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  • Guild's craft show, farmers' market spring up

    April showers bring May flowers, and we certainly should have a great showing of May flowers.  
    I hope all is well, and that business is thriving after the winter storms we endured.  
    I am happy to welcome a new member to the Chamber.
    Keller Williams/Bluegrass Homes and Farms with Tommie Tingle and Linda Jackson Bailey are ready to serve your real estate needs.  
    You can reach them at (502) 379-1490 or by e-mail tommietingle@kw.com.  
    While they are affiliated with Keller Williams, their focus is on Henry County.  

  • Police crackdown targeting distracted drivers

    In conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, law enforcement agencies in Kentucky are stepping up efforts to persuade drivers to put down the phone as part of the second annual national texting enforcement crackdown – U Drive. U Text. U Pay.

  • Help center to begin food give-aways in C-burg

    Two churches will partner with the Henry County Help Center to bring food give-aways to the Campbellsburg community, according to help center Director Joe Durbin.
    Campbellsburg Baptist Church, with assistance from Providence Baptist, will help with the monthly food aid the third Saturday of each month, beginning May 16, Durbin said.
    The distributions will be held at 8320 Main Street at Campbellsburg Baptist Church.

  • Hair-raising fundraiser to benefit help center

    Henry County Help Center organizers hope the public will donate to a fundraising campaign where the end result could be a shaved and shorn executive director.
    If the current campaign reaches $5,000, help center Director Joe Durbin will shave his trademark beard. If the donations reach $10,000, Durbin has agreed to cut his hair and beard.

  • Police chase began in Henry

    A Cincinnati, Ohio, man was transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital April 5 after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing from troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg.  
    While traveling north on I-71 in Henry County near the 36 mile marker, Trooper Barrett Brewer observed a vehicle approaching from behind at an extremely high rate of speed.  Trooper Brewer conducted a traffic stop at the 39 mile marker.  

  • April 20 is the deadline to register for primary election

    The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 19 Primary Election is Monday, April 20, according to a news release from the office of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
    County clerks’ offices throughout Kentucky will accept voter registration cards until the close of business on that date. Mail-in voter registration applications must be postmarked by April 20.
    In order to be eligible to vote, individuals must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen,
    • Be a Kentucky resident for at least 28 days before Election day,

  • Henry County proclaims April Donate Life Month

    With 998 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant, there is no better time to join the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry, according to a news release from Circuit Court Clerk Gina Lyle.  
    Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky are trying to boost the number of organ donors during April, which is also National Donate Life Month.

  • Easter Egg Hunting

    New Castle Christian Church opened its doors to the community to host an Easter Egg hunt for all ages and hid about 1,500 eggs. The Szczepan family participated, and Eliza, 2, and Brody, 15 months, check out what their eggs contained afterwards in the church gym.

    Gracie Lucas, 7, removes the treats from inside the eggs to give them back to be reused next year.

    Macy Prenn, 5, of Eminence, found some eggs on a parked car overlooked by other hunters. Malachi Thomas, 6, reaches into a planter to grab an egg.

  • Fire destroy's Bert's Garage
  • Eastern students fight cancer with ‘Relay Recess’

    The halls of Eastern Elementary School rang with cheers for cancer survivors April 3 as students contributed to the fight against the disease with a Relay Recess.
    Students looked happy to be doing their part through the Relay for Life event, even though drenching rains kept the walkers inside.
    Beginning with a schoolwide assembly in the cafeteria, teacher Diane Dunavan shared her experience in surviving cancer.