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  • Opposing sides agree outlet mall delay is okay

    Developers and a representative of at least some residents say they are satisfied with what was an otherwise anticlimactic conclusion Tuesday night when the Triple S Planning Commission considered a zone change request for a second outlet mall in Simpsonville.

    For two hours Trio Property Development and its partner, Paragon Outlet Development presented plans for an outlet mall and requested a zone change for its 64-acre property east of Buck Creek Road and south of Interstate 64.

  • Small businesses are a big deal

    By Lance Minnis

    I would hope that most readers of the Localare aware, by now, of the debate raging in our community about the proposed CVS Pharmacy and its possible impacts. Many of us were not aware that such a thing was contemplated by city government, or that property owners had been approached to sell, until too late in the process to do much about it. Since then, many people have made their feelings known on the subject. This is a good and healthy thing, and I encourage more.

  • N.C. secures new broadband provider

    New Castle city commissioners signed a contract with a broadband company last week providing Internet service to county residents pushed off the grid during the city’s break from Liberty Communications.

    Several Henry County residents expressed the need for Internet service at a New Castle City Commission meeting earlier this month after the city turned off Liberty Communications’ equipment. The commission decided not to renew the city’s contract with Liberty Communications due to a breach of contract for lack of payment.

  • Just a little respect

    According to one local funeral home, it’s getting more and more difficult to have “dignified funerals,” in part because of noisy neighbors.

    Clyde Sholar, co-owner of Sholar Funeral Home in Pleasureville approached the city commission recently to tackle what he sees as an increasingly noisy problem.

    Whether it’s loud music or barking dogs, Sholar said “people are not respecting when we have visitation and when we have funerals.”

  • Event to raise $ for Wounded Warriors

    Allison Fleitz was raised by her grandfather who was a WWII navy veteran.

    She has always been a supporter of the military and by hosting a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project she honors her grandfather and the military.

    “His generation could have really benefited from the Wounded Warrior Project,” Fleitz said. “Last year in October I lost my grandfather and I wanted to do something to honor his memory and also help those who needed it.”

  • Kentucky Chataqua presents Orphan Brigade

     

     

    Kentucky Chataqua actor Ethan Smith portrayed Orphan Brigade soldier Johnny Green Monday night for the Henry County Historical Society.

    Smith’s character was an actual Kentucky Confederate soldier who enlisted at 19. Green was born in Henderson, Ky.

  • Troxell receives Bell Award

    Polly Troxell will gladly bug anyone for a good cause, but can’t stand getting awards even from a television station.

    The WLKY Spirit of Louisville awarded Troxell and 10 other individuals who work as volunteers and give their time selflessly in the spirit of community service with the Bell Award.

    WLKY presented the awards at a ceremony in the Galt House last Thursday and Troxell humbly admits she wishes they could’ve just mailed it to her.

  • Budget crunching

    Henry County Superintendent Tim Abrams wants all students to have the same starting line when it comes to education.

    The Henry County Public School Board’s budget hasn’t changed much from the tentative budget set a few months ago. That budget projects this year’s revenue to be down by $711,083.

    The three main factors for this decrease: 3.4 percent decrease in state general fund revenue, a 27.9 percent decresease in federal general fund revenue, and a 60 percent in other reciepts, according to Abrams.

  • Bring us Your Old Devices for BYOD

    Campbellsburg Elementary Principal Mark Johnson knows many of his students may never travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art but he hopes with the Bring Your Own Device initiative, they will be able to see the art inside of it.

    But he needs a little help.

    “We need people to donate their old or unwanted iPods, iPads or iPhones to our students,” Johnson said. “We are learning how to use technology in the class room and I want Campbellsburg Elementary to be the center of it.”

  • Henry County residents part of Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Civil War escape

    The Civil War divided just as many people in the county as it did in the state and nation. In this second article of a Civil War series, an escape involving two Henry County residents and the famed Confederate rogue officer John Hunt Morgan.

    A graduate of Transylvania University, Morgan reached fame after Gen. Braxton Bragg selected Morgan to lead a cavalry division into Kentucky. Bragg’s plan for Morgan’s rough riders included tormenting the Union supply lines, disrupting railroads and depots.