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  • Group offers ‘scholarship’ for Safe Return program

    Staff writer/photographer

    Easter Sunday 2009 had a happy ending for an 87-year-old Northern Kentucky man suffering from dementia thanks to the actions of Eminence couple Jon and Tracey Park and Officer Rodney Hawkins of the Eminence Police Department.

    But, it could have ended badly for Don W. Taylor and his family.

    He was reported missing when he didn’t return to his Florence home after attending Easter morning church services. He evidently lost his way, and ended up at Dairy Queen in Eminence several hours later.

  • Building ‘the last biggest one’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Former pilot and ex-Marine Don Seligman’s hobby takes up a lot of room.

    His Campbellsburg garage is literally packed to the rafters with built-to-scale military airplanes.

    Some are arranged on long tables appearing ready to taxi down a runway while others are suspended by wires from the ceiling.


  • Get your blues " and more " at Blueberry Hill

    Staff writer/photographer

    On a clear, mild Monday morning, the U-Pick crowd descended upon Blueberry Hill Farm by 9. It was their first opportunity to get a taste of this year’s blueberry crop.

    Farmer Kristi Winchell said seasoned pickers know to come early in the day for the best berries, which also is when the temperature is most comfortable.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • EIS progressing on renovations

    Staff writer/photographer

    Facilities Manager Darrell Scriber told EIS board members last week that work is progressing on the elementary school’s major renovations.

    He reported that new, energy-efficient windows have arrived and work crews are in the process of removing the old ones.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Fiscal Court asks P&Z commissioner to resign

    General Manager

    The Henry County Fiscal Court has given a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission 30 days to resign or be removed from his post.

  • Grand Jury partially indicts Velazquez

    General Manager

    A Carrollton man charged in connection to a fatal drunk driving accident will not stand trial for manslaughter.

    In March, Estevan Velazquez, 25, of Carrollton was charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid with death or serious physical injury, a class D felony, and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second offense, a class B misdemeanor. He also was charged with second degree manslaughter and operating on a suspended or revoked license.


  • Renaissance Faire kicks off Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you’re looking for a little entertainment a lot closer to home, the Kentucky Highlands Renaissance Faire begins this weekend.

    The annual event features food and drink, games and shows, and several vendors.

    On Saturdays and Sundays from June 5 through July 11, the festival will be in full swing from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Need a daycation? Try a drive-in movie

    Staff writer/photographer

    This summer may be a good time to explore some novel “daycation” options. Since budgets are still tight and a trip to the beach possibly hazardous to your health, why not get creative close to home.

    The Stanford Drive-In and Flea Market is a 75-mile drive that offers first-run movies and great flea market deals.


  • Henry County Fair kicks off Friday

    General manager

    At around the same time many Henry Countians will gather at Henry County High School for the Relay For Life event, the first event of the 2010 edition of the Henry County Fair will be underway.

    The fair starts Friday at 6 p.m. with the open dairy show, and runs through Saturday, July 3.

    Admission on most nights of the fair will be $10 again this year, except for Friday night, when there is no admission, Saturday, when the admission is just $8, and Tuesday evening when admission drops to $6 for family night.

  • Make a Splash this summer and read!

    “Make a Splash-READ!” Explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games, and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and pools and the creatures that live there. The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to children ages preschool through sixth grade, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, and more.  Parents of infants and toddlers can join the Wee Readers program which focuses on the six early literacy skills that every child needs in order to become successful readers.