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  • Repair or rebuild, that is the CFD question

    General Manager

    Instead of going back to the drawing board, the Campbellsburg City Council is creating the drawing board.

    During Monday night’s monthly meeting, the council realized that getting bids to repair the Campbellsburg Fire Department’s station may have been hasty. The Main Street station was damaged badly enough in a fire earlier this year that it can no longer be used.

  • Fun for all

    Staff writer/photographer

    Late Sunday afternoon, the packed pub at Highland Renaissance Festival reverberated with the pounding of Albannach’s tribal drums.

    The six-piece band from Glasgow, Scotland was completing its first of two consecutive weekends in front of a standing-room only audience.

    The crowd whooped and danced to the tartan clad group beating the skins of enormous standing drums as well as bodhran hand-held frame drums accompanied by the strains of bagpipe and vocals.

  • Browning saved from GM cuts

    Relief is in the air at Browning Chevrolet, Pontiac GMC.

    Earlier this month, the 50-year old family owned Eminence business learned that it was selected to continue dealing with Chevrolet and GMC vehicle brands.

    “I think it’s good news for us and good news for the town,” Jeff Browning said Tuesday afternoon. Browning, who was in the process of delivering a vehicle to a customer, said more details were yet to come.

  • Relay for Life

    Relay For Life in Henry County is quickly approaching, scheduled for Friday, June 26, at the Henry County High School Track.  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

  • Popular teacher taking a one year leave

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence High School’s Intelligent Classroom software was on the fritz that Friday, so popular high school math teacher Buddy Berry improvised.

    He lit birthday candles and stuck them into hamburger buns. Students armed with water pistols attempted, mostly in vain, to put out the flames amidst bursts of laughter. It was harder than it looked and most of the candles still flickered atop soggy bread.

    He was teaching a lesson in probabilities.

  • Henry County native graduates from West Point

    General Manager

    Justin Bramlage remembers bouncing a racquetball against a wall while talking to his mother.

    “I said if I feel like this Monday morning, I’m ... getting the paperwork to quit,” Justin said. He was in his plebe year at the  United States Military Academy at West Point, the year his mother Ruth describes as the pressure cooker year. He told his mother there was a 99.9 percent chance he was quitting.

  • Design a plan to become the biggest loser

    Anyone who tells you that losing weight will be easy has never tried but here are some techniques used by individuals who have been successful at weight loss.

    1.  Set a reasonable goal:  The first goal of weight control may be to simply prevent further weight gain! The first goal of weight loss should be to reduce your starting body weight by about 10 percent.  If your starting weight is 250 pounds then a reasonable goal would be to lose 25 pounds over a 12 week period. 

  • HCHS grad presented paper to conference in Wales

    Staff writer/photographer

    Ashley Ireland’s groundbreaking research into the high-tech “Google Generation’s” information gathering methods earned her a trip abroad.

    This spring, the 2001 Henry County High School graduate was invited to present her findings at the Literacy Annual Conference in Cardiff, Wales.

    “There was a lot of publicity calling this college-age generation lazy,” she said, “and unable to think critically.”

  • Hamilton: ‘I am going to walk’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Betty Jean Payton Hamilton was in Eminence running routine errands on May 21 when she suffered a life-altering accident.

    The 76-year old New Castle resident had been to the bank and the grocery store, and stopped in at the pawn shop to chat with relatives.

    Hamilton then went to Southern States where she was going to grab some gardening plants.

  • ATVs create a ruckus in NC

    Staff writer/photographer

    September Tingle and her family’s all-terrain vehicles are the focus of neighborhood grievances in the Castle Creek subdivision south of New Castle.

    In May, a handful of residents came to the New Castle City Commission to air their complaints. At the June meeting, both sides of the argument were represented and packed the meeting room. Tingle said she was unaware the ATVs were considered to be such a problem.