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  • Dollar General expanding, adding Campbellsburg location

    General Manager

    After weeks of speculation, construction on what will become the new Eminence Dollar General store is set to begin.

    Jerry Estes, with Cox Construction, said bulldozers could be on site getting the new property ready within seven to 10 days. Cox Construction will purchase the property at 881 Elm Street, almost across the street from the current store. The property currently is owned by Kenneth and Kathryn Way.

  • Cowboys station robbed

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed the Pendleton Cowboys/BP Food Mart early Monday morning.

    KSP responded to a call reporting the armed robbery at 4:40 a.m. Monday.

    “There were no customers there, just the clerk,” Detective Kevin Johnson said, “and nobody was injured.”

  • Biggest Loser - Getting my body back through determination

    It all began in October 2006 with a wound in my foot that wouldn’t heal. I have diabetes — plus asthma, advanced arthritis in both knees, spinal stenosis and stents in my thigh and heart to open blocked arteries.

    I returned to work, but retired in December 2007 because I couldn’t work on crutches and had no energy. Meanwhile, a sunburn on my shin became infected, causing a deep painful wound that took nine months to heal. “Life” consisted of medical appointments and procedures.

  • Henry among 20 counties quarantined for ash borer

    Landmark News Service

    State officials have issued a quarantine for 20 counties, including Henry, regulating the transportation of firewood and ash tree products in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.

    The quarantine, announced last week by State Entomologist John Obrycki, “prohibits the movement of all firewood derived from hardwood species, ash nursery stock, green ash logs and any other materials that present a threat of the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer.”

  • U.S. 421 bridge to be demolished

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the next two months there will be no bridge on Kentucky 55 just south of Campbellsburg.

    The bridge over the railroad tracks at KY 55 will be torn down and replaced so traffic will be rerouted via two detours.

  • Churches join forces to help feed the hungry

    Staff writer/photographer

    They were “Listening to God,” when it happened.

    “We listen for what God is calling us to do,” Ben Secaur said, “and we felt a strong call to work at tending to the needs of folks in our own town and county.”

    The Campbellsburg Christian Church pastor said the group instituted a “Listening to God” program about a year ago when they felt that higher calling.

  • Stivers leaving HCMS for Shelby County

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry County Middle School students return to school this fall, at least one familiar face won’t be there.

    Vice-Principal Lorri Stivers resigned this week, and will assume the role of principal at West Middle School in Shelby County.

    Stivers resides in Shelby County with husband J.T. and two sons Ryan and Will.

  • Friends for Michael fundraising in full swing

    General Manager

    With one major event down, Friends for Michael is going strong with its fundraising efforts for 2009.

    Matthew Brent, president of the organization, said the group’s annual dinner in May went well, with about 150 people in attendance. But that’s not all the spinal cord research organization has going.

  • Commission approves fire truck bid with condition

    General Manager

    A new fire truck could be coming to Pleasureville.

    The commission voted 3-1 to accept a $156,600 bid for a new rescue truck. Accepting the bid, commissioner Gary Grigsby said, would be contingent upon the city receiving a loan with “satisfactory terms.”

    Mayor Rodney Young said the fire department should be able to pay for the truck itself, “unless we get in a bind.” If the new truck is purchased, the city would sell one of its older trucks, hoping to get at least $10,000.

  • Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

    Staff writer/photographer

    It was hot and muggy, but that didn’t dampen the spirits at Henry County’s Relay For Life event Friday night.

    Despite a down economy, Henry County Relay for Life is close to hitting its $95,000 fundraising goal.

    For one Henry County resident, the event was an opportunity to make Relay’s 25th anniversary a special one.