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  • New pest control company aims to "do it right"

    General Manager

    If you have a nasty bug crawling in your house, who you gonna call?

    You could call the newest bug buster in town, Star Pest Control in Pleasureville.

    The Pleasureville office, operated by David Frakes, is a branch of Star Pest Control of Shelbyville.

    "Basically, I've opened up a franchise under his company, hopefully to supply pest control services to Henry County," Frakes said.

    Though Frakes looked at several locations in Henry County, he opted for Pleasureville because of the community.

  • Kicking the habit

    A student stole her last puff from a cigarette in the campus parking lot before heading into Henry County High School last week. She tossed the butt out the window of her car, doused herself with body spray and scrambled to beat the morning bell.

    Today is National Kick Butts Day, a day when students are supposed to stand out, speak up and seize control in the fight against tobacco.

  • Serving up community

    Landmark News Service

    As dancers tried to "stomp" out juvenile diabetes in the Eminence High School gymnasium Saturday, organizer Sydney Armstrong lost sight that the event was also fulfilling a graduation requirement.

    A crowd clapped in rhythm as step dancers from Kentucky State University entertained throughout the afternoon. Armstrong, an Eminence senior, joined 31 of his classmates and all seniors from Henry County by completing a required community service project this year.

  • C'Burg to consider annexation

    General Manager

    Campbellsburg may be growing - literally.

    Though the topic has been a matter of speculation among elected officials regarding the city's population, the city's boundaries may expand.

    During the March meeting of the Campbellsburg City Council, Mayor Carl Rucker discussed the possibility of annexing land north of I-71. Initially, Rucker said he would like to go as far north as the Trimble County line, but discussion during the meeting changed that northern boundary to Kentucky 1606.

    Rucker said the council seemed accepting of the idea.

  • News briefs for April 2, 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 next week in the Henry County Local.

  • Dads do matter

    Studies show that when fathers actively contribute to the upbringing of their children in a positive and supportive way, the children do better in school, are more confident and have healthier self-esteems. Children and teens who feel secure and comfortable about themselves are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol or engage in sexual activity before marriage. This affirming encouragement has long lasting effects well into adulthood as children learn to make good decisions for a brighter future.

    Fathers and Daughters

  • 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.