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  • New child care center open in Campbellsburg

    Staff writer/photographer

    Angela Gray of Campbellsburg has been in the childcare business for most of her life.

    Gray worked for her mother at Nanny’s Daycare in Buckner, and took over the business when her mother retired. She operated Nanny’s in Buckner for 14 years.

  • Eminence to welcome four new elementary school teachers

    Staff writer/Photographer

    When the less than 300 Eminence Elementary School students return to their classrooms later this year, they’ll find several new faces in their halls.

    Of the roughly 13-teacher faculty, there will be four new teachers.

    At the Board of Education meeting last month, Eminence Elementary School Principal Mike Doran reported on the progress of hiring for the four vacant positions, all of which have been filled.

    “We got an early start in order to have a larger pool to draw from,” he said.

  • Rain-shortened Relay to reconvene

    Staff report

    The Henrry County Relay For Life was cut short Friday night, but not before more than $80,000 was raised.

    Diana Berry, Team Recruitment Chair, said the committee would look to reschedule at least portions of the event.

    On Tuesday, Berry said the follow up will take place from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 19. The location has not yet been decided, but will be either at the Henry County Fairgrounds or Harry Hill Park.

  • Barn quilts finding their way into Henry County

    Staff writer/photographer

    Situated on a bend in the road along Cedarmore Road near Pleasureville, the geometric red, white and blue vanes of a windmill-patterned quilt square dominate Patsy Brewer’s gray barn.

    Brewer, a 50-year Henry County resident, says she first saw pictures of the roadside art form in a country-themed magazine. The photos reminded her of her beloved grandmother, Nora Chisholm, an avid quilter who recently passed away.

  • Bacon and eggs with a side of friendship

    By Erin Melwing

    News Intern

    Every morning at 6 a.m., several men migrate to the same table at Chat ‘n’ Nibble restaurant in Eminence to settle all the world’s problems, according to Frank Marlow, a retiree of Ford Motor Company and former owner of Five-Star in Eminence.

    “We’ve got Bush right where we want him,” Jim Bennett, a retiree of Kentucky Utilities, said.

    A mixture of retired, not-so-retired and working men make up the regular morning crowds at the Chat ‘n’ Nibble.

  • For pageant director, it's about teaching confidence

    News Intern

    Year after year, Brenda McGlothin, Henry County Fair Pageant Director, returns to the Henry County fair pageant circuit for another season of helping girls become the leaders of tomorrow.

    “The biggest thing is just giving the girls confidence in themselves and being able to be in front of people,” McGlothin said. “A lot of children might do a pageant just for the fun of it and it might give them confidence that they didn’t have before.”

    McGlothin has been involved with pageants for about the last 20 years.

  • Close To Home: Join in the blast from the past at the Ren Faire

    News Intern

    Unlike anything else the county or surrounding area has to offer, the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival allows patrons to escape the 21st century and lose themselves in 14th century Scotland.

    “The Renaissance experience allows you to escape from the stress and pressures of the current century and embrace things of old,” Regina De Caro, a Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival vendor of three years and herbalist, said. “It’s phenomenal.”

  • Traffic stop turned chase results in deadly

    Staff writer/photographer

    An attempted traffic stop turned deadly early Thursday morning after an Eminence man led a Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy on a brief chase that ended with an accident on Kentucky 146.

    Steven Jeffries, 50, of Eminence was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Henry County Coronor Jimmy Pollard.

  • the LAWN

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    No matter which side of the fence you’re on, the grass grows and in many places, its growth is governed. For some, lawn care is a passion, while others will keep the grass cut merely to comply with local laws.

    New Castle homeowner Gene Garrett takes a more common sense approach when it comes to caring for his beautifully maintained lawn and gardens.

  • KY-22 accident sends two to hospitals

    A two vehicle accident on KY-22 last week sent a New Castle man to University of Louisville hospital and a Louisville woman to Baptist Northeast.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Andrew Williams of Westport was travelling west on KY-22 when Marsha Hilgeford of Louisville pulled out of a driveway and onto KY-22 and into the path of Williams’ SUV.

    KSP’s Seth Willis said that according to reports, Williams attempted to turn left to avoid Hilgeford’s vehicle, and was braking prior to impact, before T-boning Hilgeford’s vehicle.