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Postcard book shows county’s past

By Stephanie Doyle

Most are old and faded and some are wrinkled. But to Earl T. “Hammer” Smith, the decades-old postcards are perfect.


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New Castle appoints new commissioner

By Stephanie Doyle

New Castle City Commission appointed Henry County native Janet King last week after two-time commissioner Juanita Raisor resigned, effective Dec. 31. Raisor will remain in Henry County but will move outside of the city limits.


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John Carnes Jr.

John Carnes Jr., age 51 of New Castle, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was the son of the late John C. and Layvetta (Smith) Carnes Sr.

He is survived by his daughter: Melanie D. Carnes, Richardson, Texas; one son, Michael Carnes, Louisville.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 8) at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home. Interment will be in New Castle Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.
 


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Lanham’s Lemonade Stand


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Jean Batts

Jean (Mahoney) Batts, age 79 of New Castle, died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Baptist Northeast in LaGrange. Daughter of the late Orlester and Mary Margaret (Purvis) Mahoney, Jean was a homemaker and member of New Castle United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Price Batts, New Castle; daughter, Terry Heffley and husband, Steve, Eminence; granddaughter, Lori Seekford and husband Bruce, Georgetown; and great grandson, Wyatt Seekford.


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Dorothy Jones

Dorothy Lee Shannon Jones, age 88, died Friday, May 20, 2011. She was the widow of Vernon M. Jones.

Her family stood vigil during her last few days, reading her scriptures, offering prayers of comfort and thanksgiving, singing her favorite hymns and giving her unmeasurable love. She was at peace when she met her Saviour and was reunited with her loved ones.


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Broadband provider not paying rent

By Cindy DiFazio

The relationship between the City of New Castle and Liberty Communications, the company providing broadband capability, is strained.

Commissioners voted just last spring to allow Liberty to mount equipment on the city’s water tower.

At the time, Hugh McBurney who lives on Flat Rock Road begged commissioners to hook him up because he was unable to get a signal and had to rely on a much slower dial-up connection.


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McAlister sentenced to 20 years

By Cindy DiFazio

Last week, a father had the chance many parents of abuse victims never get. In Henry County Circuit Court, he faced Anthony McAlister, the man convicted of abusing his sons.


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New courthouse? Just do it right

GUEST COMMENTARY

By Joseph S. Yates

When asked what I think about the prospect of a new courthouse, I offer a lawyer’s favorite response: “It depends.” I find myself approaching the issue not so much by considering whether our judicial and county offices need more space (they do) or whether the facilities for those who work in those offices are in dire need of modernizing (they are), but how this new building would affect the life of the city — the town where I grew up and have practiced law for the past 25 years.


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Vote Lackey on May 17

I write this letter to the people of Henry and surrounding counties to talk about the candidacy of my good friend, John F. Lackey, for Commissioner of Agriculture. I have known him for a long time, and had the honor of serving with him in the Kentucky Senate.


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