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  • Are you ready to make a difference?

    Staff writer/photographer

     

    The Friends For Michael Spinal Cord Injury Organization has been making a difference in Henry County for more than ten years.

     

    This year FFM President, and founder, Cindy Norton said the FFM will participate in USA Weekend’s National Make A Difference Day for the first time.

     

  • Oh so close

    General Manager

    Each year when Commonwealth Accountability Testing Results are released, New Castle Elementary School Principal Barbara James compares her school to others.

    “I look at La Grange Elementary, because their demographics are similar,” she said, noting that the scores tend to run close to one another. “They have a whole lot more staff, smaller class size — a 15-to-1 student to teacher ratio — an assistant principal and full time counselor.”

  • Boards of education have five total seats on ballot

    Staff writer/photographer

    Between the two school districts in Henry County, there are five seats up for grabs Nov. 4.

    Candidates for Eminence Independent Schools Board of Education are George Armstrong III, Danny Fisher and Ben Coomes.

  • Auditor looking at pool money

    General Manager

    Down, but not out, the Eminence swimming pool will not go quietly into the night.

    The city is under investigation by the state Auditor of Public Accounts regarding the money raised to repair the pool. And one candidate for the city council claims the city lied in its response to the auditor’s office.

  • Return of the paper ballot

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Henry Countians cast their ballot in November, the results will be tabulated — and reported — much faster than in previous years.

    Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson was in New Castle last week to demonstrate the new paper ballot voting machine Henry County voters will use for the first time this fall.

  • Drennon ride to benefit local man

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    Renee Shaw of Pleasureville says her husband Doug is lucky to be alive.

    On Aug. 15, Doug Shaw was involved in a farming accident that left his pelvis broken in several spots. He also suffered a broken right shoulder blade and two broken ribs.

    “With all the fractures in his pelvis.” she said, “he had two pins in each side and an external fixator bar to hold the pins.”

  • Port Royal business is a Limited Edition

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    Limited Editions, Port Royal’s wholesale and custom art framing business, has unlimited potential according to owner Rick Ouellette. “We are a jewel,” he said.

    Ouellette, a self-proclaimed “born salesman,” became interested in the art business after striking up a friendship with folk artist Dexter Bowles, and Ouellette started selling prints.

  • Street paving to proceed in New Castle

    Staff writer/photographer

    During Monday night’s New Castle City Commission meeting, there was at least some positive news.

    Public Works Director Scot Treece requested that the commission obtain bids to resurface several streets this fall. “If we can get some done this fall,” he said, “we can go back in the spring and finish up.”

  • Seven vie for four seats on N.C. commission

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    When New Castle residents cast their votes Nov. 4, the result could be an entirely new commission — just one incumbent seeks reelection this year.

    Candidates for New Castle City Commission are Dennis W. Benham, Donna Gatewood, Linda Golden, Anthony Pierce, Tommy Lane Pollard, Charlie Sevier and incumbent Wanda Thurman.

  • Auditor looking at pool money

    General Manager

    Down, but not out, the Eminence swimming pool will not go quietly into the night.

    The city is under investigation by the state Auditor of Public Accounts regarding the money raised to repair the pool. And one candidate for the city council claims the city lied in its response to the auditor’s office.