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  • Relay for Life events

    Mark your calendars for the following fundraisers all held in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society:

    • The United Citizens Bank Relay For Life team is raffling two beautiful Mother’s Day baskets. Tickets are $1 each or seven for $5 and are available at any of the Henry County locations. The drawing will be at noon on Friday, May 9 at the Campbellsburg office. You do not have to be present to win.

  • Ground broken for 'unique' playground

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    On the one year anniversary of his death, many said Michael Brent surely would be smiling down upon the scene April 17 in the new Henry County Park.

    It was there that four shovels pierced the grassy ground in a ceremonial gesture for what will, one day, be a very unique playground.

    The playground will be one that all children, those who are able bodied and those who are not, will be able to enjoy.

  • Brief: Postal Customer Appreciation Day

    Postal Customer Appreciation Day

    This is an invitation to visit the post office of your choice or visit them all for Customer Appreciation Day at any Henry County Post Office on Friday, April 25. Join us for cookies and drinks between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Please check with your local post office for exact hours. Door prizes and information on the new rate increase will be offered to all who attend. This appreciation day is sponsored by the Bethlehem. Campbellsburg, Eminence, New Castle, Pendleton, Pleasureville, Port Royal, Smithfield and Sulphur Post Offices.

  • Eminence Christian Church is seeing green

    General Manager

    For years, he said, Bill Brammell has been irritated by something that's seemingly harmless - plastic communion cups. It has bothered him enough that he stopped taking communion at Eminence Christian Church 10 years ago.

    The move was part of something that's been an important issue for Brammell - living in a sustainable, environmentally friendly fashion.

  • Brief: Alive at 25

    Alive at 25 is a driver improvement course designed to help inexperienced drivers take control of driving situations through small group activities, discussion and role-playing. This free class will be held from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. today (Wednesday, April 16) at Henry County High School. In Alive at 25 you will study:

    Seeing how inexperience, peer pressure, distraction and underestimation of risk cause unique driving hazards;

    Watch Real Streets, three video case studies of inexperienced drivers facing difficult situations;

  • Gas fueling food costs

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    See that banana? It has a story.

    Wrapped in a yellow peel, its journey likely began on an Equador plantation. Then chop. Wrap. Ship. Consume.

    That's the condensed version, anyway.

    Most produce in the U.S. is picked four to seven days before being placed on supermarket shelves. It's shipped in refrigerated crates for an average of 1,500 miles before being sold.

  • Solved mystery draws NY Times to Kentucky

    Landmark News Service

    A nine-year-old mystery — solved this week by authorities — has reportedly lured a New York Times reporter to Kentucky to recount the story.

    Henry County Coroner Jimmy Pollard said he would meet with a representative from the nation's largest paper today in Frankfort, to discuss the case.

    It involves the identity of a murder victim, who was reportedly beaten and shot on an eastern Jefferson County farm in 1998, after a cocaine deal went wrong.

  • Historical Society starting 2008 season

    The Henry County Historical Society will begin the 2008 season with perhaps its most ambitious program to date. An exciting evening of color, drama, fun and history will all come together with the presentation of "Derby Through the Decades," a showing of vintage clothing from the very first Derby in the 1880s through the year 2000.

  • Winery hosts first art event for 2008

    Landmark News Service

    Culture mavens gathered Saturday at an unassuming place: an old dairy barn, near New Castle.

    Inside, whitewashed walls faded the by-gone "milking memories" in this converted art gallery, and food and wine flowed freely. It's something that's become expected at any Smith-Berry Winery event, said guests.

  • Brief: Relay for Life event

    Homestead Nursing Center will be having a yard sale on Friday, April 18 beginning at 8 a.m. in our parking lot. Spaces are available for rent for $10 (must provide own table). To reserve a spot or for any questions, contact Denise or Stephanie at (502) 845-2861. Spot reservations due by Thursday, April 7.