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  • CBurg to invest in firehouse repairs

    The city of Campbellsburg will, again, have to fork out some cash for the rebuilt Campbellsburg Fire Station.

    Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan said during the city’s Monday night meeting that he asked an electrician to look into some ‘issues’ at the station. The request came as part of an attempt by the city to address a list of problems with the revamped station as provided by the Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire Department.

  • County to merge paid, volunteer EMS services

    In the beginning, Henry County EMS was strictly volunteer.

    Then, in the 1990s, the county switched to a paid EMS service, with the volunteers pitching in.

    That will soon change, as the volunteers will merge with the paid service, as announced last week during the regular meeting of the Henry County Fiscal Court.

  • Eminence designated as a ‘Diamond in the Rough’ by Bluegrass Institute

    Eminence Independent Schools has been recognized as a ‘diamond in the rough’ by a recent study.

    The Bluegrass Institute, a nonprofit organization, conducted a study to find out which school districts delivered the most educational bang for the taxpayer’s buck.

    The report derived a score spending index (SSI), a numerical value based on school achievement test scores weighed against per pupil spending in 2011.

    The SSI calculation starts with the school district’s average composite score from the ACT.

  • Get your caber on at Celtic Fest

    Brian King thrives on competition.

    Before donning kilts and tossing cabers, King played sports more familiar to most Americans.

    King played football at Shelby County High School and continued to play in college as a Kentucky Wesleyan College panther. King coached college football for two years.

    He needed a competitive release and started doing powerlifting.

  • Crash claims the life of Defoe man

    A well-known competitor in the horse-pulling world has died of injuries he received in a head-on traffic accident in Shelby County.

    Oscar David Ethington, 69, of Defoe  was killed Friday when the Ford pickup truck he was driving was struck by another driver who veered across the center line of Ky. 55, about two miles north of the intersection with the Shelbyville Bypass.

    The other driver, Susan Hughes, 42, of Sparta was taken to the University of Louisville with non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

  • A dose of Reality (Farms)

    Roy Jackson’s father dreamed he and his son could farm together.

    Jackson continues his father’s dream with his own son on Reality Farms near New Castle.

    Roy and Judy Jackson moved their farm from Delaware, Ohio, when urban sprawl started infringing on their farm and way of life. Their daughter Laura had married local attorney and farmer Keith Jeffries, and Henry County seemed like the place where they have both a family and a farm. Roy and Judy, both in their 60s, brought their son Matt with them.

  • Two eluding KSP in meth lab case

    A Pendleton woman and her son are missing and eluding law enforcement while family members face charges related to a meth lab bust.

    Mother Christina Walker, 37, and her son John Walker, 21, both have eluded arrest since the end of May.

  • The curing season

    In the wake of the summer drought, local tobacco farmers remain optimistic.

    While soybean yields are down and corn crops continue to be counted as a loss, tobacco looks better than it did the previous year for local farmers like Dean Clubb.

    “You won’t know till you put it on the scale,” Clubb said. “For quality tobacco it needs to get cured right, but it has remained remarkable given the drought.”

  • The Music Man

    Playing music is different than just listening to it for Chip Anderson. He hopes his teaching makes the same difference for his students.

    Anderson exposes Henry County middle and high school students to a broad spectrum of music from the classical to the contemporary. From Mozart to Cee Lo Green, students learn to play a variety of music that is entertaining and educational not just in the classroom, but at ballgames. His passion for music led to his job as Henry County middle and high school band director.

  • Fowler arraigned

    James E.  Fowler, 57, of Smithfield was arraigned Wednesday, Sept. 5 on charges that he murdered Nick Bibelhauser.

    He pled not guilty and was appointed a public defender and preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday.

    According to reports from the detectives, Fowler said he was in the driver’s seat of his wife’s truck when Bibelhauser put a gun to his head.