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  • 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.

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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

  • Crusade for Children funds come back to Henry County

    Staff writer/photographer

    If local firefighters haven’t been through your neighborhood yet, get your donations ready — it’s time for the 57th annual WHAS Crusade for Children.

    The annual event is a huge project for fire departments in the region as they raise funds for the Louisville charity. While the event itself takes place June 5-6, some Henry County fire departments will start collecting donations this week.

  • Four vie for jailer’s seat

    Staff writer/photographer

    In less than two weeks, Henry County residents will cast their votes in a primary election for, among other things, jailer.

    But Henry County has no jail, so just what does the county jailer do?

    “The jailer is strictly a transport officer,” Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said.

  • Eminence picks a Berry as super

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Claude “Buddy” Berry IV left his teaching post at Eminence High School in April 2009 he promised Principal Steve Frommeyer and the school board he’d return. “Don’t let my classroom get cold,” he said. “I’m not leaving for good. I’m in for the haul.”