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  • With bids under budget, sewer project is a go

    Staff writer/photographer

    Work is finally set to begin on two major New Castle sewer projects.

    Last week, Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said New Castle received a grant of $475,000 from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority for the job. “It looks like the sewer projects will come to fruition,” he told the New Castle City Commission last week.

  • Wreck shuts down Ky. 146 for 8 hours

    Staff writer/photographer

    One person suffered minor injuries in a single vehicle accident that shut down a major Henry County roadway last week.

    Kentucky 146 was closed for eight hours after a tanker truck overturned about five miles west of New Castle at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 9.

  • Eminence Head Start registration

    Registration for the 2009-2010 Head Start will be held at Eminence Elementary School from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 16, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 17.

     Bring to the registration your child’s social security card, birth certificate, valid immunization certificate, income information and emergency contact information.

    If you are registering your child, please bring your child for screening.  Preschoolers who attend Head start do not need to attend.

  • ‘I don’t think they were going to stop'

    General Manager

    Four area residents have been arrested in connection to a month long series of thefts spread across two counties.

    On April 8, Henry County Sheriff’s Department Detective Danny Stivers arrested Paul W. Kimberlin, 20, of Smithfield, Matthew K. Graves, 18, of Louisville, Nicole L. Smith, 20, of Bedford, and Dereck W. Townsend, 20, of Pendleton, on charges related to thefts of ATVs, a utility trailer and an electric guitar.

  • Lea’s legacy in 23rd year, benefit Friday night

    Staff writer/photographer

    In 1987, the staff and students at Campbellsburg Elementary School held several fundraising projects, attempting to raise money to cover Judy Lea’s health insurance premiums.

    Lea was a beloved school lunch lady who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1986.

    “She died before she could use the money,” Carol Cole, Lea’s sister, said, “so we gave the money back to the school.”

  • A.G. Conway announces new crime unit

    General Manager

    Years ago, criminal investigators had basic tools to help them solve crimes.

    Fibers, interviewing notes and more were some of the basic building blocks to solving crime.

    Now, according to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, those basic crime solving blocks include electronic processing.

  • Pleasureville man enters plea in Boone County

    A Pleasureville man has entered a not guilty plea on charges tied to sexual abuse that occurred 16 years ago.

    William “Marty” Kelley, 52, was arrested March 20 by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on charges that he sexually molested a six-year old child between January and December 1992. He plead not guilty Monday in front of Boone County District Court Judge Charles Moore, and is represented by attorney John Arnett.

  • Get your picks on route 55

    Staff writer/photographer

    If you’re a yard sale hound, get ready for the first ever “Hiway 55 Yard Sale.”

    Residents all along Kentucky 55 in Henry, Shelby and Spencer counties are invited to stimulate the local economy April 16-19.

    Annie Eads, president of the Finchville Ruritan Community Center in Shelby County, asks folks all along Ky. 55 to participate in the first “Hiway 55 Yard Sale.”

    “Grandma’s stuff sitting on your shelf is doin’ you no good,” she said.

  • Familes with autistic children have many available resources

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Henry County Schools Director of Special Education Tricia Hosey said there are many programs in place for the district’s autistic children. Hosey said the district generally will receive documentation from a student’s physician regarding a diagnosis.

    “We have students who are identified and some who have the traits,” she said. “A diagnostician does assessments for placement in the district.”

    Hosey said placement is individual based on the child’s needs.

  • Speedbumps hit a ... speedbump?

    General Manager

    One month after rapidly voting 3-2 to install speed bumps — with virtually no discussion — members of the Pleasureville City Commission finally talked about the idea.

    Monday night, the commission discussed placement, maintenance and whether or not there’s enough money in the budget.