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    Right off the interstate, there’s a hidden gem that sells only St. Nicks, snowmen and scents with one theme: Christmas.

    Derin Fetz and Tony Nichter have spent 17 years owning, managing and selling out of the Christmas Cottage in Pendleton.

    The business owners make a good living Labor Day through the end of December, but that’s only what consumers see. What they don’t notice is all the hard work put in during the months in-between.

  • Dickens Christmas Festival strolls into the past
  • New Castle commissioner-elect charged with assault

     A New Castle commissioner, elected earlier this month, was charged with assault last week at the La Grange Walmart.

    Charles Sevier, 49, was charged on Nov. 17 with assault, fourth degree with no visible injury after an incident involving his mother happened at the retail store in Oldham County.

  • Campbellsburg man charged with abuse of corpse, forgery

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 arrested a Campbellsburg man on charges of abusing a corpse and forgery after his girlfriend was found dead inside her home.

    Police say they received information of a dead female inside the residence of 251 Melody Lane in Campbellsburg on Oct. 21. When the department was dispatched they found Loretta M. Rusatsky, 65, in an unattached out-building on her property.

  • Campbellsburg to collect donations for local kids

    A charitable drive will be giving one city’s kids a very, merry Christmas.

    The City of Campbellsburg has partnered with the Marine Corps Toys For Tots for a third year to collect new toys for the children of the area.

    Chief of Police Tony Rucker, a Marine Corp League member and Marine for 42 years, has spearheaded the initiative that will make sure needy children in Campbellsburg receive a gift this holiday season.

  • Family reinvents Eminence restaurant

    In the heart of Eminence lies a jewel of the county — the multi-acre Kentucky Renaissance Fair. And its owners, the Frederick family, assisted by their daughter Holly Kinderman, will host a grand opening of a new venture—the Highlander Restaurant and Pub—Dec. 15 on the site of the old Scriber’s Station eatery and bar.

  • Kentucky State Police accepting donations for charity

    The Kentucky State Police will begin accepting donations for their ninth annual “Cram the Cruiser” holiday food drive on Nov. 21. Designed to provide non-perishable food items for families in need throughout the commonwealth, the campaign will continue through Dec.10.

  • Dollar General breaks ground in Pleasureville

    A new Dollar General broke ground recently for a newly planned store on Castle Highway in Pleasureville.

    The building will sit next to Limestone Bank (PBI) on Castle Highway. Mike Thompson will take the reins of the store as general manager when it opens, date still to be determined.

    The store will offer an expanded food section, to include produce, Thompson said.

    When the new Dollar General opens, it will rent from owner Susan Cox Development, located in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • A rose by any other name: Boutique to open soon

    Amber Adkins’ eight years of retail experience found the 29-year-old wanting to own her own store.

    As of Dec. 1, Adkins, a Henry County native, will open the Ellen Rose boutique, her 3-year-old daughter’s two middle names. The doors will open at 10 a.m. with fanfare —a ribbon cutting, McDonalds giveaways and 15 percent off coupons.

  • ‘Field of Dreams’ not just a movie; photography studio now open

    Mike Roberts loves sports so much that, after his Eminence Independent School (EIS) football coaching days ended after 14 years, he still looked for a way to stay involved with EIS teams.

    Although Roberts’ day job is at Steel Technologies in Eminence—he’s worked there 30 years—the shutterbug bit, and he began looking for ways to use photography, a hobby he picked up after he bought a single-lens reflex digital camera to chronicle his son’s senior year in 2016.