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  • 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.

  • Projects progress in Campbellsburg

    The City of Campbellsburg is one step closer to getting new sidewalks installed on Cardinal Drive and College Court.

    The City Council voted 4-0 on Monday, March 19, to hire the Heritage Engineering Firm of Jeffersonville, Ind., to do the work. Council members Shelley Noe and John Suter were not present at the meeting.

  • New faces coming to the Local

    Staffing changes at The Henry County Local mean some new faces joining the 155-year-old community newspaper, and in one case a new title.

    Jonna Spelbring Priester was promoted in January to publisher of The Henry County Local after five years as editor and general manager.

    Priester joined the Local in 2007 after working nearly five years at McLean County News, including a year and a half as managing editor. She maintains that her title is all that has changed — her duties and responsibilities remain the same as when she was general manager.