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  • Treasurer candidates promise more with less

    The three candidates for state treasurer this fall all deliver the same message on its face: in tough economic times, Kentucky’s government must do more with less.

    Incumbent Democrat Todd Hollenbach, looking to win his second term as treasurer, says by deploying a team of volunteers, he’s created new initiatives without cost to the taxpayer.

    Republican K.C. Crosbie argues Hollenbach hasn’t made wise decisions on how to reign in spending, and has neglected his duty as a check-and-balance on executive branch spending.

  • Defoe voters to vote in P’ville Nov. 8

    Henry County voters in the Defoe precinct will be going to the Pleasureville United Methodist Church to cast ballots in the Nov. 8 General Election.

    The former polling site, which was the private garage of resident Coleman Colston, was no longer available, County Clerk Juanita Lashley explained Monday.

    About three miles east of Pleasureville, Defoe has 263 registered voters, Lashley said, adding that all voters there should be receiving a card in the mail informing them of the new poll location.

  • County option vote to be held Dec. 13

    On Dec. 13, Henry County voters will decide whether or not alcohol by the drink will be sold in the county.

    A petition calling for such a vote in New Castle, however, will not proceed, and the executive order calling for a special election has been withdrawn.

    Though the Henry County Fiscal Court has no say in whether or not the special election takes place, the issue was discussed in the Oct. 18 fiscal court meeting.

  • Public record for the week of Oct. 19

    Marriages

    Natalie Carol Walsbureger, 24, Eminence; to Scot Michael Gerwitz, 23, Eminence.

    Tanya Lynn Mostoller, 27, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, to Nathan Corey Dixon, 32, Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

    Laura Ashley Garriott, 30, Campbellsburg, to Christopher Scott Corder, 31, Campbellsburg.

    Property Transfers

    Faye Grieshaber as administratrix of the estate of Alice Mahuron, to Chris Cavanaugh. Property in Henry County; $47,000.

  • Henry County Conservation District annual meeting

    The Henry County Conservation District Board of Supervisors hosted its Annual Cooperator’s Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Cooperative Extension Building.  The large crowd began the evening with a grilled dinner. Afterward a program consisting of introduction and recognition of persons who are vital to the function of district services, as well as those who benefit from them.

  • Motorcycle accident kills Sulphur woman

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg responded to a fatal collision at 9:38 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Trimble County.

    Investigation revealed that Patrick Moore, 27, Sulphur, was operating a motorcycle near the Lions Acres clubhouse on U.S. 421 in Milton when he lost control of the motorcycle in a curve, and crashed into a nearby guardrail. Both Moore and his passenger, Catherine Nicole Straw, also 27 from Sulphur, were thrown from the motorcycle during impact.

  • ‘Final exams on steroids’

    Henry County Public School administrators are enthusiastic about a new testing program that replaces the state’s Commonwealth Accountability Testing System and better helps them track the academic progress of individual students throughout high school.

  • ‘Reading is fun’

    Henry County High School students celebrated “Literacy Week” on Tuesday with a special speaker.

    Sharon Draper – author of the 2010 book “Out of My Mind” – said she tells the story of how she became a writer to students all over the country, hoping to emphasize the importance of reading and literacy and to help young people see “how books are cool.”

  • Edelen, Kemper vie for state auditor

    On Nov. 8, two candidates will vie to replace outgoing Kentucky State Auditor Crit Luallen.

    Adam Edelen, the Democratic candidate, and John T. Kemper III, the Republican candidate, will go head-to-head to see who will fill that vacancy.

    Adam Edelen

    At 36, Adam Edelen may be young, but he’s had a lot of experience in both business and government.

  • Alcohol sales petitions hit a snag

    A movement aimed at legalizing the sale of liquor by the drink in Henry County and in the city of New Castle may have hit a snag in the form of a state statute.
    County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said Monday that County Clerk

    Juanita Lashley had verified signatures on a petition filed with her office earlier this month. The petition included the required number of eligible signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot there.