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  • NCFD seeks help for repaving

    Staff writer/photographer

    The New Castle Fire Department has asked the city for help in replacing the paved area in front of its station.

    Assistant Fire Chief Tim Benham, asked commissioners for help because the blacktop in front of the building is caving in due to the weight of pumper trucks passing over it.

  • Traffic plan set for New Castle Elementary

    Staff writer/photographer

    HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said New Castle Elementary School staff will be out in force to help parents navigate the construction-site traffic plan when school begins on Aug. 11.

    “They’ll be out there to direct traffic and get them through those first few days,” he said.

  • Shaws: A moving success

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mike Shaw’s Auction Barn brought new life to downtown Eminence when it moved here in 2009.

    Now, due to its success, the business has outgrown its Main Street location. At the end of August, Shaw will move less than a mile away to the old Brunswick building at 891 Ballardsville Road.

  • Camp Cedarmore hosts Indian Summer Camp

    Most Henry Countians know about Camp Cedarmore near Defoe, but many local residents do not realize that the facility is the site of an annual week-long program for children ages 6 to 18 who have or have had cancer. Called Indian Summer Camp, the non-profit program is funded by donations from individuals and companies around Kentuckiana. The camp is free to campers.

  • Court votes 3-2 to keep Hartlage

    General Manager

    In a controversial 3-2 vote, the Henry County Fiscal Court opted not to remove a Planning and Zoning commissioner from his post.

  • Children’s pageants scheduled for Eminence Day

    Baby, Cutie Pie and Little Miss and Mister Contests will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, as part of Eminence Day celebrations. The contests will start immediately after the parade and will run every half hour thereafter in the bricked area beside Farmer’s Deposit Bank’s main branch. The baby contests will be for girls/boys ages birth to six months, 7-11 months, 12-18 months, 19-23 months; Cutie Pie Contest for girls/boys ages 2 to 5 years of age; Little Miss and Mister contest for ages 6 to 8 and must be a couple to enter.

  • Serving up a cool family tradition

    Staff writer/photographer

    Sandra and Chester Stivers didn’t plan to become well-known for their homemade ice cream at the Henry County Harvest Showcase, but it has become a family tradition that all will have the chance to enjoy on Saturday.

    The Stivers have brought homegrown green beans, potatoes and other produce to the Harvest Showcase for ten years.

  • Who gives a cluck?

    Staff writer/photographer

    To a city, Henry County’s incorporated cities forbid residents from having any livestock — large or small. But why? On July 12, New Castle City Commissioners were asked to consider that question at their July 12 meeting.

    Resident Donna Feltner wrote a letter to city officials asking that a long-standing ordinance be changed to allow people to keep chickens within city limits.

  • Freemans have big plans for little building

    Staff writer/photographer

    Dana and Ben Freeman have big plans for the cinderblock restaurant just outside Campbellsburg at I-71’s exit 34.

    The building recently re-opened as the Kountry Korner Kafe.

    With the help of a professional what once was a  simple ice cream stand is evolving into a real family-style restaurant.

    Ben Freeman has long worked as a builder for a major restaurant chain and has big plans.

  • HCMS Jump Start

    The Henry County Middle School will be holding their JUMP START program for all incoming sixth grade students on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  This orientation program includes a walk-through of their class schedule, practice at opening their locker, lunch and much more.