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  • Public Records for the week of December 16, 2009

    Henry County Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Melinda Bayorek, second degree arson, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/5.

    Kathrine L. Tingle, failure to pay, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/8.

    Roderick B. Graves, two counts of theft by deception, arrested by Bill Hudson on 12/8.

    Rodney G. Bright, contempt of court, arrested by Rick Nelson on 12/10.

    William O’Daniel, theft by unlawful taking over $500, arrested by Danny Stivers on 12/10.

  • Still practicing at 87

    Staff writer/photographer

    Chiropractor Lenville Ballard likes doing things the old-fashioned way.

    Ballard practices out of two rooms of his Point Pleasant Road home, and he sets his own appointments.

    The 87-year-old also uses his own time-tested diagnostic tests and administers adjustments with just his hands. “I haven’t used any other way since 1978,” he said. “I’m not rough and there’s no twisting.”

  • Wireless ‘net could come to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    A recent request by a communications company could put wireless internet access in New Castle and put a little cash in the city’s coffers.

    New Castle Public Works Director Scott Treece said last week that Liberty Communications approached him recently about putting an antenna on the city’s water tower.

  • Know the signs of dating violence

    What is Dating Violence?

    Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship.  It occurs in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships and can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; or a combination of these.

    Incidence of Teen Dating Violence:

    • 1 in 5 teens that have been in a serious relationship report being hit, slapped, or pushed by their partner

  • Smoke Doctors are now selling their special sauce

    Can you believe it? It is really here — finally! Yes, the Smoke Doctors now have their original barbecue sauce ready for public consumption.

  • Public Records for the week of January 6, 2010

    District Court records

    Traffic

    Monday, Dec. 21

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

    Miranda L. Lawson, 1983, charge from 8/28/09: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, first offense, guilty, fines and costs $718, show cause hearing 1/27, attend alcohol/drug education program, proof due 1/17, 30 day suspension.

  • Public Records for the week of March 10, 2010

    Marriages

    Alicia D. Heimback, 33, Pleasureville, to Donald S. Brown, 35, Pleasureville.

    Lawren C. Pettit, 35, Smithfield, to Larry W. Heitzman Jr., 31, Smithfield.

    Building permits

    Irvin Retzlaff, 444 La Grange Road, New Castle, 2/5, storage building, fee $20, value $1,600.

    Gary Dees, 595 Main Street, Pleasureville, 2/13, Garage, fee $86, value $5,100.

    Vernon Smith, 8118 Sulphur Road, Sulphur, 2/17, pole barn, fee $184.32, value $18,500.

  • Benefit to aid family of 9-year-old with inoperable brain tumor

    General Manager

    Today, she runs around with other children her age, but just over a year ago, life was very different for one young Port Royal resident.

    For nine-year-old Shyann Quickert, the migraines started in 2008.

    When medication failed to relieve the debilitating headaches after three months, Quickert’s family doctor suggested an MRI.

    Alone with Shyann in a room at Louisville’s Kosair Children’s Hospital, Cheryl Quickert said four doctors walked in to deliver the news.

  • Benefit to be held for Shyann Quickert

    On Saturday, March 13, 2010, a benefit for 9 year old Shyann Quickert will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Shyann has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The benefit will be from 4 to 9 p.m and will include a live auction, raffle items, door prizes and The Longshot Band will entertain. The cost is only $5 and will include a bowl of chili, hot dog and a drink. Desserts will also be available for sale. For further information contact Karen Phillips at (502) 321-9230 or Tracy Kemper at (502) 667-0208.

  • New Castle announces dates for festival events

    The New Castle Festivals Committee will have a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, as a fund raiser for the festivals. The bazaar will be held in the Locker on South Main Street in New Castle. We will have arts and crafts, flea markets, antiques and yard sale booths. This coincides with the annual yard sales on Kentucky 55.