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  • Before he had modern conveniences, Estill Thomas had happiness

    Before running water, electricity, radio or television, Estill Thomas had happiness.

    After 100 years and a lifetime of experience that span across the north and south poles, Thomas — who last week celebrated his 100th birthday — says happiness has kept him alive.

  • 5K Turkey Trot and Family Fun Run at Eastern Elementary

    Eastern Elementary will hold its 5K Turkey Trot and Family Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 18, beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. Preregistration is required if you wish to purchase a t-shirt for $10.

    The 5k trot begins at 9 a.m. and the Family Fun Run begins at 9:15 a.m.  Entry fee is a food item such as individual pudding or applesauce, peanut butter crackers, fruit roll ups, pop tarts, breakfast bars, microwavebale mac and cheese, Ramen noodles, Vienna sausages, chef Boyardee pop tops, potted meat, or $2 each.

  • Transportation Cabinet offering license with ‘veteran' designation

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    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received reports from numerous circuit court clerk offices of misunderstanding about how veterans can obtain a driver’s license imprinted with the newly authorized “Veteran” designation, which became available on Monday, Sept. 24.

    Kentucky veterans who wish to have the designation must present form DD214 – the Department of Defense form that verifies service – at the office of the circuit court clerk when renewing licenses.

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  • KSP to drivers: Watch out for deer

    Autumn is in full swing in Kentucky decorating its landscape and roadways with vibrant, colorful foliage. Fall colors serve to remind drivers that they will see an increased movement of deer throughout the Commonwealth. In addition, deer season begins Nov. 10, and motorists are more likely to encounter these animals on or near roadways.

    Spokesperson for KSP, Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says motorists need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.

  • Opposing sides agree outlet mall delay is okay

    Developers and a representative of at least some residents say they are satisfied with what was an otherwise anticlimactic conclusion Tuesday night when the Triple S Planning Commission considered a zone change request for a second outlet mall in Simpsonville.

    For two hours Trio Property Development and its partner, Paragon Outlet Development presented plans for an outlet mall and requested a zone change for its 64-acre property east of Buck Creek Road and south of Interstate 64.

  • Small businesses are a big deal

    By Lance Minnis

    I would hope that most readers of the Localare aware, by now, of the debate raging in our community about the proposed CVS Pharmacy and its possible impacts. Many of us were not aware that such a thing was contemplated by city government, or that property owners had been approached to sell, until too late in the process to do much about it. Since then, many people have made their feelings known on the subject. This is a good and healthy thing, and I encourage more.

  • N.C. secures new broadband provider

    New Castle city commissioners signed a contract with a broadband company last week providing Internet service to county residents pushed off the grid during the city’s break from Liberty Communications.

    Several Henry County residents expressed the need for Internet service at a New Castle City Commission meeting earlier this month after the city turned off Liberty Communications’ equipment. The commission decided not to renew the city’s contract with Liberty Communications due to a breach of contract for lack of payment.

  • Just a little respect

    According to one local funeral home, it’s getting more and more difficult to have “dignified funerals,” in part because of noisy neighbors.

    Clyde Sholar, co-owner of Sholar Funeral Home in Pleasureville approached the city commission recently to tackle what he sees as an increasingly noisy problem.

    Whether it’s loud music or barking dogs, Sholar said “people are not respecting when we have visitation and when we have funerals.”

  • Event to raise $ for Wounded Warriors

    Allison Fleitz was raised by her grandfather who was a WWII navy veteran.

    She has always been a supporter of the military and by hosting a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project she honors her grandfather and the military.

    “His generation could have really benefited from the Wounded Warrior Project,” Fleitz said. “Last year in October I lost my grandfather and I wanted to do something to honor his memory and also help those who needed it.”

  • Kentucky Chataqua presents Orphan Brigade

     

     

    Kentucky Chataqua actor Ethan Smith portrayed Orphan Brigade soldier Johnny Green Monday night for the Henry County Historical Society.

    Smith’s character was an actual Kentucky Confederate soldier who enlisted at 19. Green was born in Henderson, Ky.