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  • Rick Ouellette Family Benefit

    A benefit in honor of Rick Ouellette, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010. Rick recently passed away from pancreatic cancer and all proceeds will go to help the family with expenses they have accumulated during this time. The event will take place from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Steel Tech Shooting Range and will feature food, music and fun for the entire family. Robby Cox will play from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Six Miles South will take the stage from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Admission will be $8 for everyone over the age of 8. Kids 8 and under are free!

  • Veterans Day Assembly

    The annual HCPS Veterans Day Assembly will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the high school gymnasium.

    All veterans and their families as well as members of the community are invited to attend.

    Veterans also are invited to a free breakfast prior to the assembly.

    Report directly to the cafeteria by 8:50 a.m. and sign in at the registration table.

    The meal is sponsored by the HCHS Corps of Cadets and the Youth Services Center.

    Breakfast guests will be escorted to their assembly seats at 9:45 a.m.  

  • Home sweet home, the Grange has been in same family since 1840

    Staff writer/photographer

    When The Grange was built in 1840 things were different.

    The land grant for the 1,200 acre property was given to John Shelby Jenkins for his service as an officer in the War of 1812.

    The two-story brick house is in the federal/Greek revival style.

  • Starvin? Marvin might be able to help you

    Staff writer/photographer

    Starvin’ Marvin’s Country Kitchen at 11 Lake Jericho Road in Pendleton promises to live up to its name by serving authentic country dishes made from scratch with the freshest ingredients.

    Owners Marvin and Julie Whitehouse came upon the location, which used to house Mom’s Restaurant, while visiting friends in the area.

  • Lack of rain hits pasture, tobacco hard

    General Manager

    As lawns turn a dismal shade of brownish green, homeowners are painfully aware of the lack of rain.

    Bare ground throughout the area is so parched, cracks spread endlessly. And there’s little rain in sight.

  • Whatcha got cookin?

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    Anyone delivering a book or video into the after-hours slot at Henry County Library last Friday evening may have wondered if the place was haunted by gourmet ghosts.

    The aromatic enticement of simmering garlic, sage and red onions had to be hard to ignore.

  • Stewart’s offers guns and collectibles

    Staff writer/photographer

    As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention.

    Such was the case when New Castle resident Tim Stewart found himself without a job in May, having been laid off after 23 years with CLC Air in Indiana.

  • Mark’s Barbershop now offering apparel

    General Manager

    Two-year-old Xavier Rutledge sat on a special perch in the barber’s chair, eyes transfixed on a television nearby.

    Focused on a cartoon, Rutledge didn’t seem to notice that barber Mark Blackburn was trimming the toddler’s locks. Not all barbers will cut children’s hair, Blackburn said, because children can be, well, squirmy.

  • TCCAA teddy bear sign ups to start

    The Henry County branch of the Tri-County Community Action Agency will begin accepting applications for this holiday season’s Teddy Bear Tree this weekend. Parents may apply for their children ages newborn to 13 to receive Christmas gifts of clothing and toys for families in financial need. Apply from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from Oct. 18 to 29 at Cook’s in Eminence. Teddy Bears may be adopted from Nov. 1 to 19. Wrapping paper, bows, etc. also are needed. Non-food items like toiletries are requested as well. Applicants must meet financial need guidelines.

  • Public Records for the week of October 13, 2010

    Marriages

    Rebecca Danielle McCarthy, 20, La Grange, to Joshua Alan Louden, 21, La Grange.

    Megan Nicole Bryant, 23, Eminence, to Justin Castle Finch, 24, Shelbyville.

    Brittany Nicole Clifford, 24, Sulphur, to Aric Thomas Way, 31, Sulphur.

    Divorces

    Raymond R. Runion, 29, Eminence, and Miranda McClaskey, 29, Eminence

    Nicholas Scott Rosenberger, 25, Louisville, and Brittany L. Payton, 24, Turners Station.