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  • 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.

     

  • Bridge project could see November completion

    Staff writer/photographer

    The project that promised a new bridge by the end of September on U.S. 421 near Campbellsburg has been pushed back.

    Kentucky Department of Highways Public Information Officer Andrea Clifford said a geological survey performed prior to the project missed some obstacles.

    “The crew encountered rock at an unexpected elevation,” she said.

  • 'Friday night alive' coming to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    Free legal advice, free insurance policy evaluations and advice, free financial advice, free blood pressure checks plus retail establishment discounts and lots of other goodies will be offered in New Castle in September.

    Add free entertainment and a shot at a $500 prize, and you’ve got what organizers are describing as a first of its kind event.

    On Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., the New Castle Main Street Program will sponsor “Friday Night Alive in New Castle.”

  • Harrod farm steeped in history

    Staff writer/photographer

    Like her ancestors, Henry County native and lifelong resident Virginia Harrod is drawn to the Kentucky River and a place called Marshall’s Bottom.

    Marshall’s Bottom was so named for the first family to settle this remote area of Henry County in the 1800s.

    Harrod’s grandparents, Evan and Katherine Harrod were Lockport natives, both born in 1902. They married at 14, but didn’t have children until they were 28 years old.

  • Public Record for the week of September 16, 2009

    Marriages

    Minnie A. Skirvin, 58, Campbellsburg, to Roy W. Ricketts, 59, Frankfort.

    Tammy R. Kershner, 37, Pleasureville, to Shane A. Tracy, 40, Pleasureville.

    Courtney A. Chappell, 25, Turners Station, to Brandon B. Boyer, 26, Turners Station.

    Lacie Diane Rabourn, 19, La Grange, Jeremy Dewayne Booher, 19, La Grange.

    Priscilla A. Richard, 40, Eminence, to Kenneth W. Richard, 45, Shelbyville.

    Alyssa M. Sharpe, 18, Smithfield, to Colin L. Shinault, 18, Smithfield.

  • First flu case of school year hits HCPS

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools has its first confirmed case of the flu, but officials do not believe it’s the H1N1 strain.

    HCPS superintendent Tim Abrams said Friday that the district has one confirmed case of flu at Eastern Elementary School.

    Abrams learned that residents with flu symptoms in our region are not being specifically tested for H1N1 because the flu so far has been mild.

    Local health department officials confirmed that assessment.

  • Produce auction coming to Henry County

    General Manager

    David Neville is a farmer. But David Neville also is an auctioneer. And he’d like to combine the two.

    In the near future, Neville will open Capstone Produce at the former Southern States building at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and U.S. 421 east of Campbellsburg.

    For the last five years, Neville said, he’s been looking for a way to do a produce auction. That, he said, would be similar to the livestock auctions he already conducts for places like Tri-County Stock Yards.

  • Crestwood man indicted on 20 forgery counts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two people have been indicted after they allegedly attempted to cash forged money orders in Henry and Shelby County businesses.

    Anthony J. Hewitt, 31, Crestwood, is charged with 20 counts of second degree forgery. Miranda Armstrong, 27, of Eminence, is charged with four counts of possession of a forged instrument.

    In July, Armstrong purchased 20 money orders for $2 each at the Eminence Post Office according to post office employee Angie Lantz.