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  • Public Record for the week of September 30, 2009

    Marriages

    Amanda Nicole Johnson, 17, New Castle, to Brandon Quinn Preston, 20, New Castle.

    Crystol Lea Grigsby, 33, Eminence, to Christopher Burton Tucker, 33, Shelbyville.

    Divorces

    Terry Glenn Broughton, 46, Pleasureville, and Edith Aimee, 36, Pleasureville.

    Eric Allen Bratcher, 31, Shelbyville, and Stephanie Gail Clark, 27, Eminence.

    Jeffery Thomas Winters, 30, Campbellsburg, and Diana Louise Winters, 30, Campbellsburg.

  • Federal funds fill the gap

    Staff writer/photographer

    Were it not for a projected influx of almost $800,000 in federal money to the Commonwealth, the Henry County Public School system might have had some difficult choices to make.

    In presenting the 2009/2010 working budget to the HCPS Board of Education Monday, Superintendent Tim Abrams said the district’s general fund revenue is projected to fall by $451,069. That decline is due to a loss in local and state revenue.

  • Campbellsburg to revamp business license ordinance

    After several months of discussion and tabling, the Campbellsburg City Council has agreed to revamp its business license ordinance.

    Council member Jennifer Bratton recommended the city impose the business license fee only on established businesses within the city’s limits.

    That, the council decided, would eliminate those companies and individuals who do business in the city, but do not have a permanent base there, from the ordinance, such as lawn mowing services, package delivery companies and food service delivery companies.

  • Districts hit, and miss, NCLB goals

    Staff writer/photographer

    Eminence Independent Schools met all of its No Child Left Behind goals, while Henry County Public Schools fell a little short.

    According to NCLB reports released today,  all three HCPS elementary schools met their goals, but the middle and high schools fell short. The middle school met nine of 13 goals, while the high school reached six of 10.

    HCPS now finds itself in the third tier of consequences under the federal guidelines for the second year.

  • Sonny shines on Eminence

    Staff writer/photographer

    There’s a new superintendent in town, at least on a temporary basis.

    Last Tuesday, Sonny Fentress attended his first meeting of the Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education as the district’s interim superintendent. The board appointed him to the position on Aug. 27.

    Fentress’ educational career spans 47 years. He spent 19 of those years as superintendent of Anderson County schools. Fentress retired in 2005.

    This will be his fifth interim position since.

  • Relay hits 2009 fundraising goal

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Relay for Life chairman Marla Young still gets choked up months after 2009’s last luminaria was extinguished on the Henry County High School track.

    “I’m sorry,” she said. “I get worked up and excited.”

    Young was overjoyed to report that despite the sluggish economy Relay for Life once again topped its goal. She said $95,608.31 was raised, exceeding the group’s $95,000 objective.

  • EHS senior gets late start for good reason

    Staff writer/photographer

    EHS student Annabel McKee said she is working hard to catch up after missing several days at the beginning of her senior year, but she’s not complaining.

    Because of a friendship that bridged time and continents, McKee spent the last three weeks of summer break in Sweden.

    It was a reciprocal invitation from McKee’s mother’s past.

    “When my mom was in high school her family had an exchange student,” she said.

  • Celtic Fest kicks off Saturday

    Staff writer/photographer

    Celebrating celts will once again make merry at Kentucky Celtic Fest ‘09 on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Kentucky Renaissance Faire grounds in Eminence.

    Festival co-founder and organizer Liza Hendley-Betz said the festival, which celebrates Irish, Scottish and English heritage celebrates its fifth anniversary.

    Music is one of the first orders of business, and there will live music throughout the festival.

  • KOI opens new store in Eminence

    Staff writer/photographer

    A regional auto parts chain with humble beginnings has come to Eminence.

    KOI Auto Parts prides itself on providing nationally recognized products and down home service.

    The latest link in thecompany’s chain opened at 4872 Main Street in Eminence on Sept. 14.

    Manager Bobby Roberts brings a lifetime of experience to the job. He worked at New Castle Auto Parts 37 years before taking on the challenge of running his own outlet for KOI.

  • Be a Family Day STAR

    Seven Counties Services Regional Prevention Center

     

    When I was growing up, we knew dinner was on the table by 6 p.m.

     

    We always ate together as a family every night (except when my brother had practice for basketball or baseball, my sister with orchestra and plays and me with track or softball).  Even with our extracurricular activities, we ate together more often than not.  It was a time of talking with each other about our day at school, work, friends, family etc.