Local News

  • LeMay receives Frist Award

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s parent company, HCA, recently announced that Arnie Lemay, Director of Engineering at Frankfort Regional, was the employee recipient of the 2010 Frist Humanitarian Award –the company’s highest honor. Lemay is from Eminence.

  • Be prepared during storm season

    There are forecasts for more severe storms each day this week and just over the weekend, a twister cleared a six-mile path through Joplin, Miss. leaving at least 116 people dead.

    Monday evening a storm with 60-mile per hour winds blackened Henry County skies and littered the countryside with debris.

    Henry County Emergency Management director Bruce Owens has asked county residents to be prepared.

  • Taking the bugs out of summer

    Spring is here, and Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner.  Our family loves the warmer weather and the chance to camp, go to the lake and spend time outdoors. 

    As much as I love spending time outdoors, I have to remind myself to take precautions so pesky mosquitoes and other summer pests don’t ruin the weekend.  The mosquito population is sure to be especially plentiful and buzzing this year with all of the recent flooding and remaining pools of water.

  • Eastern Elementary School student of the week

    Maggie Jackey is 8 and in 3rd grade (along with her twin Joseph).

    Do you have any special plans this summer?
    Going to St. Louis to visit cousins and going to RenFaire.
    What do you like at RenFaire?
    My mom works there and sells fairy outfits. I also like the Mist Wall and Halloween there. “It’s kind of scary,” she said.
    How do you and your twin get along?

  • ‘She was our sunshine that caused us to bloom’

    A red rose in its prime graced the center of each table at the Patrick Henry Award dinner in honor of Martha Tarry-Simpson.

    Presenter Tina Barr Tipton noted that roses are Simpson’s favorite flowers, but likened her former teacher to something much bigger.
    “She was our sunshine,” she said, “that caused us to bloom.”

  • Judges: New space is needed

    In the courtroom where they hear others plead their cases, the judges for Henry County’s Circuit, Family and District Courts made their own case last week in front of the Henry County Fiscal Court.

    Their message was clear: the existing courthouse simply is not adequate and an upgrade is very, very necessary.

    “I think of this as like a crazy uncle,” Family Court Judge Tim Feeley said. “It’s got a lot of character, but it’s old and not very useful.”

  • Cincinnati artist DiFulvio finds her photographic muse in Port Royal

    In a plot twist worthy of the 1960s sitcom Green Acres, Lauren DiFulvio of Cincinnati, Ohio, reluctantly stepped out of her big city anonymous persona and into the more personal down-to-earth world of Port Royal.

    In Green Acres a wealthy businessman whisks his sophisticated wife out to the farm to start a new life. In our story, Gus Wolf took his time getting his sweetheart used to the slower pace.

    Then, in an unexpected turn, DiFulvio found a creative side of herself that has broadened her art.

  • Broadband provider not paying rent

    The relationship between the City of New Castle and Liberty Communications, the company providing broadband capability, is strained.

    Commissioners voted just last spring to allow Liberty to mount equipment on the city’s water tower.

    At the time, Hugh McBurney who lives on Flat Rock Road begged commissioners to hook him up because he was unable to get a signal and had to rely on a much slower dial-up connection.

  • HCPS approves 1% raises

    Superintendent Tim Abrams asked HCPS board members to include a one percent pay increase for both certified and classified employees.

    Member Harold Bratton praised the district for its fiscal soundness in uncertain times.

    “Not many districts are giving anything,” he said.

    “I’d like to do a whole lot more,” Abrams said, “but I’m glad we can do this.”

    He said HCPS is able to raise salaries slightly even without additional state funding.

  • Honoring the fallen

    On May 19, Kentucky State Police throughout the state honored the 26 troopers who have been killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 63-year history.

    In Henry County, KSP Post 5 troopers honored Trooper Delano Glen Powell. Powell, who was from Sulphur, was killed on July 9, 1965, while serving a bench warrant with a Breathitt County Deputy. He was 28. Several members of Powell’s family were on hand for the ceremony, including his widow, his brother, his son and a grandson.