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  • Public Record for January 16, 2008

    Marriages

    Nancy Maire Preston, 40, Pleasureville, to Bobby Carroll Beckley, 52, Pleasureville.

    Brittany Nicole McIntosh, 22, Turners Station, to Kristopher Scott Chilton, 24, Turners Station.

    Divorces

    Richard Benjamin Putnam, 29, Pleasureville, and Rachael Dever Putnam, 26, Pleasureville.

    Timothy E. Shaw, 36, Pleasureville, and Etehel E. Shaw, 29, Beattyville.

    Property transfers

  • Schools likely to feel a pinch in '09, county OK

    General Manager

    As the Kentucky General Assembly looks to get control of a projected state budget shortfall of nearly $400 million over the next two years, local officials are preparing for the impact that shortfall will mean in Henry County.

    Henry County Judge-Executive John Logan Brent said the overall impact for Henry County likely would be small. But community projects might be the first to go. "As they get into number-crunching, probably any of those special community-type projects that help your community (to) grow, get cut," he said.

  • One man's love of trains brings a caboose to Pleasureville

    General Manager

    To say Pleasureville resident Darrell Burke is fascinated by trains might just be an understatement. Combined with a love of antiques, Burke has three hand-pulled railroad cart/wagons and old railroad memorabilia, including antique crossing signs. Recently, however, he added to his collection in a big way.

    Burke purchased a former CSX Caboose and brought it to town.

  • No more frog pond - Council approves resolution to open Eminence pool

    General Manager

    In front of a standing-room-only crowd Monday night, Eminence City Council unanimously passed a resolution to "make every reasonable effort" to reopen the city's swimming pool by June 2008. The crowd erupted in cheers and hoots after the vote.

    Councilman Shawn Bright said it is a big goal. "I just want to reiterate that June 1 is a quick date. ... We're four months and 17 days away from (June 1). We're 20 weeks away. We're 138 days away," he said. "That is a quick date; let's try to make that goal if we can."

  • USMC commercial to air Wednesday night

    General Manager

    If you tune in to watch American Idol tonight, you'll catch a glimpse of Henry County. But you can't skip the commercials, or you'll miss it.

    The United States Marine Corps will debut its new advertising campaign during the two-hour show. In October, the USMC Silent Drill Platoon and the production company "Tight" spent about half a day in Henry County in October filming portions of the commercial.

  • Oral History Project underway at CEO

    General Manager

    For almost 40 years, Billy Garwood of Crestwood didn't share his story.

    A chance conversation while working as a mechanic in Louisville fixed that when Garwood was told by an employer to never discuss the Vietnam War. And for more than 35 years, he didn't talk about his experiences, at least not with people who weren't veterans themselves.

    And that, Garwood told students at the Center for Educational Options Monday morning, was one of the bad times.

  • Pleasureville suspends police chief

    The Pleasureville City Commission suspended its police chief Friday, Jan. 11, in a special called meeting. The suspension was effective immediately until a hearing can take place on allegations made against Stucker earlier in the week.

    Commissioner Pam Whitaker made the motion to suspend Chief Patrick Stucker, which the commission unanimously approved.

  • Davis presents $294k for commerce park

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    General Manager

    Thanks to a $294,000 federal appropriation, the Henry County Commerce Park, near Campbellsburg, may finally get much needed infrastructure. U.S. Representative Geoff Davis presented the check to the Henry County Fiscal Court Tuesday morning in New Castle.

    Davis said Tuesday morning that he would like to see the "Henry County model" of cooperation between cities, county and state government "all over Kentucky."

    "It's not about politics, it's about working together," he said. "Through partnerships, we can get a lot done."

  • Trimble County man fatally shot by KSP

    By LORRIE GILLOCK

    Landmark News Service

    A Trimble County grand jury will soon determine whether officers were justified in shooting a man involved in a recent domestic dispute.

    The shooting occurred Dec. 29, 2007, after police were called to a Thorn Hill Road residence on a report of a domestic dispute. According to Kentucky State Police spokesman Chip Perry, Debbie Corley called 911 shortly after 4 p.m. to report her estranged husband, Darrell Corley, was at the home they once shared, threatening her.

  • More than a meal

    General manager

    Each weekday, by 11 a.m., volunteers at the Henry County Senior Citizens Center are busy assembling 18 small meals. Those meals are whisked away by more volunteers, who deliver the food, still hot, to the doors of a small handful of elderly residents.