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  • History lesson

    Though wooden siding and roof on the former one-room black schoolhouse on First Street in Campbellsburg weathered heavily over the years, the building’s foundation is still strong, notes historian Karen Shannon.
    Discontinued as a school since segregation ended, the former educational facility will provide lessons again with a focus on history.
    Having recently acquired the structure for $5,000, new owners Karen and Bill Shannon plan to proceed with a sympathetic renovation on the historic school.

  • Simpson honored for Apollo 11 mapmaking

    For his role in assisting with the Apollo 11 moon shot, Charles Allen Simpson will be remembered in Eminence for “looking toward heaven long before he went there,” as Mayor Drane Stephens expressed it at Monday’s city council meeting.
    More than 45 years after Apollo 11 made history as the first manned spaceflight to the moon, the role an Eminence man played in the inaugural moon landing came to light.

  • Auto auction to locate in Eminence

    Insurance Auto Auctions plays an outsized role in recovering the useable materials from 3.5 million vehicles totaled each year in the United States, facilitating the sale of 1.7 million of them at 170 locations across the country.
    Jeanene O’Brien, IAA’s vice president of global marketing, recently said in a phone interview the company would open its latest Kentucky location in Eminence, setting up shop at the 30 acres that was formerly home to the Brunswick plant.

  • News briefs for Feb. 4

    Learn the art of dry stone wall building
    Master stone mason Richard Tufnell will present The Art of Building  Dry Stone Walls at the Oldham County History Center on Thursday, February 12 at 6: 30 p.m. Held in the Rob Morris Educational Building, this program will include a cash bar and light dinner fare.
    Tufnell has been recreating dry laid stone walls for over 30 years.  He has been commissioned to oversee the building of several dry stone wall projects in Oldham County, including one at Woodland Farms and currently at Ashbourne Farms.

  • Motorcycle raffle to benefit the Trooper Project

    The Kentucky State Police has partnered with Man O’ War Harley-Davidson® and the Calipari Foundation in an effort to raise money for two great causes.
     With the purchase of a $10 ticket, fans will be entered into a raffle to win the ultimate University of Kentucky basketball motorcycle signed by Coach John Calipari.

  • KSP investigation leads to military honors for Laws

    Harold Eugene “Sarge” Laws, 81, of Owen County received the military honors he deserved Jan. 27, after a Kentucky State Police Post 5 criminal intelligence analyst feared his eternal rest would be in a pauper’s grave.
    Laws died as a result of a Jan. 20 accident on Highway 227 in Carroll County, after when he wasstruck by a vehicle while crossing the road, according to Ali Parham, KSP’s analyst.
    Laws lived in the community of Wheatley but several times a week walked 20 miles one way into Carrollton, visited shops and made friends there.

  • Troopers added to KSP Post 5

    The Kentucky State Police Academy presented diplomas to 69 new troopers at ceremonies recently held in Frankfort. Their addition to the force brings the agency’s strength to a total of 910 troopers serving the citizens of the Commonwealth.

  • Extension Recognizes Moore’s service
  • Comer visits Henry County, promotes ‘Ag Tag’ donations

    In an effort to grow funding for agricultural programs like 4-H and Future Farmers of America, Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer partnered with Agricultural Commissioner James Comer to promote “Ag Tag” donations.
    Comer appeared at the county clerk’s office Jan. 27 with the hopes of boosting local donations.
    Motorists have the option to make a voluntary $10 donation when renewing Kentucky farm licenses plates at county clerks’ offices statewide.

  • Fire destroys Banta's Fork home

    A vacant home on Banta’s Fork Road that was being remodeled is now a total loss after a fire last Monday afternoon.
    Kentucky River Fire Chief Billy Reardon was on his way home from work when he saw heavy smoke in the area between Pleasureville and Bethlehem. Reardon tracked the smoke to the home on Banta’s Fork Road and reported the house fire to Kentucky State Police.