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  • 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

  • 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.