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Today's News

  • Center’s price tag increases

    Exterior work related to the Campbellsburg Station community center could cost an additional $20,000 because of site drainage issues.

    Harold Bratton told city council members Monday night that the site’s drainage issues are more complex than initially believed.

  • Take 5 with Dennis Yeary

    Basic bio

    Graduated from Henry County in 1967.Vice-chairman Board of Adjustments for Planning and Zoning 19 years. Telecommuications 30 years.
    Vietnam War veteran. Served in the 1st Air Cavalry Division 1969-1971.
    Family operated a dairy and tobacco farm on Steve Wood Road.

    Why do you like the east end of the county?

  • Lt. Col. George Martin Jessee

    Lt. Col George Martin Jessee has just as much local lore and legend as any Civil War figure.

    A historical marker near the entrance into New Castle from Campbellsburg sums up only a part of Jesse’s military career, but not some of his more daring achievements.

    Jessee eloped at 19 with his future wife Betty Foree,  who was 14-years old. Every historical reference to Betty Foree mentions her living with her sister, Lydia Foree Bullard.

  • Elementary student wins KET contest

    Sydney Raymer loves animals.

    Her love for animals, reading and drawing made her stand out when she entered The KET Young Writer’s contest.

    The annual competition happens every spring. The competition is open to kindergarteners through 5th graders.

    Raymer competed against 546 other entries with her submission, “A Zebra Named Ally” and secured third place in the fourth-grader category.

    Requirements vary from each grade. Raymer had to write a story with a minimum of 150-400 words and illustrate the story herself.

  • Public Record for the week of June 19

    Marriages

    Sherry Nicole Sackman, 27, Campbellsburg, to Derrick Paul Raisor, 28, Campbellsburg.

    Divorces

    Justin Barrett Moore, 37, Pendleton, and Lisa Jane Moore, 36, Carrollton.

    Mark Daniel Webb, 50, Worthville, and Anita Kaye Moore, 28, Worthville.

    Property Transfers

    Dianne Carey, Eminence, to James Statement, Eminence. Tract No. 5 of Spring Hill Estates; $235,000.

  • Repeat offender hid under clothes

    While serving a warrant on an Oldham County man in a Campbellsburg home for allegedly manufacturing meth a second time, Kentucky State Police found a meth lab and the man hiding underneath a pile of clothes.

    On Tuesday, June 11, KSP came to 223 Summit Road in Campbellsburg to serve Brandon Price, 20, of La Grange with a warrant for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Bucket List for Bonnie

    Bonnie Lynn overcame doctors’ expectations when as a child she learned to walk and talk. Now, Lynn hopes to fulfill the expectations of her bucket list and she’s almost halfway there.

    Lynn was born with fluid on her brain. Physicians’ didn’t have a positive outlook for Lynn, expecting her to have a life of complications due to her developmental disability similar to Down syndrome.

  • Sisters seek shoppers somewhere in tyme

    Two sisters from Smithfield have a dream not just for their business, but the entire shopping district of Eminence.

    Roberta (Morgan) Blakemore and Bonnie (Morgan) Martin never thought in their retirement they would be running the Somewhere in Tyme  store.

    Blakemore and her husband purchased the old five-and-ten store and the building that housed the Eminence Theater on South Main Street. The couple repainted the store and filled the space with vendors.

  • Pleasureville: City seeks change

    Pleasureville City Commissioners Shawn Mertz and Diane Perry look to give the town a facelift.

    Enforcing local ordinances, funding for beautification projects and attracting new business owners while engaging local residents to get involved are hurdles for a town that once flourished. 

    In conjunction with the economic development committee, the commissioners want to revitalize and restore the town’s economy and appearance. According to Mertz, the city is in the planning stages.

  • 1800s doctor removed 22-pound tumor

    Kentucky Dr. Ephraim McDowell didn’t fear the impossible.

    On Monday, the good doctor and surgeon — who reached fame during the 1800s — shared his tale of removing a 22-pound tumor with members of the Henry County Historical Society.

    Played by Henry Dowell for Kentucky Chataqua, McDowell recounts a life-or-death surgery performed in Danville before the invention of anesthesia in what was the world’s first recorded ovariotomy.