Local News

  • Perry Automotive at your service

    Staff writer/photographer

    “Meaner than a junk yard dog” became a household term when “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” was a hit back in 1973, but Baxter, the Rodney Perry Automotive Inc., shop cat, could spark a new, friendlier automotive expression.

    He might inspire something more along the lines of “softer than a chamois cloth” or “oranger than Jeff Burton’s car.”

    Diane Perry said she brought Baxter to live at the repair shop after adopting him from a shelter.

  • Bridge replacement underway, historic bridge will be removed

    Staff writer/photographer

    The historic Warren through-truss bridge that crosses the Kentucky River where Henry and Owen counties meet at Gratz is slated for removal as soon as a replacement is built.

    Ground was broken for the new bridge project on December 2.

    The bridge is one of 429 in the United States built in 1931 and carries an average of more than 1,000 vehicles daily across its span.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said the bridge has been on the six year highway plan for 15 to 20 years.

  • A tale of 12 Sligos

    General Manager

    In 2000, Irishman Gavin Walsh set off on a unique journey.

    A native of Sligo, Ireland, Walsh, 43, learned during his previous travels that there were 11 Sligos in the United States. And in 2000, he visited each one on an 8,000-mile “racethrough.”

    Now, Walsh is on his 88th trip to the United States and retracing some of his steps and gathering information for what could be part of a travelogue.

  • HC Native is Humana Medicare expert

    Executive Director, Henry County Chamber of Commerce

    As we age, our needs change, and so does our insurance.  Medicare becomes our main focus, but how many really understand what coverage is available?

  • CARE Team Connection: Resolve to Love a Child

    Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  Many people resolve to lose weight, get into shape, get their finances in order, or make some other positive change in their lives.  How long do these changes usually last?  A day?  A week?  A month? 

  • Students win statewide Web site design contest, $500

    General Manager

    In what may have begun as a way to keep three restless high school students busy, Henry County High School earned a little statewide recognition last week.

    On Jan. 14, the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet recognized Bryant Mitchell, Michael Veenstra and Luke Clark for winning a contest to redesign the cabinet’s Kentucky Teen Tech home page.

    “Basically, what we did ... (was) go in and design the entire Web site,” Clark, 16, said.

  • College Goal Sunday helps with financial aid

    College Goal Sunday, which provides free help to families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 25, at 20 sites across the state. The program begins promptly at 2 p.m., and most sites close at 4 p.m. Each site will hold a drawing for a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.

    At College Goal Sunday, financial aid professionals from Kentucky will help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the form students must submit to receive federal and state student aid.

  • Rash of burglaries hits county

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky State Police suspect tough economic times may be behind a recent string of burglaries in Henry and Carroll Counties.

    Lieutenant Jeff Medley said 16 burglaries have been investigated by the Campbellsburg Post since December 1, 2008. “Tough economic times may be a part of it,” he said.

  • Pleasureville sewer is in the hole

    General Manager

    Whether they like it or not, members of the Pleasureville City Commission will have to take a serious look at raising sewer rates for residents.

    During the commission’s Monday night meeting, auditor Constance M. Rawlins, told the commissioners that while the city’s finances are in good order, two things concerend her — neither of which dealt with record keeping. Rawlins was concerned by the city’s sewer and garbage collection funds.

  • City, county governments look ahead

    General Manager

    In the coming year, local governments could face a variety of new challenges, including just how to conduct city and county business in a time of financial difficulties.

    But some officials say that challenge may not be as tough for them as it will be for others.