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  • Three magistrates, one constable and jailer face opposition in May

    General Manager

    The field for the May 18 primary is set, and many candidates will cruise through that election with no opposition.

    Four magisterial seats are contested in the primary.

    In District 1, incumbent Adam West will face Eminence City Council member Danny Meadows in the Democratic primary, while Republican Scott Bates has no opposition within his own party.

  • Pleasureville man leads cops on chase

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 35-year-old Pleasureville man is in jail after leading police officers on a chase in and around downtown New Castle.

    According to Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens, a family member reported that their pick-up truck had been stolen. An attempt to find the vehicle began. Carson Dewayne Holland later was found driving the vehicle and was stopped by Fish and Wildlife Officer Mike Whalen.

  • Get wrapped up in green Heritage Quilts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Donna Duncan of Eminence said the Kentucky Heritage Quilt Society’s quilts don’t get out much in January and February.

    It seems ironic, but the society’s quilt collection lies dormant most of the winter.

    Duncan hopes to change that. “Rather than languishing in my living room,” she said, “I’m taking them out as a trunk show exhibit.”

  • Kentucky Supreme Court declines to hear garbage case
  • Port Royal woman injured by exploding traffic cone

    Staff writer/photographer

    A Port Royal woman received minor injuries last week after a booby-trapped traffic cone that had been placed in her driveway exploded.

    The investigation into the incident now is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

    At 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19, Kentucky State Police responded to an apparent explosion at a Maddox Ridge Road home in Port  Royal.

  • Permanent shelter from the storm

    Staff writer/photographer

    On Jan. 27, 2009, snow and an ice storm left much of Henry County without heat  or power.

    Some residents were stranded in their homes until emergency personnel rescued them.

    When Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent and Department of Emergency Services coordinator Bruce Owens began to get a handle on the storm’s scope they realized an emergency shelter was needed.

  • Bayorek ‘does bad things when she gets mad’

    General Manager

    A December attempt to burn down the trailer she lived in was not the first arson charge leveled against a La Grange woman.

    Melinda L. Bayorek, 45, of La Grange, was indicted Jan. 14 by the Henry County Grand Jury on a sole count of second degree arson, a class B felony. If convicted, Bayorek could face 10-20 years in prison.

    Bayorek was charged in connection with attempting to burn down her rented trailer in Henry County on Dec. 9, 2009.

  • 32 file to run in May primary

    The filing deadline for the May 2010 primary has closed. By Tuesday morning, the following candidates filed.

    • Scott Bates, Eminence, for Magistrate District 1 as a Republican.

    • Ronnie Lee Stephens, Jr., Sulphur, Henry County Jailer as a Republican

    • Jason Stanley, Campbellsburg, Magistrate District 3 as a Democrat

    • James E. Pollard, Pleasureville, Coroner as a Democrat

    • Tammy Louden Sharp,  New Castle, Magistrate District 4 as a Democrat

  • Getting a grip on ‘Parky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Joy Hay of Turners Station is a petite blonde with a zest for life. From riding motorcycles and water skiing to completing cross stitch projects and jigsaw puzzles she just doesn’t know when to give up.

    But for Hay, not giving up can be harder than it sounds.

    Hay has Parkinson’s Syndrome, a condition that some days leaves her unable to lift her arms or even hold a fork.

    “One day you can tie your shoestrings,” she said. “The next day you can’t.”

  • Kentucky Surpreme Court denies Concerned Citizens Appeal

    The mandatory garbage fight may be over.

    The Supreme Court of Kentucky has denied an appeal filed in 2008 by the Concerned Citizens for Henry County Government, upholding a decision by the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

    Unless the Concerned Citizens group decides to pursue the case to the Supreme Court of the United States, the case has reached its end.