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Local News

  • Public Records for the week of December 9, 2009

    Marriages

    Shanna D. Stivers, 46, New Castle, to Kamlesh C. Dave, 49, New Castle.

    Rita Carol Marsh, 59, Campbellsburg, to Phillip Wayne Brown, 59, Campbellsburg.

    Daphne R. Wirth, 39, Pleasureville, to Christopher J. Banks, 47, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

    The City of New Castle, by and through Mayor Judylee V. Diederich, to Henry County Public Schools. Property in New Castle; $10,000.

  • Eminence grocery getting a face-lift

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s been an Eminence fixture for 33 years, and now, it’s getting a bit of a floor-to-ceiling face-lift.

    Recently, Norm’s Food World founder Norm Wood and partners, sons David, Spencer and Steve Wood decided their fixture needed new fixtures.

    Store manager Steve Wood said major renovations are in the works. He expects work to continue for about six months, but said since they are doing it in phases, he does not expect any store closures.

  • Vandals target own grandma

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two men have been arrested after they were found vandalizing an automobile belonging to their grandmother.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Tim Moore made the arrests shortly after midnight on March 1.

    Jonathon Clark, 21, of Campbellsburg and Joshua Abbott, 22, of Eminence were charged with first degree criminal mischief.

  • Students will celebrate music throughout March

    Staff writer/photographer

    In just a few short weeks, Dr. Seuss, Spongebob Squarepants, Nemo, the Addams Family, Pocahontas and the Yellow Submarine will share stage time in Henry County.

    It’s all part of the celebration of Music in the Schools Month, and both the Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools will have special performances.

    In Eminence, both beginning and intermediate bands will present their annual concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in the school gymnasium.

  • Henry designated a Storm Ready county

    General Manager

    Joe Sullivan likens getting an accurate weather picture to a Hindu parable about five blind men asked to describe an animal.

    Sullivan, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Louisville, tells the story to his storm spotter classes.

  • Duncan: ‘Cancer to me is faces and names’

    Staff writer/photographer

    It started with a simple goal: bike 300 miles, and raise some cash for charity.

    But in 2009, Eminence Baptist Church’s Rev. Michael Duncan surpassed his initial goal, biking 501 miles and raising $2,200 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The effort made him the top individual fundraiser in Henry County last year.

    Along the way, Duncan lost 20 pounds and lowered his resting heart rate to 56 beats per minute.

  • Next on the agenda ... an agenda

    General Manager

    It took two out of control meetings in a row for Pleasureville Mayor Rodney Young to bang the gavel, saying he’d had enough.

    After Monday night’s meeting became a shouting match between commissioners, former commissioners and city residents, Young used the gavel, hitting the gavel’s pad several times trying to gain control of a meeting that had veered wildly off track.

  • QUICKrecall

    Academic teams from five area elementary schools gathered Saturday at New Castle Elementary School for the District Governor’s Cup competition.

    The host school took the overall first place finish, with 41.83 points, while defending champion Eastern took second place overall with 34.5 points.

    Eastern defended its first place quick recall win from 2008, while New Castle took second place, Campbellsburg took third and Gallatin County Upper Elementary took fourth.

  • Dress in Blue on March 5

    The Colon Cancer Alliance encourages you to dress in blue Friday, March 5 to promote awareness about colon cancer and encourage people to get screened.

  • Sprouting Spring

    Staff writer/photographer

    Last week, Barbara Gregory was working on pansies.

    She may have been snowed in, but she said there’s no time like the present to get your garden started.

    Gregory issued an invitation to tour her greenhouse, but recommended waiting a few weeks.

    “If you come down today, you’ll end up spending the night,” she said, “but I do have hot chocolate.”