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  • Campbellsburg towing service offers towing, U-Hauls

    Family-owned DJ’s Towing Service in Campbellsburg has been open only six months, but it got a leg up from its predecessor, JR’s Towing Service. New owners Steve and Jodie Judy took over the business from Jodie’s father Junior Moore. “He owned the business for more than 20 years,” Jodie Judy said.

    DJ’s has a trio of tow trucks at the ready 24/7. She said DJ’s has contracts with AAA as well as four other roadside assistance companies.

  • City, school board enter agreement

    The Eminence City Council and Eminence Independent Schools are prepared to enter into an agreement to continue services at the Eminence Community Center.

    The council voted last week enter into a co-applicant agreement with the school district, but held action on a rental agreement for the center’s operation.

    EIS Superintendent Donald Aldridge told the council that if they approved applying for the grant, they would also need to approve an interlocal-style agreement with the school district.

  • Eminence Speaker’s Amazing Race

    In a dimly lit office a packet of information was handed over. Eminence Speaker’s marketing director Chris Rose gave strict orders. “Do not under any circumstances let anyone know you have this list,” he said.

  • Communities gearing up for Christmas events

    With the holiday season fast approaching, several Henry County communities will host Christmas themed events.

    Campbellsburg is no exception, and this year will host an expanded Light-Up Campbellsburg.

    The event, five months in the making, kicks off Friday night at 6 with carrolling and a tree lighting in Campbellsburg Plaza behind United Citizens Bank.

    Santa will arrive at 6:15 p.m., and will be available for pictures in his ‘workshop’ across the street from City Hall.

  • "Operation Round-Up" Nets 49 Arrests in Five Counties

    ing station set up in the National Guard Armory in Carrollton. The station was set up by employees of the Carroll County Detention Center.

    “This took cooperation of the agencies involved and a lot of good detective work,” said Trooper Chip Perry, public information officer for KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg. “Everyone worked together to accomplish this.”

  • Early American Thanksgiving set for Friday, Saturday

    Hear ye! Hear ye! Does the aroma of a thick stew of game meat and autumn vegetables simmering over an open fire in the crisp November air make you nostalgic for tales of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins celebrating the first Thanksgiving in 1621?

  • Making Christmas brighter

    As families prepare to saddle up to a Thanksgiving feast next week, some will be thinking ahead to Christmas.

    For some, that will involve planning what Black Friday sales they’ll hit up on Nov. 28. Some will wonder just how they’ll provide Christmas for their families this year amid tough economic times.

    For some, the answer to that question is found in the Family Resource and Youth Services Centers in both the Eminence and Henry County school districts.

  • CUB Bank collecting teddy bears for charity

    Citizen’s Union Bank is once again collecting teddy bears for their “Ardi’s Bears” program.  Ardi’s Bears is a non-profit organization which collects bears for gifts to children in need through organizations such as the Dream Factory, Wayside Christian Mission the Center for Women and Families, children in orphanages and hospitals, and also to senior citizens in nursing homes, etc. 

  • West to replace Gunnell on Fiscal Court

    Staff writer/photographer

    Governor Steve Beshear has named Adam West to fill in the fiscal court position vacated earlier this year by Wayne Gunnell.

    West was appointed to the position Nov. 5 and will complete the term of former Magistrate Wayne Gunnell who has accepted a post in state government.

    West is a lifelong county resident and 1982 Henry County High School graduate. He completed his post-secondary education at the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering.

  • Shelbyville Fit for Life isn’t ‘one-size-fits-all’

    Staff writer/photographer

    “Pumpkin Pie Burner” is not, in this case, your mother-in-law’s nickname for your first attempt at cooking Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s the name of a free workout class the day after Thanksgiving for members of Shelby Fit For Life.