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Today's News

  • Henry among 20 counties quarantined for ash borer

    Landmark News Service

    State officials have issued a quarantine for 20 counties, including Henry, regulating the transportation of firewood and ash tree products in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.

    The quarantine, announced last week by State Entomologist John Obrycki, “prohibits the movement of all firewood derived from hardwood species, ash nursery stock, green ash logs and any other materials that present a threat of the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer.”

  • U.S. 421 bridge to be demolished

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the next two months there will be no bridge on Kentucky 55 just south of Campbellsburg.

    The bridge over the railroad tracks at KY 55 will be torn down and replaced so traffic will be rerouted via two detours.

  • Farmer takes trips overseas through AIA

    Joining a training camp in Ohio last month, followed by trips to Guatemala and Honduras through the Athletes in Action Sports Ministry program, it has been one busy summer for Larry Farmer. But it’s a summer he will not want to forget.

  • Another take on Michael Jackson

    The recent death of the famous entertainer has saddened me. Of course, I would never diminish the severity or shamefulness of indiscretions with children, but while such acts are reprehensible, we can only speculate about whether those accusations against the superstar were true. What I lament is the untimely death of a very talented man, and what bothers me most is the emotional deprivation he suffered in his youth, which obviously haunted him all his life.

  • Travis Martin, No. 13, helps the Eagles soar high

    Sitting down during his normal pre-game routine just before the start of the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Association baseball tournament in Berea, Travis Martin was so surprised he was named to the KIAC Second-Team that he wasn’t even ready to receive his award. But, after his name was called, the Asbury College sophomore quickly put on his cleats, stood up and hurriedly walked over to receive the award.

    For the 2007 Henry County High School graduate who turned a rocky start at Asbury into landing a starting position in less than two years, it was a shocker.

  • Churches join forces to help feed the hungry

    Staff writer/photographer

    They were “Listening to God,” when it happened.

    “We listen for what God is calling us to do,” Ben Secaur said, “and we felt a strong call to work at tending to the needs of folks in our own town and county.”

    The Campbellsburg Christian Church pastor said the group instituted a “Listening to God” program about a year ago when they felt that higher calling.

  • Stivers leaving HCMS for Shelby County

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry County Middle School students return to school this fall, at least one familiar face won’t be there.

    Vice-Principal Lorri Stivers resigned this week, and will assume the role of principal at West Middle School in Shelby County.

    Stivers resides in Shelby County with husband J.T. and two sons Ryan and Will.

  • July 4th ruined by the rain

    Saturday was a sad, sad day in the Kendall household.

    I had already decided to write my column this week about a wiffleball game I had been planning the last couple of months. With the anticipation of the game in mind for a while now, I had envisioned some good story lines — maybe I would pitch a no-hitter or hit a game-winning homer. Heck, I thought about taping the game and making a highlight reel, maybe the top-10 plays. I was ready.

  • Friends for Michael fundraising in full swing

    General Manager

    With one major event down, Friends for Michael is going strong with its fundraising efforts for 2009.

    Matthew Brent, president of the organization, said the group’s annual dinner in May went well, with about 150 people in attendance. But that’s not all the spinal cord research organization has going.

  • Commission approves fire truck bid with condition

    General Manager

    A new fire truck could be coming to Pleasureville.

    The commission voted 3-1 to accept a $156,600 bid for a new rescue truck. Accepting the bid, commissioner Gary Grigsby said, would be contingent upon the city receiving a loan with “satisfactory terms.”

    Mayor Rodney Young said the fire department should be able to pay for the truck itself, “unless we get in a bind.” If the new truck is purchased, the city would sell one of its older trucks, hoping to get at least $10,000.