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  • Smoke Doctors are now selling their special sauce

    Can you believe it? It is really here — finally! Yes, the Smoke Doctors now have their original barbecue sauce ready for public consumption.

  • Public Records for the week of January 6, 2010

    District Court records

    Traffic

    Monday, Dec. 21

    Judge Jerry D.

    Crosby II

    Miranda L. Lawson, 1983, charge from 8/28/09: operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, BAC .08, first offense, guilty, fines and costs $718, show cause hearing 1/27, attend alcohol/drug education program, proof due 1/17, 30 day suspension.

  • Public Records for the week of March 10, 2010

    Marriages

    Alicia D. Heimback, 33, Pleasureville, to Donald S. Brown, 35, Pleasureville.

    Lawren C. Pettit, 35, Smithfield, to Larry W. Heitzman Jr., 31, Smithfield.

    Building permits

    Irvin Retzlaff, 444 La Grange Road, New Castle, 2/5, storage building, fee $20, value $1,600.

    Gary Dees, 595 Main Street, Pleasureville, 2/13, Garage, fee $86, value $5,100.

    Vernon Smith, 8118 Sulphur Road, Sulphur, 2/17, pole barn, fee $184.32, value $18,500.

  • Benefit to aid family of 9-year-old with inoperable brain tumor

    General Manager

    Today, she runs around with other children her age, but just over a year ago, life was very different for one young Port Royal resident.

    For nine-year-old Shyann Quickert, the migraines started in 2008.

    When medication failed to relieve the debilitating headaches after three months, Quickert’s family doctor suggested an MRI.

    Alone with Shyann in a room at Louisville’s Kosair Children’s Hospital, Cheryl Quickert said four doctors walked in to deliver the news.

  • Benefit to be held for Shyann Quickert

    On Saturday, March 13, 2010, a benefit for 9 year old Shyann Quickert will be held at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Shyann has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The benefit will be from 4 to 9 p.m and will include a live auction, raffle items, door prizes and The Longshot Band will entertain. The cost is only $5 and will include a bowl of chili, hot dog and a drink. Desserts will also be available for sale. For further information contact Karen Phillips at (502) 321-9230 or Tracy Kemper at (502) 667-0208.

  • New Castle announces dates for festival events

    The New Castle Festivals Committee will have a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, as a fund raiser for the festivals. The bazaar will be held in the Locker on South Main Street in New Castle. We will have arts and crafts, flea markets, antiques and yard sale booths. This coincides with the annual yard sales on Kentucky 55.

  • Public Records for the week of December 9, 2009

    Marriages

    Shanna D. Stivers, 46, New Castle, to Kamlesh C. Dave, 49, New Castle.

    Rita Carol Marsh, 59, Campbellsburg, to Phillip Wayne Brown, 59, Campbellsburg.

    Daphne R. Wirth, 39, Pleasureville, to Christopher J. Banks, 47, Pleasureville.

    Property Transfers

    The City of New Castle, by and through Mayor Judylee V. Diederich, to Henry County Public Schools. Property in New Castle; $10,000.

  • Eminence grocery getting a face-lift

    Staff writer/photographer

    It’s been an Eminence fixture for 33 years, and now, it’s getting a bit of a floor-to-ceiling face-lift.

    Recently, Norm’s Food World founder Norm Wood and partners, sons David, Spencer and Steve Wood decided their fixture needed new fixtures.

    Store manager Steve Wood said major renovations are in the works. He expects work to continue for about six months, but said since they are doing it in phases, he does not expect any store closures.

  • Vandals target own grandma

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two men have been arrested after they were found vandalizing an automobile belonging to their grandmother.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Tim Moore made the arrests shortly after midnight on March 1.

    Jonathon Clark, 21, of Campbellsburg and Joshua Abbott, 22, of Eminence were charged with first degree criminal mischief.

  • Students will celebrate music throughout March

    Staff writer/photographer

    In just a few short weeks, Dr. Seuss, Spongebob Squarepants, Nemo, the Addams Family, Pocahontas and the Yellow Submarine will share stage time in Henry County.

    It’s all part of the celebration of Music in the Schools Month, and both the Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools will have special performances.

    In Eminence, both beginning and intermediate bands will present their annual concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, in the school gymnasium.