Local News

  • 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.

  • The way we were

    General Manager

    In her younger days, Dorothy Fetter was a figure skater. She was a member of the Louisville Figure Skating Club and U.S. Figure Skating Association. Her oldest son is a professional ice skater.

    Fetter, a native of Princeton, Ind., also was an airplane riveter before she started a family. Her marriage of 56 years produced four children, and she is the proud grandmother of 17, and great grandmother to 23.

  • Health Department to give H1N1 vaccines

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you haven’t gotten your H1N1 vaccination yet, it’s not too late.

    H1N1 flu vaccination shots will be offered free of charge at the Henry County Health Department on Friday, Nov. 20, from noon to 2:30 p.m.

    The clinic will follow the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation to administer the vaccine to these target groups:

    • Pregnant women.

    • Health care and emergency medical services personnel.