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  • News brief: Woods and Waters Land Extravaganza set

    Woods and Waters Land Extravaganza set for Sept. 10

    Woods and Waters Land Trust (WWLT) invites everyone to the eighth annual Land Extravaganza at the Bradley Family’s Indian Ridge Farm, 996 Green Wilson Road, Frankfort, on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4:30 until 8:30 p.m., according to a news release.
    WWLT, a membership organization open to everyone, works to protect the forested lands and riparian areas in the lower Kentucky River watershed, which includes Henry County.

  • Wright, a Pleasureville veteran, takes an Honor Flight

    Hundreds of patriotic, flag-waving citizens gave two local veterans ─ and 41 other Kentucky veterans ─ a welcome home Saturday that they will never forget, according to a news release.

  • Odd Fellows theft heads to the grand jury

    A 58-year-old Pleasureville man has been accused of writing checks to himself from the accounts of the Eminence Lodge 140 of the International Order of the Odd Fellows, according to police reports.
    After an investigation, Kentucky State Police charged Richard D. Rynes with theft by unlawful taking, more than $10,000 but under $1 million.
    Rynes wrote checks from the Odd Fellows Lodge account to himself, the arrest report states.

  • Long-time HCPS team retires simultaneously

    All at once last Wednesday, Henry County Public Schools lost more than 50 years worth of institutional knowledge from the central office with two simultaneous retirements.
    Donna Gosser began her career as the secretary at Campbellsburg Elementary School. After seven years there, she transferred to the board of education office where she served as the administrative assistant to the assistant superintendent for another 25.

  • Celebrating Labor Day

    With delicious food recently served up on the grill, extra time in the boat or backyard, and parties with friends and family, it is easy to forget that Labor Day is more than just an excuse for a long weekend on the first Monday in September.
    The national holiday was created to celebrate the achievements of America’s workers.
    Following what can be considered one of the darkest chapters in U.S.A. labor history, Labor Day was first celebrated in the late 19th century and was officially adopted as a federal holiday in 1894.

  • One dead, one injured in 146 wreck

    Based on evidence found at the scene of a single-vehicle wreck Aug. 30 that resulted in a Campbellsburg man’s death, Kentucky State Police believe drug use may have been involved, according to a KSP spokesman.
    State police identified the man killed in the late evening crash at the intersection of Ky. 146 and Ky. 1606 as 45-year-old Chris Dunavent, according to information from Trooper Josh Lawson. The Henry County coroner pronounced Dunavent dead at the scene at 10:57 p.m.

  • One dead, one injured in 146 wreck

     Based on evidence found at the scene of a single-vehicle wreck Aug. 30 that resulted in a Campbellburg man’s death, Kentucky State Police believe drug use may have been involved, according to a KSP spokesman. 

  • Family makes memories at Kentucky State Fair

    Brenna and Braden Perkins of Turners Station made memories by showing livestock at the Kentucky State Fair and earning ribbons, according to family members. Brenna earned second place with her bull and heifer, as well as showing two lambs. Braden earned a third place with his heifer.

  • Gibson shows the kentucky proud champ for dairy

    Kadyn Gibson of Eminence exhibited the Kentucky Proud champion dairy cow at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 19 in Louisville. Editor’s note: This corrects an earlier submission of a photo thought to be Gibson.

  • Farmers market didn’t wither in the heat

    Under the shade of oak trees on the Henry County Courthouse lawn, customers who arrived on a recent Wednesday could stay relatively cool, before the temperatures got up into the 90s.