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  • News briefs for July 12, 2017

    Community and Farmers Market Day set for July 21
    Healthy food and healthy living will come together at a special event, the Henry County Community and Farmers’ Market Day, to be held Friday, July 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Henry County Health Department, according to organizers.

  • New Castle tries again to drive out public nuisances

    Still facing wild, overgrown and cluttered properties after implementing a nuisance ordinance in 2015, the New Castle City Commission members may retool its rules to address a broader set of undesirable conditions.
    Commission members held a first reading of the amendments at the July 3 meeting. City Attorney Joe Yates noted the new proposal added 2.5 pages of definitions, outlines the conditions that can be declared nuisances and states the procedure the code enforcement officer can use to correct them.

  • Her Crowning Glory

    Jenna Jo Jeffries has always been a girly girl.
    “Jenna’s always been the little girl who walked around on the back porch in my high heels and little dresses, and she’d watch herself walk in the glass door of the porch,” said Jenna’s mother, Renee Jeffries.

  • Roberts resigns from Pleasureville

    Pleasureville City Commission will appoint a new representative within 30 days as a member recently resigned seven months into his term.
    During the commission meeting July 6, Mayor Rodney Young and City Attorney Bill Brammell acknowledged receiving a letter of resignation from Howard Roberts, who had been elected for the first time to the city commission last November.

  • Louisville man’s body found in Bates Lane field

    An autopsy may provide investigators with an indication why the body of a 59-year-old Louisville man was found June 30 in a field near Bates Lane in Henry County, according to the Kentucky State Police (KSP).
    KSP Post 5 in Campbellsburg received a 911 call at approximately 7:45 p.m. reporting a deceased male in the field, found near a vehicle, according to Trooper Josh Lawson, a spokesman for the state police.

  • Talent, green thumbs were on display at the Henry County Fair

     If you didn’t get the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you missed a chance to see a lot of local Henry County talent.  There were 529 exhibits of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by 111 different individuals.  

  • The sun sets on another Henry County Fair
  • News briefs for July 5, 2017

    Bookmobile schedule
    The Henry County Public Library has recently released an updated schedule for its bookmobile, effective this summer. Evening and weekend hours are:
    •First and third Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Eminence Village
    •Second and fourth Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Windy Hills Apartments
    •First and third Thursdays from 4 to 4:55 p.m. at Lake View Apartments
    •First and third Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Campbellsburg Community Center
    •Second and fourth Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at Osage Estates

  • Henry considers, Eminence modifies drug testing policy

    While county government, churches and local support groups are engaging in a battle against substance abuse in Henry County, schools are also making policy changes to join the fight.
    Both districts recently reviewed policies regarding random drug testing in schools, making changes to suit their respective student populations.

  • All students can now eat for free

    Every child enrolled in either Eminence Independent Schools (EIS) or Henry County Public Schools (HCPS) can eat two meals a day at school for free next year.
    Both districts recently added onto the participating schools in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP), part of the National School lunch Program (NSLP) administered by the U.S.D.A.