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  • Two Moms are better than one

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County residents have long enjoyed the home-style cooking and fresh baked pies served at Mom’s Restaurant in New Castle.

    Now owner Nancy Tipton has opened a second Mom’s in Pendleton.

    Located at the corner of Kentucky 146 and 153, diners can expect the same great food they’ve loved at the original. “We offer home-cooked plate lunches, dinner specials and homemade pies,” Tipton said.

  • Library News for the week of August 20, 2008

    Story Time

    Regular story time programming will resume Monday, September 8 at 10 a.m. Story Time will be held every Monday and Wednesday at 10 a.m. Story Time is a programming for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. Each session includes read-alouds, songs, rhymes, games and more and concludes with a special craft. Story Time is a great opportunity to practice early literacy skills while making new friends in a fun environment. For more information, call the library at (502) 845-5682.

    Baby-and-Me

  • Vandals strike pool property

    General Manager

    The vandals, it seems, have an issue with Eminence Mayor Jim Petitt. Whether that grudge extends to the city council or the city police department isn’t clear.

    At 2:40 a.m. Friday, Eminence Police Officer O.C. Jones was on patrol when he found the Eminence Pool bathhouse was vandalized. The message was targeted primarily at Eminence Mayor Jim Petitt, and scrawled in large, red letters.

    “Jim “Hitler” Peitt you and your gestipo must go,” the message read.

  • Rod & Gun club provides year round recreation

    Staff writer/photographer

    Close-to-home vacation destinations are a great idea for saving money in a tight economy, but how about a recreational spot families can use year-round for one reasonable membership fee?

    The Henry County Rod & Gun Club, located off Sunnyside Drive between Eminence and Smithfield, is a 12-acre retreat with a nine-acre, fully-stocked fishing lake. There also are plenty of camping spots and a clubhouse.

  • Fire strikes lodge

    Staff writer/photographer

    What lay heaviest on the minds of New Castle firefighters responding to a fire in the roof of Simpson Masonic Lodge #189, at 35 North Main Street, was the fire’s potential to spread to an entire block of adjoining older buildings.

    At 1:36 p.m. last Thursday, dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 5 put out the call that flames could be seen coming from the back of a building on Main Street in New Castle.

    The New Castle Volunteer Fire Department responded just moments later.

  • Campellsburg police chief resigns post

    General Manager

    Starting Friday, the City of Campbellsburg will find itself without a police chief.

    Campbellsburg Police Chief Paul McDonald submitted his resignation to Mayor Carl Rucker last week, and the city council was officially notified during Monday night’s council meeting.

    Rucker told the council that when McDonald submitted his resignation, it was not a good day.

  • Public Record for the week of August 20, 2008

    Marriage

    Amber Marie Sparrow, 20, Eminence, to David Matthew Donovan, 28, Eminence.

    Divorces

    Steven Bradley Simmons, 36, Louisville, and Edna Marie Riley, 35, Turners Station.

    John Michael Mertz, 56, New Castle, and Pamela Lynn Tolbert, 45, Owenton.

    Property transfers

    Elizabeth A. Heudecker, Smithfield, to Phillip and Melinda Thurmond, Smithfield. Property in Henry County; $101,000.

  • News Briefs for August 20, 2008

    Fall Fling pageants

    As part of the 9th Annual New Castle Fall Fling Sat., Oct. 4, we will have many pageants. The pageants will be on the courthouse steps. You must pre-register Aug. 25, 27-30 to be in the pageants. It will cost $5 per child to register. The child must be a resident of Henry County. There will be no judges. Whoever has the most five-cent votes will win.

  • Campbellsburg makes annexation process formal

    General Manager

    It’s official — the Campbellsburg City Council will seek to expand the city’s boundaries.

    During its meeting Monday night, the council approved the first reading of an ordinance declaring the city’s intent to annex.

    The move makes formal a process that began months ago.

  • Elston indicted for murder

    General Manager

    A New Castle man has been indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury on charges that he killed another man in a July argument.

    The grand jury indicted Robert S. Elston, 55, of New Castle, on Aug. 14 for second degree murder, a class A felony. If convicted, Elston could face at least 20 years in prison.

    Elston was charged with second-degree murder after the July 6 shooting death of Joseph D. Burch, 21, at the New Castle apartment complex where Elston lived.