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  • Cooks get trial date

    General Manager

    A New Castle couple at odds with Henry County Planning and Zoning will get their day in court.

    Bob and Ann Cook appeared before Henry County District Court Judge Diana E. Wheeler for a pretrial conference on charges levied by Planning and Zoning.

    Greg Derossett, Henry County Planning and Zoning’s enforcement officer, cited the couple in September for violating a portion of the county’s Planning and Zoning ordinance that prohibits living in a camper or recreational vehicle.

  • Henry County Health Department to distribute H1N1 vaccines today

    Henry County residents have the opportunity to get the H1N1 inter-nasal spray vaccine Thursday, Nov. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Henry County Health Department located at 125 North Property Road.

    The clinic will follow the Center for Disease Control's recommendations and administer vaccine to the following groups:

    • healthy children and young adults ages 2-24 years old.

    • healthcare workers who are healthy and younger than 50 years old.

  • Old Drennon Road to get maintenance again

    General Manager

    A road less traveled, and seemingly forgotten for more than a decade, again will receive county maintenance.

    During the Henry County Fiscal Court’s October meeting, Henry County Attorney Virginia Harrod told the court that a portion of Old Drennon Road was still considered part of the county’s road system.

  • Schools hit by triple whammy of illnesses

    Staff writer/photographer

    An unpleasant witch’s brew of illnesses is making Halloween week scarier than usual for local school students and their parents.

    Local officials say they suspect a triple whammy — stomach virus, the flu and strep throat — are responsible for increased absences in local schools.

    Eminence Independent Schools Superintendent Sonny Fentress said there were more than 60 absences Monday following a fairly quiet start to the year.

  • Hilliard is here to HELP

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mike Hilliard’s business, Hilliard Enhanced Learning Programs HELP in Campbellsburg offers unique merchandise and training materials to professionals in fire/rescue, EMS, law enforcement, military, medical, public service and construction.

    “We are a one-stop training shop,” he said.

    Hilliard and his wife/business partner Melanie both are seasoned veterans in the emergency response field.

  • Carve out a good time for Halloween

    Staff writer/photographer

    In just a few days, ghouls and goblins, comic book heroes, lady bugs and more will descend upon Henry County.

    Halloween festivities kick off on Friday with the Haunted Halloween at the Highland Renaissance Festival from 6 until 8 p.m.

    The event is cosponsored by the city of Eminence and Highland Renaissance.

    Admission is one non-perishable food item to be donated to the local food pantry.

    Organizer Shawn Bright said he hopes for a huge turnout.

  • Couple claims P&Z discrimination

    General Manager

    A New Castle couple recently charged with violating a Henry County Planning and Zoning ordinance now is circulating a petition for the removal of the agency’s enforcement officer.

    Bob and Ann Cook, who live on Scobie Lane, claim Greg Derossett is discriminating against them because they are disabled.

    Bob Cook said Monday their disabilities stem from a 2005 accident on Shelbyville Road in which they were hit both from the side and head on.

  • Be safe, be seen on Halloween

    Tips on designing and creating Halloween costumes at home to meet “see and be seen” safety standards are being offered by the Kentucky Optometric Association in a pre-Halloween message to parents.

    According to the vision care organization, many Halloween accidents — from skinned knees to pedestrian traffic fatalities — can be traced to a child’s inability to see steps, curbs and automobiles or to a driver’s failure to see a child in time to stop.

  • County taking part in prescription assistance program

    Staff writer/photographer

    At the end of television commercials for many prescription drugs, a voice-over states something like, “If you need help paying for your prescriptions, call...”

    If you have wondered if those offers of help apply to you, a new program in the county can answer your questions.

    In October 2008, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program. It was described as an innovative initiative to utilize and coordinate existing programs.

  • Local Landmark Lost

    Staff writer/photographer

    One of the last remaining historic Campbellsburg buildings is gone.

    The old L&N train depot in Campbellsburg burned to the ground early Monday, Oct. 26. The building was one of the few that survived a tornado in 1974 that levelled most of the town’s older buildings.

    Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Seth Willis said the 911 call came into Post 5 at approximately 12:30 a.m.