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  • Council resumes annexation discussion

    General Manager

    Nearly a month after tabling discussion on annexation, the Campbellsburg City Council again will consider expanding the city’s boundaries.

    During the council’s meeting Monday night, Mayor Carl Rucker indicated that events at Kentucky Motor Speedway could mean big things for the city.

  • Close to Home: Lake may be the county's best kept secret

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Just a few minutes from I-71 and a short drive from anywhere in the county, Lake Jericho is one of Henry County’s best kept secrets, according to Larry Ramsey, general manager of Lake Jericho.

    “Of course I might be a little biased, but this place is beautiful,” Ramsey said. “The whole family can spend the day together grilling out, having a picnic or maybe even catching some fish.”

  • No one injured in Eminence house fire

    General Manager

    What should have been a fun, relaxing family vacation in Florida changed Monday morning when an Eminence family received word their home was on fire.

    The morning began with severe weather that included heavy rain and pea-sized hail in some parts of Henry County, but that storm also included heavy lightning.

    According to neighbors, and some city and fire officials, some of that lightning may have been responsible for igniting the fire at 120 Oak Drive, the home of Obie and Beth Newton.

  • The Bench

    News Intern

    “Behave!” Fleicia Smith yelled while laughing as she walked back to work. Her orders were aimed at the two grinning men on the park bench in front of the courthouse in New Castle.

    “We behave, we have to. When you’re this old, you’re not allowed to have fun anymore,” Pete Raymer said.

  • Are you ready to Relay?

    Henry County Relay For Life scheduled for June 27 and 28

    Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

  • LOUD - periodical cicadas emerging in Henry County

    News Intern

    “When I stand in the driveway, I hear a loud, continuous, high-pitched chirping noise,” Reverend Michael Duncan, of Eminence Baptist Church, said. “It reminds me of folks that talk about ringing in their ears — multiplied by 100 times.”

    The shrill is actually what has Henry County residents abuzz.

    It’s the sound of cicadas, and lots of them.

    There are both annual and periodical cicadas.

  • Mike Guse

    Mike Guse, age 50 of Pendleton, formerly of Peabody, Canada, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the University of Louisville Hospital.

  • Henry County Fair Pageants available

    Applications for the Henry County Fair pageants can be picked up at county locations. The deadline for applications is June 14th!

    Little Miss and Mister Henry County (ages 5-7)— Cooks Pharmacy in New Castle, or Designing Cuts in Eminence.

    Miss Pre-teen (ages 8-12) — Designing Cuts in Eminence

    Miss Teen (Ages 13-15) — Designing Cuts in Eminence

    Miss Henry County – (Ages 16-21) — Designing Cuts in Eminence

    Mother of the Year — Henry County Fair Catalogue

    Tiny Tots (0-25 months) — Henry County Fair Catalogue

  • Ethics committee meets for first time

    General Manager

    For the first time since its creation in the 1990s, the Eminence Ethics Committee held a meeting to discuss concerns raised by a resident.

    The board, comprised of three Eminence residents, gathered to discuss a letter from Eminence resident Doug Gingrich regarding a complaint he wanted to file.

    Committee chairman Robert Eades said he didn’t see a complaint within the letter against a city official.

  • One dead after explosion at C.A. Garner

    News Intern

    A Pendleton man lost his life and another was injured during a propane tank explosion at the C.A. Garner Veneer plant in Smithfield on May 31.

    Michael Guse, 50, and Rick DeBurger, both plant managers, were unloading a propane tank from DeBurger’s pick-up truck when they noticed a leak. Guse removed his shirt to shut the valve and the static electricity from the shirt ignited the tank, according to Guy Coombs, Lake Jericho Fire Department Chief. Guse died as a result of his injuries on June 5 at the University of Louisville Hospital.