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  • 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.

  • Seeing the forest through the trees?

    Staff writer/photographer

    Jan Aaron said she was devastated when an old stand of pine trees recently was chopped down on the banks of Lake Jericho.

    Aaron has lived on the Bates Lane end of the lake for more than 20 years and fears the cutting of those trees will worsen conditions around the lake, especially soil erosion.

    “They are clean-cutting to the point where there isn’t a blade of grass,” Aaron said, “tall, healthy pine trees cut down.”

  • UK helps improve life in Henry County

    Residents of Henry County may not realize the ways the University of Kentucky continually touches their lives, by providing education to 39 young Henry Countians in the 2008-09 academic year, assisting business people, advising homemakers and agricultural enterprises and offering guidance on health care.  

    UK’s 2008-09 academic year began with nine Henry County freshmen, 10 sophomores, eight juniors and eight seniors attending classes, along with four others pursuing graduate degrees or professional degrees in nursing, medicine, pharmacy and law.

  • A look back at the news and events of 2008

    JANUARY