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  • Election 2012

    Smithfield

    Ruth Clark

    How long have you been on the council?

    Came on, I think to replace someone, 3 or 4 years.

    What do you want to accomplish in your city in the next two years?

    Well, I’d like to see a little growth. That’s a long shot, maybe, but you can always hope. I’d like to see the town clean, and taken care of. I enjoy the park and hope people that will make use of it.

    What are the biggest difficulties Smithfield faces as a city?

  • Fiscal Court accepts $22m check from Rick Rand

    The Henry County Fiscal Court last week accepted a ceremonial $22 million check for the Ky. 146 reconstruction project from State Representative Rick Rand.

  • Sheriff, fiscal court at odds on budget

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens doesn’t want to cut law enforcement services for residents of Henry County, but he fears budget cuts from Fiscal Court may cause him to do just that.

    But members of the Henry County Fiscal Court argue that the $10,000 cut they’ve asked for is small compared to cuts being made in other departments in an effort to bring spending in line with actual revenue.

  • The haunted tale of Cave Springs

    The quiet hills and hollers between Gest and Lockport hide their past easily to the casual passerby.

    During the fall as Halloween nears, the old wives tales and family folklore lend themselves to the macabre of hallows’ eve where fact and fiction blur peaking our fascination, imagination and delight of fear. The tale of Cave Springs is one such story passed on by the Craigmyle family near the sight of a presumed haunted history.

  • Before he had modern conveniences, Estill Thomas had happiness

    Before running water, electricity, radio or television, Estill Thomas had happiness.

    After 100 years and a lifetime of experience that span across the north and south poles, Thomas — who last week celebrated his 100th birthday — says happiness has kept him alive.

  • 5K Turkey Trot and Family Fun Run at Eastern Elementary

    Eastern Elementary will hold its 5K Turkey Trot and Family Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Preregistration is required if you wish to purchase a t-shirt for $10.

    The 5k trot begins at 9 a.m. and the Family Fun Run begins at 9:15 a.m.  Entry fee is a food item such as individual pudding or applesauce, peanut butter crackers, fruit roll ups, pop tarts, breakfast bars, microwavebale mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, Vienna sausages, chef Boyardee pop tops, potted meat, or $2 each.

  • Transportation Cabinet offering license with ‘veteran' designation

    Submitted

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received reports from numerous circuit court clerk offices of misunderstanding about how veterans can obtain a driver’s license imprinted with the newly authorized “Veteran” designation, which became available on Monday, Sept. 24.

    Kentucky veterans who wish to have the designation must present form DD214 – the Department of Defense form that verifies service – at the office of the circuit court clerk when renewing licenses.

    Important points:

  • KSP to drivers: Watch out for deer

    Autumn is in full swing in Kentucky decorating its landscape and roadways with vibrant, colorful foliage. Fall colors serve to remind drivers that they will see an increased movement of deer throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, deer season begins Nov. 10, and motorists are more likely to encounter these animals on or near roadways.

    Spokesperson for KSP, Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says motorists need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.

  • Opposing sides agree outlet mall delay is okay

    Developers and a representative of at least some residents say they are satisfied with what was an otherwise anticlimactic conclusion Tuesday night when the Triple S Planning Commission considered a zone change request for a second outlet mall in Simpsonville.

    For two hours Trio Property Development and its partner, Paragon Outlet Development presented plans for an outlet mall and requested a zone change for its 64-acre property east of Buck Creek Road and south of Interstate 64.

  • Small businesses are a big deal

    By Lance Minnis

    I would hope that most readers of the Localare aware, by now, of the debate raging in our community about the proposed CVS Pharmacy and its possible impacts. Many of us were not aware that such a thing was contemplated by city government, or that property owners had been approached to sell, until too late in the process to do much about it. Since then, many people have made their feelings known on the subject. This is a good and healthy thing, and I encourage more.