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  • N.C. secures new broadband provider

    New Castle city commissioners signed a contract with a broadband company last week providing Internet service to county residents pushed off the grid during the city’s break from Liberty Communications.

    Several Henry County residents expressed the need for Internet service at a New Castle City Commission meeting earlier this month after the city turned off Liberty Communications’ equipment. The commission decided not to renew the city’s contract with Liberty Communications due to a breach of contract for lack of payment.

  • Just a little respect

    According to one local funeral home, it’s getting more and more difficult to have “dignified funerals,” in part because of noisy neighbors.

    Clyde Sholar, co-owner of Sholar Funeral Home in Pleasureville approached the city commission recently to tackle what he sees as an increasingly noisy problem.

    Whether it’s loud music or barking dogs, Sholar said “people are not respecting when we have visitation and when we have funerals.”

  • Event to raise $ for Wounded Warriors

    Allison Fleitz was raised by her grandfather who was a WWII navy veteran.

    She has always been a supporter of the military and by hosting a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project she honors her grandfather and the military.

    “His generation could have really benefited from the Wounded Warrior Project,” Fleitz said. “Last year in October I lost my grandfather and I wanted to do something to honor his memory and also help those who needed it.”

  • Kentucky Chataqua presents Orphan Brigade

     

     

    Kentucky Chataqua actor Ethan Smith portrayed Orphan Brigade soldier Johnny Green Monday night for the Henry County Historical Society.

    Smith’s character was an actual Kentucky Confederate soldier who enlisted at 19. Green was born in Henderson, Ky.

  • Troxell receives Bell Award

    Polly Troxell will gladly bug anyone for a good cause, but can’t stand getting awards even from a television station.

    The WLKY Spirit of Louisville awarded Troxell and 10 other individuals who work as volunteers and give their time selflessly in the spirit of community service with the Bell Award.

    WLKY presented the awards at a ceremony in the Galt House last Thursday and Troxell humbly admits she wishes they could’ve just mailed it to her.

  • Budget crunching

    Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams wants all students to have the same starting line when it comes to education.

    The Henry County Public School Board’s budget hasn’t changed much from the tentative budget set a few months ago. That budget projects this year’s revenue to be down by $711,083.

    The three main factors for this decrease: 3.4 percent decrease in state general fund revenue, a 27.9 percent decresease in federal general fund revenue, and a 60 percent in other reciepts, according to Abrams.

  • Bring us Your Old Devices for BYOD

    Campbellsburg Elementary Principal Mark Johnson knows many of his students may never travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art but he hopes with the Bring Your Own Device initiative, they will be able to see the art inside of it.

    But he needs a little help.

    “We need people to donate their old or unwanted iPods, iPads or iPhones to our students,” Johnson said. “We are learning how to use technology in the class room and I want Campbellsburg Elementary to be the center of it.”

  • Henry County residents part of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. In this second article of a Civil War series, an escape involving two Henry County residents and the famed Confederate rogue officer John Hunt Morgan.

    A graduate of Transylvania University, Morgan reached fame after Gen. Braxton Bragg selected Morgan to lead a cavalry division into Kentucky. Bragg’s plan for Morgan’s rough riders included tormenting the Union supply lines, disrupting railroads and depots.

  • Henry tied to Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. This is the first article of a Civil War series, beginning with an escape involving a Henry County resident that reached national fame during the late 1800s.

     

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  • Service with a smile

    Eminence Senior Shelby Gordon greets teachers and staff every morning with her coffee cart.

    She makes coffee and sells it by the cup with other things like muffins, soda and tea. Gordon showed an interest in the hospitality aspect of the job where she learns career ready skills like accounting. Gordon smiles as she travels down the hall with speed and enthusiasm to each classroom.  She keeps track of every item sold, writing it down in a ledger. Gordon exudes confidence as she makes change not just for a customer, but herself.