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  • Board of Ed candidates discuss priorities

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    District 2 candidate Miranda Clubb is a 2001 Henry County High School graduate who returned to the county following college, and said she would bring a new perspective to the school board.

    “I’m young and was recently a student,” she said. “I know what it takes to be competitive.”

  • Wreck claims toddler’s life

    General Manager

    A three-year-old Smithfield girl died from injuries sustained in an accident on Old Jericho Road last week.

    Kentucky State Police said 36-year-old Robin Wynn of Smithfield was eastbound on Old Jericho Road when her 2003 Ford Taurus dropped off the right shoulder of the road at around 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 14.

  • Public Records for the week of November 3, 2010

    Marriages

    Virginia Dee Smith, 25, Louisville, to Robert Benjamin Aguilar, 24, Louisville.

    Laura Elizabeth Jackson, 55, New Castle, to Richard Brown Wright Jr., 66, Eminence.

    Samantha Lynn Macon, 22, Turners Station, to Jason Nathaniel Calhoun, 27, Turners Station.

    Davida Gwenn Bailey, 31, Eminence, to Jeremiah Isac Nichols, 27, Eminence.

    Property Transfers

  • Hartlage defeats Coombs 619-569

    Staff writer/photographer

    Beginning in January, two republicans will represent Henry County on the fiscal court.

    In the biggest upset of the night, Pendleton resident Roger Hartlage defeated incumbent Guy Coombs 619-569.

    Early in the evening Hartlage said that having run for office previously, he wasn’t going to guess at this race’s outcome.

  • Candidates for jailer discuss building jail

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Two of the four candidates for jailer attended the election forum on Oct. 12.

    Incumbent J.C. Suter and write-in candidate Scott Southworth were present. Republican candidate Ronnie Stephens was unable to attend due to a death in the family, and a second write-in candidate, Richard Smith, did not attend.

  • New Castle Haunted house lost money

    Staff writer/photographer

    In two weeks of operation, the New Castle “Meat Locker” Haunted house brought in 380 customers — and not all of them paid the price of admission.

    Organizer George Banks, who also owns the Computer Hawks in New Castle, gave the city’s commission a run down of the events operation.

    The two-week enterprise brought in 380 paying customers, 200 on Sat., Oct. 30 alone.

  • Brent, Doyle focus on infrastructure

    Staff writer/photographer

    Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure.

    That was the theme of the night on Tuesday, Oct. 12, as candidates for county office took part in a political forum sponsored by the Local and the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Fast Stop robbed at knife point

    Staff writer/photographer

    A 29-year old Crestwood man has been charged with robbing a Pendleton gas station at knife-point.

    Curtis Morris, 29, of Crestwood turned himself in to state police in Campbellsburg Sunday after footage from the robbery was aired on area television stations.

    At around 10 p.m. on Oct. 21, a buck-knife-wielding man allegedly demanded money from the lone clerk at the gas station.

    The employee handed over around $900 cash.

  • Newspaper delivery delayed

    Because election returns were late, the paper was late coming off the press. As such, delivery has been delayed in Henry County, but we are working on getting your papers to you as quickly as we can. We know that right now, those readers on the Campbellsburg and Pendleton routes may not receive their papers today. We sincerely apologize for the delay.

    In an effort to let you know who won yesterday's elections in Henry County, the winners are posted below.

    U.S. Senator - Rand Paul (2992); Jack Conway (2,551)

  • Public Records for the week of October 20, 2010

    Divorces

    Timothy Wayne Wilson, 46, New Castle, and Wilma Jean Frost, 35, Taylorsville.

    Property Transfers