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  • I-71 wreck claims the life of Ohio man

    Landmark News Service

    An Ohio man died Wednesday, June 18, after the car he was driving crossed the median near mile marker 35 on Interstate 71 and struck a semi.

    The accident, which occurred at 2 p.m., left the interstate closed to traffic for several hours during the afternoon; southbound traffic was re-routed through Carrollton and Trimble County during the closure.

  • New principal at HCHS already on the job

    BY CINDY DIFAZIO

    Staff writer/Photographer

    When Henry County middle and high school students walk through the school doors in August, they will be greeted by new principals.

    Incoming Henry County High School Principal Jim Masters is enthusiastic about coming to this district. He says that he liked Henry County from the very first time he visited. “I feel so blessed,” Masters said. “I was really careful about my choice. I did my homework on the community and the school.”

  • There's a new doctor in town

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Dr. Tim Lee opened his new chiropractic practice, Lee Family Chiropractic, at 20 East Broadway in Eminence on May 17. Since the doors opened, Lee said he has seen a steady stream of patients.

    Many of Lee’s Eminence patients came with him from the group practice he left in Shelbyville where he was known as “Sports Doc.”

    “The new practice is even better than I hoped or expected,” he said.

  • New preschool open in Pendleton

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Carah Whalen’s inspiration to open the Orange Blossom Preschool in Pendleton was her own three children.

    “I knew what I wanted in a daycare and the only way to get it was on my own,” Whalen said. She began renovations on the building located between the bank and post office in Pendleton in October 2007 and opened for business May 5. The preschool was whimsically named for a character in the cartoon, Strawberry Shortcake.

  • Hey parents, can you spare a dime?

    Staff writer/Photographer

    Due to a sharp rise in food and fuel costs, Henry County and Eminence school districts will raise food service prices across the board for the 2008-09 school year.

    “I think it’s all driven by fuel prices,” Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said. He theorized that vendors have to submit higher bids when they must drive the extra miles to locales outside metro Louisville. “Transportation costs have really hurt us.”

  • Lace up your shoes, it's Relay time

    News Intern

    The Henry County High School football field and track will come alive this Friday, June 27, as Henry County will host the 14th annual Relay for Life celebration.

    “If the weather is good, we’ll have at least 2,000 people there,” Earl Holmes, Jr., committee chairman, said.

    Henry County Relay for Life raised over $120,000 last year and over $125,000 in 2006. The 2008 goal is $120,000.

  • Cancer survivor thankful for Relay

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    “It seems like everyone in Henry County has been touched in some way,” Brenda Raake said quietly.

    A long-time participant in the American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life, Raake found herself in need of the group’s support after being diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2005.

  • Possible tower location debated

    General Manager

    After several months and turnover in personnel representing Verizon Wireless, the Henry County Fiscal Court again is considering county property for placement of a cell phone tower.

    Initially, the site proposed for the location of the tower was 50 feet away from youth athletic fields.

    The new site, according to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, is 150 feet away from the fields.

  • New KSP Post 5 captain brings 22 years of experience

    News Intern

    When he was young, Dean Hayes had two goals.

    “The first goal was to be a major league baseball player and the second goal was to be a state trooper,” Hayes said.

    After 22 years with the Kentucky State Police, Hayes was named the new commander at KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg.

  • Crusade for Children money returns to county

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Now that the money’s been raised and counted through the WHAS-11 Crusade for Children, organizations hoping to receive grants through the program must decide just what to put on their wish lists.

    This year, area fire departments raised more than $75,000 for the charitable cause.