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  • A willingness to listen, and change

    Landmark News Service

    The whispers and looks don't bother John W. Smith Jr. anymore.

    It;s something the 78-year-old New Castle native says he;s been dealing with all his life.

    When white business owners made him enter through the back doors, he didn;t protest. When some made racial remarks, he turned the other cheek.

    Even when a banker denied the man a mortgage in a white neighborhood because he was black, Smith — who now works as a car salesman and serves on the Henry County School Board — didn't make a scene.

  • C'Burg man enters plea in infant death

    Landmark News Service

    David Cull - the Campbellsburg man charged with sitting on and suffocating his infant grandson while impaired - plead not guilty to charges of reckless homicide in Henry County District Court earlier this week.

    He will next appear before a judge Feb. 25.

    Cull, 50, was charged Thursday with killing his 2-month old grandson, after investigators say he allegedly passed out from prescription pills then sat on and suffocated the infant, who was laying on an armchair in the family's living room.

  • News briefs for February 20, 2008

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  • Grand Jury indicts two for burglaries

    General Manager

    Two individuals associated with Christmas-time thefts in the Pleasureville area were indicted by the Henry County Grand Jury last week.

    Michael D. Thurmond, 19, of Pleasureville, and Nora Bishop, 42, of Owenton, were indicted for Dec. 19 burglaries of homes on Pleasureville Road, Chilton Lane and Bethlehem Road, as well as a December burglary on Point Pleasant Road.

  • Hussey employees vote to join USW

    Landmark News Service

    A day after they overwhelmingly approved a union, Hussey Fabricated Products workers filed suit against their employer, alleging it unfairly revoked cell phone and smoking privileges at the plant, a union spokesperson said.

    Workers at Hussey Fabricated Products voted to unionize Thursday, in a move that unites the Eminence machining plant with its sister factory, Hussey Copper Ltd.

  • Family Dollar to open Mar. 6

    Landmark News Service

    Family Dollar, the national discount retailer based in Charlotte, N.C., will open its Eminence store Mar. 6, a corporate spokesperson said last week.

    The 9,100 square-foot-store, located at 63 Depot Ave., will create about five part-time associate jobs and two full-time management positions, he said.

    The store is now hiring.

    Family Dollar's new Eminence location is part of a corporate strategy aimed at growing the store's customer base, Public Relations Manager Josh Braverman said.

  • K.M.R.O - Motorcycle Riders Organization of KY, Inc.

    We are a charitable organization who enjoys motorcycling. We want to thank our many sponsors and supporters: Apollo Choppers, Knight School of Welding, REMAX Preferred, X-treme Graphics, Trimble Co. Farm Bureau, Safety-Kleen, Tony Whaley of State Farm Ins., Bedford Stop N Go, L.A. Yount Haying Equipment, Shelby Horse Supply w/ special thanks to Ron Sailer (Popeye), the girls at Hometown Pizza in Eminence (Kelly, Jessica, Leoandria and everyone), the Louisville Cycle Club and the Henry Co. Local.

  • Canine crackdown?

    Landmark News Service

    Brownie appeared apologetic Monday as he circled his small crate at the Kentucky Humane Society in Eminence. The 4-year-old, tri-colored Shepherd mix occasionally stuck his wet nose nose between the chain links, accepting the punishment for a crime he didn't commit alone. Brownie was found unattended at a gas station near New Castle and delivered to the shelter by animal control. There, he awaits adoption.

    Brownie is just one example of a growing dog problem that one local council may soon address.

  • Storm damages historic church

    Landmark News Service

    One victim of last week's wind and rain was the historic Drennon Christian Church.

    One corner of the church's roof was peeled back in the storm.

    Despite the damage, the church did not cancel its Sunday services.

    Workers draped a tarp across the hole that tore into the church's aluminum roof. The storm caused more than $17,000 in damages to insulation, rafters and dry walling, according to initial estimates from Homes Plus Construction, the contractor handling repairs.

  • New Castle might consider skateboard ban

    Landmark News Service

    Growing complaints against skateboarders could prompt New Castle officials to tighten an ordinance addressing public safety.

    City Police Chief John Porter said Friday skaters, most of them teens, have been a nuisance at the bank, post office and other sites around the city.

    "It's any property they can get," Porter said. "The main problem is they're causing damage to businesses."