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  • Celebration Kids set for this weekend

    Children of all ages will enjoy this year’s Celebration Kids: A Family Affair this Saturday, May 8, at the Highland Renaissance Faire at 955 Elm Street in Eminence

  • Four men running for constable in two districts

    Staff writer/photographer

    Kentucky constables have the power of arrest and may execute warrants, subpoenas, summonses and other court documents.

    And if a given county’s Fiscal Court approves, they may even have lights and sirens on their vehicles.

    Constables must be at least 24 years of age, a resident of Kentucky for at least 2 years, and a resident of the county and district for at least a year prior to election.

    They do not have to attend Department of Criminal Justice Training academy, but some do.

  • Public Records for the week of March 17, 2010

    Marriages

    Joyce M. McClain, 59, Sulphur, to James M. McClain, 66, Smithfield.

    Property Transfers

    Gayle and Alberta Chilton, Pleasureville, to Ashley and Nancye Chilton, Pleasureville, and Cylde and Brenda Morgan, Pleasureville. Property in Henry County; $98,000.

    Joe and Anna C. Stewart, Turners Station, to Ben S. Clark, New Castle. A building and lot in Port Royal; $1,000.

  • Constable called to N.C. meeting

    Staff writer/photographer

    The normally low-key New Castle Commission meeting turned volatile Monday evening when neighbors went head to head over cars in a yard. The situation was tense enough that commissioner members dug out their cell phones to call in law enforcement.

    The situation began when resident and businessman James Tyler spoke, addressing what he deemed to be verbal harassment by neighbors.

  • Steverson accepts new position

    Greta Steverson has recently accepted a new position with USDA-NRCS as Resource Conservation & Development Coordinator. Steverson leaves behind the position of NRCS District Conservationist in Henry and Trimble Counties which she held for 17 years.  In her new role, Greta will work with the local Eagle RC&D Council to coordinate projects within a seven county area consisting of Henry, Trimble, Carroll, Gallatin, Owen, Grant and Oldham.  The Eagle RC&D Council office is headquartered in Carrollton.

  • Public Records for the week of March 24, 2010

    Divorces

    Rodney D. Rabourn, 43, Turners Station, and Nicole Tingle, 39, Carrollton.

    Jefferson Lynn Perry, 55, Eminence, and Melissa Ann Willard, 34, Campbellsburg.

    Matthew Dwayne Frazier, 24, Carrollton, and Amanda Gayle Frazier, 27, Smithfield.

    Neal Davis Clubb, 22, Pleasureville, and Brooke Lee Ann Clubb, 23, Pleasureville.

    Walter Pettit Jr., 58, and Doris Ann Richie, 53, Eminence.

    Craig Scott Southworth, 34, New Castle, and Jessica B. Hedges, 31, New Castle

  • Two county bridges to be repaired

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two bridges in the county’s fourth district soon will be replaced.

    Magistrate Nick Hawkins, who represents the district, told New Castle commissioners last week that projects for the two bridges — on Beasley Road and Hieatt Lane, won approval from the state.

    “We found additional funding in the road budget,” he said.

    Hawkins said the bridges currently are paved, but will be replaced with 18-foot steel spans. “They always wash out,” he said.

  • N.C. Police Chief resigns

    Staff Writer/photographer

    A 9-year-police chief in Henry County has resigned.

    New Castle Police Chief John Porter tendered his resignation on April 28 effective at 5 p.m. the same day.

    His departure wasn’t mentioned in the New Castle Commission meeting on May 3 — when a constable was called to bring calm to the city meeting — and no reason for his sudden departure was addressed in the letter.

  • Lockport threatened by flood water

    General Manager

    More than three inches of rain fell over the weekend, and the resulting flood waters are threatening the small town of Lockport.

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent said one family, whose home was across from Ace’s Grocery had to leave their home because of rising water. He added that members of Lockport Baptist Church were at the ready to move everything from the church to a semi.

  • Shots fired at house

    General Manager

    Kentucky State Police are looking for a man who they say fired shots at a house in southeastern Henry County late Monday night.

    KSP Public Affairs Officer Michael Webb said that at around 10:45 p.m. Monday, May 10, a man, for unknown reasons, fired shots at a home on Flat Creek Road, near the Franklin County Line.

    Webb said KSP have a suspect, but he has not yet been found. An arrest warrant for Chester T. McDonald, 34, with a charge of attempted murder was issued with a $500,000 cash bond.