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  • Easter Morning Service celebrates: Rising Son

    Photos by Jonna Spelbring Priester
    New Castle Christian Church hosted a sunrise service Easter morning in the Henry County Recreation and Services Park near New Castle. Members of a variety of churches attended.Chris Manntold the Ressurection Story while the sun began to peek through a cloudy sky.

  • Non-injury accident

    An accident at the intersection of Kentucky 55 and 22 in Eminence on April 4 resulted in no injuries, but could have been much worse.

  • Easter egg hunt at Eminence Christian Church

    Aima Watson dances with her Easter egg bucket on her head Saturday in anticipation of the egg hunt at the Eminence Christian Church, Sunday, April 1. Because of rain early in the day, the event was moved indoors.

  • Resident tells commission to move on

    Pleasureville City Commissioner Pam Bramblett was in the hot seat Monday night as residents and volunteer fire fighters released their frustration over recent meetings and letters to the editor.

    Former commission member Becky Edmondson opened the meeting with statements about recent meetings, coverage of those meetings and letters to the editor.

    “I do not believe for a second that Rodney or Verna intentionally did anything wrong,” she told the commission. “It was a mistake, we all make mistakes.”

  • N.C. adopts alcohol rules

    The New Castle City Commission read and adopted its alcohol ordinance Monday.
    Residents voted to allow alcohol-by-the-drink sales on Dec. 13.
    In order to promote economic development and tourism, the ordinance sets forth food service establishments must maintain 70 percent of sales from food in order to sell alcoholic beverages with a regulatory license fee of 5 percent on all sales.

  • Birds of prey soar at conservation dinner

     

     

    Eyes quickly widened and gasps came from the children’s mouths as Chuck Culp’s turkey vulture, Ebenezer, flapped his wings against the ceiling of the 4-H building Thursday.

    The quick unfurling created a breeze against the faces of those in the front row, but their concentration was fixed on the enormity of the vulture’s six-foot wingspan. 

  • Tumble Explosion rolls into Eminence

     

    Tara Woods loved football.

    She played her freshman year as the kicker for Henry County High School. Unlike her sister Kristy Yates, she never was a fan of cheerleading.

    Woods blames her three daughters and sister for getting her into the business, Tumble Time, which she now owns and loves. She closed Tumble Time in New Castle and will reopen her business as Tumble Explosion in Eminence at the former Dollar General on KY 22 in April.

  • Hole in the hill: a glimpse into Lockport history

    The sleepy hollows surrounding Lockport used to be anything but quiet.

    According to documents from the Historical Society of Henry County, in the late 1800s Lockport had three hotels, seven blacksmith shops and four or five grocery stores. The mouth of a tunnel dug in the spirit of prospect and the promise of profit is still visible from Lead Mine Road.

  • Spreading easter cheer
  • Proposed merger includes Farmers Deposit Bank

    Farmers Deposit Bank of Eminence may be merging with Citizens Deposit Bank of Vanceburg, Ky.

    The Vanceburg bank has filed an application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for consent to merge with Farmers and with Ohio River Bank, based in Ironton, Ohio.

    Neither FDB President Carroll Yates nor Michael Mineer, chief executive officer of Citizens Deposit, were available for comment on the merger on Tuesday.