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  • TCCAA teddy bear sign ups to start

    The Henry County branch of the Tri-County Community Action Agency will begin accepting applications for this holiday season’s Teddy Bear Tree this weekend. Parents may apply for their children ages newborn to 13 to receive Christmas gifts of clothing and toys for families in financial need. Apply from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Oct. 18 to 29 at Cook’s in Eminence. Teddy Bears may be adopted from Nov. 1 to 19. Wrapping paper, bows, etc. also are needed. Non-food items like toiletries are requested as well. Applicants must meet financial need guidelines.

  • Public Records for the week of October 13, 2010

    Marriages

    Rebecca Danielle McCarthy, 20, La Grange, to Joshua Alan Louden, 21, La Grange.

    Megan Nicole Bryant, 23, Eminence, to Justin Castle Finch, 24, Shelbyville.

    Brittany Nicole Clifford, 24, Sulphur, to Aric Thomas Way, 31, Sulphur.

    Divorces

    Raymond R. Runion, 29, Eminence, and Miranda McClaskey, 29, Eminence

    Nicholas Scott Rosenberger, 25, Louisville, and Brittany L. Payton, 24, Turners Station.

  • Public Records for the week of August 18, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    Austin T. Doane, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 8/6.

    George F. Crawford, receipt of stolen property over $500, arrested by Danny Stivers on 8/9.

    Richard W. Tugend, 8 counts of failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 8/9.

    George Morgan, 4th degree assault, arrested by Rick Nelson on 8/10.

    John E. Martin, DUI 1st, arrested by Keith Perry on 8/11.

    Tramaine L. Watson, failure to comply, arrested by Rick Nelson on 8/12.

  • JROTC cadets want your soles

    Staff writer/photographer

    Give them your old, your worn-out, your shoes you no longer yearn to wear.

    As part of its community service goals for the 2010-2011 school year, the Henry County High School JROTC unit will help others by collecting shoes for charity. Lt. Col. Mark Fassio said shoes collected during Homecoming Spirit Week will be recycled for EDGE Outreach’s Shoeman Water Projects in Haiti.

     

  • Liter’s seeks space

    Staff writer/photographer

    A conditional use permit application that would allow Liter’s Quarry in Lockport to complete the purchase of a 62-acre tract adjoining current operations has been tabled until Oct. 25 by the Henry County Board of Adjustments.

    Liter’s Vice-President of Operations Barry Hornback said the tract is needed to expand the mine’s underground area only. “We will not be adding buildings or structures,” he said.

  • 200 years strong

    Staff writer/photographer

    Just a couple miles east of Defoe is a small white church with a big history.

    Members and ministers past and present packed into Union Baptist Church last weekend to celebrate the church’s 200th anniversary.

    Memories threaded from person to person as people in the congregation stood to add a piece. “I remember that rock wall out front was always full of men,” one woman recalled.

  • Couple is tired of ‘Mr. Griffin’

    Staff writer/photographer

    Gary Parks and Cathy Crane of Pleasureville have been getting a lot of unwanted phone calls lately.

    The caller, “Mr. Griffin,” tells the couple they have won $1 million.

    So, why aren’t they happy about the calls?

    Because it’s a scam.

  • New Castle to help fund Haunted House

    Staff writer/photographer

    The City of New Castle has agreed to help fund a Halloween Haunted House to be held in the Locker later this month.

    Computer Hawks’ owner George Banks is the man behind the project which is to take place from Monday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 30.

  • A new catch for the depot

    General Manager

    A new restaurant could come to Pleasureville soon.

    Former Kingfish Restaurants CEO Ed Penziner spoke to the city’s commission Monday night, outlining what he’d like to do.

    Utilizing the depot, Penziner said he’s considering a bakery, but will tailor the operation to what the community is interested in. Penziner already has looked at the community demographics, and believes something that is “good, made from scratch food,” is what the restaurant would include.

     

  • Public Records for the week of October 6, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests

    David J. Lathrem, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 9/24.

    Brandon Branham, 4th degree assault, arrested by Rick Nelson on 9/27.

    Robert C. Barnes, failure to appear/child support, arrested by Rick Nelson on 9/27.

    District Court

    Traffic

    Monday, Sept. 27

    Judge Jerry D. Crosby II