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  • Commission approves fire truck bid with condition

    General Manager

    A new fire truck could be coming to Pleasureville.

    The commission voted 3-1 to accept a $156,600 bid for a new rescue truck. Accepting the bid, commissioner Gary Grigsby said, would be contingent upon the city receiving a loan with “satisfactory terms.”

    Mayor Rodney Young said the fire department should be able to pay for the truck itself, “unless we get in a bind.” If the new truck is purchased, the city would sell one of its older trucks, hoping to get at least $10,000.

  • Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was hot and muggy, but that didn’t dampen the spirits at Henry County’s Relay For Life event Friday night.

    Despite a down economy, Henry County Relay for Life is close to hitting its $95,000 fundraising goal.

    For one Henry County resident, the event was an opportunity to make Relay’s 25th anniversary a special one.

  • EIS picks Orton to be interim superintendent

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools board president Brenda Chism said Director of Pupils and Personnel William Orton will act as interim superintendent for the district as of today, Wednesday, July 1.

    “Darlene (Bates) recommended him,” she said, “and he has offered to step in until we hire a long-term superintendent.”

    As DPP, Orton oversees truancy issues.

    Orton has superintendent certification and retired from the Jefferson County school system before coming to EIS.

  • Historical society hosts quarterly meeting

    The Henry County Historical Society hosted their quarterly membership meeting the evening of June 15 at the Cooperative Extension office. President Jim Kleinert gave a summary of the June 8 board meeting and reviewed the renovation work being done at the History Center. Linda Roberts gave a presentation on the historical significance of the Drennon Springs area, and everyone was treated to ice cream sundaes.

  • No adults allowed, sort of; arcade offers youth a safe place to hang out

    Staff writer/photographer

    No adults allowed unless accompanied by children 18 years old or younger. That’s the rule at Bobby Sue’s Arcade.

    The game room for the 18 and younger crowd opens its doors today from noon until 9 p.m. at 5242 Main Street in Eminence. There will be a grand opening event Saturday, July 4.

    The decor conjures a 1950’s vibe with a jukebox and classic arcade games, but proprietor Kathy Braden said the idea has universal appeal.

  • Rucker resigns city post

    General Manager

    For the second time in his political career, Campbellsburg Mayor Carl Rucker has resigned his post.

    And, for the second time, that resignation comes because of concerns about his health. Rucker, 73, is battling blood clots — for which he was recently hospitalized — and shoulder pain.

    “I thought that, for my health reasons and age reasons ... that I’d let myself off the hook of some of the stress that is related to being mayor of a town,” he said Monday.

  • This is only a test; KSP holds training exercise in Pleasureville

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was a scene that had Pleasureville residents buzzing.

    Several marked and unmarked Kentucky State Police cruisers surrounded a house in Pleasureville two days in a row last week.

    The silhouette of an armed officer, gun drawn, shaded the siding next to the back door. He entered the darkened kitchen cautiously, warily. A man lay motionless on the tiles. A  pistol lay next to the prone figure, and an empty 40 ounce beer bottle stood on the floor.

  • Work to begin on U.S. 421, I-71

    Construction will begin the week of July 13 on U.S. 421 at the bridge over the CSX railroad near Campbellsburg. The bridge will be closed during construction.

    Also, beginning this week, lane closures and delays will be possible between mile markers 22 and 28 in Oldham and Henry Counties as the Kentucky Department of Transportation resurfaces the interstate, which should be completed by fall.

    The speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH in the work zone.

  • Realtors earn new designation

    Steven L. Woods, Lyndon B. Johnson and Hannah Way of Re/Max Preferred Realty have earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales. This is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.

     

  • Court freezes county pay

    General Manager

    After a contentious discussion, the Henry County Fiscal Court voted to freeze salaries for all employees in 2010.

    Though raises for all employees were included in the first draft of the county budget, they were removed prior to the second reading of the budget.

    Pleasureville area magistrate Jerry Beasley proposed the amendment, and said that in the current economy, with residents losing their jobs, giving raises — even if the county is in the black — wouldn’t be prudent.