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  • Make a Splash this summer and read!

    “Make a Splash-READ!” Explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games, and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and pools and the creatures that live there. The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to children ages preschool through sixth grade, with programs, prize drawings, story hours, and more.  Parents of infants and toddlers can join the Wee Readers program which focuses on the six early literacy skills that every child needs in order to become successful readers.

  • County added to FEMA list

    General Manager

    Thanks to a declaration by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, residents and businesses in eastern portions of Henry County may qualify for federal help.

    FEMA added Henry County to a list of state declared disaster areas late last month.

    The declaration, which includes 61 counties throughout Kentucky, came as the result of flooding in May.

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  • Nostalgia reignites cruising interest

    Staff writer/photographer

    After a six-year absence, cruising in Eminence might make a comeback.

    A Facebook group calling itself “We miss cruising Eminence” has seen a groundswell of support from people nostalgic about cruising the city’s streets on weekends.

    Now the mostly over-30 group says it wants to bring back cruising this Friday, June 4.


    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

  • Eminence woman entered pageant on a whim, now to represent Kentucky

    Staff writer/photographer

    Anna Thompson leads a hectic, happy life that is about to get even more hectic.

    The 2008 Eminence graduate attends Jefferson Community College in Shelbyville, recently attained a certification in Phlebotomy and continues to pursue a career in the medical field. Activities at Henry Christian Church take up much of her time on weekends.

    It surprised even Anna when she decided to enter the 2010 Miss Plus America contest. “This is a totally new experience for me,” she said.


  • NC may contract w/ HCSO

    Staff writer/photographer

    Though without a police officer, the city of New Castle will not be without the presence of law enforcement.

    Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens presented New Castle commissioners with an alternative to hiring another police chief following John Porter’s resignation.

    For the full story, see this week's Henry County Local, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Relay For Life events

    Henry County’s Relay For Life event is scheduled for Friday, June 25 beginning at 7 p.m. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/henryky for more information about the event and the upcoming fundraisers going on in the community.

    Father’s Day Raffles

    United Citizens Bank, New Castle United Methodist Church Team and Baptist Hospital Northeast Team are doing Father’s Day Raffles.

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  • Forgery suspect indicted

    Staff writer/photographer

    An Eminence man has been indicted on charges that he wrote, and cashed, more than $8,000 in forged checks.

    Matthew Thomas Wells, 24, was arrested on Feb. 23, and indicted earlier this month by the Henry County Grand Jury on 16 counts of 2nd degree forgery.

    According to the indictment Wells admitted to taking a checkbook from ACB Metals and writing 16 checks to himself between Jan. 3 and Feb. 7.  He signed the owner’s name and cashed all 16 checks at Bob’s Liquors in Eminence.

  • Suter still the winner after recount

    General Manager

    The votes have been counted, and recounted, and J.C. Suter remains the winner of the Democratic primary election for jailer.

    Suter won the race by just two votes over Scott Southworth, 768 to 766. But the vote count was in question last week after an apparent discrepancy was found between the number of votes cast in the West New Castle precinct and the number of signatures in the precinct’s sign-in book. The precinct counted 301 votes, while there were just 300 voter signatures.

  • Public Records for the week of April 14, 2010


    Mary J. Whitford, 56, Pendleton, to Dennis L. Rothenberger, 54, Pendleton.

    Melinda Marlene Garner, 46, Eminence, to Charles Scott McCarty, 39, Eminence.

    Sarah Elizabeth Meadows, 30, Eminence, to Jason Andrew Berry, 30, Eminence.

    Zoning permits

    James Lee Wayne, 2492 Hillspring Road, Pleasureville, 3/1, storage building, Fee $43, value $3,700.

    Joe Adams, 9143 La Grange Road, Smithfield, 3/2, storage building, fee $20, value $2,900.

  • Generation Rx: Teens and prescription drugs

    Prescription drugs are the fastest growing substance of abuse among teenagers.  According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, one in five teens reported having abused a prescription drug, and there are now, for the first time, as many new abusers (12 and older) of prescription drugs as there are of marijuana.  The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimates 2.1 million teens abused prescription drugs in 2005.  This drug abuse is deadly.  Research by the Centers for Disease Control shows that nearly all poisoning deaths in the United States are attributed