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  • Churches forming 'Creative Communities'

    News Intern

    The show must go on!

    Several Henry County churches are working together this summer to produce Creative Communities, a community-wide musical theatre production for the county youth.

  • Fire claims Pleasureville residence

    News Intern

    Little Man means so much to Charles Jennings, that he went against the advice of friends from the Pleasureville Fire Department to save him.

    Jennings rescued the treasured family member last week as the family’s home was engulfed by flames.

    “Little Man has been a part of our family for a long time,” Jennings said. “He means more to me than the house.”

  • HCPS elementary schools deemed very safe

    News Intern

    Henry County Public Schools’ elementary schools were deemed very safe through a series of multifaceted safe school assessments administered by the Kentucky Center for School Safety on March 11.

    It was a joint effort through the Kentucky School Boards Association, the Department of Education and the Kentucky Center for School Safety, according to Denise Perry, Director of Student Support Services for Henry County Public Schools.

  • Relay for Life events

    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.

  • A fond farewell

    News Intern

    The New Castle Elementary School community bid a fond farewell to three long time taechers Thursday afternoon.

    Jennifer Peniston, Mary Roberts and Judy Sanders will retire this year after a combined 89.5 years at the school. The trio also takes with them a total of more than 100 years of overall teaching experience.

    “We’re just three Henry County girls,” Peniston said.

  • Speedway has new owners, better chance to lure big time race

    Landmark News Service

    It began as a dream a decade ago when Jerry Carroll announced plans to build a $130 million auto racing track in Gallatin County.

    The dream intensified in 2005 when Carroll began trying to lure a NASCAR Sprint Cup race to Kentucky Speedway. Last week, it appeared as if the dream would become a reality when Speedway Motorsports Inc., owner of seven NASCAR Sprint Cup tracks, and Bruton Smith, SMI Chairman, announced they had reached a deal with Carroll to purchase Kentucky Speedway.

  • Renaissance Festival opens Saturday

    News Intern

    Deep in the forest of Eminence lies a world of kings, wenches, jousting, kilts and good times.

    The Highland Renaissance Festival, opening this Saturday, allows families and people of all ages to lose themselves in 14th Century Scotland and experience life as it once was.

  • Willis is Post 5 Trooper of the Year

    News Intern

    Kentucky State Trooper Seth Willis, of Milton, was recently named the 2008 Post 5 Trooper of the Year. However, there is more to the man than the badge.

    Willis said there are essentially four squads within Post 5. The sergeant of each squad chose a trooper and then all of the command staff decided between the four final candidates.

    “I was kind of shocked at first. It was kind of humbling, I mean there are other guys that have been working for a long time and guys that I look up to and I was selected,” Willis said.

  • Campbellsburg annexation on hold

    General Manager

    Annexation of property near Campbellsburg, including property north and west of I-71, was put on hold last week by the city.

    Mayor Carl Rucker said there may be a procedural issue that did not exist the last time the city annexed property, though he did not indicate what that issue is.

  • Benefit Garage Sale to be held for Tyana Smith

    On Saturday, June 7 a benefit Garage Sale will be held for 8- year old Tyana Smith of Eminence at the home of Toni and Kenny Bailey (144 Shadyview Drive, Eminence). Tyana was recently diagnosed with Germinoma, a cancerous germ cell tumor in her brain. Tyana attends New Castle Elementary School and Stepping Stones child care center in New Castle. She is the daughter of Peggy Smith of Eminence. Toni Bailey, owner and operator of Stepping Stones is organizing the benefit garage sale to help the family with upcoming expenses.