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  • Your Well Being to offer open house this weekend

    Staff writer/photographer

    Pain at the pump and grocery store causing a pain in your neck? Need a massage or just a quiet bit of meditation time? Trying to cut-back on spending?

    Julie Brent, a licensed therapeutic massage therapist and Hatha Yoga instructor, of Your Well Being in Campbellsburg wants to ease both your physical and fiscal pains.

    Brent offers therapeutic massage, Reiki, reflexology, ionic foot spa treatments and other services for the amount of her clients’ insurance co-pay.

  • Resident questions city about Arbor View

    General Manager

    At least one Eminence resident made her displeasure plain with the City of Eminence during Monday night’s meeting.

    Micheel Cambrell, a resident of the Arbor View subdivision, asked for a date for when the road she lived on would be paved.

    City attorney Bill Brammell said that an agreement recently had been signed and approved by the council with the subdivision’s developer, and that road repairs could begin next year.

  • Santa Claus is coming ... to Smithfield

    General Manager

    Though the details aren’t yet finalized, the Smithfield City Council is closer to making its Christmas celebration a reality.

    City Commission member Saundra Smith said she’s, quite literally, been checking her list twice. Music still needs to purchased, and the large Christmas decorations hung, and of course, she hopes to pick up more garland and another wreath. Smith said Kennedy Landscaping will donate a live tree.

  • Tackling challenges

    General Manager

    With all of its students housed under one roof, Eminence Independent Schools is in a unique situation, something Eminence Elementary School principal Mike Doran says is one of the school’s strengths.

  • Communities gearing up for Halloween

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County residents will open their front doors to little boys and ghouls for treats (no tricks) on Halloween night this year.

    All of Henry County including Campbellsburg, Eminence, New Castle, Pleasureville and Smithfield’s trick-or-treating hours are Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 until 8 p.m.

    Henry County residents looking for something to do beyond trick-or-treating may want to check out another close-by option.

  • C’Burg sewer in limbo

    General Manager

    After considerable discussion about the city’s sewer system, two members of the Campbellsburg City Council will serve on a committee to take part in meetings about work on the city’s sewer project.

    The move comes after the council learned in September that the system would need still more work before Carrollton Utilities would agree to take over the sewer system completely.

  • Early Henry settler to be honored in Indiana

    Staff writer/photographer

    More than a century after his death, a former Henry County resident will be honored with a military headstone.

    Joseph Hawkins Fitzgerald, a founding member of Drennon Springs Baptist Church will be honored this weekend at another Baptist church in Dearborn County, Indiana where he is buried.

    More than 150 years after his death in 1854, a military headstone will be erected at Fitzgerald’s grave.

  • 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.