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  • Real Lessons about Money, Life

    It was quick, but a dose of reality nonetheless for Henry County and Eminence Middle School students last week as the eighth grade students, and some seniors, took part in the annual Reality Store. During the event, students were assigned an annual salary.

    Above, seniors Luke Clark, Jacob Hayden and Kat Wyatt visit Doug Bates at the Reality Store’s housing booth.At left, eighth grader Brandon Maddox listens while a volunteer explains his options for groceries.

  • $16k in back taxes owed on 1 property

    Pay up... or see your name in print.

    That’s the next course of action the City of Eminence will take to try to get unpaid property taxes from 2003-2009.

  • Judge to teen: ‘you have everything to lose’

    A 16-year-old defendant charged with a very adult crime will be allowed to visit his mother, but is not allowed to have visitors outside of his immediate family.

    Cody Russo appeared in Henry County Circuit Court last week for a regular hearing. The teen was indicted in April for 1st degree robbery and 1st degree assault, both class B felonies, as well as bribing a public servant, a class C felony, and class A misdemeanors of marijuana possession and conspiracy to commit bribing a witness.

  • Public Records for the Week of Dec. 8, 2010

    District Court
    Traffic
    Monday, Nov. 29
    Judge Diana E. Wheeler

    Barbara C. Tipton, 1966, charge from 4/9/09: failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, 1st offense, amended to 2nd offense or greater on 5/4/09, recall Department of Transportation, continued to 2/21/11 for payment.

  • Clean up needed a clean up

    According to those who were left with the task of cleaning up after the New Castle Haunted House clean-up of the Locker, the enterprise was a horror.

    Main Street manager Jeff Thoke said prior to Monday night’s meeting of the New Castle City Commission that he was still pushing haunted house operator George Banks to get the job done weeks after the attraction closed.

  • Henry woman used fake loans to pay debts

    A Turners Station woman entered a guilty plea in federal court last week that she stole almost $650,000 through 190 fraudulent loans, from her Shelbyville employer.

    Sandra Chilton, 46, used her position with Pioneer Credit in Village Plaza to defraud the company of $648,225, she told U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves in Frankfort on Nov. 30.

    She pleaded guilty to one count of wiring fraud, which means she used interstate wiring transactions to steal the money.

  • HCPS audit shows no flaws, reflects district emphasis on sound decisions

    For the ninth straight year, the Henry County Public Schools district audit revealed no reporting deficiencies or misstatements, faring well in its audit for the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

    The Charles T. Mitchell Company out of Frankfort performed the work.

    “The Henry County Board of Education believes that improving student achievement is the most significant task of the school district,” the report stated. “They are committed to making sound fiscal decisions to achieve the best educational opportunities for all students to be successful.”

  • FRYSC Christmas for Kids to serve 54 families

    The 2010 holiday season began in August for the HCPS Family Resource Center.
    Christmas for Kids began with the opening of the school year.

    Fifty-four families with a total of 150 children were identified through an application process.

    Coordinator Renata Ingram said parents must attend three parenting workshops and volunteer with the school system in order to qualify.

    Those with children too young to go to school may volunteer at the library’s Baby and Me program or other approved non-profit activity.

  • BRIEF: Pleasureville increases deposit

    Beginning in 2011, new water and sewer customers in Pleasureville will pay a $125 deposit, up from $60.

    The increase comes after the city, and some landlords, were left holding the bill for tenants who had moved out.

  • Public Records for the Week of Dec. 1, 2010

    Sheriff’s Department Arrests
    Barbara C. Tipton, failure to appear, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.
    Jonathan Harris, 2nd degree burglary, 2nd degree PFO, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.
    Ricky A. Carter, 2 counts of 1st degree possession of a controlled substance, possession drug paraphernalia, operating under the influence, 3rd degree criminal trespass, 1st degree persistent felony offender, arrested by Rick Nelson on 11/19.