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    Submitted by Eleanor Sharp

  • Cleaning up the dam

    Alyssa Mattingly likes the scenery on the Little Kentucky River at the Sulphur Dam.

    The 17-year old HCHS senior likes it so much she decided to have some of her senior photos taken there.

    “I had gone to the Sulphur Dam the past two summers,” she said, “to swim down there.”
    But, when she arrived to have her picture taken, what she saw was not scenic. “It was disgusting,” Mattingly said.

    Litter had taken over.

  • Friends remember Lt. Ray Herman

    He loved his family, his job, his community and fishing.

    And on Saturday, April 2, retired Kentucky State Police Lt. Ray Herman, 64, of Campbellsburg, died after a fishing accident at Kentucky Dam.
    Herman and Andy Myers of Louisville drowned. A third man swam to safety.

    According to the Paducah Sun, Sgt. Garry Clark of Kentucky Fish and Wildlife said the water there is “more turbulent and can be dangerous,” but that fishermen frequent the area because that’s where the catfish are.

  • County grows 2.4%

    In the last decade Henry County grew — but not by much.

    According to data released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau, Henry County’s population increased by just 356 people to 15,416, a change of 2.4 percent from 2000. The increase marked the lowest growth rate since the 1990 census, which reflected a 0.7 percent increase in population from 1980.

  • Turners Station resident is looking for a few good Friends

    Betsy Packard is looking for a few Friends.

    That’s Friends of the Quaker variety, mind you.

    Packard, who is new to Henry County, has attended the Lexington (Quaker) Religious Society of Friends gatherings for several years.  Frankfort Friends also are a part of that group. Packard said there are about 90 people on the Lexington rolls with weekly attendance of between 40 and 50. Louisville has a chapter as well.

  • Pleasureville to raise sewer deposit for renters

    Pleasureville commission members split down the middle on the decision whether to raise sewer/water deposits.

    Pam Bramblett and Diane Perry voted yea while Shawn Mertz and R.L. Wilson voted nay.

    Mayor Rodney Young was the unwilling tiebreaker on the controversial vote.

    At issue was an ordinance doubling deposits for renters only. Homeowners still will pay a $60 deposit, while it will increase to $120 for non-owner tenants.

  • Chilton sentenced in federal court

    A Turners Station woman was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison last month on charges that she defrauded her company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, of Turners Station, previously entered a guilty plea to wire fraud. She was the manager of a lending business in Shelbyville.
    Chilton admitted to U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves that she took approximately $648,525 from her employer, Pioneer Credit Company. Judge

    Reeves ordered Chilton to repay Pioneer Credit all of the money she stole.

  • Campbellsburg Baptist offering computer training

    Campbellsburg Baptist Church will hold a six-week computer training seminar. The course is open to the public, and will provide participants with the information that may be needed to pass Microsoft Training Certification tests that may be helpful when job hunting.

    The sessions will be led by George Banks, owner and operator of Computer Hawks of New Castle, Eminence and Louisville. Banks is a Microsoft Certified Instructor.

    The training sessions begin at 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the church and will run for six weeks.

  • Develop Posture and Core Strength

    Fight the effects of gravity and weak postural muscles with Bones for Life®!  Build core muscles and bone density, stand taller, and move with more grace.  The Bones for Life® program is being offered in Shelby County through a collaboration of the UK Extension Office and Shelby Fit for Life. 

  • Homestead Nursing Center receives 5-Star ranking

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated the nursing home five-star rating system for Nursing Homes.
    Only the country’s top 16 percent of nursing homes achieved a 5-star rating, the highest rating a facility can earn. The rating is established to provide consumers with guidance as to the level of service the facility provides.