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  • For pageant director, it's about teaching confidence

    News Intern

    Year after year, Brenda McGlothin, Henry County Fair Pageant Director, returns to the Henry County fair pageant circuit for another season of helping girls become the leaders of tomorrow.

    “The biggest thing is just giving the girls confidence in themselves and being able to be in front of people,” McGlothin said. “A lot of children might do a pageant just for the fun of it and it might give them confidence that they didn’t have before.”

    McGlothin has been involved with pageants for about the last 20 years.

  • Close To Home: Join in the blast from the past at the Ren Faire

    News Intern

    Unlike anything else the county or surrounding area has to offer, the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival allows patrons to escape the 21st century and lose themselves in 14th century Scotland.

    “The Renaissance experience allows you to escape from the stress and pressures of the current century and embrace things of old,” Regina De Caro, a Kentucky Highland Renaissance Festival vendor of three years and herbalist, said. “It’s phenomenal.”

  • Traffic stop turned chase results in deadly

    Staff writer/photographer

    An attempted traffic stop turned deadly early Thursday morning after an Eminence man led a Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy on a brief chase that ended with an accident on Kentucky 146.

    Steven Jeffries, 50, of Eminence was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by Henry County Coronor Jimmy Pollard.

  • the LAWN

    Staff Writer/Photographer

    No matter which side of the fence you’re on, the grass grows and in many places, its growth is governed. For some, lawn care is a passion, while others will keep the grass cut merely to comply with local laws.

    New Castle homeowner Gene Garrett takes a more common sense approach when it comes to caring for his beautifully maintained lawn and gardens.

  • KY-22 accident sends two to hospitals

    A two vehicle accident on KY-22 last week sent a New Castle man to University of Louisville hospital and a Louisville woman to Baptist Northeast.

    According to the Kentucky State Police, Andrew Williams of Westport was travelling west on KY-22 when Marsha Hilgeford of Louisville pulled out of a driveway and onto KY-22 and into the path of Williams’ SUV.

    KSP’s Seth Willis said that according to reports, Williams attempted to turn left to avoid Hilgeford’s vehicle, and was braking prior to impact, before T-boning Hilgeford’s vehicle.

  • Share the love

    News Intern

    Hundreds of Henry County children attended school last week and many more will continue to go this week and in upcoming weeks as well. However, these children are not attending schools with a traditional curriculum. Instead, the curriculum is Christianity.

    “Vacation Bible School is a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus,” Kelly Hall, VBS Director at New Castle First Baptist Church, said.

  • Agencies train for mock disaster

    General Manager

    What would happen if a tornado struck Homestead Nursing Home at 5 a.m.?

    It was the type of situation emergency responders hope will never happen, but one they must train for nonetheless. Responders from Henry County EMS and the New Castle and Eminence Fire Departments practiced that scenario Saturday morning.

  • Close to Home: Need a solution for boredom?

    News Intern

    With gas prices soaring, entertainment on a budget can be a challenge for families. However, just a short drive south on I-71 to Oldham County can be the solution to summer boredom.

    Oldham County is home to many attractions, and the Oldham County Aquatic Center and OpenRange Sports are just two of them.

  • Smithfield installs special banners

    General Manager

    Though small, the City of Smithfield is fierce with pride, and each year its commission tries to do something to beautify the city.

    Four banners hanging from utility poles at the small town’s main intersection are the latest part of that effort. “In January, we started thinking about it,” Commissioner Saundra Smith said. “We try to do something every year to beautify the city. Last year, we did flower pots.”

  • Lunchettes aiming for fun over age 50

    News Intern

    Known by their characteristic red hats everywhere they go, the Henry County Red Hat Lunchettes are determined to have fun over age 50.

    “We meet and eat,” Judy Stivers, a member of five years from Shelbyville, said.

    The Lunchettes meet the third Wednesday of every month and go to different restaurants or tea houses for lunch. The Lunchettes usually decide their next destination through suggestions from members or from their Queen Mother, Mildred Elston.