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Local News

  • Library kicks off summer with robotics

    More than 50 people attended the Henry County Public Library’s first Summer Reading Program on robotics June 8.  

  • Moore in the running for Miss Kentucky

    By Amanda Manning
    Landmark News Service
    Ever since she was four years old, Erica Moore has been competing in pageants. The Henry County High School and Centre College alum will be competing in her biggest pageant in a few weeks – Miss Kentucky.
    If she wins, she will advance to compete in the Miss America Pageant on September 13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

  • Dalton first in his family to go to college

    Dalton Kemble spent most of his freshman year sleeping through class.
    Niki Whitaker, a collaborative teacher in one of his classes that year at Henry County High School, remembers laying her head down on the desk next to Dalton’s to try to talk to him.
    “I said, ‘You have a 27 in this class. You are too smart for that. What’s going on?’” Whitaker said.

  • Fallow Ground

    Much of the photography showing lush farmlands and vistas of beautiful rolling hills in the independent film, “Runoff,” captured on celluloid are views Henry County residents enjoy everyday.
    The experience of shooting the movie about a family struggling to keep their farm solvent proved an enjoyable one for its producer, in terms of cinematography, as well as the peoples’ cooperation with the film crew.

  • CES and WaterStep fight disease, save lives

    With dirty water causing illness and death in developing countries, students at Campbellsburg Elementary have stepped in to help find a solution.
    Partnering with WaterStep.org in Louisville, an organization which has helped bring over 46 million gallons of safe water to 23 countries, the students collected 182 pairs of shoes to donate to the cause. Fifth-grade members of the Campbellsburg Student Council turned over several bags of shoes to WaterStep volunteer Bob Holden of Sulphur May 29.

  • Campbellsburg Day signals center’s launch

    Attendees of Campbellsburg Day on June 20 will have additional cause to celebrate with the official opening of the city’s community center.
    With the completion of work on Campbellsburg Station and the pavilion, the community center’s launch will mean increased activities for citizens young and old. It seemed appropriate to recognize this milestone at the city’s big summer celebration.

  • Portrait of the artist

    Filmmakers plan to paint an inspiring portrait of the artist who, after he left Campbellsburg, created a new form of art from his personal struggles.
    “Lineillism” resulted from the toll a stroke and shingles took on Jim “J.C.” Hall’s health, which impaired his vision for a time, causing him to see everything in lines.  

  • EIS puts in bid on DeliPlus

    In the midst of an historic renovation, Eminence Independent Schools received new information that might drastically change its scope of work for one aspect of the project.
    Recently, EIS Superintendent Buddy Berry learned the proposed 2,200 square-foot expansion and renovation of the Warrior Activity Center would require the installation of a firewall to the tune of an additional $50,000.
    “There are unforeseen parts of a job,” Berry said. “Change orders like that happen.”

  • DAVA Elects new officers
  • KSP Honors Lyell

    La Grange resident Whitney Lyell (center) received a valedictorian certificate from Kentucky State Police Lt. Col. Brad Bates (right) and Law Enforcement Training Instructor Jason Long (left) during graduation ceremonies for the sixth class of the KSP Telecommunications Academy in Frankfort on May 22. A telecommunicator at KSP 5 in Campbellsburg, Lyell completed the six-week course with an overall grade point average of 99 percent. She is the daughter of Darrel and Cami Lyell of Sulphur.