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  • Celtic Fest

     

    The Central Kentucky Celtic Festival and Highland Games started with a commanding opening ceremony performed by multiple pipe and drum bands from Louisville and as far away as Illinois.

    Aside from pipe and drum competitions, attendees watched the heavy athletic competition involving the caber toss and hammer throws or the open archery contest.

    Children attending the festival enjoyed visiting the Faewood Fairie Grove and were entertained by Oakley the Fairie and the Faewood Faemily fairies.

  • Take 5 with Sue Frazier

    Basic bio

    Henry County Native

    20+ years at Campbellsburg Elementary

    2 sons Josh and Owen

    Why did you come to Campbellsburg Elementary to work?

  • Kentucky considered nation’s top trophy producing state

    By Ben Carlson

    Landmark News Service

    For hunters, it’s a day to rejoice.

    For the deer they’re trying to shoot? Not so much.

    Saturday, Sept. 7 marked the opening of the archery deer season in Kentucky, a day when thousands of eager hunters wielding bows and wearing camouflage will climb tree stands or hunker down in ground blinds hoping to harvest a “shooter” buck — or at least fill their freezers with quality red meat.

  • Hamilton joins EPD

    Dustin Hamilton always wanted to work in law enforcement.

    Hamilton recently joined the Eminence Police Department after working as a deputy for the Henry County Sheriff’s Department. As a deputy, Hamilton worked security at the courthouse, did patrol work and served summons. Hamilton calls Eminence home, which made his decision to pursue a job with Eminence much easier.

  • Bakery spices up P’ville

    Clara Yoder loves baking and isn’t afraid to try new recipes.

    Yoder opened Clara’s Baked Goods on Pleasureville Day at 1118 Main Street in Pleasureville with a welcoming reception from the community and attendees. The store opened at 8 a.m. and was sold out by noon. Clara’s Baked Goods will open Friday and Saturdays until her business grows. Yoder does all the baking herself.

  • HCHS grad makes film

    By Brad Bowman

    news@hclocal.com

    Henry County High School graduate Kasey Beggs wants to take you on a trip that began in small town with big dreams in film.

    Beggs graduated from HCHS in 2009 and recently from Wright State University’s film school in Dayton, Ohio. She is the producer and editor for the short film Trip, currently in postproduction.

    Filmmaking caught Beggs’ interest early in life. She knew she wanted to be a filmmaker since middle school.

  • Handle stress and reduce risk for stroke/Biggest Loser results

    We all experience it, and respond to it in different ways. Although we often relate stress to a negative event in our lives like a loved one passing away, positive events can also cause stress—like the birth of a baby.

    Regardless of the stressor, experiencing stress raises our adrenaline levels which increase our heart rate and blood pressure. Finding ways to relieve stress is therefore important in order to reduce your risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and even stroke!

  • Henry County Wins KIPDA Rural Diabetes Tri-County Walk Again

    Submitted by Mona Huff

  • A Grand Ol’ Party

    Buoyed by clear skies and cool, autumn-like weather, a boisterous crowd gathered at the Multi-County GOP rally in Pendleton Friday.

    It was a rare event for this part of rural Kentucky — both of the state’s senators were on hand, stumping for one another and against President Barrack Obama and his policies.

    U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul delivered speeches railing against the Affordable Care Act and what McConnell deemed a war on coal lead by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

  • Take 5 with O.C. Jones

    Take 5 with Lt. O.C. Jones

    Harvey, Ill., -

    Thornridge high school Dolton, Ill.

    Army 8 years medical supply trained as OR tech.

    Woodford County Sheriff’s Office

    Woodford County Fire Department Dive Rescue Team

    Kentucky Police Academy, 1994

    6 years Eminence Police Department

    How did you get into law enforcement?