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  • Residents air pool concerns

    General Manager

    Call it the meeting that wasn't.

    The Eminence City Council meeting Monday night was canceled for lack of a quorum. At least four of six members must be present; only three showed.

    But that didn't stop Eminence Mayor Jim Petitt from announcing that at the council's next meeting, to be held April 14, he will dissolve the city's swimming pool commission.

  • Mother may I?

    Landmark News Service

    Creeks bulged beyond their banks last week as flash floods washed out driveways and low-lying roads, leaving some households stranded and causing motorists to hydroplane.

    Ohio River levels crested two feet above flood stage Thursday because of heavy downpours that dumped as much as four inches of rain in Henry County in less than two days.

  • Ex bank president ordered to repay $13M

    Landmark News Service

    A former bank president must repay more than $13 million he stole from Farmers Deposit Bank in Eminence, a federal judge in Lexington ruled Friday.

    William J. Covington, 57, of Shelbyville, pleaded guilty in October of 2007, when he admitted he defrauded the bank and its holding company, Premier Financial in May of 2002.

  • News briefs for March 26, 2008

    Crews to work on I-71

    Routine maintenance could block motorists and cause some delays this week, according to reports from the state Transportation Cabinet.

    State work crews could be patching potholes, sweeping, cleaning drains and ditches and performing other work along Interstate 71 in Henry County throughout the week during non-peak daytime hours and at night.

    Interstate delays should also be expected in Oldham and Jefferson counties, state officials said.

  • Board votes to allow Hillz-N-Hollarz to reopen

    General Manager

    Two gates and fencing.

    That's all that prevents the reopening of the Hillz-N-Hollarz off road vehicle park. After a nearly hour long discussion among the Henry County Planning and Zoning's Board of Adjustments Monday night, Hillz-N-Hollarz property owner Fred Snider, adjoining property owner Bill Heady and Planning and Zoning Administrator Greg Derossett were slated to meet Wednesday morning to review exact placement of two gates and associated fencing. The fencing is intended to prevent trespassers from going around the gates.

  • Pleasureville without police chief again

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    The City of Pleasureville finds itself without a police chief after Patrick Stucker resigned his position March 3.

    The resignation came almost two months after Stucker was placed on paid leave during the Pleasureville City Commission's January meeting. At that time, Commissioner Pam Whitaker made a motion that Stucker be suspended with pay for 60 days, or until a hearing could be held regarding allegations that if true would bring the city into disrepute, she said at the time.

  • News briefs for March 19, 2008

    Henry County Relay For Life

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

    • Barb's Bud's will sponsor the first ever Henry County Tractor Run on Saturday, April 12. More Details will be announced at a later date.

  • 'Combative' man taken to Louisville hospital following Pendleton incident

    By Brent Schanding

    Landmark News Service

    Kentucky State Police troopers and paramedics wrestled an ailing man believed to be homeless Tuesday morning, after they say he entered a Pendleton gas station and made threats to cashiers, who urged him to seek medical help.

    The man, who is believed to be in his 50s, couldn't be identified by press time. He apparently had been sleeping under the Interstate 71 underpass after being released from a Louisville hospital, according to reports from emergency responders on the scene.

  • The CARE Team Connection

    Kentucky dedicates the month of March to building awareness about sexual assault. Studies tell us that one in every six women and one in 33 men will be the victim of sexual assault. The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, the nationls largest anti-sexual assault organization, reports a sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the United States.

  • March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month

    Submitted by Bruce Owens

    Henry County Emergency Management

    March 2008 has been designated as Severe Storms Preparedness Month across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The National Weather Service offices that serve the state of Kentucky along with the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee have designated this month as a time for severe weather preparedness. Tornado drills are being conducted in schools and factories.