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Local News

  • P’ville to go fair?

    The City of Pleasureville could become the first city in Henry County to pass a fairness ordinance.

    Introduced during Monday night’s city commission meeting, the ordinance would bar discrimination in real estate rental or sale, or in employment, based on race, color or national origin; sex and/or gender, including gender identity; religion; age; and/or sexual orientation, either real or perceived.

  • Hanging history may still haunt Henry County

    Our past always comes back and haunts us.

    For Henry County, or at least the courthouse yard, the past never left.

    An apparition still ‘hangs’ around from an atrocity committed in 1868. Whether fashioned as a scapegoat or their fate was a true swift answer of unmerciful justice, Henry County once held the notorious record for executing the youngest person, a female, in the state.

  • Kentuckians rush to state site for health insurance

    Kentucky’s health benefit exchange hosted about 60,000 unique visitors looking for affordable health care on the Kynect website on Oct. 1, and the interest for health care continues to grow.

    The Kynect website opened for business at 12 a.m. on Oct. 1 and by 8 a.m. 24,000 users visited the site, filing 1,015 applications.

  • Shelby woman heads health insurance co-op

    By Molly Burchett/Kentucky Health News

     

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Shelby County resident is heading a little-known but key part of federal health reform in Kentucky, a new kind of health insurance – a cooperative that is neither public, like Medicare and Medicaid, or run for profit, like traditional insurance companies.

    Janie Miller is CEO of the Kentucky Health Cooperative, which began to offer coverage this week, with the opening of the state health-insurance exchange.

  • Kelley indicted in hatchet murder of boyfriend

    By Kenny Colston

    Landmark News Service

    A Pewee Valley woman charged with killing her boyfriend with a hatchet has been indicted by a grand jury and will proceed to a jury trial.

    Gail Kelley, 51, was arrested for murder on July 6, after police received a report of a possible murder.  At the time, Kelley told police she struck Michael T. Evans, 44, in the head with a hatchet, which was found wrapped in a bloody towel in a trash can in the driveway.

    Kelley appeared in Oldham Circuit Court on Thursday for an arraignment post-indictment.

  • Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue Open Houses

    Campbellsburg Fire and Rescue will have two open houses in October. On Oct. 12, Station One, at 8118 Main Street in Campbellsburg, will be open from noon to 2 p.m. On Oct. 19, Station Three at 61 Pendleton Loop, will be open from noon to 2 p.m. Both events will feature hot dogs, soft drinks and popcorn, children will get to spray the hose and see the equipment the firefighters use, including the fire trucks, thermal imaging devices and the Jaws of Life.

  • Districts show overall improvement

     

    Students in Eminence Independent and Henry County Public Schools made overall progress in the 2011-2012 testing cycle, according to data release by the Kentucky Department of Education last week.

    While students did not make progress at all grade levels, both Henry County Public Schools and Eminence Independent School districts improved compared to last year’s Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability data.

    Eminence Independent Schools

  • Fremd Mansion had cursed history

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    Editor’s note: This isthe first installment of a series of local lore and haunted history.

  • Conservation honors Stivers farm

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    The annual Henry County Conservation District’s Board of Directors Awards night honored the preservation of Henry County’s farmland, resources and rural lore.

  • New Castle’s got milk

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    New Castle Elementary students armed with enthusiasm and milk mustaches learned about the benefits of milk and the dairy farmers who produce it.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the school celebrated and hosted the 14th anniversary World School Milk Day. Southeast United Dairy Industry Association, school and local government officials attended the event, which included a meet-and-greet with a couple local dairy farmer Curtis Coombs’s Holsteins.