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  • High school construction to be completed by end of month

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams can’t wait to show off the bigger, better high school.

    “I hope it’s something the whole community will be proud of,” he said.

    Abrams said Wehr Constructors and the school’s maintenance crew are busy putting finishing touches on the project.

    Last to be completed on the interior are five new science classrooms and the auditorium. “Everything will be completed by the end of September,” he said.

  • ‘A hole in my heart’

    Staff writer/photographer

    What would you pay to keep your child safe from a bully?

    What if you could get that knowledge for free?

    This evening local parents will have an opportunity to learn strategies to help protect their children from the newest kind of bully — the cyberbully.

    Vermont resident John Halligan’s 13-year old son was bullied by classmates both in school and online. Doubtless, he wishes he was spending this evening catching up on Ryan’s college life. Ryan would be 19 now.

  • Court thaws raise freeze

    General Manager

    The pay freeze on county employee salaries has thawed.

    The Henry County Fiscal Court voted 5-1 last week to give all county employees a 25-cent per hour raise effective Jan. 1, 2010.

    Based upon a motion by Magistrate Nick Hawkins, the vote came after a somewhat contentious discussion.

  • ‘This place matters’ campaign comes to New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    Signs in the windows of as many as 40 downtown New Castle buildings proclaim “This Place Matters.”

    That is, in a nutshell, the message local preservationists strive to get across about small town architectural jewels, according to Joe Yates of the historic preservation board.

    “It’s not tied to any special event,” he said. “We want to make people aware of it, proud of it.”

  • Former English school students planning reunion

    Landmark News Service

    Students who went to the English School for any length of time are invited to a reunion-planning meeting to try to reconstruct the timeline and friendships of a bygone era.

    Sue Leite, a student there from 1950 to 1958, is spearheading the reunion and will hold the fourth planning meeting at 1 p.m., Sept. 19, at the school building.

  • Where the sidewalk... ... crumbles?

    General Manager

    In some places along Main Street in Pleasureville, grass grows up between sidewalk panels. In other places, the sidewalk is sunken, or cracked and falling away.

    City officials aren’t sure just how old the sidewalks are, but Mayor Rodney Young estimates some portions date back to the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Tindall attends clerks institute

    Campbellsburg’s City Clerk, Tish Tindall, attended the 30th annual Kentucky Municipal Clerks Certification Institute for Municipal Clerks, Deputy Clerks and Assistant Clerks who continue to meet the educational requirements leading toward certification. The KMCI was held in Lexington July 27-31 at the Crowne Plaza.

     

  • Three arrested in meth lab bust

    General Manager

    Three adults have been arrested and charged in connection with a small, working meth lab near New Castle.

    Joseph E. Foree, 29, and Sandy Wentworth, 28, both of 3568 Campbellsburg Road, were arrested Monday, Aug. 24 at their home.

    Also arrested was Joseph A. Callis, 29, of 348 S. Property Road, New Castle, who was at the Campbellsburg Road residence at the time of the bust.

  • Library hosting open house Sept. 3

    General Manager

    For the first time in many years, the Henry County Public Library will hold an open house.

    Slated for Thursday, Sept. 3., the event is designed to promote the variety of adult and children’s programming at the library, and will include door prizes and snacks.

    The Kentucky Historical Society will be on hand with their Images of the South exhibit, and will hold a special story time at 6 p.m.

    Organizers Suzanne Kirk and Julia Turpin also hope to have a display of local artwork on hand.

  • Going once, going twice, sold!

    Staff writer/photographer

    Becky Roberts of Eminence was so pumped for another evening of bidding and buying, she showed up at Mike Shaw’s auction house by 2:30 Thursday afternoon. The auction started at 6 p.m.

    Roberts admits she is hooked.

    “I’ve bought a refrigerator, a great front-loading washer/dryer set, dishes,” she said, “and I got a gorgeous organ last week.” To the obvious question, oh do you play, she answered ... “well, no.”