.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Eminence pool may be dead in the water

    General Manager

    The Eminence Swimming Pool project may officially be dead in the water.

    Council member Drane Stephens, who also is a member of the city’s parks and recreation committee, said Monday night that an engineering company estimated the costs to repair the pool and wading pool at more than $330,000.

  • And they're off!

    On November 4, Henry Countians won’t just be casting their vote for president of the United States. Every City council and commission seat is up for grabs, as are two seats on the Eminence Board of Education and three on the Henry County Board of Education. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, the following residents filed to run for those seats:

    Eminence Board of Education

    George Armstrong III

    Ben Coomes

    Danny Fisher

  • HCPS not making 'adequate' progress

    General Manager

    For the fourth year in a row, Henry County Public Schools has failed to make “adequate yearly progress” under federal guidelines.

    Eminence Independent School met each of its goals.

    According to the No Child Left Behind results released Tuesday morning, HCPS met 11 of its 13 goals, while EIS met each of its seven goals.

    Eminence Superintendent Donald Aldridge said his initial reaction was “wow,” and characterized the scores as “really good.”

  • Close to Home: Have a hollerin' good time

    Staff writer/photographer

    HillzNHollarz Off-Road Vehicle Park located just south of Lockport in the eastern section of Henry County offers the 4x4 crowd more than 450-acres of off-roading trails. They range in difficulty from easy to extreme.

    Property Manager Joe Lawson said that Jeeps, ATVs or anything else that goes off-road are welcome.

  • Abrams: HCHS will be ready Aug. 7

    General Manager

    Henry County Public Schools will be open Thursday morning.

    Though construction continues in earnest at Henry County High School, HCPS Superintendent Tim Abrams said the school is ready for students.

    “That couldn’t happen without all of the hard work Wehr Constructors put in,” he said, adding that the district’s custodial and maintenance staff, along with all of the construction project’s sub-contractors, helped make it possible for the school to be open Thursday.

  • Local election filing deadline is Aug. 12

    General Manager

    With less than a week to go before the filing deadline for local elections, 13 county residents have filed to run for local offices.

    The deadline to file to run for local elections is Aug. 12 at 4 p.m.

    Two seats on the Eminence Board of Education are up for election, as are three on the Henry County Board of Education and all city council and commission seats.

    That makes 25 local seats up for election, for which just 13 people already have filed.

  • 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