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  • Local 8-year-old fighting leukemia

    By Cindy DiFazio

    Staff writer/photographer

    He was supposed to start third grade at Eastern Elementary School this year. But a high fever and red rash led eight-year old Seth Tingle’s family physician to diagnose him with a virus in June, but something much worse was happening inside Seth’s body.

  • News Briefs for October 8, 2008

    County issues no burn order

    Henry County Judge Executive John Logan Brent issued a no burn order on Thursday, October 2.

    “Effective immediately all outdoor open burning in Henry County is prohibited. This burn ban will stay in effect until the county receives a substantial rainfall or until further notice. To report violators please call the Kentucky State Police at 532-6363. Thank you for your cooperation.”

    Notice to Taxpayers

  • Public Record for the week of Oct. 8, 2008

    Marriages

    Brenda Barnes Mertz, 45, Eminence, to Kenneth Ray Ingram, 38, Eminence.

    Lynetta C. Bohannon, 36, Turners Station, to Timothy O. Eddlemann, 45, Louisville.

    Divorces

    Johnnie W. Janes, 45, Chaplin, and Wanda Mae Brown, 59, Eminence.

    Property transfers

    Edwin L. Cohen, Louisville, to James E. Cohen, Turners Station and Nancy L. Noblitt, Turners Station. Property in Henry County; $189,600.

  • Drennon ride to benefit local man

    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

    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.

    A natural progression to selling framed prints followed. “I was the first one to do this,” Ouellette said.

  • Five vie for four seats on Pleasureville commission

    Staff writer/photographer

    When Pleasureville voters choose their city commission members, they’ll have four incumbents and one newcomer to choose from.

    Candidates for Pleasureville City Commission are Gary Grigsby, Vic Harrod, Pam Whitaker, R.L. Wilson and newcomer Sandra Woods.

  • Local 8-year-old fighting leukemia

    Staff writer/photographer

    He was supposed to start third grade at Eastern Elementary School this year. But a high fever and red rash led eight-year old Seth Tingle’s family physician to diagnose him with a virus in June, but something much worse was happening inside Seth’s body.

    After battling the fever over an entire weekend, Trish Tingle took her seriously ill child to Shelbyville’s Jewish Hospital. Doctors there sent him on to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • Return of the paper ballot

    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.

    “We expect the numbers to come in quicker,” he said. “Kentucky can be one of the first to tell its story to the country.”

  • This is only a test

    General Manager

    At about 9:30 Saturday morning, roughly half a dozen Safety Kleen employees stood at the plant’s main gate on La Grange Road, waiting somewhat impatiently. “Where are they? What’s taking so long?” some asked.

    “They” were a group of emergency responders trying to work their way from the New Castle Fire Station to the scene of a possible disaster — explosion of Safety Kleen’s industrial drum shredder.

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

    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.