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  • Kentucky Speedway to get NASCAR race in 2011

    Landmark News Service

    After years of negotiations, Speedway Motorsports recently announced it will host its first NASCAR race in July 2011.

    With a Sprint Cup race car as a backdrop and surrounded by NASCAR and state government dignitaries, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and CEO Bruton Smith announced recently that Kentucky Speedway will play host to its inaugural 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sat., July 9, 2011.

  • Get a closer look at KSP with Academy

    General Manager

    Next month, Henry County residents can get a closer look at how Kentucky State Police do what they do every day.

    For the second year, KSP throughout the state will offer the Citizens’ Police Academy, a series of 12 weekly classes designed to give residents a better look at what the state’s troopers do.

  • Pleasureville Baptist Church to participate in National ‘Back to Church Sunday’

    “Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, will be held at Pleasureville Baptist Church in Pleasureville at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 12.

    National “Back to Church Sunday” (www.backtochurch.com) is an initiative that seeks to reach the “un-churched” and “de-churched” people who once attended church but don’t anymore and invite them to return for a special Sunday.

  • KSP, HCSO eradicate 415 pot plants

    Staff writer/photographer

    The Henry County marijuana crop was reduced by 415 plants last week in a joint eradication effort by the Kentucky State Police and Henry County Sheriff’s Department.

    Sheriff Danny Cravens said most of the plants were found near Drennon in the northern part of the county.

  • Jamison helps in Haiti

    General Manager

    From a very young age, Eminence resident Whitney Jamison knew she wanted to help others. She never thought that desire would take her out of the country.

    On July 28, Jamison and other students in the Morehead State University nursing program left American soil, bound for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

  • Bridge work could end next week

    General Manager

    A major roadway closed for bridge reconstruction could reopen as early as next week.

    Earlier this summer, a portion of U.S. 421/Kentucky 22 was closed so a small bridge over Drennon Creek could be repaired.

    Originally, the project was scheduled to start at the beginning of June with completion before the 2010 school year began. 

  • La Grange man dies in ATV wreck

    Staff writer/photographer

    A La Grange man is dead after an ATV accident in Henry County Saturday evening.

    Timothy James, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene by Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard.

  • Eastern teachers make pitch for new technology

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eastern Elementary School will soon get a technological leg up thanks to the hard work and planning of faculty and students.

    A group of teachers made the case for classroom technology at the August meeting of the HCPS school board.

  • Experimental Virtuoso

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ronnie Eddins is a quiet man, one of very few words until the subject of Kentucky Bourbon is introduced.

    Then he waxes rhapsodic over the perfect alligator char on good white oak barrels and the fruity, nutty-maple taste of aged Bourbon whiskey.

    Eddins has worked at Frankfort’s Buffalo Trace Distillery almost 50 years, though he says when he got the job in 1961 he didn’t really even want to work there.

  • Cropper Day Celebration

    Cropper Day will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010. There will be many activities including a parade, an antique tractor display and a classic car cruise in. Booth space is available and cost is $15 for a 10 x 12 rental space.  Please contact Robin Belwood at (502) 461-7570.