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  • Gas fueling food costs

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    See that banana? It has a story.

    Wrapped in a yellow peel, its journey likely began on an Equador plantation. Then chop. Wrap. Ship. Consume.

    That's the condensed version, anyway.

    Most produce in the U.S. is picked four to seven days before being placed on supermarket shelves. It's shipped in refrigerated crates for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold.

  • Solved mystery draws NY Times to Kentucky

    Landmark News Service

    A nine-year-old mystery — solved this week by authorities — has reportedly lured a New York Times reporter to Kentucky to recount the story.

    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard said he would meet with a representative from the nation's largest paper today in Frankfort, to discuss the case.

    It involves the identity of a murder victim, who was reportedly beaten and shot on an eastern Jefferson County farm in 1998, after a cocaine deal went wrong.

  • Historical Society starting 2008 season

    The Henry County Historical Society will begin the 2008 season with perhaps its most ambitious program to date. An exciting evening of color, drama, fun and history will all come together with the presentation of "Derby Through the Decades," a showing of vintage clothing from the very first Derby in the 1880s through the year 2000.

  • Winery hosts first art event for 2008

    Landmark News Service

    Culture mavens gathered Saturday at an unassuming place: an old dairy barn, near New Castle.

    Inside, whitewashed walls faded the by-gone "milking memories" in this converted art gallery, and food and wine flowed freely. It's something that's become expected at any Smith-Berry Winery event, said guests.

  • Brief: Relay for Life event

    Homestead Nursing Center will be having a yard sale on Friday, April 18 beginning at 8 a.m. in our parking lot. Spaces are available for rent for $10 (must provide own table). To reserve a spot or for any questions, contact Denise or Stephanie at (502) 845-2861. Spot reservations due by Thursday, April 7.

  • Cull indicted in death of grandson

    General Manager

    A Campbellsburg man charged in the February death of his infant grandson was indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury last week on charges stemming from the incident.

    David W. Cull, was indicted for reckless homicide and tampering with physical evidence. Cull's bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000, though he remains lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center.

  • Community supports Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Submitted by Julie Mann

    You may have already noticed the blue ribbons that have began to appear around our community. This is the special time of year set aside to raise awareness for the plight of children who suffer from abuse and neglect.

    The first proclamation declaring the month of April as National Child Abuse and Prevention Month was signed by President Ronal Reagan in 1985. The campaign gained momentum in the spring of 1989 when grandmother, Bonnie Finney of Norfolk, Virginia took on the cause as a personal campaign.

  • Council pulls plug on pool project ... for now

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    A slightly consternated Danny Meadows acknowledged Monday night that differences of opinion on the Eminence swimming pool have caused tensions within his own home.

    The council member and his teenage son, Craig, don't see eye to eye on the issue.

    After a 4-2 vote to not enter into a contract with Our Backyard Leisure Specialties for repair work on the city's pool, Meadows summed up what several on the council seemed to be thinking. "Can we now start at the beginning and do this the correct way?"

  • Cozy Cuts now open seven days a week

    Cozy Cuts hair and tanning salon in Eminence recently changed its hours of operation thanks to dedicated customers and growing clientele.

    Stephanie Hancock, owner and operator of Cozy Cuts, located at 5320 S. Main St. in Eminence, is excited about the new opportunity.

    "I am very appreciative of my dedicated customers and I always look forward to meeting those who aren't a familiar face," Hancock said.

  • Body of 1998 murder victim identified

    Landmark News Service

    Investigators believe they have identified a murder victim, found by hunters in a Henry County ditch more than nine years ago.

    The man, Miguel Angel Garcia, was reportedly killed on an eastern Jefferson County farm in a 1998 cocaine-deal gone wrong, investigators believe.

    Garcia's skeletal remains were linked to DNA samples from the FBI's missing-persons database.

    Hunters found those remains in February 1999 and forensic specialists determined the man had been beaten and shot.