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  • Legislative update from Rep. Rick Rand

    FRANKFORT – Earlier this fall, the University of Kentucky officially opened a new research facility designed to do one thing: Find new ways to defeat the diseases that take far too many of our loved ones.

  • One more weekend of ‘White Christmas’ at Theatre Downstream

    The opening weekend of the Irving Berlin musical, “White Christmas” has come and gone, but you still have a chance to watch The Theatre Downstream’s production this weekend.

    The essential story is the same as the movie, with new characters and new songs, according to co-director Ashley Raymer-Brown. She, along with co-director Kevin L Whitt, have brought the beloved holiday musical to life at the Henry County High School auditorium.

  • Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds Thanksgiving travelers to wear a seat belt – every trip, every time

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2018) – With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining in a national effort to send Thanksgiving travelers an important lifesaving reminder to buckle up – every trip, every time.

  • Group brings Pride in Henry County Arts, Music, Poetry and Prose

    Martha Tarry Simpson and Wayne Sparrow created a “dream child” after hearing friend Todd Campbell’s stories about growing up in Henry County.

    In 2009 Simpson decided their friend’s orations, mostly about Campbell’s grandmother, were too precious not to share with the community. 

    Simpson went on a mission to produce a show that featured not only Campbell and his work, but to showcase other artists, musicians and artisans. 

  • New radio station blasts Southern rock and country

    When the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) carved out bandwidth for new, lower frequency FM stations, radio and television broadcast company Kentuckiana Broadcast Group and its other business, New Albany Broadcasting Company Inc. jumped at the chance for new listeners.

    Co-owners Pete Boyce and David B. Smith originally ran a talk radio station, 1600 AM, which simulcasts on WKYI 94.1 FM, before the station pivoted to a new format.

  • County clerk: New Castle mayoral recanvas yields same results

    lection night, Nov. 6, ended with a stunning one-vote victory in favor of New Castle mayoral challenger Robert King.

    Current Mayor Dennis Benham requested a recanvas, and the Henry County Clerk conducted the recanvas on Nov. 15, which yielded the same result: King, 150, Benham, 149.

    “No irregularities were found,” Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer said. “Totals remain the same as on election night.” 

    Of 332 ballots issued in two New Castle precincts, 33 voters chose to not vote in the mayoral contest.

  • 100-year-old veteran receives highest French honor

    By Andrew Henderson

    Landmark News Service

    Bill Pollard sits in a maroon colored, leather chair in an expansive living room ordained with paintings in a Prospect suburb right on the Jefferson County line.

    Pollard, who was born in Shelby County, and lived most of his live in Henry County, celebrated his 100th birthday on Sept. 1 surrounded by friends and family.

    Yet, turning 100 was far from the most interesting, or admirable, thing about Pollard

  • Paradise found, lost: EPD officer volunteers to aid hurricane survivors

     Eminence Police Department officer Phillip Parham and his wife Ali vacationed in paradise for seven years, enjoying the unique residents and places of Port Saint Joe, Florida.

    However, Oct. 10 found Port St. Joe in Gulf County, and Mexico Beach, 10 miles away, devasted by Hurricane Michael, which wrought severe damage from wind and storm surge in both destination cities.

  • New e-commerce site has something ‘4’ every pet

    Campbellsburg residents Jackie Woodward and fiancé Dale Horn have more in common than love. In August, the couple opened All Pets 4 U, a new e-commerce website that sells pet supplies. 

    The duo hopes to give popular pet website Chewy a run for the money from Campbellsburg—Woodward conducts all research and marketing and “the computer work” and Horn “does most of the work,” she said.

    Both co-owners are widowed, grew up on farms and love animals.

  • County’s election votes predict overall state picks

    Henry County voters predicted what would happen in the state races when all the region’s votes were tabulated on election night.

    Henry County Clerk Shanda Archer said her office expected over 60 percent to show up to the polls on Tuesday but were disappointed when only 53 percent of the county’s 12,156 voters cast their votes. The total number of voters on Tuesday was 6,413.

    The total number of voters in the primary election in May 2018 was 2,531.