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  • Nature’s air conditioning at Squire Boone Caverns

    Staff writer/photographer

    As the heat wave moves relentlessly into the foreseeable future, a daycation surrounded by the natural air conditioning in Squire Boone Caverns could be just the thing.

    The caves are reported to “stay a pleasant 54 degrees year round.”

     

  • Old friends reunite for new beauty shop

    Staff writer/photographer

    Long-time friends and business partners Tracy Foree and Sue Ford recently opened Penn Avenue Salon in Eminence.

    As a grand opening special, they are offering $7 haircuts throughout the month of July.

    Foree said she’s been doing hair for 21 years. Ford has been cutting hair for about 17 years.

    Their specialty is cutting and styling ethnic hair including bi-racial and hispanic hair.

     

  • Bryant sentenced to 50 years

    Staff writer/photographer

    One of two men charged in connection to a 2008 home invasion in Smithfield has accepted a plea bargain.

    Robert Bryant, of Eminence, and codefendant Johnny Lee Gibson were arrested in May 2008 and charged with breaking into the home of Joe and Cheryl Bibelhauser.

    As part of his plea, Robert Bryant, of Eminence, was sentenced to a total of 50 years.

     

  • Public Records for the week of April 28, 2010

    Marriages

    Kelly Smith King, 36, Sulphur, to Kenneth Wayne Wathen, 42, Sulphur.

    Heather K. Shelton, 21, Pleasureville, to Brandon D. Shrader, 24, Pleasureville.

    Tammy Louise Murray, 38, Warsaw, to Richard Monroe Smith, 48, Turners Station.

    Violet K. Raisor, 71, Shelbyville, to Robert Coy Logan, 63, Shelbyville.

    Brittny K. P. Hamilton, 18, Turners Station, to Emmanuel T. Maddox, 19, Turners Station.

    Divorces

  • Summer Cooling Program 2010

    The Tri-County Community Action Agency began its Summer Cooling Program, July 12. The agency, located at 125 Park Road in New Castle asks that when applying for assistance to please bring the following:

    Recent electric bill (shut off notice)

    Proof of income (previous month) of everyone in household

    Names, birthdates and social security numbers of everyone in household

    Proof of current address (rent, receipt, lease or deed, property tax bill)

  • FRYSC to hold Hearts of Grace giveaway

    Staff writer/photographer

    Henry County’s Family Resource Center and Youth Services have partnered with community churches and community members for the Hearts of Grace Giveaway.

    Youth Services Center coordinator Karen Wilson said the overall concept is a yard sale with a twist — everything is free.

  • Do you take debit cards?

    General Manager

    Eminence residents soon will be able to pay their utility and tax bills by credit or debit card.

  • County parks manager feels at home

    Staff writer/photographer

    Travis Buchanan, of Cincinnati, has worked as Henry County’s parks manager since April, but said he feels very much at home in the position.

    He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in plant and soil science with an emphasis on turf grass and a minor in business.

     

  • HCPS to resume classes on August 11

    Students in Henry County have about one month of summer vacation remaining!  The county school system will begin their 2010-11 school year on August 11 when students will again catch their buses and find their desks for more learning opportunities.

    Registration for families new to the county begins at the central office at 326 Eminence Road in New Castle.  Parents can call 845-8600 or come by the office to get the information needed to get their children enrolled at any of the district’s schools.

  • Host familes needed for exchange students

    Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic semester and year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. This is the last chance for these young ambassadors to fulfill their life-long dreams, and their placement deadlines are rapidly approaching.