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  • 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.

  • Cicada Recipes

    Just like many of nature’s creations, even cicadas are edible. Here are a couple of recipes to make use of all those cicadas buzzing around.

    HOW TO DRY ROAST CICADAS

    Place cicadas on a cookie sheet and roast for 10 to 15 minutes at 225 degrees F. Cooking time will vary depending on size and water levels. Check your cicadas when you remove them from the oven. They should be a soft dry consistency, a bit like a nut. If they are still moist inside, they should be roasted for longer.

    Chocolate Covered Cicadas

  • Henry County Relay for Life scheduled for June 27-28

    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.

  • Music on Main for Friday, June 13

    Music on Main, Friday, June 13

    Music on Main is this Friday night, June 13 and the City of Eminence wants to invite everyone to attend. This is a night full of fellowship, food, fun and live music.

    The Live music will be provided by local band, Silver Wings! The night will start at 5:30 p.m. with a great selection of food- Eminence Christian Church will have a Fish Fry, barbecue and more, Hot Diggity Dawgs will be there and Hometown Pizza will have a great selection of pizza and drinks. The live band will take the stage at 7 p.m. and will play until 11 p.m.

  • Public Record for the week of June 11, 2008

    District Court Records

    Monday, June 2

    Judge Wheeler

    Timothy D. Moore, Pleasureville; DUI 2nd, wanton endangerment 2nd; 180 days jail/ 30 days to serve, fines and costs $813

    Christopher Coulter, Smithfield; attempted theft by unlawful taking less than $300, attempted criminal mischief; 6 months jail/10 days to serve, fines and costs $500

    Christine Johnson, Louisville; speeding 87/70; to attend state traffic school, fines and costs $138

  • Adult education holds graduation ceremony

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    It was standing room only Sunday afternoon as family and friends gathered to see their loved ones gradate from the Adult Education Program.

    Program Director Katrina Ackerman welcomed the crowd for attending what she called a “major milestone” in the graduates’ educations.

  • Forestry Field Day focuses on hardwoods

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Sherman and Joyce Dotson’s five-year-old black walnut plantation provided the backdrop for the recent Henry County Extension Office Forestry Field Day.

    The field day highlighted methods of farming and the future of marketing locally grown hardwoods.

    Experts in forestry, woodcutting and wildlife habitat as well as individuals considering a tree plantation shared information and experiences while enjoying a walking tour of the plantation and surrounding forest land.

  • Gettin' buggy with it

    General Manager

    Corey Kirschman knows there are many things fighting for the attention of her two children.

    There are video games, movies, television shows and more. Kirschman, however, hopes they catch the reading bug.

    “There are so many things besides reading that will take their attention and their mind,” she said. With the help of the Henry County Public Library’s summer reading program, she hopes to keep her eldest, 12, engaged with books. The family has faithfully attended the program for nine years.

  • Slipping, sliding away no longer

    General Manager

    What some Henry County magistrates feared could be a disaster in the making has been repaired, and residents traveling Union Church Road can breathe a little easier.

    During its April meeting, members of the Henry County Fiscal Court felt it imperative that something be done about the slipping roadway.

    According to Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent, the road began sliding several years ago. Though the road was repaired at that time, the road began sliding again earlier this year.

  • Crusade for Children

    The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. One-hundred percent of each donation is returned to the community through grants to agencies, schools and hospitals that make lives better for special needs children in all 120 counties in Kentucky and more than 50 counties in Indiana.