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  • Churches join forces to help feed the hungry

    Staff writer/photographer

    They were “Listening to God,” when it happened.

    “We listen for what God is calling us to do,” Ben Secaur said, “and we felt a strong call to work at tending to the needs of folks in our own town and county.”

    The Campbellsburg Christian Church pastor said the group instituted a “Listening to God” program about a year ago when they felt that higher calling.

  • Stivers leaving HCMS for Shelby County

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry County Middle School students return to school this fall, at least one familiar face won’t be there.

    Vice-Principal Lorri Stivers resigned this week, and will assume the role of principal at West Middle School in Shelby County.

    Stivers resides in Shelby County with husband J.T. and two sons Ryan and Will.

  • Friends for Michael fundraising in full swing

    General Manager

    With one major event down, Friends for Michael is going strong with its fundraising efforts for 2009.

    Matthew Brent, president of the organization, said the group’s annual dinner in May went well, with about 150 people in attendance. But that’s not all the spinal cord research organization has going.

  • 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.