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  • 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.

  • 'Yes we can!'

    Editor's note: This is the second in a series about CATS scores for all local schools. The schools will be presented in alphabetical order. Next week, we will look at Eminence Elementary School.

    Standing before a gymnasium packed with students, teachers and parents, Eastern Elementary School Principal Sharon Bright presented her school's testing goals.

    Bright said the school hopes to have at least three content areas with scores of 100 or greater, and an academic index of 100.

    "Are we committed to getting 100 this year?" she asked the group?

  • 13 vie for six seats on Eminence Council

    Staff writer/photographer

    Thirteen Eminence residents each hope to claim one of the city’s six council seats in November.

    Elizabeth “LeeAnn” Armstrong, Shawn Bright, Treva Browning, Tom Ferguson, Manda Gingrich, Leo Mason, Ervin “Bob” McGee, Danny Meadows, Howard Roberts, Glenn Simpson, Drane Stephens, Rochelle “Shelley” Summerlin and Pauline “Polly” Troxell are the candidates.

  • Eight vie for six seats on Campbellsburg Council

    Staff writer/photographer

    Four incumbents and three newcomers will vie for six seats on Campbellsburg’s City Council in November’s general election.

    The candidates are Jennifer Dawn Bratton, incumbent Jan Fletcher, Daniel Lane, incumbent Rex Wayne Morgan, Shelley Noe, incumbent Jason Stanley and John E. Suter.

    • Jan Fletcher, 65, is a current city council member and retired. Fletcher completed three years of college.

    He and wife Melodye have two sons and two grandchildren who reside in Middletown.

  • HCPS budget at $20m

    Staff writer/photographer

    For the first time in its history, the Henry County Public Schools’ budget will exceed $20 million. But, if the budget remains in its current form, the district could be operating in the red.

    At a special meeting of the Henry County Board of Education on Thursday, Sept. 25, HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams announced the milestone.

    “Our budget for all funds is over $20 million for the first time,” he said. “It is $20,148,808.”

  • Get moving with Body Recall; program starts Monday

    Staff writer/photographer

    Mildred Elston, 66, of New Castle just can’t wait to begin her tenth ten-week session of the Body Recall exercise program. What could possibly have her so excited about exercising?