the commission discussed placement, maintenance and whether or not there’s enough money in the budget.

  • Putting the pieces together

    Staff writer/photographer

    Seven year-old Ally Morehead, a ginger-haired first-grader at New Castle Elementary School changed out of her school clothes and into shorts, a t-shirt and Crocs shoes after school last week. She picked up a Wii controller and began a game of electronic bowling - a typical after-school ritual likely repeated by thousands of school children every day.

  • Easter story cookies

    Easter Story Cookies

    To be made the evening before Easter

    You need:

    • 1 cup whole pecans

    • 1 tsp. vinegar

    • 3 egg whites

    • pinch salt

    • 1 cup sugar

    • zipper baggie

    • wooden spoon

    • tape

    • Bible

    Directions

    • Preheat oven to 300 degrees

    (this is important-don’t wait until you’re half done with the recipe)!

  • Spring fling pageants

    The Spring Fling is Saturday, June 13.  This year children’s pageants wil be featured again. There will be Tiny Tots, Little Miss and Mr. Spring Fling pageants.  The Tiny Tots pageants will be for boys and girls one to three years in age.  The Little Miss and Mr. Spring Fling pageant will be for boys and girls ages four to five.  All children entered in the pageants must be residents of Henry County. 

  • Relay for Life happenings

    Relay For Life in Henry County is approaching quickly, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track. Below is a list of upcoming activities that are taking place throughout the county in an ongoing effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society (all proceeds will benefit Henry County Relay For Life):

    • Tuesday, April 14 — Team Captains Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Henry County 4H Building at the fairgrounds. All captains are encouraged to attend.

  • 70 years, day by day

    General Manager

    It was May Day more than 70 years ago when they first met.

    A young William Mason spotted Sarah during May Day festivities and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, the Masons will celebrate their 70th anniversary.

    William was so taken with the young woman he met that day, that later during their courtship, he would ride a bicycle from Eminence to Frankfort just to see her.

  • Warriors’ lesson

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Wee Warriors day care program of Eminence Elementary School welcomed a real warrior last week.

    Sam McAfee — a Blue Clan member of the Overhill Tribe of the Cherokee Nation — explained tribal life to the children using authentic accoutrements as visual aids. McAfee got their complete attention when he held up a wide leathery piece and showed it around the room. “This is the armband that I wear when I dance,” he said. “It’s made of rattlesnake.”