Local News

  • N.C. to look at hydrant replacement

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Castle may have to dig deep to replace five of its more than 40 fire hydrants within the district.

    Commissioner Denny Benham said several hyrdrants are working but will not drain.

    “We can’t hardly crank the stem on one of them to get it open,” he said.

    New Castle’s public works director Scot Treece said it probably would be best to replace them at a cost of about $3,000 each.

  • U.S. 421 bridge reopens

    Three months after construction was originally scheduled to be completed, the U.S. 421 bridge in Campbellsburg has reopened.

    According to a press release issued by the Kentucky Department of Transportation Tuesday morning, the bridge reopened on New Year’s Eve.

  • A Wii bit of fun

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County’s Life Enrichment Center is known locally as the senior center, but Activities Director Debbie Drury wants residents to know it belongs to everyone in the county.

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency’s senior program does use the facility every week day, and it appears to be the “cool” place to be for the over-60 set.

  • Commission squabbles over liens

    General Manager

    Property maintenance rules in Pleasureville are about to get tougher.

    An amended property ordinance intended to give the city more oomph in the enforcement of property maintenance was approved on first reading by the Pleasureville Commission Monday night.

    But conversation about the ordinance was strained for at least the second month in a row.

  • Three more file for May 2010 primary

    Updated listing of candidates who have filed for elected offices so far:

    • Richard Smith,Turners Station filed Dec. 28 for jailer.

    • Gary Carnes, Pendleton, filed Dec. 28 for jailer.

    • Guy S. Coombs, Smithfield, filed Dec. 30 for District 2 magistrate.

    Residents interested in filling for the primary election have just three weeks left to do so — the deadline to file for the May primary is 4 p.m., Jan. 26.

  • A look back at 2009


    Replacement of the historic truss bridge connecting Henry and Owen counties at Gratz began. The bridge was one of 429 bridges in the United States built in 1931. Heavy truck traffic from Liter’s Quarry made its replacement a priority. The project is slated for completion in 2010.

  • Public Records for the week of December 23, 2009

    District Court


    Monday, Dec. 14

    Judge Diana E. Wheeler


  • Census workers needed

    Landmark News Service

    Local residents are needed to help with the final phase of the 2010 Census count.

    At the grand opening of the Covington Census Office on Friday, Dec. 4, manager Chad Linna said he and his staff have begun recruiting enumerators and field supervisors in each of the 18 counties in the Northern Kentucky region his office serves.

  • Pleasureville Christian Church welcomes new pastor

    Staff writer/photographer

    Pleasureville Christian Church has welcomed a new minister

    Pastor Johnny Lewis brings at least one new idea with him, asking people to become fans of the church on Facebook.

  • Owner always wanted to have a peddler’s mall

    Staff writer/photographer

    The New York Times July 21, 1969, headline reads “Men walk on moon,” but the plastic-bagged historic paper, in pristine condition, is not housed in some museum. It’s for sale at the newly opened Tiffany’s Great Bargains Flea Market at 5247 S. Main Street in Eminence.

    Operator Melissa Carroll said she plans to fill the 3,500 square foot space with everything a peddlers’ mall patron’s heart could desire.