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  • ACS network helps patients, survivors and caregivers

    For those in Kentucky who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, there will be many questions and emotions. A newly diagnosed patient may have questions about how to tell his or her family, what treatment options are available, or may need help understanding the complex medical system. There will be many practical considerations as well, such as what treatment will be like, how to handle financial concerns, or how to get to and from appointments.

  • OneCall used for 1st time

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry County was slammed with snow and ice on Jan. 27-28, the county had a new tool to notify residents of an emergency situation.

    Installed in December, the OneCall Inc., emergency notification system was used for the first time in Henry County.

  • Brief - trash pick up in Pleasureville

    Industrial Disposal was unable to run its regular trash routes last Friday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Pick up will resume on its regular schedule as of Friday, February 6.

  • Curves is welcoming SilverSneakers members free

    Curves of Shelbyville is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program, the nation’s leading exercise program designed for older adults. Beginning January 1, SilverSneakers members were eligible to join Curves of Shelbyville at no cost.

  • New business to help rebuild lives

    Today’s world is one of a multitude of problems, and many of those problems are hard to face.

    But Across Kentucky Life Skills Center aims to help residents face their problems, learn to forgive and learn to live.

    Life Skills International has opened in Eminence, and soon will offer its first class.

    Mona Huff is one of four trained facilitators who will work with clients.

    Huff said clients will attend classes to help work through their anger and frustration issues, some of which may stem back to childhood.

  • Chamber announces Patrick Henry Award winner

    Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    “I don’t think I have ever been more surprised,” Claude A. “Junie” Berry Jr. said after being told he was the fifth recipient of the Patrick Henry Award.  “I never considered that someone would think I have the proper qualifications.  I am deeply honored.”

  • Snow, ice and more SNOW

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just as Henry County began to thaw from last week’s winter storm, more snow fell Tuesday adding to a mix of snow and ice that most residents would be happy to never see again.

    Last Wednesday’s ice storm left more than 607,000 Kentuckians in the freezing cold and darkness, thousands of those in Henry County. That number surpassed the nearly 600,0000 Kentucky residents who lost power in September.

  • A question of protection

    General Manager/Editor

    When Pleasureville’s last long-time police officer retired, he left after 18 years of serving the city. Since that time, the small community has wrestled with finding and keeping a police officer. For the last year, the city has gone without a police officer, and some say that the city has had fewer problems now than it did when the city had a police officer on duty.

  • Hobby helps resident forge new ties

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Anthony DeCaro moved to this area 20 years ago from Miami, Fla., it was not with the expectation he would become a fixture at the Highland Renaissance Faire as its resident blacksmith running his own successful business, Iron Leaf Forge.

    It’s doubtful he saw himself building the fairground’s 11-foot high entry way with customized Celtic hound hinges or participating in the Henry County Arts and Crafts Guild. “I have no art background,” he said.

  • La Grange murder victim has Henry County ties

    La Grange Police responded to a 911 call Sunday night where a shooting was reported that left one man dead. Police received the call around 9:24 p.m. and upon arrival at Creekside Apartments in La Grange found a white male, James E. Bailey, 33, dead at the scene.

    LGPD and the Oldham County Police Department are conducting a joint investigation of the homicide. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday morning and the department could not release further details, as the case is still under investigation.