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  • 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.”

  • Carrollton man charged with murder

    By Brad Arterburn

    Public Information Officer Post 5

  • PBI Bank Meet and Greet

     submitted

    Friday, March 14, from 12:00 pm to

    2:00 pm Eminence Branch 646  Elm

    Street (502) 845-1001.

    Froggy Radio will broadcast live with

    Mr. Froggy.

    Stop by to meet new loan officer Roy

    Weeks.

    Refreshments will be served along

    with drawings for give-a-ways

    www.PBIbank.com

  • Winter hits county one more time

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Winter’s last supposed bout of storm activity shutdown the Kentucky General Assembly Monday, caused school closings and brought travel to a minimum crawl.

    The mixture of rain, sleet and then a cover of snow presented challenges to state road crews. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Public Affairs Officer, Andrea Clifford said Monday it had everything to do with timing.

  • McFarland under new indictment

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    A direct indictment from the Henry County Grand Jury indicates the circumstances of a Henry County man’s arrest in a recent multi-county drug roundup.

    According to the indictment, James McFarland,31, of Sulphur, allegedly sold heroin and methamphetamine in 2013.

  • Hornback’s health bill opens healthcare

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    According to State Senator Paul Hornback, while the Kentucky General Assembly has passed a small amount of bills, the greatest challenge will be the enormous budget.

    Hornback helped sponsor Senate Bill 7, which gives nurse practitioners (APRNs) the ability to prescribe medication and see patients for preventative healthcare measures. Gov. Beshear ceremonially signed the bill Feb. 26, with Hornback and Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a registered nurse, in attendance.

    The bill addresses the rise of healthcare needs.

  • C’burg Celebrates

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Campbellsburg Elementary’s Lighthouse and Action teams put their own leadership skills to the test by planning their own program for a Read Across America program Friday, Feb. 28.

    Lighthouse team members Luke Lyons, Aaliyah Wilson, Emily Herbert, Caitlyn Ezzio, Kayla Henson, Emily Callis, Brenna Edens, Gage Masters and Tristan King read Dr. Suess’ “The Foot Book” while team member, Austin Gray, flipped the book pages on a projector screen in front of the entire school.

  • Take 5 with Robin Lyons

    Basic bio

    Co-owner of Marsh’s Corner, Bethlehem

    Louisville School of Art

    Kentucky State University art program

    Louisville native

    How did you get interested in art?

  • Black History: Odd Fellows older than derby

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Odd Fellows Lodge, formally Washington Lodge #1513, in New Castle stands not just as a part of Henry County’s Black History, but as a pillar of values for its members.

    The lodge on 32 South Main Street in New Castle will celebrate its 142nd anniversary in August. The organization began in 1872, three years older than the Kentucky Derby, and the fraternity bought the present New Castle building in 1886. The Odd Fellows also own and operates a nonprofit cemetery in New Castle.

    Fraternal origins