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  • Four vie for jailer’s seat

    Staff writer/photographer

    In less than two weeks, Henry County residents will cast their votes in a primary election for, among other things, jailer.

    But Henry County has no jail, so just what does the county jailer do?

    “The jailer is strictly a transport officer,” Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said.

  • Eminence picks a Berry as super

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Claude “Buddy” Berry IV left his teaching post at Eminence High School in April 2009 he promised Principal Steve Frommeyer and the school board he’d return. “Don’t let my classroom get cold,” he said. “I’m not leaving for good. I’m in for the haul.”

  • From Farm to School

    Staff writer/photographer

    The way Henry County students eat at school is evolving.

    Eminence Independent Schools Director of Child Nutrition Services Becky Barnett said local schools began implementing healthy changes long before celebrity chef Jaime Oliver brought his campaign for healthier school food to the collective attention of television viewers.

  • County budget increases by $900,000

    General Manager

    The proposed 2010-2011 Henry County budget — $6.7 million — is an increase of more than $900,000 over the 2009-2010 budget.

    Unanimously approved on first reading on April 27, the budget includes a 34-cent raise for all county employees, the purchase of a sport utility vehicle for the county coroner, an increase in road funding from the state and a $500,000 grant to build the new Henry County Health Department.

  • Henry County Relay for Life

    Relay For Life approaching in Henry County

    Henry County’s Relay For Life event is scheduled for Friday, June 25 beginning at 7 p.m. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/henryky for more information about the event and the upcoming fundraisers going on in the community.

    Father’s Day Raffles

    United Citizens Bank, New Castle United Methodist Church Team and Baptist Hospital Northeast Team are doing Father’s Day Raffles.

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  • Berry awarded lifetime achievement award

    Claude A. (Skip) Berry III was awarded the 2010 Construction Management Founders Society Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored at the University of Kentucky College of Engineering’s Civil Engineering Awards Reception and Banquet on April 17 in Lexington.  Mr.

  • Celebration Kids set for this weekend

    Children of all ages will enjoy this year’s Celebration Kids: A Family Affair this Saturday, May 8, at the Highland Renaissance Faire at 955 Elm Street in Eminence

  • Four men running for constable in two districts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky constables have the power of arrest and may execute warrants, subpoenas, summonses and other court documents.

    And if a given county’s Fiscal Court approves, they may even have lights and sirens on their vehicles.

    Constables must be at least 24 years of age, a resident of Kentucky for at least 2 years, and a resident of the county and district for at least a year prior to election.

    They do not have to attend Department of Criminal Justice Training academy, but some do.

  • Public Records for the week of March 17, 2010

    Marriages

    Joyce M. McClain, 59, Sulphur, to James M. McClain, 66, Smithfield.

    Property Transfers

    Gayle and Alberta Chilton, Pleasureville, to Ashley and Nancye Chilton, Pleasureville, and Cylde and Brenda Morgan, Pleasureville. Property in Henry County; $98,000.

    Joe and Anna C. Stewart, Turners Station, to Ben S. Clark, New Castle. A building and lot in Port Royal; $1,000.

  • Constable called to N.C. meeting

    Staff writer/photographer

    The normally low-key New Castle Commission meeting turned volatile Monday evening when neighbors went head to head over cars in a yard. The situation was tense enough that commissioner members dug out their cell phones to call in law enforcement.

    The situation began when resident and businessman James Tyler spoke, addressing what he deemed to be verbal harassment by neighbors.