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  • HC Native is Humana Medicare expert

    Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    As we age, our needs change, and so does our insurance.  Medicare becomes our main focus, but how many really understand what coverage is available?

  • CARE Team Connection: Resolve to Love a Child

    Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  Many people resolve to lose weight, get into shape, get their finances in order, or make some other positive change in their lives.  How long do these changes usually last?  A day?  A week?  A month? 

  • Students win statewide Web site design contest, $500

    General Manager

    In what may have begun as a way to keep three restless high school students busy, Henry County High School earned a little statewide recognition last week.

    On Jan. 14, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet recognized Bryant Mitchell, Michael Veenstra and Luke Clark for winning a contest to redesign the cabinet’s Kentucky Teen Tech home page.

    “Basically, what we did ... (was) go in and design the entire Web site,” Clark, 16, said.

  • College Goal Sunday helps with financial aid

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at 20 sites across the state. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m., and most sites close at 4 p.m. Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

    At College Goal Sunday, financial aid professionals from Kentucky will help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the form students must submit to receive federal and state student aid.

  • Rash of burglaries hits county

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Police suspect tough economic times may be behind a recent string of burglaries in Henry and Carroll Counties.

    Lieutenant Jeff Medley said 16 burglaries have been investigated by the Campbellsburg Post since December 1, 2008. “Tough economic times may be a part of it,” he said.

  • Pleasureville sewer is in the hole

    General Manager

    Whether they like it or not, members of the Pleasureville City Commission will have to take a serious look at raising sewer rates for residents.

    During the commission’s Monday night meeting, auditor Constance M. Rawlins, told the commissioners that while the city’s finances are in good order, two things concerend her — neither of which dealt with record keeping. Rawlins was concerned by the city’s sewer and garbage collection funds.

  • City, county governments look ahead

    General Manager

    In the coming year, local governments could face a variety of new challenges, including just how to conduct city and county business in a time of financial difficulties.

    But some officials say that challenge may not be as tough for them as it will be for others.

  • Cupp Chiropractic offers a variety of services

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dr. Bruce Cupp has practiced chiropractics in Eminence for nearly two decades and said he is excited to introduce clients to new ways to feel better. “I came here strictly as a chiropractor,” he said, “but now we have a wellness center.”

    Cupp graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in exercise physiology. He attended Palmer University for his Doctor of Chiropractic degree and later obtained certification as a nutritionist.

  • Thoke says new year could bring new options

    Staff writer/photographer

    The new year and incoming presidential promises of help for America’s sagging infrastructure may offer fresh opportunities for some Henry County communities.

    New Castle Main Street manager Jeff Thoke told commissioners he was contacted by Harry Carver, who handles grants for the Governor’s Office for Local Development.

    GOLD provides financial help through grants and loan assistance and advises local governments on budget matters.

  • Future middle school teacher publishes book of poetry

    Landmark News Service

    A former executive and future middle school teacher has written and published what she hopes to be the first of many books of poetry – and maybe a novel or two.