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Local News

  • Public Record for the week of April 30, 2008

    Marriages

    Julee Anne Sharp, 52, Madison, Ind., to Mark Allen Sharp, 41, Madison, Ind.

    Divorces

    Mohaned Fathi Hassan, 32, New Castle, and Carolyn Marie White, 22, Louisville.

    Timothy W. Crowe, 46, New Castle, and Sherry Leah Crowe, 43, New Castle.

    Harrison P. Stewart, 65, Pleasureville, and Margaret C. Stewart, 56, Little Rock, Ark.

    Property transfers

  • One year later - ALS is breaking even

    General Manager

    A little more than one year after advanced life support ambulance services became available in Henry County, officials agree it was worth the initial debate and added cost.

    Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said the first year was smooth, with the service operating with a relatively negligible financial impact.

    “As far as making a direct impact in patient health, we know of a handful of occasions that it has, (but) that’s been very difficult to measure.”

  • News Briefs for April 30, 2008

    Library News

    • Computer Classes

    May computer classes at the Henry County Public Library will begin with an introductory class on Tuesday, May 6, at 2 p.m. Follow up your introductory class with Microsoft Word for beginners on Tuesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. Looking for a new job? Brush up on your resume skills on May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Making a Resume Class. Topics for the rest of the month include Microsoft Excel and Google applications. Classes are limited to eight participants so call us at (502) 845-5682 or stop by to reserve your spot today.

  • The Director's Chair

    General Manager

    She started off, quite simply, as an audience member in 1999.

    Now, almost eight years later, Ashley Raymer-Brown of Eminence is directing a play at Shelby County Community Theater in Shelbyville. The play, “Cactus Flower,” debuts May 9.

  • In the interim

    General Manager

    In October 1997, Port Royal Baptist church asked former Campbellsburg Christian Church pastor Carl Rucker to serve as their interim pastor.

    They asked him to serve while they looked for a new pastor. Two weeks into his temporary stay, Rucker was approached again.

    “In the second week in November, they said ‘would you stay with us through December,’ to which I responded that I would,” Rucker said. “About the middle of December, they asked if I would stay with them through 1998.”

  • News Briefs for April 23, 2008

    Local bank earns highest rating for safety and soundness

  • Locals make long trek to celebrate Papal mass

    General Manager

    Saturday morning, several Henry County residents embarked on a 30-hour road trip. Jason Harris, Henry County Middle School math teacher, said it was a trip well worth the time.

    They were on a holy pilgrimage of sorts. Their destination? New York City’s Yankee Stadium.

  • CASA - a great way to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

    As the Henry County CARE Team prepares for their 10th Annual Celebration KIDS event, we looked for an agency to feature in highlighting Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention in Henry County. We immediately thought of our friends at CASA. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are building their program in Henry, Oldham and Trimble Counties. We would like to thank CASA volunteer, Mary Jo Robb, for taking time to explain more about the program. Here are her answers to our interview questions

    Can you briefly explain the CASA program?

  • Judge rules for county in garbage case

    General Manager

    A Circuit Court judge issued a ruling declaring the county’s mandatory garbage ordinance franchise fee was legal and not unreasonable, ending a four-year legal battle for the Henry County.

    The case began the Henry County Concerned Citizens filed a class action law suit in 2004. At the time, attorney William Sturm said he and his clients felt the mandatory garbage collection ordinance and exclusive franchise agreement with Rumpke were “illegal and invalid” and should be declared unconstitutional. In her ruling, Conrad disagreed.

  • Eminence Elementary receives $31,005 Crumb Rubber grant

    With national and local playground injuries on the rise, Eminence Elementary Administrators have chosen crumb rubber tire surfacing rather than the current wood mulch to prevent playground injuries, save money and increase lost instructional time due to falls to the surface on the elementary playground.