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Local News

  • 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.

  • Lawson commuted to Louisville, but refused to leave Eminence

    Segregation impacted where Joe Louis Lawson, 78, could go to school, but not his place of employment in Louisville, where he rose to be a supervisor and remained for 43 years before retiring.
    Named for the World Heavyweight Champion who dominated boxing for 12 years beginning in the 1930s, Lawson was born in Eminence when blacks still were not welcomed in white schools.

  • Hope Health receives smoking cessation grant

    Hope Health Clinic recently announced that it has received a $10,000 CVS Health Community Grant.
    The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on smoking cessation and prevention.
    The support from CVS Health will help Hope Health Clinic offer smoking cessation classes over a period of two years.  Patients will be connected with a wellness coach to help assure continued success with smoking cessation.

  • Scrap metal truck wreck snarls 55

    A 2007 International tractor-trailer shut down Highway 55 when it strewed a load of scrap metal along a curve just north of Eminence Friday.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Patrick Stucker responded to the accident at 11:22 a.m. and found the International truck from Crenshaw and Sons Inc., Louisville, still upright, but its trailer overturned in the ditch, according to Trooper Mitchell Hazelett, KSP Post 5 spokesman.