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  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day
  • KSP honors Campbellsburg man

    Campbellsburg resident Donald Webster (center) received a Properties Management and Supply Technical Support Service Award from Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown (right) and Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer (left) on Oct. 21. A property officer II at the Kentucky State Police Supply Branch in Frankfort, Webster is a nine-year veteran of the agency. A 1998 graduate of Henry County High School, he is the son of Bruce and Sandy Webster of Pendleton.

  • New Castle tackles parking issues

    Parking along Main Street in New Castle, with the exception of the courthouse square, is posted as two-hour parking, but some people are not following that rule.
    “We’re getting a lot of business people complaining about parking,” Mayor Denny Benham said at the recent city commission meeting. “So it’s time that we do something about it.”
    Benham said that drivers are not complying with the posted two-hour limit, despite the signs.

  • Tindle plans to relax after 18 years at Campbellsburg Grocery

    Approximately 175 friends and admirers came to see Lucille Tindle at Campbellsburg Grocery Nov. 3 as she closed out her 18 years of employment with the store.
    Tindle’s duties involved putting out the produce at the downtown store for owner Stephan Smith. In fact, it was her idea that she should work there.

  • Community dedicates accessible park path

    Even after the handicapped accessible pond path at the recreation and park officially opened Nov. 5, members of the Henry County Leadership Class of 2014 plan to work together into spring to complete the final touches.
    Six leadership class members plus its coordinator celebrated the opening of the 140-foot-long, 4-foot-wide path that leads to a landing at the pond with a ribbon cutting at the Henry County Recreation and Services Park Thursday afternoon.

  • Oil change ministry can help change lives, organizers say

    Changing oil can change lives, said organizers of the second annual oil change ministry, held Oct. 24 by the Henry County Baptist Association, or HCBA, according to a news release.
    Organizers called the effort to treat single parents and guardians to a free oil change a huge success, the news release said. Baptist association representatives asked local churches to provide ideas for those from their areas who could be helped through this ministry, with 13 recipients participating.

  • News briefs for Nov. 4, 2015

    Two new troopers join KSP ranks
    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 45 new troopers at ceremonies held in Frankfort on Oct. 29, including two new troopers at Post 5 in Campbellsburg — Jared Payton of New Castle and Ricky Newsom of Harold.
    Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 880 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.
    The new troopers are part of the agency’s 93rd cadet class.
    They reported for duty on May 24 in a class that consisted of 70 cadets.

  • Rotary recognizes Yeary’s years of community service

    Recognizing years of community service, the Rotary Club honored Dennis Yeary with an Andy Anderson Award at Henry Christian Church Monday.
    The award gets its name from the long-time Rotary member who came here from Shelbyville after becoming a manager for Kentucky Utilities, according to Rev. Michael Duncan, one of the presenters at the lunch meeting. Anderson became known for his generosity and his service, giving freely his donations, time and wisdom to missions both local and international through his church and Rotary.

  • Sweet treats

    Dozens of trick-or-treaters stopped at the Henry County Local Saturday as part of a long Halloween tradition in Eminence.  For many more photos from Halloween, pick up a copy of this week’s newspaper to get the special section.

  • Courts launch ‘rocket docket’

    A new procedure in the 12th judicial circuit could reap major benefits to court officers, legal counsel, defendants and even taxpayers by speeding up the process of resolving very specific cases.
    Termed the “rocket docket,” the procedure allows the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to identify appropriate cases to expedite through the arraignment, plea and sentencing phases of the accused.