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Local News

  • N.C. talks skate park again

    Staff writer/photographer

    The New Castle City Commission once again considered the issue of a skate park Monday night as New Castle area Magistrate Nick Hawkins came before the commission to plead the case for a skateboard park in Henry County.

  • Foreclosures on the rise in Henry County

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    It’s an issue that’s received considerable attention in regional and national media — foreclosure. While officials and realtors in Henry County report that Henry County hasn’t been as hard hit as some major metropolitan areas, the number of foreclosures is increasing.

  • Burgers and friendship

    News Intern

    Tucked away in the town of Pleasureville lives a group of loafers that frequent the Pleasureville Pool Hall on a daily basis.

    “I don’t know where else I’d go,” Julius Willhoite, who has been coming to the Pool Hall for about 70 years, said. “There’s not really any place to loaf like there used to be. There used to be a lot of little old stores where people used to loaf, but they closed up.”

  • Public Record for the week of July 30, 2008

    Marriages

    Kristin Lee Simonson, 21, Smithfield, to Jeffrey Todd Wheeler, 23, Smithfield.

    Brandie Michelle Morgan, 31, Pendleton, to Benjamin Michael Willen, 24, Pendleton.

    Rachel Lynn Oller, 35, New Castle, to Tracy Maran Hayes, 41, New Castle.

    Linda Faye Pierce, 60, New Castle, Indiana, to Terry Alan Denney, 49, New Castle, Indiana.

    Property transfers

  • It's harvest time

    Staff writer/photographer

    A record crowd and special attractions may have combined for what organizers consider a very successful 9th Annual Harvest Showcase.

    WHAS-11 personality Reed Yadon held a live remote broadcast from the Henry County Fairgrounds early Saturday morning and commented that he didn’t remember ever seeing so many people arrive so early for an event that did not open until 10 a.m.

  • What a cabbage!

    Pictured above is Susie Troxell of Eminence who grew this 17-pound, 45inch circumference cabbage in her back yard garden.

  • Close to Home: Madison, Indiana offers a variety of events

    Staff writer/photographer

    Madison, Indiana, has much to recommend it as a one-day, weekend or vacation getaway. It’s close enough to home to be economical, but offers a treasure trove of exploration possibilities, all on less than a tank of gas.

    Linda Lytle, Director of the Madison Visitors Bureau said Madison’s downtown district was designated as a National Historic Landmark just this year.

  • Simple Savings bulletins give homeowners the power to save

    Shelby Energy Cooperative offers “Simple Savings” information bulletins to educate homeowners about inexpensive steps to seal leaks that are commonplace in houses across Kentucky.

    These bulletins show how easy it is for people to fix energy leaks at little expense and to avoid wasting money on their monthly heating and cooling bills.

    John Davies, director for Kentucky’s Division of Energy Efficiency and Conservation, praised the Simple Savings bulletins.

  • Contractor sues Eminence over pool bid

    General Manager

    The saga of the Eminence swimming pool continues as the City of Eminence finds itself the defendant in a breach of contract civil suit.

    The suit, filed by Stewart, Roeland, Stoess, Craigmyle and Emery PLLC, of Crestwood, and on behalf of Roger Bowman, alleges the city committed a breach of contract after “failure to abide by a contract bid which was accepted” by the city.

    Bowman owns Our Backyard Leisure Specialties, of Smithville, Tennessee, the company that in March was awarded the bid to repair the Eminence swimming pool.

  • Weather making for a better 2008 ag season

    News Intern

    Crops, in general, seem to be in good order for the 2008 season, according to Steve Moore, county agriculture extension agent. However, a rainy May left its impact on crops.

    “Compared to 2007, people are breathing a sigh of relief,” Moore said. “Hay quality issues will probably become a little bit more prevalent as we enter the feeding season though.”