Local News

  • Six-year-old asks Santa to help children at Kosair Children’s Hospital

    Staff writer/photographer

    Six-year old Tonya Puckett of Bethlehem asked for a lot of toys in her letter to Santa Claus this year, but not for herself.

    “She said she wanted Santa to take care of the sick kids at Kosair,” mother Tina Beasley said.

    Beasley said her daughter has shown a desire to help children with illnesses before.

  • Santa needs a few little helpers

    Staff writer/photographer

    HCPS Family Resource Center coordinator Renata Ingram said this year’s Christmas for Kids initiative is well underway.

    Christmas for Kids provides for children of all ages whose families need help during the holiday season. “We have 95 children eligible,” she said.

    Preparations for this year’s program began in September.

  • Kentucky’s long term care crisis for the elderly

     Kentucky is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions regarding the long term care needs of our elderly and disabled citizens. The public is invited to attend an open discussion with local legislators sponsored by the Area Agencies, AARP, and the Kentucky Assisted Living Association to be held at:

    Twin Oaks Assisted Living Facility at 98 Adams St., New Castle, Wednesday Dec. 9, from 10 to 11 a.m. (502) 845-7524

  • Teddy Bear Tree still taking donations

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just one week remains to adopt a Tri-County Community Action Agency Teddy Bear Tree recipient.

    Teddy bears will be available through Friday, Dec. 9, at Cook’s in Eminence. A table is set up at the front of the store by the pharmacy.

    Family Services Coordinator Margaret Mullins said there are still at least 25 children who need the community’s help.

  • Gaines gets unique opportunity in D.C.

    General Manager

    It was a trip he might not have taken without some help from his community.

    In October, Sulphur teen Kenneth Gaines took part in the National Youth Leadership Congress in Washington, D.C. It was the experience of a lifetime.

    While at the conference, Gaines took part in a variety of scenarios. In two of those, Gaines played the part of key leaders — the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

  • Better safe than sorry

    Staff writer/photographer

    Emergency responders played it safe last week as they responded to a call at Hussey Copper in Eminence.

    A 911 call received by Shelby County dispatchers last Thursday night at 10 p.m. was placed from a cell phone, but operators quickly realized it came from inside the Hussey Copper facility in Eminence.

    Henry County Emergency Management Director Bruce Owens said the call was directed to Shelby County because it was the closest 911 to the cell phone’s location.

  • Students get a crash course in texting

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 16-year old male driver was typing a text message into his phone when he almost rear-ended a motorcycle, veered off the right side of the road then hit a deer.

    A 16-year old girl fared little better, repeatedly crossing the center line on a two-lane road while typing her name into her phone’s keypad.

    “She was pretty much over the center line all the time,” said James Gray of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety.

  • 2 roads to receive emergency road aid

    General Manager

    Two rural roads in Henry County damaged by water and heavy rain soon may be repaired.

    The Henry County Fiscal Court voted last week to utilize $70,000 in emergency road aid from the state to repair crossings on Six Mile Road and Turkey Run Road.

    According to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, a crossing on Six Mile Road took damage several times this summer because of heavy rain. Some concrete and a pipe were washed out.

  • Pleasureville Florist holding holiday open houses

    Executive Director, Henry county Chamber of Commerce

  • Bridge completion date moved back

    Staff writer/photographer

    The end to the project to build a new bridge on U.S. 421/Kentucky 55 at Campbellsburg has been pushed back ... again.

    Louisville District Department of Highways Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford said contractors hope to have work completed by Christmas.

    Originally slated for a September reopening, many set-backs have occurred.

    Geological problems necessitated more blasting. Then, an increase in train traffic through the area threw off the schedule.