Local News

  • Pleasureville to raise sewer deposit for renters

    Pleasureville commission members split down the middle on the decision whether to raise sewer/water deposits.

    Pam Bramblett and Diane Perry voted yea while Shawn Mertz and R.L. Wilson voted nay.

    Mayor Rodney Young was the unwilling tiebreaker on the controversial vote.

    At issue was an ordinance doubling deposits for renters only. Homeowners still will pay a $60 deposit, while it will increase to $120 for non-owner tenants.

  • Chilton sentenced in federal court

    A Turners Station woman was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison last month on charges that she defrauded her company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, of Turners Station, previously entered a guilty plea to wire fraud. She was the manager of a lending business in Shelbyville.
    Chilton admitted to U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves that she took approximately $648,525 from her employer, Pioneer Credit Company. Judge

    Reeves ordered Chilton to repay Pioneer Credit all of the money she stole.

  • Campbellsburg Baptist offering computer training

    Campbellsburg Baptist Church will hold a six-week computer training seminar. The course is open to the public, and will provide participants with the information that may be needed to pass Microsoft Training Certification tests that may be helpful when job hunting.

    The sessions will be led by George Banks, owner and operator of Computer Hawks of New Castle, Eminence and Louisville. Banks is a Microsoft Certified Instructor.

    The training sessions begin at 7 p.m., Monday, April 11, at the church and will run for six weeks.

  • Develop Posture and Core Strength

    Fight the effects of gravity and weak postural muscles with Bones for Life®!  Build core muscles and bone density, stand taller, and move with more grace.  The Bones for Life® program is being offered in Shelby County through a collaboration of the UK Extension Office and Shelby Fit for Life. 

  • Homestead Nursing Center receives 5-Star ranking

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently updated the nursing home five-star rating system for Nursing Homes.
    Only the country’s top 16 percent of nursing homes achieved a 5-star rating, the highest rating a facility can earn. The rating is established to provide consumers with guidance as to the level of service the facility provides.

  • Four-day yard Sale to be held on Ky. 55

    Residents and businesses along Kentucky 55 in the counties of Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Shelby, Spencer, Nelson, Washington, Marion, Taylor, Adair and Russell are welcome to participate and join in a four day yard sale being held April 14-17 along Hwy 55. Each participating person or business is responsible for promoting the event in their own county, however the Finchville Ruritan Community Center is sponsoring the event and can post a map to let others know where you are. For more information please call (502) 834-7754.

  • A penny for a penthouse? It’s mission Inn-possible

    Submitted by Michael Blunk
    For the Henry County CARE Team

  • Local Buzz for 3/30/11

    Arts & Crafts

    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. to noon, on Thursdays.

    Blood Drive
    Red Cross blood drive at New Castle Christian Church from 2:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12.

    Chamber of Commerce
    The Henry County Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking dinner on Tuesday, March 29.
    The Patrick Henry Award dinner, honoring Martha Tarry Simpson, will be held Tuesday, May 17.

  • HCPL kids’ room back in business

    Weekly story time at the Henry County Public Library has always signaled a time for local children to gather under the branches of the story tree.
    Unfortunately, the children’s section has been closed for repairs since Valentine’s Day, when a patron ran into an exterior wall with her vehicle.
    The story tree limbs have been bare since the accident, but that’s about to change.

  • Playing from the heart

    Seven sleepy-eyed fifth graders straggled in to Amy Knight’s humanities room at Eastern Elementary School on Tuesday morning.
    They took violins and cellos out of black gig bags, and adjusted sheet music on stands, chairs placed in a semi-circle around their musical director.

    The orchestra members tucked instruments under their chins or balanced cellos between their knees. Knight readied the group to play “Irish Melody.”

    The first attempt of the morning was not quite up to par.