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  • New location, new services

    Staff writer/photographer

    After being temporarily displaced earlier this year, Henry County Adult Education is alive and well in its new home at the Community Life Center in Eminence.

    When the building it occupied had to be razed to accommodate New Castle Elementary School’s expansion, the program needed a new address and this location offers a lot of amenities.

  • Sevier is ready to Fling

    Staff writer/photographer

    In 1994 New Castle’s longtime festival planner Margaret Vaughn passed her baton to Charlie Sevier. She had been at the helm since 1984.

    When he took over, the city had just one festival. “It was one 9 to 5 festival,” he said. “Then we added Fall Fling and Christmas in New Castle.”

  • School districts meet all but one of their NCLB goals for 2009-2010

    General Manager

    According to testing data released last week, both Henry County Public and Eminence Independent Schools met all but one of their No Child Left Behind goals for the 2009-2010 school year.

  • Council questions contract

    General Manager

    In a special meeting Monday night, the Campbellsburg City Council learned that a contract between Graham Whatley and the City of Campbellsburg may not be valid.

    Members of the council last week called for a special meeting after receiving Whatley’s contract, which they said contained false information.

  • Residents encouraged to submit questions for election forums

    Beginning Oct. 12, the Henry County Local will host the first of three local election forums.

    The first forum will be held at Henry County High School at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the auditorium.

    Residents are encouraged to submit questions for the candidates to Henry County Local editor Jonna Spelbring Priester by Oct. 8. Questions can be mailed to 18 S. Penn Ave., Eminence, Ky., 40019, or e-mailed to editor@hclocal.com. Or, you can call in or fax your questions to 845-2858 or 845-2921.

  • EIS to get cleaned up

    Staff writer/photographer

    New Eminence Independent Schools superintendent Buddy Berry is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

    At the September school board meeting Berry said he is making a clean-up of the schools a top priority. “It got to the point where we questioned whether it even could be cleaned or is it just an old building,” he said.

    Berry called in a professional cleaning company to evaluate the situation and was told the building could be put to rights.

  • Public Records for the week of August 11, 2010

    Marriages

    Cynthia M. Abbott, 18, Pleasureville, to Aaron R. Armstrong, 21, Pleasureville.

    Divorces

    Harold Todd Carter, 45, Smithfield, and Patricia Heidi Carter, 45, Smithfield.

    James B. Darius, 46, La Grange, and Frances Faye Winters, 45, Eminence.

    Larry C. Thompson, 53, Eminence, and Leeann M. Thompson, 53, Eminence.

    Arthur Engle IV, 44, Sulphur, and Robin Engle, 41, Sulphur.

    Zoning permits

  • Public Records for the week of August 4, 2010

    Marriages

    Stacey Lynn Brewer, 27, Campbellsburg, to James Dennis Martin, 33, Campbellsburg.

    Tina Marie Parekins, 35, Pleasureville, to Jeffrey David Hemmings, 40, Pleasureville.

    Laura A. Jennings, 28, New Castle, to Benjamin M. Ray, 27, New Castle.

    Cherise H. Harvey, 19, Eminence, to Daniel S. Gootee, 20, Eminence.

    Divorces

    Michael Kenneth Spray, 52, Bedford, and Laura Sue Satterly, 50, La Grange.

  • YoCo: Leading by example

    Staff writer/photographer

    Teenagers from both the Eminence Independent and Henry County Public schools have joined forces to educate their peers to the dangers of substance abuse and offer alternatives to alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs.

    It’s been dubbed the Youth Coalition or YoCo for short and their motto is “Leading By Example.”

  • Is your medicine cabinet full?

    Staff writer/photographer

    Two initiatives this weekend will allow Henry County residents to safely rid themselves of unused and/or expired medication.

    Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs may be dropped off at either the Henry County Courthouse in New Castle or at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25.