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  • Rucker takes over as P&Z administrator

    Jody Rucker replaced former Planning & Zoning Administrator/Solid Waste Coordinator Greg Derosset on Dec. 8.

    The 43-year old was born and raised in Eminence and now lives in Pleasureville with wife Melinda, daughter Madison, 14, and son Jeremy, 10.

    He graduated from Eastern Kentucky University as a real estate major with a degree in business.

  • The best presents aren’t under the tree

    It’s been awhile since I was able to spend Christmas with both parents and my siblings.

    Since coming to Henry County we’ve been deterred by weather and ill-timed car problems.

    You see, it’s about a four-hour drive to get to my dad’s home in Western Kentucky — there’s no direct route, and the path is easily made treacherous by the slightest amount of snow.

    Mom’s place is only about 2.5 hours away, a much easier trek, mostly by interstate.

  • F.D. audit law revised

    An ordinance that will require Henry County’s fire departments to produce annual budgets and audits took a step closer to becoming law last week.
    Members of the Henry County Fiscal Court recently met with the county’s fire chiefs, and amended the original version of the ordinance to a more palatable version.

    Magistrates Jerry Beasley, Guy Coombs and Nick  Hawkins met with the chiefs in an effort to see “how we could better reflect what they’re already doing,” Hawkins said.

  • Be careful, he might go Beowulf on you

    For one fan of English literature and history, Henry County is home.
    Dr. William Pollard, a 1964 HCHS graduate, is vice-president and college dean at Transylvania University, where he also is a professor of English.
    Pollard has published books on medieval English literature and co-edited two works on medieval English mysticism and spirituality.

  • Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem

    The living Nativity in Bethlehem was populated by community members last week. At right, Sarah Baxter gets her wings. bottom Right, long-time friends Nick Suter, Olivia Herrell and Hallie Boyer took part in the nativity scene. At bottom left, Baxter and Wiseman Anthony Palmer don gloves and boots to face the frigid temperatures on 12/22.

  • Citizens Police Academy offers glimpse into Troopers’ job, daily lives

    Part 1 of a series

    Ever wonder what it’s like to know what the Kentucky State Police do every day and just exactly how they do it?
    Thanks to an initiative by KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer, ordinary folks like me can participate in the Citizens Police Academy. The academy is a series of classes spread over 12 weeks and designed to give participants a better look at the what, why and how of the Kentucky State Police.

  • BIRTH: Bailey Elaine Satterly

    Bailey Elaine Satterly

    Nathan and Brittney Satterly of Campbellsburg announce the birth of their daughter, Bailey Elaine Satterly born Monday, December 20, 2010, at Baptist Northeast Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 19 ¾ inches long.
    Grandparents are Teresa Tillet and Terry Satterly of New Castle; James E. Nutgrass, Bedford; and JoAnn McQueary, Milton.

    Great-grandparents are Elaine and Gayle Payne of Pleasureville and Joyce and James D. Nutgrass of Campbellsburg.

  • Public records for the week of December 29, 2010

    Marriages
    Carla Amabilia Oliva, 33, La Grange, to Thomas L. Hawkins, 47, La Grange.
    Erin Leigh Perdue, 24, Pendleton, to Daryl Lee Calhoun, 24, Pendleton.

    Divorce
    Jeremy Bardis, 21, Pleasureville, and Jessica Danielle Bardis, 21, Sulphur

  • Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 29, 2010

    Thursday, December 30
    Free adult scrapbooking offered at the Eminence Community Life Center from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursdays.

    The County Kickers Line Dancing group meets on Thursday nights at the Henry County Fairgrounds 4H Building in New Castle. Lessons are held for beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.  and advanced lessons follow from 7 to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $20 per year. For more information contact Darlene Tipton at (502) 750-0954 or (502) 947-5160.

  • snow days come early for EIS, HCPS

    First-year EIS school superintendent Buddy Berry said nobody he has talked to remembers taking a snow day this early in the school year.

    “This year we’ve had three days off before Christmas,” he said.

    One of those days were weather-related with up to 1/2 inch of ice making roads treacherous.

    The other was due to two water main breaks at the school.

    Berry, however, isn’t worried about making instructional time up. “It’s not hard to get the days made up,” he said.