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Today's News

  • Remembering the 1974 tornadoes and their destruction

    Thirty nine years ago today, April 3, 1974, many lives and landscapes in Kentucky changed forever, and as I write this on Monday, April 1, I remember that so much changed in Campbellsburg exactly 39 years ago, too.

    It was irony and coincidence that placed me in touch with both days of disastrous tornadoes. 

  • Extension office offers home energy management program

    We have all heard about home energy efficiency. Turn off the lights. Install a programmable thermostat. Turn down the thermostat in winter. Turn up the thermostat in summer. Do this. Don’t do that. It is very easy to feel like you are going in circles.

  • Public Record for the week of April 3

    Property Transfers

    Linda Custer, formerly Linda Marsh, La Grange, to Nathan Marsh and Jennifer Marsh, Pendleton. Property in Henry County; Love and affection property, assessed value is $159,600.

    Citizens Union Bank of Shelbyville Inc., D/B/A Citizens Union Bank, a Kentucky Banking Corporation to MIR Capital LLC, a Kentucky limited liability company, Simpsonville. Lots platted as Arbor View Subdivision in Eminence; $145,000.

  • Cook’s to close by end of year

    Cook’s, a Henry County institution since 1964, will close its three pharmacies when CVS Pharmacy opens later this year in Eminence.

    Roger Cook opened the pharmacy, which would celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2014, first in Eminence and also had a toy store on the corner across from city hall in the 1970s. By the 1980s, Cook had built the present Eminence store site and combined the pharmacy with a retail store that offered hardware supplies.

    Current co-owner George McDannold said the decision to sell to CVS is bittersweet.

  • Putting education in the students’ hands

    Campbellsburg Elementary has put the education of its fourth grade class into its students’ hands.

    Mark Johnson, Campbellsburg Elementary principal, called the fourth grade classes into the cafeteria on Wednesday and told them they had not performed well as a grade on certain areas of a test. Johnson kept a stern face, wheeled a cart in front of the students and revealed that it was stocked with Google’s Chromebooks.

  • Democrats eye the future

    The Henry County Democrats were boisterous Monday night during their Jefferson-Jackson dinner, celebrating in part a new leadership team.

    During the dinner, Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes did little to dismiss speculation that she may seek a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Mitch McConnell, but she did trumpet what she believed were successes at the state level in the 2013 General Assembly session.

  • Marlow recognized for helping accident victim

    A Henry County man delivering mail lent a helping hand to a resident who had cut off part of his thumb during an all-terrain vehicle accident in 2012.

    Ron Marlow, former mayor of Campbellsburg, works part-time as a rural carrier associate. Marlow’s 85-mile route encompasses Turners Station, Lacie and English in Carroll County with about 500 mailboxes.

  • Take 5 with Jimmie Simpson

    Basic bio

    Lifetime Henry County resident. Graduated in 1978 from Henry County High School. Simpson started working for the Henry County Water District in 1980. Simpson and his wife Melanie have been married for 29 years, and have two children Jason and Leslie.

    Simpson is the chief operating officer of the Henry County Water District No. 2.

    What do you do for fun?

  • Lady Cats blast Lady Rockets

     

    The Henry County Lady Cats split a pair of games last week as they got a home victory over Shelby Co. on Friday evening but fell to Franklin Co. 12-2 on March 19.

    Henry 9, Shelby County 2

    The Lady Cats jumped on the Lady Rockets for two runs in the first inning but not before getting a scare in the top of the inning.

    The Lady Rockets got two runners on with one out in the opening frame. But the Lady Cats got a force out at second and then Shelby Ray made a running catch in deep left with runners on first and third to end the threat.

  • Henry County opens track season at home

     

    The Henry County track team opened their outdoor season with a home all-comers meet on Mar. 19. On a chilly, windy evening the Wildcats competed against teams from Owen County, Trimble County, Carroll County, and North Oldham high schools.

    The boys’ team won the meet with a score of 85 points. Owen County was second with 60 points, Trimble was third with 56 points and Carroll County finished fourth with 32.