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  • 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.

  • Now playing on YouTube ... HCHS FFA

    Staff writer/photographer

    Advisor Lindsey Cottrell is asking people to help HCPS Future Farmers of America members add dollars to their department by voting on videos made by local students.

    The videos are on YouTube and winners will be determined by how many “hits” each video receives.

    This is the second year for the Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board’s YouTube Video Contest, but the first for HCHS to participate.

  • Public Records for the week of October 21, 2009

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department arrests

    Joseph A. Callis, manufacturing meth; first degree trafficking in a controlled substance; two counts of wanton endangerment; possession of meth percursor; possession of drug paraphernalia, arrested by Rick Nelson on 10/9.

    Beau D. Maria, failure to appear; perjury, first. Arrested by Rick Nelson on 10/12.

    Tabatha Barnes, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 10/12.

    Lisa Way, theft by deception less than $500, arrested by Rick Nelson on 10/12.

  • HCPS to add bus route to Eminence

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools soon will add an abbreviated bus route to operate after school between Henry County High School and Eminence.

    HCPS transportation director Bruce Gentry said the goal is to ease afternoon crowding.

    Gentry said buses bound for Pendleton, Smithfield and Jericho are affected on a regular basis.

  • Tri-County gearing up for LIHEAP

    Staff writer/photographer

    As October wears on, the mercury is dipping, and some residents find themselves making a choice between paying the heating bill and buying groceries.

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency will take applications for winter heating bill assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program at its offices at 125 Park Road, New Castle.

    The program has two phases.