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  • District 3 Magistrate Primary Candidates

    Which of the county resources (fire department, sheriff’s department, etc.) do you feel deserves the most attention, financially?

    Morris: Fire departments. There are several satellite departments scattered throughout the county. These departments carry a fire rating protection class of 9. Ratings run 1 through 10, with 10 being the highest insurance price. I would like to focus on these departments by assisting financially, or grants to better equip them and improve the ratings, which in turn would decrease the residential insurance costs.

  • Man arrested on sex abuse charges

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 detectives arrested a Henry County man Wednesday after he was charged with raping a minor.

    Leo Francis Zoeller, 47, of Campbellsburg was charged with 1st degree rape with a victim under the age of 12, 1st degree sodomy and 1st degree sexual abuse.

    Detective Tim Moore arrested Zoeller at his home on Drennon Road on charges resulting from incidents allegedly spanning a two-month period beginning in June 2012.

  • New Castle Commission gives relief and reward

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The New Castle City Commission passed an ordinance giving a year-end bonus to the city’s employees and monetary compensation for full-time employees on individual anniversary dates.

    The New Castle City Commission Monday passed and proposed ordinances relating to rewards for city employees and relief for residents.

  • Homemade with Heart

    By Will Phillips

    NEWS@HCLOCAL.COM

    Anytime a new restaurant opens, it’s important to get off on the right foot and realize if ran properly, the money will come later.

    S & S BBQ opened in December of last year, and it is beginning to get its footing.

  • Assembly reports progress

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Henry County’s state legislators recently celebrated victories in the 2014 General Assembly with bill passages and state budget progress.

    A bill sponsored by Sen. Paul Hornback limiting the sale of electronic cigarettes passed the state senate by a 36-2 vote March 6. Senate Bill 109 prohibits the sale of vaporized nicotine and electronic cigarettes to minors and places the products under the umbrella rules and regulations of tobacco products.

  • Take 5 with Emory Eldridge

    Basic bio

    Beavercreek, Ohio native

    Carrollton resident since 1987

    Georgetown graduate double-major

    religion and accounting

    Past pastor at New Liberty Baptist

    Concord Baptist Church

    Current pastor at Gracepoint Church

    549 Carmon Creek Road, Campbellsburg

    How did your path begin to becoming a pastor?

  • Heroin forum addresses regional problem

    By Alix Mattingly

    Landmark News Service

    Addiction is not often a topic for casual conversation, but local leaders are hoping to change that.

    “If you would have told me a year ago that I would be in Oldham County giving a talk on heroin I would have given you a blank stare,” Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Allison Jones said.

    Jones was speaking to the approximately 100 people who had gathered at North Oldham High School Auditorium on Thursday night for a panel discussion entitled Heroin Hits Home: Our Community’s Response.

  • New minister: A community resource

    By Will Phillips

    news@hclocal.com

    Smithfield Baptist Church has a new pastor. Bo Irvin moved to Smithfield in February with his wife Elizabeth, daughter Olivia, and newborn son Bo, he plans to immediately begin making a difference in his community and church.

    “We want to be a great resource in the community, and we want to build friendships and relationships.” Irvin said, regarding what he feels is his church’s place in the community of Smithfield and Henry County at large.

  • Accident closes Milton-Madison Bridge before historic engineering feat

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    An accident Tuesday morning closed the U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge after a bearing dislodged between the pier and bridge injuring a construction worker.

    According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the construction worker was taken to Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison and didn’t appear to have serious injuries.

  • State Senate Candidate Series

    By Todd Martin

    Landmark news service

    Gary “Tony” McCurdy says he’s tired of Kentucky’s lawmakers looking at the small picture and wants to see a more proactive approach.

    That led him to run against Ben Chandler in the 6th District U.S. Congress race in 2008.

    “There wasn’t a Republican running against him, and I knew he could be beaten,” he said. “So I decided to run.”