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  • Fairness ordinance fails

    publisher@hclocal.com

    There will not be a fairness ordinance in the City of Campbellsburg.

    The proposed ordinance died for lack of a motion to adopt it at the city’s monthly meeting last Tuesday night.

  • Couple charged for sexual abuse of minor

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Spencer County couple Friday, Jan. 24, for sexual abuse charges involving an 11-year-old female family member while living in Henry County.

  • Massie introduces a new bill which could mean more money for retirees

    editor@hclocal.com

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie introduced a bill eliminating tax on social security benefits for retirees looking to boost senior citizens’ income.

    On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Massie introduced HR 3894, the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act, which would cease income tax on social security benefits.

    The Henry County Local asked Massie via email several questions including what the inspiration was for introducing the bill.

  • Multivitamins make up a multibillion-dollar business

    Today, multivitamin and mineral marketing campaigns claiming to improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease constantly bombard us. Just look around your supermarket. Chances are, multivitamin and mineral supplements have their own section.

  • Celebrated Calling

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Rev. Dr. W. H. Goatley Sr.’s local civil rights and mission-ministry work in Eminence crosses paths with the nation’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  • Water project: More splash, less cash

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    The Henry County Water District’s Morton Ridge Road project will impact the five counties the district serves with a greener infrastructure and less money spent delivering it.

    Through the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority, the Henry County Water District is replacing a 12-inch  waterline with a 20-inch line across 44 properties in Trimble County. The increased diameter equates to larger amounts of water using less electricity.

  • Hamming it up
  • 3-year sex abuse case settled in circuit court

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    Henry County Circuit Court Judge Karen Conrad sentenced a Henry County man to five years in three-year-old sex abuse case.

    Samuel Cooper, 36, of Lockport, pleaded guilty to sexual abuse charges involving at the time a 15-year-old female family member.

    On Nov. 20, 2011, a domestic disturbance was reported at 2700 block of Harpers Ferry Road in Lockport. Kentucky State Police came to Cooper’s residence where an argument had escalated over accusations Cooper molesting a family member.

  • Take 5 with Juanita Lashley

    Basic bio

    Eminence native.

    Eminence High School graduate.

    Work History

    Belknap, Louisville secretary in Buying Department Four. Oct. 17, 1983 started in Henry County Clerks Office under Rhonda Carpenter.

    Appointed to Henry County Clerk 2001.

    What was it like

    taking over as Henry County Clerk?

    Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be in this position. I had worked for Rhonda Carpenter for 18 years. She was a great person, mentor. I can’t say enough about Rhonda.

  • County wants to be work ready

    By Brad Bowman

    editor@hclocal.com

    County leaders want to improve the quality of life and economics in county by pursuing the Kentucky Work Ready Communities program.

    The certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assists prospective employers that the local workforce has the acquired skills for staffing staff jobs and positions they may need to fill.