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  • 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.

  • 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.