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  • Former barbershop now houses Salon 22

    Staff writer/photographer

     

    Once a landmark on Kentucky 22 in Bethlehem, Cecil Peyton’s Barber Shop recently received an extreme makeover. The venerable one-chair men’s haircut emporium has been transformed into the sleek and chic Salon 22.

     

    Proprietress Amy Lyons said Peyton closed the shop in 2002 and has since passed away.

     

    “A lot of people remember Cecil,” she said. “My dad got his hair cut by Cecil Peyton.”

     

  • Rumpke awarded garbage bid

    General Manager

    In a vote that almost didn’t happen, the Henry County Fiscal Court awarded the mandatory garbage franchise bid to Rumpke.

    In presenting the bid, Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said there was a problem.

    He said that the bid packets sent to Rumpke and competitor Industrial Disposal did not include a copy of the legal advertisement for the bids.

  • Red Ribbon Week

    Henry County C.A.R.E. Team Associate Director

    Can your kids say the following?  “Ask me!  See me!  Be me! I’m Drug Free!”  This is the official slogan of the annual Red Ribbon Week Campaign, sponsored nationally by the National Family Partnership.  Many businesses and schools across Henry County are already displaying red ribbons to show their support of this campaign and of the CARE Team’s continued work towards every child being able to tout this slogan honestly and proudly.

  • Need for heating assistance increasing

    Staff writer/photographer

    Tri-County Community Action Agency director Bryan Raisor said his phone has been ringing off the hook since August with people wanting information about winter energy assistance. He said he expects the number of applicants to be dramatically higher in 2008 because of the economic downturn as well as higher heating fuel costs.

    He said the agency will accept applications for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program starting in November.

  • Fisher is still on the ballot for Eminence Board of Ed

    General Manager

    Editor’s note: In coverage of the local board of education elections last week, we inadvertantly left out one candidate, Danny Fisher, for the Eminence Board of Education. His information appears below.

    Eminence voters will have three choices to fill two seats on the Eminence Board of Education Nov. 4. Included among those candidates is 12-year incumbent Danny Fisher.

    Fisher, 56, will celebrate his 25th anniversary with wife Eva this winter. Together the couple has two children.

  • Your Well Being to offer open house this weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    Pain at the pump and grocery store causing a pain in your neck? Need a massage or just a quiet bit of meditation time? Trying to cut-back on spending?

    Julie Brent, a licensed therapeutic massage therapist and Hatha Yoga instructor, of Your Well Being in Campbellsburg wants to ease both your physical and fiscal pains.

    Brent offers therapeutic massage, Reiki, reflexology, ionic foot spa treatments and other services for the amount of her clients’ insurance co-pay.

  • Resident questions city about Arbor View

    General Manager

    At least one Eminence resident made her displeasure plain with the City of Eminence during Monday night’s meeting.

    Micheel Cambrell, a resident of the Arbor View subdivision, asked for a date for when the road she lived on would be paved.

    City attorney Bill Brammell said that an agreement recently had been signed and approved by the council with the subdivision’s developer, and that road repairs could begin next year.

  • Santa Claus is coming ... to Smithfield

    General Manager

    Though the details aren’t yet finalized, the Smithfield City Council is closer to making its Christmas celebration a reality.

    City Commission member Saundra Smith said she’s, quite literally, been checking her list twice. Music still needs to purchased, and the large Christmas decorations hung, and of course, she hopes to pick up more garland and another wreath. Smith said Kennedy Landscaping will donate a live tree.

  • Tackling challenges

    General Manager

    With all of its students housed under one roof, Eminence Independent Schools is in a unique situation, something Eminence Elementary School principal Mike Doran says is one of the school’s strengths.

  • Communities gearing up for Halloween

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County residents will open their front doors to little boys and ghouls for treats (no tricks) on Halloween night this year.

    All of Henry County including Campbellsburg, Eminence, New Castle, Pleasureville and Smithfield’s trick-or-treating hours are Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 until 8 p.m.

    Henry County residents looking for something to do beyond trick-or-treating may want to check out another close-by option.